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At home with … Voice Design’s Anthony De Leo


At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

The award-winning co-founder/creative director of Voice Design shows us a few of his home favourites.

AGE 42

WORKLIFE

Co-founder and creative director of Voice Design.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Being in business for 20 years is a definite highlight. Business owners will testify that it’s
a difficult game.

Winning the elusive Pinnacle awards three years in a row at the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Awards. It’s very hard to win one, but three years in a row was a great highlight.

Presenting at agIdeas, which is one of the longest running and most well respected design programs in the world that presents a hand picked line up of designers who stand out in the world for their ideas and execution of their craft.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

I’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR…

Almost three years. I live with my wife Emma, daughter Winter and our dog Yogi.

MY HOME IS…

A place where you can truly unwind and create life long memories as a family.

I LOVE MY HOME BECAUSE…

We’ve created a space which reflects our personalities.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

BUT I STILL NEED TO…

Refurbish the kitchen.

MY DECORATING STYLE IS…

Mid-Century Modern style, lots of clean lines, geometric shapes and wood.

RECENT PURCHASE

A lovely, rare TH Brown Desk for the office.

FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR PROPERTY

The backyard. We’re fortunate enough to have a great backyard for entertaining, so lots of good times are had there.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

I COLLECTED…

Disco and house records. In a previous life I was a DJ playing the club scene for some 18 years.

MORE NEWS

A home that is seriously good for entertaining

This home comes with a workshop

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

HOME FAVOURITES


Our plants — you can never have too many.


The pool — gives us the eternal holiday vibe.


Various artwork — over the years Voice has worked with some of SA’s leading artists to design various books and catalogues. Subsequently I have managed to acquire lots amazing pieces, which proudly hang around the house.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

IN MY GARDEN I HAVE…

Lots of cacti, succulents and low maintenance plants. We re-planted the entire front and back garden after we purchased the house and it’s really coming into its own now.

WHEN I GET HOME AT NIGHT…

I get accosted by our dog Yogi.

AT WEEKENDS I LIKE TO…

Go surfing.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

MY FIRST CAR WAS…

A 1962 VW Beetle

CLEAN FREAK OR MESSY BESSIE?

Straight up clean freak, some might say borderline OCD.

I
LIKE TO LISTEN TO…

My taste is quite eclectic. Anything from indie folk through to disco. Music’s an important ingredient in the studio, and through various staff members I have been exposed to music I wouldn’t normally indulge in—which has been great.

At home with Anthony De Leo (and his dog Yogi). Picture: Nick Clayton.

AT THE MOMENT I AM READING…

Meet Me in the Bathroom. It is an oral history which details the rebirth of the New York rock scene in the new millennium.

FAVOURITE FILM

Anything by Quentin Tarantino.

ON MY WISHLIST IS…

Modernist Mid-Century home located beachside.

WHEN I’M HOME I LIKE TO COOK…

Indian curries, Chicken Saag is my speciality.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

FAV CAFE/RESTAURANT/ BAR

Africola and The Salopian Inn are standouts for me. As for cafes I reckon Voice serves up a pretty damn good coffee.

FAVOURITE DRINK?

A simple beer will suffice.

WHEN I WAS A CHILD I WANTED TO BE…

Something creative. I wasn’t definitive on anything particular, but had a love of all things craft. Mum is a dressmaker and dad a shoemaker, so you could say crafting was in my blood.

FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY

Every weekend my parents would take me to our shack at Rogues Point on the Yorke Peninsula. Countless days of fishing and riding motorbikes will stay with me forever.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

IF I COULD CHANGE CAREER NOW I WOULD BE…

A professional surfer. Those guys and girls really live the dream.

FAVOURITE SA HOLIDAY SPOT

Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula.

DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Travel for a couple of months through South America.

FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM

Essendon. Go the Bombers.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

SOMETHING YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?

To be the go-to creative firm in Australia that works with like-minded founders who are dedicated and driven to be successful. The kind that we can sit at the same table with and put a stake in the ground for what they stand for.

MY NEIGHBOURS ARE…

Helpful, we have a really nice community vibe.

I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

Emma. Being a successful business woman herself, she is extremely supportive with my own business endeavours, not to mention an amazing mother to Winter. I would also find is very difficult to live without being close to the beach, its my happy place.

At home with Anthony De Leo. Picture: Nick Clayton.

IF I COULD AFFORD IT I WOULD LIVE…

Whale Beach, NSW. Ocean views, of course.

HOME MEANS…

Meaningful memories.

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