Home inspiration…


9 years down the line, massive knock throughs, total kitchen re-builds and 2 children later, our home is at a point where Dan and I look around us and say – ‘Yep, this is OK, BUT let’s do it better’…. and so, the endless toil of re-decorating, sourcing new vintage furniture begins.Our home is in a state of flux.

All of the above images are via Design Sponge – Jessie Webster’s home

We moved in here nearly 9 years ago, when I was quite heavily pregnant with Charlie.  Out first home, with a mortgage, and a list of renovation projects as long as both our arms.  But we were young(ish) and in love, with our new home and baby on the way – it was exciting.


During the recent half-term, I managed to persuade Dan to take the trip to Baileys.  After harping on for years about how I wish our home would look, he finally agreed to a visit.  HA! my plan worked and now he has fallen in love with the paired back charms of Baileys Home and Garden.

Whilst there, we split up. Initially he took the boys round, leaving me time to browse in peace. Later meeting up, I went upstairs to the room settings with Charlie.  Reaching the far room, I stopped, sighed and said ‘Now, I could live in this room’.  Charlie laughed, as Daddy had said the exact same thing.


And so, a new ‘hobby’ as taken over the two of us.  Carbooting and Auction room hunting.  On the look out for cheap and interesting items of furniture, lighting, kitchenalia and art work.  Heaven!

The top images are from a house tour on Design Sponge, totally unrelated, but kind of the look(ish) I am going for at home.  For a better understanding of where my interiors obsession lies, have a look at my ‘HOME’ board on Pinterest.

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  • Tell me about it, I love antique fairs and carboot sales. I just sent you an email about the print, nice blog!

  • It’s a beautiful look isn’t it, I do like the pared back, vintage look…very chic, have fun with your revamping. I don’t think it every ends really, especially when you’ve got a creative mind! :) x

  • I always think I’d like a ‘pale and interesting’ effect at home, but then I realise I love colour and clutter too much! Look forward to seeing all your ideas come to fruition!

  • Love the new header. Always moving forward, that’s what I love about your work. Elinor x

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