October 2020

Queensland couple, Jimmy and Tam have embraced the brief of building, designing and styling a 1950s-inspired home on The Block this season. The Mid Century facade of the re-located house, originally built in the 1950s sits right at home in the beautiful streetscape of bayside Brighton. 

It is wonderful to see this celebrated Mid Century history re-located and re-imagined by The Block producers when there are many modernist and period homes being demolished across Melbourne for new developments. 

The Palm Springs influence of the original architecture sets the tone of the home before you make your way through to the modern extension. Jimmy and Tam have shared their fabulous style, with bold ideas in their design and styling throughout this spectacular Brighton home. 

Tam's use of colour creates character and warmth in each space. When introducing art to their interiors, Jimmy and Tam have loved Slim Aarons photography to bring vintage glamour and a beautiful mood to their home. Slim Aarons prints work beautifully with their colour palettes and the vintage photography from the 1950s creates a story throughout the home. 
A TV-Mirror in a black and gold frame in a light-filled bedroom setting.

With the amount of Block challenges won, Jimmy and Tam have had the ability to invest in each space, introducing quality framed artworks, occasional furniture and styling elements to complete their build with a high end finish. 


In Jimmy and Tam's Media Room, the couple looked to bring a vintage vibe to this modern space in their home with a Slim Aarons photographic print sourced and framed by FRAMING TO A T.


With Slim Aarons' archives spanning decades, we had no trouble curating a selection of 1950s works to share with Tam for her to select from. Her first Slim Aarons print of choice to introduce to the Master Bedroom in Week 3 of The Block was 'C.Z Guest', which set a beautiful mood in the space and captured everyone's attention.


In the Media Room, Jimmy and Tam furnished this space with an exquisite sofa in a sea moss green linen and a rounded brass side table by GlobeWest. Styled with a sculptural brass lamp, earthy floor rug and cushions, Tam has created a beautiful lounge space anyone would love to settle into. 


To complete this space, Tam visited FRAMING TO A T to purchase another Slim Aarons photographic print. We were working with a smaller space for the Media Room, but wanted to consider the rectangle lines of the sofa and the TV on the opposite wall. 


A square framed print was the ideal choice for finishing this space and Tam found herself loving the colours and the candid, playful photography in 'Lake Tahoe Trip' by Slim Aarons.

A TV-Mirror hanging on the wall of a coastal, elegant bedroom setting
A TV-Mirror hanging on the wall of a coastal, elegant bedroom setting
A TV-Mirror hanging on the wall of a coastal, elegant bedroom setting
A TV-Mirror hanging on the wall of a coastal, elegant bedroom setting
A TV-Mirror hanging on the wall of a coastal, elegant bedroom setting

Shop 'C.Z Guest' and 'Lake Tahoe Trip' in our edit of Slim Aarons photographic printsor contact us for assistance with sourcing and custom framing the perfect Slim Aarons print for your space.