PAD has proved to be one of those times.
This completely fabulous homewares store is in Sydney's Waterloo & I am itching to get there & spend the children's inheritance. They have just got it right, each restored vintage piece has been given it's own special name & with the use of stunning and luxurious fabrics you can purchase something that already has it's own story, lived a full and interesting life and has been given a new injection of love (I have visions of the above chair smoking a cigar whilst women in pastel chiffon, fur collared dressing gowns dance about it). The idea of buying one of these pieces and adding the story of my home to it's history really appeals to me (even if that does consist of Vegemite smears and the constant sound of plastic machine guns).
Vogue Living Blog recently posted about the 3 clever owners - read more here, and have also written an article in their latest issue.