“We are a family of obsessive beachcombers,” says Jodie. Voilà: a Christmas tree made of gathered driftwood with a few additional branches from local spot So Cal Flower Market. The holding basket is an Armadillo & Co prototype with a burlap girdle. Decorations – always homemade or found items – are of air-dried clay and shells from the beach hung with twine. Giftwrapping is kept simple. In a nod to Australia, the balustrade has been adorned with live seeded eucalyptus sourced from the same flower market and tied on with wire and string.
“It stays fresh for ages, dries beautifully and fills the house with a scent that reminds us of home,” Jodie explains. The Ikea ‘Kivik’ sectional sofa replaced a former “beautiful, light linen sofa that was a disaster with little kids around”, says Jodie. She and Felix made the dip-dyed wall hanging using Armadillo & Co yarn remnants. Chairs, from Indonesia by way of an LA furniture dealer. Coffee table, Urban Outfitters.