Lisa Mehydene has always loved vintage, thanks to a grandma who rummaged at vintage markets. But her appreciation for old things rose a few levels after she and her husband left London for Dubai and then Singapore. "Living abroad and traveling frequently meant I was exposed to lots of unique home wares," Lisa says. "The experience definitely inspired what is in my home."
When the couple, who by then were parents to twins Milla and George, moved back to London, Lisa filled her home with a worldly high-low mix of vintage and new. "Friends would come over and always ask where I had found pieces," Lisa says. Her travels and knack for decorating inspired a new adventure: She opened edit58, her online interiors shop, where she sources unusual vintage and new items at affordable prices.
These days, with kids to raise and a business to run, adventures happen closer to home. A museum or gallery in the city may be the family's destination. Even then, Lisa is curating. "My husband always jokes that I head to the museum shops first," she says. "They're the perfect place to pick up postcards or interesting bits and bobs to dot around my house. They're a treasure trove."
Take a tour of Lisa's artful and kid-friendly home, below.
"Our home is full of pieces from people we love and places we've been. That's what makes me so happy." —Lisa Mehydene