Tash Sefton and family have lived in their Mosman home for three years, and were first attracted to the property for its single level floorplan. Tash explains, ‘living on one level for our family is very important. I can work up the front of the house while still hearing my family around me.’
A relaxed approach to home decorating also reflects this emphasis on family connection. Tash is a ‘true believer in your home being a collection of your journey as a family.’ Following this ethos, she doesn’t believe you can ‘walk into a shop and buy everything at one time’ – but rather that a house becomes a home as furniture and objects fill the space and reflect the personalities of its inhabitants. She explains, ‘I don’t like our home being too prescribed or “trendy” – it needs to not be too precious, we want the boys to be able to relax.’
Tash and Mark have also built their family narrative in the house through an annual art purchase to celebrate their anniversary (SUCH a nice idea!). Their ever-evolving art collection has, in recent times, been supplemented by another family-driven creative project – a collection of hand-painted pottery and distinctive artworks by Tash and her sister Hayley, created under the name Sefton Segedin.
The home is constantly evolving, and Tash describes, ‘I am forever pottering, changing and moving things around so they look right.’ However, she does caution the need to recognise when layers of memories and beautiful objects become clutter! She’s a fan of good storage to hide away tired pieces, and keep the house looking clean and fresh.
Tash’s favourite spot at her is her home office/studio space. The light-filled room is her dream location for creative projects, and allows Tash to work with the kids always in earshot, on the lounge reading a book, or ‘doing their homework next to me.’
Tash and Mark had previously lived by the beach in Manly, but as the boys and Tash’s wardrobe (hah!) grew, they relocated to this larger home in Mosman. ‘Mosman feels very grown up, and although it is a beautiful suburb, it has taken some getting used to,’ she says. To our eye, it seems Tash and family have certainly made Mosman home!