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Interiors Tuesday – Tango and James

For my first Interiors Tuesday I’m bringing you a shortened repost of an article I wrote for The Home Journal on the beautiful Lisa Barrett’s business, Tango and James.

Tango and James

By Flynn Dovey

Wednesday 29th May 2013

Lisa Barrett was not born in Canberra (like so many of the Nation’s Capital’s transient population), however she has made the city her own, and is now firmly a Canberran. She moved here from Perth with her new husband at the exciting age of 20. Two children and a successful small business later, and she is here to stay.

Tango and James is named after Lisa’s two goldfish, who have unfortunately passed (Lisa states that she is no good at looking after fish, however they will be immortalised through her business!). She upholsters mainly chairs, cushions and lampshades, using her own fabric designs, which are reminiscent of Australia’s Florence Broadhurst, with a touch of 1950s Hollywood glamour. Conscious of waste, Lisa upcycles dilapidated chairs, transforming them into works of art.

Lisa loves her city, and states ‘Canberra is now revealing its incredible creative side, and I couldn’t be prouder to call this place my home. Her fabric is fun and exciting, reflecting her vivacious personality. She is a unique individual, and if you meet Lisa you can’t help but walk away feeling happy.

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