I don’t know if there is a rule against filming inside people’s homes when they are open for inspection, but I have done it for some time.
It’s only worthwhile when the houses have fantastic originality or good design ideas, but occasionally, like in the Balmain home below, they have quirks that are beyond belief.
This was a home of Pacific Islanders – who have long since moved out – with a serious passion for clutter, organised, sentimental and often fluffy clutter.
I have long been fascinated with the homes you pass by with possessions lining the verandahs and the door jammed open, often because it just can’t close.
A friend from school once took me into his mother’s room where she had magazines and papers piled higher than our heads. We stood before the madness sharing ideas on why she kept it all.
I am still none the wiser.