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Josh & Matt’s TikTok Famous Melbourne Apartment

Homes

Josh Jessup and Matt Moss aka @joshandmattdesign move quickly. Since we first featured the TikTok-famous couple’s Melbourne home mid last year, they’ve moved into a larger apartment in the Eureka Tower, which we were lucky enough to capture before their biggest move yet (more on that below!)

With their wacky thrifted finds, statement vintage furniture pieces, and seemingly endless Facebook Marketplace discoveries, it’s not hard to see why Josh and Matt’s place is one of the most talked about on the internet. Every inch of their property features something new to be discovered, from a floor lamp made from a real tree, to a giant paintbrush, and their own art creations!

14th December, 2022

Ligne Roset Togo sofas in Goya Red Alcantara fabric. Sarah Ellison Huggy chairs in Malibu Caramel. Shuffle side table by Mia Hamborg. Ligne Roset Ploum Sofa in Moby Safir fabric. Ball Cushions from The Creative Muster. Marble coffee table sourced from My VeronaTheo Side Table Chrome by McMullin & Co. The ceramic glove, ponytail palm, tree floor lamp, and sculptural floor lamp were all purchased secondhand or on Facebook Marketplace. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Matt Moss (left) and Josh Jessup (right) with their dog Louis. Vintage Artifort Cleopatra Chaise Lounge, reupholstered in Kvadrat Sprinkles fabric by Upholstery DirectPhoto – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

The gaming zone. Samsung The Frame TV. USM Haller modular sideboard. Smooth Coffee Table by Nicole Lawrence Studio. Okej Studio Cream Squiggle Rug. Vintage neon CocaCola sign. Various decorative and vintage thrifted pieces. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

USM Haller modular sideboard. Smooth Coffee Table by Nicole Lawrence Studio. Okej Studio Cream Squiggle Rug. Various decorative and vintage thrifted pieces. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Ligne Roset Togo sofas in Goya Red Alcantara fabric. Sarah Ellison Huggy chairs in Malibu Caramel. Shuffle side table by Mia Hamborg. Ligne Roset Ploum Sofa in Moby Safir fabric. Ball Cushions from The Creative Muster. Marble coffee table sourced from My VeronaTheo Side Table Chrome by McMullin & Co. The ceramic glove, ponytail palm, and tree floor lamp were all purchased secondhand or on Facebook Marketplace. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Thrifted vintage melted wine bottle art piece. Swirl Table by Tom Dixon sourced from Two Design Lovers. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Cappellini Cloud bookshelf. Ligne Roset Togo sofas in Goya Red Alcantara fabric. Sheepskin beanbags from Huxford Grove. Vintage Foscarini lamp purchased off Etsy. Lego Porsche 911. Various pieces of art from vintage stores, Nick Thomm, Drool, and created by Josh and Matt. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Cappellini Cloud bookshelf. Ligne Roset Togo sofas in Goya Red Alcantara fabric. Vintage Foscarini lamp purchased off Etsy. Lego Porsche 911. Various pieces of art from vintage stores, Nick Thomm, Drool, and created by Josh and Matt. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Ligne Roset Togo sofas in Goya Red Alcantara fabric. Sarah Ellison Huggy chairs In Malibu Caramel. Shuffle side table By Mia Hamborg. Ligne Roset Ploum Sofa in Moby Safir fabric. Ball Cushions from The Creative Muster. Marble coffee table sourced from My VeronaTheo Side Table Chrome by McMullin & Co. The ceramic glove, ponytail palm, tree floor lamp, and sculptural floor lamp were all purchased secondhand or on Facebook Marketplace. Bright Things Lamp by Jordan Fleming. Vintage Artifort Cleopatra Chaise Lounge, reupholstered in Kvadrat Sprinkles fabric by Upholstery Direct. Okej Studio Cream Squiggle Rug. Smooth Coffee Table by Nicole Lawrence Studio. Hanging mobile created by Josh and Matt. Finn Stone Ball Chair in purple. Moooi Scribble Carpet. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

