House & Home

Banana Landing

With V-day right around the corner, there’s no better time to highlight one of our favourite local couples, Stefan Cvetkovic & Victoria Pizzuti – high school sweethearts with artistic inclinations.  Stef, AKA Soul Brother Stef, is one of Windsor’s most well-known producers and Victoria, who works for the AIDS Committee of Windsor is the eye behind their home’s haute bohemian interior vibe. Their apartment, the upper level of a duplex in the heart of town, is a reflection of their adventures together, a collection of vintage finds, and art made by their friends and family.

Photos by Karitas Photography – Karitas Photography

Their authentic, ‘lived in’, bohemian, interior style is a mixture of hidden nooks, vintage rattan and 60s Italian mid-century pieces. The couple believe, in order to make a house a home, “you really need to occupy your space and make it your own”. Their two-bedroom apartment, which was Victoria’s father’s childhood home, has been converted into a duplex. Although it’s technically a ‘small space’ it’s plenty big enough to house Stef’s music studio, their abundance of greenery and their trés special collection of artwork. Some of my favourite pieces are colourful paintings by Zach Kas Kas, prints by local graphic designer Ryan Frith and photography by Stef’s brother Tom Cvetković.

Their kitchen is a place where conversation flows on pace with the stovetop coffee. We spent an afternoon touching on topics from feminism to adventures in traveling and touring. Stef has spent a ton of time on the road with various past acts. All this chat got me reminiscing about my years in Europe as a tour manager before moving back home a couple of years ago. Victoria and Stef have had their travels together (and independently) throughout their relationship and their textiles from Peru, art from Cannes, and thrifted treasures hang around their place to remind them.

See more their plant-packed paradise on their Instagram below and be sure to follow Soul Brother Stef for info on upcoming gigs.

Contact Information:

  Soul Brother Stef
  @bananalanding
  https://soundcloud.com/soulbrotherstef

Deidre is a Realtor® and community blogger who loves authentic Italian pizza, French red wine and Simply White paint by Benjamin Moore. *All photography by Emma Davidson of Karitas Photography*

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