A sneak peak inside our home

When we first moved into our house about six years ago it was perfect to live in, but we definitely bought it with the intention to update it – carpets were worn, floral and bright, the kitchen was so brown and the space wasn’t being used in the best way. We started working on our room almost straight away. Jared moved a wall to create a wardrobe area, then we decorated the remaining of the upstairs room by room. We weren’t planning on renovating the bathroom for a while but we had a huge leak which ruined one wall and the flooring, so we were pushed into that one. Major renovating started about two years ago. The whole downstairs was reworked – walls were knocked down, doors were moved and the kitchen completely ripped out. Jared did so much of it himself and we saved thousands as a result. I mainly painted, put furniture together, put up shelves, clocks and pictures, laid laminate flooring and made plans for the ‘unimportant’ bits and pieces.

I’m would say I am rather house proud – I love rearranging things, buying flowers, making things for it and I have a thing about hoovering the downstairs every day. Saying all that it is most definitely ‘lived in’, cluttered and there are two rooms that aren’t fit to share – the empty third bedroom and the dreaded back room that is rammed with books and crafty bits. Joining in with #myhomestyle with Becky and Emma on Instagram has made me appreciate my home so much more, particularly the little corners and details that I took a long time deciding on, that are often ignored on a day to day basis. As an Instagram newbie I am thrilled to have been featured both weeks – such a lovely surprise!

Here is a sneak peak into our home:

IMG_0585I would say that my taste is pretty eclectic. It doesn’t matter whether it’s old or new or where it’s from, if I like it, I like it. When we first moved into our house I had visions of it being a combination of Laura Ashley and Zara Home, which are both incredibly beautiful, but I quickly realised that I love nick nacks, markets, bargains, charity shop finds, plants in random places and old gems far too much. I find it hard to part with money if I know I can get it cheaper somewhere else like eBay. I also like to have lots of ‘talking points’ around the house that may spark interest in Winston, like the map table cloth below, along with posters and pictures.

We still have a few bits of DIY to finish and not everything has a home just yet, but we’re almost there.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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Interiors seem to feature heavily on my Instagram. You can follow me here.

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  1. 5th March 2015 / 8:00 am

    Your home always feels so chilled and I love seeing the new things! I love the makeup shelf, exactly what I need to protect MY stuff! I too find it extremely hard to part with money when I know its cheaper elsewhere ahh xx

  2. lifeatthelittlewood
    5th March 2015 / 8:18 pm

    It’s all just so gorgeous Esther! I think we have really similar taste (even down to the Laura Ashley wallpaper! 😉 ) I love homes that don’t look too catalogue perfect – ours is very much the same – it’s the little bits and bobs that make it personal and quirky and tell a story or two, isn’t it? 🙂 xx

    • 6th March 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Not too catalogue perfect is exactly what I love – something has to be a little ‘off’ and I like things that mean something. Your house is beyond stunning. Laura Ashley certainly does some fabulous wallpaper 😉 xx

  3. 5th March 2015 / 10:51 pm

    I adore your chesterfield sofa and the amount of natural light. A beautiful glimpse! x

  4. 6th March 2015 / 8:37 pm

    It’s all just so, so lovely and that window seat is divine. I’d sit there for hours being the worst kind of nosy neighbour 🙂

    • 6th March 2015 / 9:31 pm

      In the afternoon the sun is absolutely gorgeous so I lie there for as long as the two of them will let me. The bliss of winter sun xx

  5. 7th March 2015 / 9:08 am

    Your home has a lovely style! The window seat looks like a nice place to sit and relax 🙂

  6. mummydaddyme
    9th March 2015 / 9:06 pm

    You have a gorgeous home by the looks of it Esther- loved all these sneaky peeks. I could look at interiors all day, its a definite passion of mine. x

    • 10th March 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you. When we move out one day I’m going to be so sad! We’ve done so much work to it. I too could look at interiors all day. It’s almost therapy! x

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