We invited the internationally recognised textile and fiber artist, Maryanne Moodie to share her home with us!
Maryanne is renowned for here woven colourful artworks and mesmerising wall hangings where she uses recycled and vintage fibers. She divides and develops her practice between Melbourne and Brooklyn where she teaches popular workshops.
We are fans of her colourful vision and unique artistic practice and wanted to know more about her home style and relationship with plants, so let's dive in:
1. Tell us a bit about you. What’s your creative field, style, passion etc?
I am a teacher and a weaver. I stumbled across weaving over 10 years ago. It changed the course of my life. I am privileged to weave every day for pleasure, mental health, creative outlet and as my job. In my daily life, I design and create artworks for both commercial and private collectors. Alongside, I teach in-person and online courses and workshops. I recently released my second book - Maryanne Moodie's Modern Weaver.
2. How does your creativity play into your home aesthetic?
I have always been drawn to the vintage aesthetic. Growing up, trawling op shops and markets, I was drawn to the craftsmanship and precious stories locked inside objects from the past. I guess that's why weaving as a craft and practice really spoke to me. It reached out to me from the past. This thread runs through my home and my closet. I don't buy a lot, but when I do, it is with great care and attention to detail. I don't mind paying a bit more for an item that has time traveled.
3. What Capra Designs products did you choose and why?
I have lots of indoor plants. We have rented for most of our adult life and found that it was heartbreaking to work on the garden only to have to leave it behind once a lease ended. And so I developed a real fondness for potted plants. I think I have had a bit of luck with the plants I chose as I have gotten by with simple watering. I think it is time to upgrade my plant strategy with this food pack. I know my plants will thank me for it!
The perfect allies for healthy plants.- featured product: Munash Organics' Indoor Plant Soil Food and Foliage Spray Pack.
Over the years, I have collected a rag tag array of pots from op-shops, markets and makers. Many don't have drip trays and watering them can be a real hassle. I think these trays will be a game changer.
I bought two of these little hanging pots. My husband actually bought me a big Dome Pot for Christmas and I love it. These little guys will compliment it beautifully. We moved into our own home two months ago. We finally bought a house and we are on the monopoly board! There are so many cute little details in our 1950s renovators delight. I cant wait to hang these up!
A lovely way to liven up a windowsill or corner. - featured product: Terrazzo Hanging Pot in Salt Terrazzo
4. What role does colour play in your home decor?
I am absolutely obsessed with colour. I don't understand why someone would choose beige when they could choose mustard, grass green or YSL blue! Many homewares today are nondescript. Charcoal and sand might cut across many taste levels. Vintage homewares scream with personality.
Maryanne purchased a Set of Trays to organise her home in style - featured products: Set of Trays in Golden Terrazzo
5. What do you love about living with plants?
Plants really bring a space to life. A room with luscious plants makes you notice the lovely light filtering in. It makes you feel healthy and cared for. The more the merrier!
You can follow Maryanne on Instagram: @maryannemoodie
Or connect with her through her website: www.maryannemoodie.com
Thanks again Maryanne!
xx - The Capra Designs Team