Lydia Schiavello is the quintessential cosmopolitan housewife. As well as being an accomplished hostess, interior decorator, cook and skier – Lydia is a devoted mother of two boys, one girl and three step-children – not to mention her fashion-forward Italian greyhound, Figaro.
With a beautiful home in Malvern and a holiday house in the snowfields of Thredbo, Lydia is married to the renowned architect and CEO of Metier3, Andrew Norbury. Not surprisingly, one of Lydia’s passions is design – and after studying at the distinguished RMIT, she’s now applied her well-honed skills to the recent renovation of her contemporary home.
Proud of her Italian heritage, Lydia is also a die-hard foodie, always combining the latest culinary trends with traditional techniques learnt from her mother Lina. Sunday night family dinners are a firm favorite in Lydia’s home. When she’s not overseeing her household or attending to her family, Lydia’s objectives are purely altruistic - immersing herself in her role as an Ambassador to The Shane Warne Foundation. Lydia facilitates and participates in the numerous fund raising events for the Foundation and is instrumental in creating new connections and donor opportunities.
Lydia recently launched her own website, and relishes sharing all the good things in life, or as the Italians would say, "La dolce vita!"