Katrina, Draz & Eddie’s Melbourne Home

updated Feb 27, 2020
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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

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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. It is so refreshing to find people that share a love and appreciation of history and nostalgia—and who made it a point to find a vintage home in original condition and keep it that way! They have retained the layout and design of the existing 1950s home instead of bulldozing it.

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Katrina is a product manager for ANZ, and Draz is a carpenter and site supervisor for a construction company. They have created a comfortable and cozy family home for themselves and their 9.5-month-old cutie, Eddie. Draz has completed many of the improvements the couple have undertaken around their home, from building a new shed/garage out back and incorporating a tiki-style bar to re-landscaping the front and back yards, building a deck, installing fencing, and more. The kitchen is in original condition with the existing retro stove still working brilliantly. In the future, Katrina and Draz would like to have a little more interior space, so an extension may be in the cards in the coming years.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Mid-century modern and whatever we find that looks good with it.

Inspiration: Palm Springs, stylish friends’ houses, and Apartment Therapy!

Favorite Element: Massive windows in lounge and master bedroom, and the original lounge room light fixture.

Biggest Challenge: The deck, with its rounded corners and built-in kennel for Yoshi!

What Friends Say: They love it! And keep the kitchen, especially the oven.

Biggest Embarrassment: Imperfect ceiling paint!!

Proudest DIY: We have a few: the deck, double garage, which replaced the original single garage and carport. Cowboy boot shelves in Eddie’s nursery—how else do you display your cowboy boots? Re-landscaped front and back yards by Draz, which have taken a few years to complete.

Biggest Indulgence: Hollywood sofa from Angelucci, and dining table and chairs from Lost & Found Market.

Best Advice: When you see something you love, buy it! I have walked away from way too much awesome vintage. Everything that I found and never bought, I am still searching for!!!

Dream Sources: eBay, Etsy, The Mill Markets, Lost & Found Market, 20th Century Scandinavia, Smith St Bazaar.


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  • Paint: unknown
  • Wallpaper: Bristol Starburst
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  • Carved wooden tiki: Watango Tiki
  • Bamboo planter: FurnitureOkay
  • Angelique Houtkamp prints: Outré Gallery
  • ’70s ship painting: vintage
  • Painted velvet lady: Kustom Lane Gallery
  • Painted velvet tiki: Kustom Lane Gallery
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  • Double sliding cavity door: installed by Draz
  • Sofa: Hollywood upholstered in Warwick fabric from Angelucci 20th Century
  • Teak unit: Lost & Found
  • Crazy paving on mantel and around gas heater: DIY by Draz
  • Gold horseshoes: from Katrina and Draz’s wedding, given to guests as good luck bonbonieri
  • Assorted West German vases: various sellers on Etsy
  • Antlers: eBay
  • Derek Yaniger print: Outré Gallery
  • Lion, Bull and Owl by Gus McLaren: Outré Gallery
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  • Starburst wall clock: Westclox
  • Louis Poulsen pendant light: eBay
  • Rosewood dining table and chairs: Lost & Found
  • 1950s fruit bowl: Mill Markets in Daylesford, restored by Draz
  • Josephine print: Neryl Walker
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  • Electric oven and electric stovetop: 1959 St George originals
  • Kitchen table and chairs: purchased from original home owner
  • Fruit bowl on kitchen table: Witchery
  • Blue vase: wedding gift
  • 1960s saucer pendant light: eBay
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  • Bed frame: purchased from original homeowner
  • Dresser with built-in wardrobe: purchased from original homeowner
  • Art above bed: Vladimir Tretchikoff
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  • Rattan fold-out couch/daybed: Fler from Smith St Bazaar
  • Johnny Cash skull screen print: Etsy
  • Naked lady screen print: Karen Dinh
  • Supersuckers/New Bomb Turks screen print: Frank Kozik
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion screen print: Coop
  • Tattoo flash artwork: purchased on holiday while the US a few years ago
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  • Garage: built by Draz
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