USM Haller modular shelving. Thrifted vases. The Shell Lamp by Serendipity Furniture. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

The home office. Vintage lame from 1st Dibs. Vitra Algue room divider sourced from Facebook Marketplace. Vitra elephant sourced from Facebook marketplace. Custom desk by Fearon. Herman Miller Cosm office chair. Jupiter upcycled sculpture made from a broken water fountain made by Josh and Matt. Rug by Mush Studios. Ikea Fado lamp. Thrifted artwork. Nanoleaf Elements lighting. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

The art studio. Upcycled tripod lamp, modular Ikea shelving, Kartell table, and Trinidad dining chair all sourced from Facebook Marketplace. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Artwork by Amy Johnson purchased from Smith Street Bazaar. Vintage Kartell Eros chair sourced from Instagram. Fruit and vegetable oil painting sourced from Facebook Marketplace. Vintage green marble dining table from Instagram curators Haunt. Floor lamp upcycled by Josh and Matt. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Artwork by Amy Johnson purchased from Smith Street Bazaar. Custom table lamp from Blueprint Lighting NYC. Bed sheets from Bed Threads. Shelving from Like Butter. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Driade Roly Poly chair. Artwork on the far left by Mala Says. Upcycled cardboard artwork by Josh and Matt. Giant paintbrush from Third Drawer Down. Artwork above bed by Amy Johnson purchased from Smith Street Bazaar. Custom table lamp from Blueprint Lighting NYC. Bed sheets from Bed Threads.  Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Shelving from Like Butter filled with secondhand finds and Josh and Matt’s own art. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Driade Roly Poly chair. Custom tripod floor lamp by Blueprint Lighting NYC. Bed sheets from Bed Threads. Vintage marble hallway table sourced from Facebook marketplace. Pot from West Elm. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli and Sarah Hendriks

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 14th December 2022

‘Whilst it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we are most certainly thirst quenched!’ – Josh Jessup

Josh Jessup and Matt Moss’ TikTok account @joshandmattdesign has gained an average 50,000 new followers every month since mid 2021, and it’s all because of their home. 

Every day, the couple document how they furnish the space to the delight of their followers, all of whom share their penchant for out-of-the-ordinary, playful pieces. 

Josh and Matt’s apartment is located in Melbourne’s iconic Eureka Tower—once the world’s tallest residential tower. They moved into the building six months ago in search of more space for their content creation and art/design business. (Matt works as a software developer by day, while Josh works full time on the content creation.)

Since then, they’ve sourced a huge array of mostly vintage or second hand items—think sculptural lamps, plump seating, and stone plinths in vibrant, clashing colours. 

‘We’ve thought about every single detail, and each piece of furniture, decor and art has been painstakingly picked, created, and curated to reflect who we are and surround ourselves with what brings us joy,’ says Josh.  

‘Whilst it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we are most certainly thirst quenched!’

Josh and Matt’s maximalist style is very much on show in this home, but they’ve also recently introduced some more natural elements to balance the vibrant material palette and city skyline views. ‘We’ve mixed our bright and bold furniture and art with earthy colours, natural wood, stone and an array of sculptural houseplants,’ says Josh.

While there’s always new pieces coming into the home, Josh and Matt make a conscious effort to swap out other items for sustainability. ‘Basically we want every item we have to outlast us… We choose to upcycle first if that’s a possibility, or swap vintage items for other vintage items,’ Josh says.

As Josh and Matt’s followers will already know, the couple’s time in this apartment was short and sweet, as they’re currently moving into a huge house in Hawthorn

‘We loved our apartment and apartment living, but designing and upcycling furniture and art at a larger scale proved to be difficult and we really wanted a workshop and outdoor space that gave us the freedom to create with no limits,’ says Matt. 

Stay tuned for how they style their new property, with its generous garden, garage, cinema room, spa bath, and sweeping staircase!

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