Australian Homes

Lance and Shelley Davis

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 25th August 2010

The Caulfield home of Shelley and Lance Davis and family

How good are these stools!?

Cute kitchen details

Most photos here are by me.  But some of these more beautiful moody / hazy ones are actually taken by my dear friend Jess Leski!

OK so there are a LOT of photos here!

I just don’t know where to start with how much I love this house!  It’s just so full of life and love and humour and creative industrious energy!  Lance and Shelley are a super creative couple – Lance is a production designer in the film industry, he works on lots of TV commercials (which is how I know him – nicest boss ever, seriously!) and Shelley is a crafter extraordinaire from way back – she’s been making her gorgeous ‘Special Friends‘ Waldorf dolls for years, and also has a beautiful little handcraft / toy shop not far from home called Little Sparrow. (there are some photos of Little Sparrow at the bottom of the post!)

Lance and Shelley’s colourful, bustling little house is also home to their two teenage kids, Charley and Harry, and a veritable menagerie of animals (dogs x 2, chickens, a bird and a mouse!?).  Brilliant!  They also have a gorgeous lush garden full of vegies and herbs and of course the chooks (their sweet little white coop was a birthday gift for Shelley, built by Lance, who is very handy like that).

I LOVE the retro orange stools in the kitchen.  I LOVE Shelley’s op-shops finds, proudly displayed on every wall and every surface!  I LOVE the sunlight streaming into the back room, the flying ducks on the wall, the vintage bread basket, and the mint green vintage mixmaster! I cannot find much not to love!!

Huge thanks to Shelley and Lance for letting us run around their home taking hundreds of photos!  I hope we have captured the fun and colour and creative spirit of this beautiful family home!

If you love Shelley’s home you will love Little Sparrow! Do pop in and say hi next time you’re in the area! –

Little Sparrow
Shop 2, 101 Orrong Crescent
North Caulfield

(near the corner of Orrong and Alma Roads)

Open 10.00am – 5.00pm Mon to Fri, 11.00am – 4.00pm Sat.

Ps) ALSO you should know I brought my dear friend Leski along with me and she took some of these photos too…! (mine are bright and sharp, hers are moody with beautiful soft focus – spot the difference!).

Kitchen and light-filled loungeroom

Soft focus = Jess Leski! (Man I really need a 50mm lens!)

Shelley stitches a new doll whilst we dash about…!


Hallway details

Bedroom details

Bedroom details

Bedroom details

Bathroom details

Charley’s bedroom (15 yrs? I think?)

CUTE details!  The sketch in the top pic says – ‘a dream home for Lance and Shelley and family’!  Also love the kids’ height chart in the doorway (Eagle eye Jess spotted that!)

Garden, chicken coop and front door detail

Caulfield ZOO! (and this is not even all the animals!).

Little Sparrow! And one of Shelley’s custom Waldorf dolls.

Little Sparrow!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 25th August 2010


  • sterling style 6 years ago

    such a darling house!! WOW! I love all of the little details!

  • agnes szucs 6 years ago

    a very lovely combination of colors in the kitchen… friendly and modern at the same time. a very cozy home, indeed!

  • Shilo 6 years ago

    I have those very same stools in my kitchen! :) I love this house so much. I dream of having a chicken coop like this one day!

  • handmaderomance 6 years ago

    so lovely im jealous of the light filled rooms. gorgeous mirror in the bathroom too and what cute pets!!

  • Georgia 6 years ago

    I love the look of Little Sparrow – might have to drop in :)

  • daydreamlily 6 years ago

    amazing!! I would love one of those swan prints, or the ballarinas.

  • Jenny Marshall 6 years ago

    Just love this house. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I am a Steiner doll maker too and I could happily move straight into this house and feel right at home.

  • Janelle Chapman 6 years ago

    I think Shelley is my long lost twin!! I have such “similar and same” cuteness and quirkiness in my house! I even have the girl version of the boy with umbrella money box and the flying ducks and orange in my kitchen dining room. Love it all. Thanks for the gorgeous photos~

  • fairchildstreet 6 years ago

    It looks like a comfy and loving home.

  • pilgrim 6 years ago

    hooray for shelley and lance! their home really reflects the people that live in it: interesting, welcoming and just so genuine. yay!

  • Mainichi 6 years ago

    Yay Shelley! Great house, and Little Sparrow is one of our favourite shops…..

  • Their home is so lovely! And Little Sparrow is so cute – love it!

  • Susan 6 years ago

    Wonderfully eclectic homespun style – how charming!

  • Will 6 years ago

    Those orange stools are such a treat!

  • Liz 6 years ago

    Stool and duck lust over here….lovely house and great pics ( the sharp and the moody! )

  • mariana 6 years ago

    fabulous photos do this warm and loving home justice.. beautiful home with the most lovely folk i am lucky enough to call friends living in it! m.

  • Edwina 6 years ago

    Definitely on my way to Little Sparrow this weekend…must have one of her Waldorf Dolls- adorable.

  • Filipa 6 years ago

    What a vintage vibe! I love the orange!! And the mixer! I want to live in those pictures!

  • faucethead creative 6 years ago

    Those orange chairs would go perfect in my office…or home…or deck….or….

  • alice 6 years ago

    love little Sparrow….perfect shop if you have a kid that is into craft!

  • agrippinamaior 6 years ago

    what an awesome place! having serious house envy right now. but i can proudly state that I have the dining chair version of those stools, which are our under the pergola chairs and look awesome on a bright sunny day. and they were picked up as hard rubbish – swoon

  • T Lovett 6 years ago

    Pet Package – I have a friend who would love this as she adopted a dog from one of the shelters who is taking some time to adapt to his new house and owners. Thanks for featuring the collars they are wonderful.

  • Marissa 6 years ago

    those stools! like stick insects with bright orange butts.

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