Lynda Gardener of Empire Vintage fame in Albert Park, Melbourne, and The White House accommodation in Daylesford, has created the ultimate inner city bolthole for the style conscious traveller looking to rest their weary head in the city. As a self-contained, studio apartment set back on a North Fitzroy laneway, The White Room offers a Melbourne escape like no other.

Having woven her signature industrial vintage style throughout what was once a motor mechanics garage, Gardener has created an idyllic city getaway like no other for travellers from both near and afar. Soft, plump beds swathed in French linen beckon from the front door while the collection of old photo's and objet encourage curiosity and intrigue and offer endless visceral engagement.

Determined to offer guests a uniquely individual and personalised experience, a list with Gardener's 'vouched for' recommendations for everything from the best coffee (Market Lane) to the best nearby breakfast options (Mitte) is provided as well as local restaurants and bars that are must try venues when looking to really explore the very best of the area. As 'South of the Yarra' river dwellers we are compelled to book a night or three ourselves at The White Room so that we too can really explore and get to know the many inner secrets of North Fitzroy and its neighbours.

Now to just find the time to do it...

The White Room

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Lisa Cohen

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