Natalie Jeffcott's Recent Articles
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Natalie and Scott’s Electric Neon Melbourne Home
Name: Natalie Jarvis, husband Scott and children Matilda (3) and Stella (8mo) Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Size: 90 square metres (969 square feet) Years lived in: 1 year; Rented Natalie, her husband Scott and their two small children live in a leafy bayside pocket of Melbourne in a ground floor, three-bedroom apartment. Both are originally from New Zealand and they made the move to Australia just over nine years ago.
Apr 27, 2016
Katrina, Draz & Eddie’s Melbourne Home
Name: Katrina & Draz, their son, Eddie, and Yoshi the dog Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Size: 120 square metres (1,292 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Katrina and Draz are absolute fans the 1950s, rock-n-roll and vintage Americana, so it’s no surprise that their home reflects all of these things.
Apr 3, 2016
Denis, Caz & Cherry’s Vintage & Modern Melbourne Home
Name: Caz and Denis Leadbeater and their daughter, Cherry Location: Brunswick; Victoria, Australia Size: 200 square meters (2,153 square feet) Years lived in: 4 years; Owned Denis and Caz recently sold this home, after spending four years renovating the Victorian double-fronted weatherboard house in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Brunswick. The home is spacious, with its open-plan living, dining and kitchen area in the back and three bedrooms at the front.
Mar 20, 2016
Susie’s Fun Australian Home
Name: Susie Jones, housemates Bindy and Kerry, and Ruby the dog Location: Collingwood — Victoria, Australia Size: 94 square meters (1,012 square feet) Years lived in: 2 years; Owned by Susie Susie Jones bought her home in the inner north of Melbourne in Collingwood a few years ago, and it definitely reflects her personality and that of her housemates. While it showcases her love of vintage and nostalgia, Susie’s home is sprinkled with a little bit of fun and humor, too.
Mar 14, 2016
Kristina & Jason’s Gorgeous, Graphic Australian Home
Name: Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd, Kibi the dog, and Denni the rabbit Location: Victoria, Australia Size: 72.51 square meters (780 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years; Owned I have been a longtime fan of the colorful, graphic prints and artwork created by Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd, the duo behind inaluxe. The couple originally met at art school in the ’90s and then both worked in the music industry in Melbourne.
Mar 1, 2016
Kerstin & Andy’s Colorful and Happy Family Home in Australia
Name: Kerstin and Andy, their children, Iggy and June, and Yella the dog Location: West Preston — Melbourne, Australia Size: 170 square meters (1,830 square feet) Years lived in: 8 years; Owned I recently stumbled across Kerstin via Instagram, thanks to a comment she left on a mutual friend’s photo.
Dec 20, 2015
Bec & Kit’s Musical and Creative Retro-Style Home in Australia
Name: Bec Smith and Kit Warhurst, their 3 1/2-year-old Alfie, and Peggy the cat Location: Preston — Melbourne, Australia Size: 122 square meters (1,313 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Bec and Kit moved slightly north of Melbourne five years ago after many years of renting in the inner-city. Their new location has afforded them a great family home filled with the treasures they’ve collected over their years together.
Dec 14, 2015
A Happy, Colorful Home in Australia
Name: Jen Clark and Kirstie Innes-Will, George and Bob the dogs, and Ruby the cat Location: Preston; Victoria, Australia Size: 200 square meters (2,153 square feet) Years lived in: 2.5 years; Rented When I first entered the home of graphic designer Jen and her partner, Kirstie, a senior editor at Black Inc. Books, I was greeted by their two dogs: the photogenic and well-behaved greyhound, George, and a small, white terrier called Bob.
Nov 29, 2015
Neryl and Tim’s Modern Vintage Family Home
Name: Neryl Walker and Tim Haynes and daughter, Ivy Lee Location: Balaclava; Victoria, Australia Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 10 years; Owned Neryl and Tim’s 1950s house is the perfect backdrop for their various collections of vintage nostalgia, magazines, packaging, furniture, flea market finds, and artwork created either by the couple or their friends. They have kept many of the original 1950s features plus some of those added in the 1970s.
