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Lance and Shelley Davis


25th August, 2010
Lucy Feagins
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!

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