Patti and David Southern own Retro on Regent, a mid-century and industrial collectables store in Redfern, Australia. David is also a firefighter with the Newtown Fire Brigade. In 2011 they bought a run down, three level bulky goods warehouse building in St. Peters, Sydney, and have been converting it into a family home ever since. They live here with daughters Poppy and Bella and their pet Jack Russell, Chili.
Patti Southern has been a trader of industrial, mid century and generally charming objects for over a decade. During this time, she and her firefighter husband, David, have lived in Sydney’s inner west, a vibrant and creative hub, dreaming about one day owning and converting a warehouse building to call home. The attraction of a warehouse building has been the dream of having enough space for family life plus space to warehouse and display their treasure trove of collectable objects.