Nov 26, 2015
Heidi and Ben’s Bohemian, Artistic Rental in Australia
Name: Ben and Heidi Yardley and their cat, Nico Location: North Melbourne; Victoria, Australia Size: 2500 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Rented Heidi and Ben’s home is located down a quaint cobblestone lane that’s slightly overgrown with trees and shrubs. As you enter through the gate, it’s like stepping back in time or traveling to Europe.
Nov 22, 2015
Angela’s Quirky Little Shack, Caravan, Tram & Tiki Bar
Name: Angela Henley and her dog, Tex Location: Lauriston; Victoria, Australia Size: 30 square meters (323 square feet) Years lived in: 1 year; Owned Earlier this year, a friend posted a few photos of her friend’s home in Lauriston, which is a cute, wee town about 1.15 hours from Melbourne.
Oct 11, 2015
Jo’s Understated Retro Rock Style in Melbourne
Name: Jo Walker Location: Coburg; Melbourne, Australia Size: 75 square meters (807 square feet) Years lived in: 1 year; Owned I was so excited when Jo Walker, the editor of the award-winning Australian magazine Frankie, said I could photograph her home and share it on Apartment Therapy! I had fairly high expectations of her at-home style, and it seriously did not disappoint.
Sep 22, 2015
Shelley’s Slice of France in Melbourne
Name: Shelley Collins, Mali, Emile, and Barkley the Wonder-Dog Location: Clifton Hill; Melbourne, Australia Size: 90 square meters (968.7 square feet) Years lived in: 13 years; Owned Before we start a home tour inside Shelley’s light-filled home, we need to go back to a restaurant in San Francisco in 1996. It was here that Shelley and her then-partner Stephan first saw the large-scale, vintage French posters which have driven her decorating style and led her into a life of collecting.
Sep 9, 2015
Monique & Stu’s Bright Happy Family Home in Melbourne
Name: Monique, Stu, and their daughters, Lulu and Petula Location: Eltham; Melbourne, Victoria Size: 200 square metres (2,153 square feet) Years lived in: 6.5 years; Owned Monique and Stu’s home is cute, colorful, and inviting. Located in a leafy outer suburb of Melbourne, it is a perfect place to bring up their two young daughters.
Aug 28, 2015
Natalie and Nick’s Colorful, Playful Melbourne Hideaway
Name: Natalie Jeffcott, Nick Fitzgerald, and Arthur Location: Inner north; Melbourne, Australia Size: 500 square metres (5,382 square feet) Years lived in: 1 year; Owned Natalie, Nick, and their 10-year-old son Arthur are seasoned renovators, re-cyclers, and collectors.
Aug 6, 2015
Victoria & Cass’ Cozy Work-In-Progress Home
Name: Victoria Mason and Cass Godden (and dog Peggy) Location: Northcote, Victoria, Australia Size: 120 square metres, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms Years lived in: 6 years; Owned Victoria Mason is a talented jeweler and artist, her partner Cass Godden is a pastry chef, and together they are also talented DIY-ers. Over the years, they have slowly restored, renovated, ripped out, and added to their inner Melbourne home — often with the help of Cass’ dad.
Jul 29, 2015
Madeleine & Karl’s Colorful and Creative Melbourne Home
Name: Madeleine and Karl Stamer Location: Caulfield; Melbourne, Australia Size: 110 square metres (1,184 square feet) Years lived in: 2 years; Owned for 10 years The minute you walk into this wonderful family home- filled with color and beautiful artwork, much of it created by Madeleine- you wish it was your own. The mixture of vintage, new, and handmade/handcrafted has been collected over time and is well thought-out and displayed so effortlessly.
Jul 8, 2015