Josh and Matt share an interior look of their colorful apartment in Melbourne after upcycling goods

Stepping into the apartment of DIY artist duo Josh Jessup and Matt Moss is like stepping into their lively imagination.

The duo moved from Sydney to Melbourne in February, shortly after they discovered a shared passion for art, design and interest in making their own statement pieces.

“We used to live in a small studio apartment that lacked color and life, so during the lockdown last year, we used the time to reevaluate ourselves and where we lived,” Matt told the Daily Mail Australia.

Their artistic energy led to the development of colorful, eclectic pieces ranging from floor to ceiling in their three-bedroom inner city apartment, launching their company, Josh and Matt Designs.

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Matt Moss (left) and Josh Jessup (right) moved from Sydney to Melbourne in February 2021 after discovering a shared passion for art, design and interest in making their own statement pieces.

Matt Moss (left) and Josh Jessup (right) moved from Sydney to Melbourne in February 2021 after discovering a shared passion for art, design and interest in making their own statement pieces.

Their artistic energy led to the development of a colorful, eclectic floor-to-ceiling piece in their Melbourne apartment and the launch of their company, Josh and Matt Designs

Their artistic energy led to the development of a colorful, eclectic floor-to-ceiling piece in their Melbourne apartment and the launch of their company, Josh and Matt Designs

The incredible Melbourne apartment has been decorated with quirky sculptures, colorful furniture and unique works of art

The incredible Melbourne apartment has been decorated with quirky sculptures, colorful furniture and unique works of art

Josh, 24, is an architect and artist, while Matt, 26, is a software developer and designer, and the couple describes themselves as ‘adults who do not want to grow up’.

The incredible new apartment has been decorated with quirky sculptures, colorful furniture and unique works of art.

From the bright red sofas to the artistic spray cans on the walls in the living room, there is something to look at from all angles.

The first piece the couple designed was a series of tenant-friendly hanging mobiles attached to the ceiling from command strips

The first piece the couple designed was a series of tenant-friendly hanging mobiles attached to the ceiling from command strips

The first piece the couple designed was a series of tenant-friendly hanging mobiles attached to the ceiling from command strips.

The built-in magnetic system means that the hanging sculptures can be swapped around and changed as you like, or combine two different designs together.

The range was quickly expanded with a selection of whimsical downlight art and wall art sculptures along with ‘lava’ lights.

“We make everything from our apartment using products from Australian suppliers and always create tenant-friendly ideas,” said Matt.

Close to 80 percent of the furniture in their apartment is second-hand items that have been upcycled to match their aesthetics.

For inspiration, they turn to Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy creative as well as postmodern styles.

The kitchen, dining room and living room (pictured) are filled with free colors and art

The kitchen, dining room and living room (pictured) are filled with free colors and art

From the bright red sofas to the artistic spray cans on the walls in the living room, there is something artistic for the fascinated wandering eye to look at with awe

From the bright red sofas to the artistic spray cans on the walls in the living room, there is something artistic for the fascinated wandering eye to look at with awe

“We search Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or eBay to find specific pieces we’re looking for,” Josh said.

They never work on a budget and instead ask if the pieces purchased will last in the long run.

“We’re happy to release if it’s something we’re obsessed with,” Matt said, adding how they hope the transformed pieces will last for decades.

To upcycle a piece, the materials chosen are marble, wood and glass.

Nearly 80 percent of the furniture in their apartment is vintage, used pieces that have been upcycled to match their aesthetics

They often never work on a budget, but instead ask if the pieces purchased will last in the long run

Close to 80 percent of the furniture in their apartment is vintage, used pieces that have been upcycled to match their aesthetics

To help support National Recycling Week, Josh and Matt teamed up with Gumtree to create a limited-edition interior collection under the new brand, Gumtree Collections

To help support National Recycling Week, Josh and Matt teamed up with Gumtree to create a limited-edition interior collection under the new brand, Gumtree Collections

In less than 12 months, they have captivated thousands on TikTok and have grown to attract a fan base of more than 182,000 people who admire their designs – with a video reaching close to 5 million users.

Earlier this month to help support National Recycling Week, Josh and Matt partnered with Gumtree to create a limited-edition interior collection under the new brand, Gumtree Collections.

They created 25 bespoke pieces using vintage items retrieved using the digital marketplace and spent $ 930 with a turnaround profit of $ 4,495.

The collection includes items ranging from a chromatic dining table and rainbow-colored statement chairs to a supernova mirror, a dazzling buffet and a macramé table lamp.

The collection includes items ranging from a chromatic dining table and rainbow-colored statement chairs to a supernova mirror, a dazzling buffet and a macramé table lamp

They created 25 bespoke pieces using vintage items picked up using the digital marketplace and spent $ 930 with a turnaround profit of $ 4,495

The collection includes items ranging from a chromatic dining table and rainbow-colored statement chairs to a supernova mirror, a dazzling buffet and a macramé table lamp

“We wanted to show how it’s not too difficult to make DIYs and create unique pieces you would like to see in your own home,” Matt said.

All proceeds from the collection went to the environmental fund Planet Ark.

“We wanted to show how it is not too difficult to make DIYs and create unique pieces you would like to see in your own home,” Matt said.

Josh agreed and said, ‘There are so many good things in used purchases, and you never know what you’ll find.’

On some occasions, they have come across $ 200 vintage sculptures that were worth up to $ 6,000.

The full list of available products can be viewed at Gumtree.

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