MUSE - Lucy Marix-Evans
Photography by Anna Westcott
Tell us how you found your charming white brick cottage in Fairlight and what won you over?
Our obsessive love for the beach brought us to this area, and the little white house won us over as soon as we saw it. It is simple and small overlooking a vast, welcoming garden and has a peaceful, comfortable feeling about it. I really enjoyed making the house our own when we moved in, filling it with furniture we loved and bits and pieces that mean something to us. I remember being in the house for a month or so before we hung our photos and artwork on the walls, when we finally did the mood of the house completely changed and it felt like it was really ours.
Since moving into your dream home and expanding into a family of four what have been the most memorable moments?
I think it’s the simple things that are the most memorable, like the four of us having dinner in the garden in summer, growing our first vegies in our vegie patch, watching the girls grow up and change every day, and witnessing them form their heart melting close friendship. These are things I hope never fade in my memory.
Working in the design team at bassike how do you manage to juggle it all? And what are your tips for new mums juggling family and demanding careers?
I think life gets crazy after you have children and it is impossible to accurately describe the chaos of it all. What has been the answer for me is working part time while my girls are young so I can continue with my career that I absolutely love, but also spend time with my girls who I adore more than I can say.
How did you and Andrew settle on the names of our two daughters Addiena and Henrietta? They sound so romantic, what do they mean?
Addiena was the only name we had on our list when our first daughter was born, we loved it so much. My partner, Andrew has Welsh heritage and Addiena is a Welsh name meaning beautiful. We mostly call her Addie and it really suits her sweet, relaxed nature. We were drawn to the name Henrietta for our second little girl as it is strong and romantic. I’ve read that it means keeper of the hearth and ruler of the household, which definitely makes sense, she is such a cute little bundle of craziness ruling this household.
Lastly, what is your favourite ANEAU item and what makes it so special?
If I had to choose I would say the baby quits are my favourite. The Meridiana baby quilt was my first purchase from ANEAU and it has been so loved. The story behind ANEAU resonates with me and the quilts bring that story into our home.