Discover a little bit of Eden in Islington
In what can only be described as Newcastle’s most eclectic suburb, Islington has just scored itself a little bit more diversity with Newcastle newcomer, Seema Seraphina Devashri bringing her beautiful business, Eve’s Garden Project to the suburb.
If you’re a regular visitor to the 2296 postcode you may be familiar with the cottage that stands at 15 Beaumont St. The once brightly coloured home has now gone a little dark with Seema’s signature black and floral brand projected onto the exterior.
As you approach the black picket fence what you’ll be greeted with is a verandah full of greens and that stunning handdrawn artwork, courtesy of Central Coast artist @sahrabull, which wraps its way around the home, drawing you in to discover what’s going on inside.
Don’t be shy, it may look like someone’s house, and it is, Seema lives out the back, but Seema has transformed the front two rooms into a boutique full of garden greens, the most beautiful collection of ceramic pots and walls adorned with local art, all of which are for sale.
Chatting with Seema she explains,
'I live out the back and accepted this space because it meant I could be a present mother and also work and have my own business… something I found impossible before! It was a very symbiotic relationship with motherhood' (which of course means that Seema's gorgeous little boy, River, is a very present feature for customers on weekends!)
Seema continues, 'A big part of Eve's Garden Project is all about welcoming artists to sell their prints and originals out of here. I’d love to completely deck the rooms out with local art, and host exhibitions too' (so watch the space).
You’ll also discover a healing room that’s all about the oils and rejuvenating the mind and soul naturally with Seema welcoming healers of all kinds to share the space and help those in need of some healing.
Relocating from the Central Coast and more recently returning home from LA Seema now calls Newcastle home and is opening her doors to any and all to enjoy and of course do a little bit of shopping.