Style your locker 3 ways - with Natalie Jeffcott
We'd like to introduce you to Natalie Jeffcott...
There's something so magical about walking into a person's home and feeling like you're being told a story with every detail. It seems that Interior Photographer Natalie Jeffcott has picked up inspiration throughout her life, from all the homes she's walked into with her camera and created a captivating home for her family. We take a look at how The Skinny in Blush has been styled in three different ways in three different rooms.
Tell us a little about you…
I’m a Melbourne based freelance photographer and live with my partner Nick, teenage son Arthur and 2 blue heelers - Betty & Harry and 2 cats - Jett and Lily. I am messy, I would love to be organised but mostly I get too many ideas and love to bang holes in walls and change rooms around. This is our 5th home since our son was born - but we are now staying put and slowly renovating our home..
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Vintage, colourful and fun!
What’s your inspiration?
In years gone by I used to buy design/decor magazines, however these days it’s a scroll world - so Instagram or Pinterest for a good home and ideas perve. I am also super lucky to shoot interiors for a job - so I’m always inspired by the creativity and individuality of the lovely friends/people I have met and the spaces they create. A few that come to mind are Madeleine Stamer, Maria Flores, Kate Jansen, Letitia Green, Chris Bellamy, Saskia Ericson, Neryl Walker...and oh so many others! I feel bad not mentioning everyone…
I am also inspired by travel and wandering. I have been lucky to have some amazing overseas adventures over the years and usually bring a random item or 2 home with me - such as a vintage gumball machine or a cookie jar! We’re not really into brands or buying a lot of new things to be honest - hence I love vintage or vintage inspired items. Though I do love Urban Outfitters for bath mats! I also recently bought a pair of cute pillow cases from Shuh. If I had more wall space I’d happily buy a big vintage poster from The Galerie here in Melbourne.
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend?
Pre/Post Corona times - I usually like to get up and head to a gym class in the morning, followed by a big brekkie and coffee at home. Then take the dogs for a walk, work on a home project or outside in the garden. Hang with my son, read a book in my hammock. Eat some cheese. Pretty cruisy really.
My home studio. As a photographer, I have collected photo and art books, random props and stuff. Lots of stuff - postcards and pictures from exhibitions, trinkets, travel etc. I also collect cookie jars so these are scattered around our home.
Two years ago we did a road trip on Route 66 LA to Chicago - so I have heaps of photos from this trip. The framed photo was taken in Holbrook, Arizona. The postcard of Chewbacca I have had since buying it in San Francisco in the 90’s and he always lives on my home studio wall.
My son Arthur’s room. He chose the blush pink locker for his room and has definitely inherited our love of vintage and quirky things. And all things Disney! The artwork I created years ago from a vintage children’s annual - we used to run a vintage inspired kids store called Arthur’s Circus over 12 years ago - eeek! So the locker houses some of his books, games, trinkets and t-shirts. The cute pillow cases are from Shuh.
Our bathroom. I love a clawfoot bath. This one was originally in our garden as an outdoor bath. 3 years ago we renovated the bathroom and it finally came inside. I found it cheap on Ebay. The bathmat is from Urban Outfitters and the vintage poster we found at a flea market in Paris back in 2010 for 50 Euros and had it framed back here - if only we bought some more! The locker is perfect for bathroom storage and the all so important TP supply!