Sophie Timothy

Sophie lives in Melbourne, Australia with husband Tom and two cats. A photographer and a writer, Sophie loves to tell stories in words and pictures.
Alex’s Stylish Small Home in a Converted Garage
Name: Alex Kennedy Location: Carlton North; Melbourne, Australia Size: 380 square feet Years lived in: Owned for one year Alex’s modern, bright, open plan studio is proof that you can achieve harmonious, functional design in even the smallest spaces. Situated at the back of her Mom’s house, Alex lives in a converted double garage, which takes up no more than 380 feet!
Oct 24, 2019
Kathryn and Anthony’s Eclectic Australian Home
Name: Kathryn Elkins and Anthony dal Forno Location: Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia Size: 1800 square feet Years lived in: 15+ years; owned Kathryn and Anthony find themselves in Brunswick, the heart of one of Melbourne’s most eclectic spots, spoilt for choice with delicious food, some of the world’s best coffee, and boutique shops. Fierce supporters of Australian artists and crafters, they’ve have amassed an enviable collection of art and design objects made locally.
Jun 29, 2019
A Cozy Century-Old Coastal Cottage in Australia
Name: Kirsty Davey and Simon Taylor and their daughter, Mali Location: Victoria, Australia Size: 180 square meters (1,672 square feet) Years lived in: 7 years; Rented Kirsty and Simon moved to Victoria’s coast from Melbourne when they realized they were spending nearly every weekend there to feed Simon’s addiction to the Australian surf. It’s been a love affair ever since, with weekends spent cooking, surfing, gardening, and enjoying the relaxed coastal lifestyle.
Apr 30, 2019
A Set Decorator’s Home in a 100-Year-Old Former Wool Mill
Name: Ineke Hutter and sons Leo and Arlo Location: Collingwood; Melbourne; Victoria, Australia Size: 139 square meters (1,496 square feet) Years lived in: 10 years; Owned For interior stylist and set decorator Ineke Hutter, living in a 100-year-old wool mill is something she still gets a kick out of, 10 years after she first moved in. She and her two sons share the space where many moons ago factory workers sorted the wool that came in from farms outside the city.
Apr 30, 2019
Vintage Treasures in a Historic 1890s Australian Country Cottage
Name: Marnie and Ryan Hawson, their mini-Pinscher Dexter and Marnie’s parents’ cat. Location: Riddells Creek — Victoria, Australia Size: 1614 square feet Years lived in: 3.5 years owned Photographer and vintage shop owner Marnie Hawson and her husband Ryan live in an 1890s weatherboard cottage in the tiny town of Riddells Creek, an hour out of Melbourne.
Mar 27, 2019
Diana & Mik’s Pop Art Inspired Family Home
Name: Diana, Mik and baby Harper (15 months) Art director, Musician/lighting designer, Captain of playtime respectively Location: Thornbury; Melbourne, Australia Size: 2 bedroom, one study, living and dining Years lived in: 16 months Di is an art director in the advertising world, so it should come as no surprise that the home she’s made with musician/lighting designer Mik and their baby Harper is ornamented with treasures from the most whimsical of places.
Feb 20, 2019
Gemma and Duncan’s Dated Disaster Turned Modern Melbourne Apartment
Name: Gemma and Duncan Patford-Legge Location: Brunswick; Melbourne, Australia Size: 2 bedroom Years lived in: 3 years; Owned After buying their apartment in the inner-city suburb of Brunswick three years ago, rope vessel artist Gemma Patford and graphic designer Duncan Legge were determined to turn it from drab, rundown, dated disaster to something light, airy, welcoming, and altogether more modern—with a touch of nostalgia.
Feb 20, 2019
Emma & Cody’s Light, Bright Renovated Australian Home
Name: Emma and Cody and their dog, Chuck Location: Herne Hill — Geelong, Australia Size: Three-bedroom house Years lived in: 2.5 years; Owned As soon as Emma and Cody bought their home in Geelong, they immediately painted the walls white, and tore down the wall between the kitchen and living space, opening it right up. What they were left with was a perfect blank canvas.
Oct 18, 2015
An Eclectic, Scandinavian-Inspired, Bespoke Australian Home
Name: John & Jo Ryan, and 3 kids (Erica [absent], Austin and Sophia) Location: Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia Size: 26 square meters Years lived in: 9.5 years owned With three growing kids to think about, Jo and John have put together a functional family home with different spaces to study, play music and relax. The neutral color palette makes it a calming space to be in, and its proximity to the ocean lends to the cruisy vibe.
May 12, 2015
Laura Blythman’s Melbourne Neon Dream Home
Name: Laura Blythman and 4-year-old Alexander Location: Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Australia Size: 3 bedrooms, living, and dining Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rental A darling of the thriving Melbourne art and design world, Laura Blythman is known for her bright, neon watercolor collages and playful illustrations and designs. So it’s no surprise her home is full of color, art and life, a real reflection of the explosion of color that must be in Laura’s head constantly.
Apr 3, 2015
Jess’ Colorful Melbourne Townhouse
Name: Jess Viscarde, partner and Peg the rescue cat. Location: North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia Size: Two bedroom, two story townhouse (square feet unknown) Years lived in: 18 months, rented An interior stylist by trade, Jess also started and curates the popular #pocketofmyhome hashtag on Instagram. A sucker for a great vignette, she loves nothing more than changing up her living space to reflect her interests and aesthetic.
Mar 8, 2015