A Joyful, Neon-Tastic Family Home In Brighton

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As far as we’re concerned, Natalie Jarvis is some sort of wonder women. The hard-working entrepreneur behind neon design studio is Mum to three kids under five (Matilda, 5yrs, Stella, 2.5yrs, and Hugo, 8 months), she’s incredibly hands-on, and she doesn’t skip a beat!

The home Natalie and her partner Scott rent in Brighton is, not surprisingly, full of colour, fun and NEON. This is a house where playful details reign supreme, and kids rule!

14th February, 2018

The living room of Natalie Jarvis and family. Large vintage poster from ; vintage side table, tins and ‘2’ sign; concrete pot from ; rug from ; plant and orange rectangle cushion ; black and white print form the book Nat illustrated called ‘‘, published by Hardie Grant; coffee table from ; (Nat’s brand) neon sign. Photo – .

framed print; ‘’ neon sign from Electric Confetti; couch from Clickon furniture; coloured cushions from . Photo – .

The bright breakfast bar! Electric Confetti x Kip and Co. banana neon; vintage enamelware fruit bowls; breakfast bar from Ikea; stools are a vintage purchase. Photo – .

‘I painted both these paintings in our room!’ says Nat. The headboard is from Adairs; side table, sheets and pompom cushion from ; doona and large peach coloured cushion from ; heart vase by ; MOMO x Electric Confetti . Photo – .

‘I love these circus posters in the girls’ room. I found them in an antique shop, they’re old teaching aides for the classroom. Most of the toys are vintage finds too, apart from the Stella sign from Electric Confetti’, says Nat of her girls’ room decor. Photo – .

The doona cover on the bottom bed is  and on the top bunk ; donut stool is from . Plyroom Dream Loft bed, and Singilo king single. ‘They can be configured in different ways which makes it super easy to change up the room,’ says Nat. Photo – .

Baby Hugo’s room. Vintage cast-iron cot with drop-down sides painted white; About Mika print; a custom name neon from Electric Confetti; vintage toy box and rugs are from Kmart. Photo – .

Little Stella looking about as cute as it gets in front of the kids’ Castle & Cubby milkbar-style cubby house! Photo – .

Nat with her kids Stella, Matilda and Hugo on the porch and part-facade of their 60s rental in Brighton. ‘The green trike is a retro find we all did up as a family from a combo of various other bike parts. The girls love to ride it together!’ Photo – .

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 14th February 2018

‘I favour furniture that can be used in multiple configurations, so it will hopefully fit the next house too.’ – Natalie Jarvis.

Natalie and Scott Jarvis, and their three young kids Matilda, Stella and Hugo rent a cute, colourful and slightly ramshackle 1960s house in Brighton. As is often necessary for working, entrepreneurial parents, home is not far from work – Natalie’s colourful little Electric Confetti store is just five minutes down the road.

The family has been here for three years.  Though they’re not able to make structural changes, Natalie has relished the chance to inject her distinctive, quirky style at home – industrial furniture meets colourful textiles, vintage posters and of course, Electric Confetti’s popular neon designs.

Having been brought up in an antique shop, Natalie has a special appreciation for vintage furniture – not just for the aesthetics, she says, but also the quality craftsmanship, and value for money. Alongside treasured secondhand finds, Natalie’s favourite pieces include a h upholstered armchair from , a brilliant bold art print by , the girls’ bunk beds by , and the kids’ y cubby house! 

For now, renting really suits Natalie and Scott. ‘It’s actually a relief not having to make endless decisions on renovations and things like that’ says Natalie.  ‘I favour furniture that can be used in multiple configurations, so it will hopefully fit the next house too. For example, our sofa with the chaise, and the Plyroom bunk beds, which work in various configurations, or can be separated entirely’.

As a busy small business owner and Mum, Natalie is refreshingly relaxed when it comes to her home. ‘I get a real creative outlet through work, so I really don’t mind the fact we’re limited in what we can do here’ she says. ‘It’s a small space, and can be quite intense not to mention MESSY with three young kids, but it has a great aspect, we love being five minutes to work, kinder and daycare, and it’s just a short stroll to the beach.’ For now, the Jarvis family home is everything it needs to be.

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