Who lives here?
Claudia (full-time mummy and food stylist), Levi (business owner), and Eve Indigo (almost two years old).
What is your style ethos?
I’m drawn to functional, creative spaces. I love white walls, woven materials, wood and a lot of greenery – it’s what suits this house and I’ve committed to it. I think it’s important to know what style you like, but also make sure it suits the type of house you’re living in.
Also, everything needs to serve a purpose. We use a lot of open-shelving for convenience more than anything else. I also want to make sure our home is child-friendly with a lot of play space for Eve – there’s not really anything on display that she’s not allowed to touch. It’s her to domain as much as ours.
Where is your favourite place to sit?
On our deck on a summer evening. We love entertaining, so nothing beats good friends, yummy food, great music and small people running around creating havoc.
How does the layout of your home affect the way you live/function within it?
We don’t have a large home, so our life flows around the kitchen and the living area. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and from the sink I can usually spot where Eve is – very convenient! Eve’s bedroom currently comes off our loft-style master bedroom. It works for us at the moment because we really like to keep her close by.
Any tips for someone who might like to emulate your style (places to shop, key items, colours, etc.)?
I find a lot of my styling props from op shops and I like to put them on display in the kitchen. A house comes to life with some indoor greens and it’s also great for purifying your air. We use recycled timber as much as we can (our kitchen bench tops were made from Levi’s grandfather’s old barn) and we don’t have a lot of fancy furniture. Jute rugs are also brilliant for little children.
Photography + Interview: Em at The Beetle Shack.