Australian Homes

Poppy Lane & Scott Gibson of Pop & Scott

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 26th September 2012

The Collingwood home of Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson.  (featuring Hona the cat!) Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Looking from kitchen back to living space and front door beyond.  The custom made turquoise couch is from Angelucci Twentieth Century – fabric colour chosen by Scott, as a reminder of a trip through Mexico where Poppy and Scott got engaged.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Living area.  Custom made turquoise couch is from Angelucci Twentieth Century.  The cactus oil painting above the couch is a much loved treasure – picked up for $1.00  in a garage sale.    Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

After sharing some shots of the new Pop & Scott workshop in Northcote yesterday, we thought it would be nice today to follow up with a tour of Poppy and Scott’s super sweet Collingwood cottage!

Poppy and Scott moved into this tiny Victorian house two years ago.  With just one bedroom, an open kitchen / dining / living space, one bathroom and a pocket-sized courtyard, I think this might actually be the smallest house we have ever featured on TDF!  However with it’s high ceilings, natural light and beautiful pale timber floors, the home feels so bright, generous and comfortable.  Poppy and Scott have a wide network of clever creative friends, and this home has been known to host more than a few dinner parties and social gatherings!  On a summery day, much of the entertaining happens outdoors in the leafy courtyard.

As I’m sure you’ve gathered since yesterday’s post, Poppy and Scott are a multi-talented team, so it’s no surprise their eclectic little pad is picture perfect!  As a florist, Poppy loves to be surrounded by plants, flowers and vibrant colour, whilst Scott is a plumber by trade, and is equipped with many manly skills such as welding, carpentry and furniture making.  (Who doesn’t LOVE a handy, creative man?!)

Between the two of them, Pop and Scott are always whipping up some amazing new piece of furniture or clever crafty project – in fact the dining setting you see here was their first collaboration. ‘The central void in the tabletop was originally designed for a herb garden’ explains Poppy. ‘We both love to cook and entertain, and somehow the plants came out at every party, inspiring an unusual party trick – our friends love seeing if they can fit their heads through it… we have many incriminating photos!’.

Poppy and Scott rent their home – another brilliant example of how clever styling and creative flair really can make even the most modest rental a truly gorgeous and highly personalised home.

BIG THANKS to Poppy and Scott for sharing the home and workshop with us this week!

LOVE this kitchen.  So simple but so photogenic – the red pendant lamp really makes it pop!  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Just a few of Poppy’s beautiful plants, and a homemade cactus-shaped cat scratching pole on the right!   Photo hanging above is by Lisa Sorgini.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Pretty details from Poppy’s bathroom (left) and bedroom mantle.  Photos – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Master bedroom.  Hand embroidered doona cover by Bianca Vallentine – The Vallentine Project.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Poppy kindly poses for a snap in the courtyard – such a good sport (and so photogenic!).  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Courtyard details.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Courtyard.  Sweet timber log stool using repurposed chair legs by Pop & Scott studio pal Sean McMahon of Lola’s Table.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 26th September 2012


  • Rocky pepper 4 years ago


  • Emma 4 years ago

    wow I LOVE that kitchen!

  • melbomba 4 years ago

    love this space…

  • miranda 4 years ago

    Love the look of this home and super excited to see a twin to our treasured Xenia the nutcracker on the kitchen mantlepiece :)

  • librarygirl 4 years ago

    The blue on the fireplace in the kitchen, and the red pendant lamp: love those colours.

  • carolyn 4 years ago

    Truly delightful & such great photos too.

  • Kirsty // OTIS & OTTO 4 years ago

    Love! My favourite home tour on TDF so far! Thanks for sharing .

  • Penelope 4 years ago

    Love this house!

  • leanne 4 years ago

    love this! i rent too, but feel so constrained by my blue venetian blinds… :(

  • Kath W 4 years ago

    Just gorgeous, thank you. And I’ve bookmarked Angelucci 20thC: what a find.

  • Meghan 4 years ago

    I love Poppy and Scott’s eclectic sense of style. Such cute tidbits all put together so beautifully.

  • gemma 4 years ago


  • julie @ tractorgirl 4 years ago

    Such wonderful colours – love the turquoise print on the couch! Not to mention some fabulous paintings (the one in the kitchen!) and quirky collection of artefacts on the wall

  • Margie 4 years ago

    awww nice shots, great pad, lovely plants… especially that FIDDLE LEAF FIG!!! I am looking everywhere for one of these!!

  • sunshine & daydreams 4 years ago

    Hona the cat is what makes it ‘pop’.

  • Marmalade 4 years ago

    What a little treasure, this place is inspiring. Thank you for sharing. I love the way you’ve embraced all the natural character and charm of the house whilst adding your own amazing touches of zing / bling to it!

  • echo 4 years ago

    i love this web so much!!!and thank you for sharing!there are so much wonderful color!nice!~

  • Julie 4 years ago

    Poppy has got style! In bucket loads.Love her cute little house.

  • Lakshmi 4 years ago

    There is so much warmth in this house. Comes across as a happy home. Loved the plants all over and that blue criss cross patterned bed cover.

  • Lima 4 years ago

    Lovely home. Particularly love the indoor greenery. Can anyone identify the indoor plants in the fifth image? Trying to fill my home with more plants – so far I only have a maidenhair fern.

  • Lauren Main 4 years ago

    Absolutely adore this lounge room. Love the miss match patterns and colours!

  • bianca 4 years ago

    I love everything about this home. So romantic.

  • Kim 4 years ago

    Lucy I LOVE this home! Each single image is gorgeous and such an inspiration ~ these are going straight onto my pinboards!

  • Kat 4 years ago

    love this house! also curious to know- is that angelucci couch comfortable to sit on?! I’ve been eyeing it for a while and would love some input, thanks lucy for another great post!

  • Jez 4 years ago

    Lovely, and to be expected… light, airy and so in keeping with Pop and Scott and their personalities. Now I’m just waiting for my invitation to see it in person….

  • Le* 3 years ago

    Hermosa combinación de colores, y las plantas dan una frescura increible! Me encantó.

  • weight loss 3 years ago

    I am obtaining definitely pressured out about the actuality that my weight loss has stopped and i cant understand why!

  • ChiapasBazaar 3 years ago

    Love the handmade textiles from Mexico to decorate your home, you have a magic touch for decoration. It seems we share the love and memories for Mexican handcrafts… Mauricio,

  • ChiapasBazaar 3 years ago

    You can find those handwoven pillow covers from Mexico here, if you like….
    Best regards,

  • Tim 3 years ago

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