City apartment oasis attracts designer duo

Two people sitting on a red couch in a colourful apartment

A vibrant city lifestyle combined with the ability to retreat to their own space within it, proved an offer too good to refuse for designer duo, Josh and Matt.

Hailing from the suburbs of Sydney, the couple moved to their brand new apartment on the 50th floor of 380 Melbourne in February and say they have never felt more at home.

‘Apartment living suits us perfectly. We love the views, the amenities and just having more time to enjoy our home,’ they said.

‘We love the energy of the city. As soon as you step out of our building you’re at the doorstep of amazing restaurants, beautiful art galleries and great shopping destinations. Not to mention all the greenery and parks throughout the city.

‘We love exploring all the laneways in the city, there’s so many great small businesses to discover and the street art you come across is always interesting and evolving.

‘Being within walking distance to pretty much anything you need is also so handy. The city lifestyle is very convenient and can be really tailored to your individual passions and interests.

‘We were able to sell both our cars and we now just walk everywhere or catch the free tram to points of interest.’

Their apartment at 380 Melbourne in the heart of the CBD affords the pair an incredible 270-degree view of the city.

A colourfully decorated living room

Josh and Matt’s colourful apartment

‘We wanted to enjoy the city lifestyle and at the same time have an oasis we could retreat to. We chose our apartment specifically for the floor to ceiling windows.’

Their enviable views of the city skyline feature prominently in the interior design and styling videos they share with their 157,000 followers on TikTok.

The couple runs their home décor business joshandmattdesign, hand-making and shipping all their wares from their CBD apartment, which serves as a source of inspiration for their eclectic creations.

When not in their apartment creating designer décor, the pair can be found enjoying the city’s enviable lifestyle.

‘NGV is our favourite art gallery, we love all the beautiful plants in Guildford Lane, Vintage Sole for great clothing, Uncle Tetsu’s cheese tarts are so yummy, the Botanic Gardens is always beautiful to explore, and the Queen Victoria Market has an amazing selection of food and vendors,’ they said.

‘A perfect Melbourne day for us means waking up in the morning to see the hot air balloons flying over the city. Taking Louis, our cockalier, for a run around at Flagstaff Gardens, a little shopping at local vintage stores, an afternoon exploring the amazing art at NGV and then coming home to watch the sunset from our apartment with some pizza.

‘We really think the future of Melbourne is bright and exciting. We are especially excited about the Melbourne arts precinct transformation and think it’s going to be an awesome addition to this beautiful city. Melbourne is definitely the place to be.’

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