cotton love home's susan sheller

Could your home be turned into a shop? Not literally. But the style, the pieces within? Well, that's what Susan Sheller has done. Ready for a career change, a friend suggested that she open a shop that was just like her home. The result is Cotton Love Home in the Edgecliff Rd enclave of Sydney's Woollahra, which has quickly become a homewares and fashion hub. It is a relaxed yet classic shop, and perhaps the best part is that while everything looks like it should cost a king's ransom much of it is quite affordable. A favourite place to stop by when sourcing for interior shoots. The images above are of Susan's beautiful home, taken by Simon Kenny.

Which five words best describe you? Energetic, unconventional, up-beat.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? Sam Wagner convinced me to open a store near her flagship Sambag Woollahra boutique that "looks just like [my] home". Then, what started as a career move has evolved into a lifestyle and no longer feels like work.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Always learning new lessons.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Opening the door of Cotton Love Home, July 30 2007.
What’s been your best decision? Bringing the fabulously elegant Belgian home interiors brand, Flamant, to Sydney.
Who inspires you? A wonderful group of talented, creative and supportive friends.
What are you passionate about? My 3 beautiful children, Wills, Bianca and Justin.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Audrey Hepburn – elegance and substance beautifully combined.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Speak fluent Italian – such a sexy language.
What are you reading? Andy Griffiths' Just Disgusting with my 7-year-old son. I love seeing him blown away by the truly disgusting concepts Mr Griffiths thinks up. Strangely, I believe books like this are the genesis of creative thinking.

images courtesy of susan sheller, cotton love home and simon kenny

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