The Coburg home of illustrator Lucy King - all photos by Lucy King



Today’s home belongs to talented local illustrator and crafter Lucy King! Remember I shared some of Lucy’s gorgeous work on the site here last year…? Her style is so painterly and sooo pretty! You might also remember Lucy’s super cute crafty side project – she creates unique accessories and artworks from re-purposed vintage ceramics, under the name Me Old China. (Co-incidentally, Lucy was also last’s week’s MOR Cosmetics giveaway winner!)

After many years designing illustrations and patterns for ceramic homewares, it’s no surprise that Lucy has a passion for vintage tableware! Her home is filled with a seemingly endless collection of antique china, bright enamelware, pots and pans. This colourful collection is so perfectly displayed in her home – they look great in the timber pigeon hole unit which divides the loungeroom and kitchen… and there is also something insanely cute about the teapots in the garden housing tiny little succulent plants (pics below)! Love it!

Lucy and her partner Darren have lived in their home in Coburg for 4 years. In that time the place has needed re-stumping – a huge task which subsequently resulted in all of the plaster from the walls, some ceilings, skirting boards and architrave needing to be replaced… and sadly the original floor boards were also lost. Aggh! Renovation nightmare! Of course there are always a bits and pieces that still need to be finished… but I must say I love this place all the more for it’s imperfect quirks! When emailing me these gorgeous pics, Lucy was at pains to say that her house isn’t as ‘finished or polished as the other beautiful homes’ on the site… WHAT!?? That is insane! How cute is it?! – … and look how far they’ve come!

Lucy’s before shots! …plasterboard removed, floorboards in disrepair… agghh.

I hope you love the pics of Lucy’s gorgeous home as much as I do… HUGE thanks for Lucy for taking all these fab pics herself and emailing them through with minimal re-touching required from me (serious brownie points there!). For more Lucy love, do pop over and visit her blog!


Love those bright green retro vinyl dining chairs…! Also the old peppermint-green stove is so gorgeous (perfectly styled with the red teapot action on top!)


Omigod. I didn’t think baby succulent plants could get any cuter. But then Lucy went and put them in teapots. Nice one!

Lucy’s home studio – sorry bit washed out… something odd happened in photoshop there…

Love the cute wall-mounted magazine rack… OH what I wouldn’t do for a home office!


More details from Lucy’s studio