From life above her Chapel St store to flexing her creative talents in a renovation of a rundown Edwardian — and Beverly Hills — this is Effie Kats’ property journey.
Effie Katzs is a Melbourne resident fashion designerWho creates tailored eveningwear and eveningwear made to order with her nameake label.
Her designs have been featured at Melbourne Fashion Festival, and have been worn many times by celebrities, including Kelly Rowland (Kylie), Dannii Minogue and Carrie Bickmore, as well as DJ Havana Brown, Tayla Damir, and Tayla Damir.
James Cerolini, Kats’ fiance, is currently updating an Edwardian in Malvern. You can follow the renovation on Instagram @project3144_.
When I moved out of my home, I lived above Zachary The Label on Chapel St. It needed some work, so we recarpeted. It was easy to keep an eye on my staff. It was a great place to be in the hustle and bustle. It was the perfect place for me to be in my prime 20s.
Recently, we bought a Malvern home with three bedrooms. It’s definitely a bit of a fixer upper.
I’m really excited to seek my teeth into the renovation and this is a really different creative outlet for me. We love herringbone flooring so we plan to do that while keeping the original details in ceiling, which are truly stunning. We’re planning to bring out its natural character.
It would have had to be in Beverly Hills. Los Angeles is a place I love and used to visit all the time for work. I would be happy to live in a mansion there. It would likely be a minimalistic, modern style house. The concrete slabs are beautiful with a tennis court, a pool, and a nice cactus yard. I’d have an entire room converted to a walk-in wardrobe and a huge mirror too.
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