Sophia Young’s pet rabbit, Twenty-Six, loves the leafy green yard of this North Shore home in Sydney. Photography: Andy Lewis
Sophia Young is the food concept director for The Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbooks. She has also worked at Notebook, Vogue Entertaining + Travel and MasterChef Magazine. She lives with her husband, Richard, and pet rabbits, Twenty-Six (pictured) and Joseph. Photography: Andy Lewis
Sophia made the artworks in the dining room from old bus destination rolls. The silver bucket was a wedding gift. Photography: Andy Lewis
The bright dining room opens out onto the backyard. Photography: Andy Lewis
Sophia’s kitchen houses her mortar and pestle collection as well as ceramic pieces from friends Malcolm Greenwood and Brian Tunks of Bison. Photography: Andy Lewis
On the kitchen shelves, gingerbread cutters found at a garage sale, postcards from friends and a White Rabbit beer bottle cap. Photography: Andy Lewis
Found objects and vintage pieces
Set in the leafy suburb of Chatswood in Sydney, Sophia Young’s home is an eclectic mix of collected items that reflect her love of nature, art and food. “The house is simply an evolution of our lives – very unconsidered and unconscious. I like furniture and objects that have a story behind them, even if the story is in finding them.” Found objects such as birds’ nests and feathers and vintage furniture, as well as antiquities from her grandparents, mix with more modern pieces and her own artwork. The result is a beautifully styled home filled with feminine touches.
Wooden die from Mark Tuckey, cow hide from NSW Leather Co., Jardan sofa and artwork by Joanna Logue. Photography: Andy Lewis
This display in the living room includes birds’ nests and feathers Sophia has collected. The boat belonged to Sophia’s grandfather while the writing box was a gift from her brother. The jug and vase are by Malcolm Greenwood. Photography: Andy Lewis
Don’t forget to decorate the stairwell. The thoroughfares of this house is just as important as the key living zones. Photography: Andy Lewis
The bed, bedside table, lamp and clock were all bought in New York when Sophia and her husband, Richard, were living there. Richard made the cushions on the bed with fabric from IKEA. Photography: Andy Lewis
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