With expensive taste (but maybe not the budget to match!), Christina Banos began drawing all the beautiful decorating pieces and furniture she envisioned for her home.
As a graphic designer for Real Living, there was far from a lack of stimulus, and she began using all her spare time to bring everything from textiles to appliances, to life. “I find pieces online as well as in my favourite interior stores. I also like to flick through magazines for latest trends, inspiration and products. These items then translate onto paper, which I sketch. Some proving more intricate than others.”
Compiling her illustrations on her increasingly popular instagram, @homedrawn, it is the culmination of many years of interiors obsessing! “From a young age, I was always filling my sketch pad with drawings and doodles of my dream space. I would dream up floorplans, house designs, objects and constantly change my ideas, it was what I enjoyed doing, and still do!” Sounds like a proper interiors addict to us!
While she studied design, most of her illustration skills are self-taught, which led to a lot of experimentation when beginning Homedrawn. “My practice has changed over time. I started off with Artline pens and then began to add watercolours to my drawings. Now, my main preference is watercolour, however every now and again I do like a traditional pencil sketch!”
Interiors Addict collaboration
Here at Interiors Addict, we are big fans of Christina! So for a week, starting today, we will be sharing an exclusive new illustration on our @interiorsaddict Instagram every day. The drawings are of some of Jen’s favourite pieces. We also have some exciting collaborations set for the future, so watch this space!
For your chance of winning a set of flower bowls from Interiors Addict Shop in your choice of monochrome or black and fuchsia, simply share one of the illustrations this week, hashtag #interiorsaddict and #homedrawn and tell us why you love the piece in the drawing. Open to Australian residents only. Good luck! Find them on Instagram tagged #interiorsaddict and #homedrawn.