Another sneak peak inside our home

I love interiors. I didn’t realise how much I loved them until we started renovating our house. Our house makes me so happy (incredibly so) and I love to change a few bits around every week as I walk around, depending on how I am feeling. Anybody else?

What feels ‘zen’ one week, certainly doesn’t feel ‘zen’ the next.  My ideal home would be a converted barn, or an old house with high ceilings, but because our house was built in the 70’s, it would look ridiculous if it tried to make it something that it’s not. I think bright colours look amazing in other homes, but in my own home I like lots of ‘natural’ colours like white, yellow and green. They make me feel calm and relaxed.

I gave a sneak peak a few weeks ago and here is another:

styling the seasonsI saw this John Lewis ceramic light fitting quite a few years ago at a friends house. We were finally ready to buy it a few weeks ago, and I could not be more happy with it. It creates a gorgeous ambiance, particularly once the sun has gone down. The metal and glass lantern was a bargain at £8 from Wilkinsons, and I spent over an hour in Anthropologie choosing six knobs to go on our Ikea shoe cabinet. Each knob brings so much joy! The mirror was £2 from a car boot sale. I honestly felt so guilty that I only paid £2, it felt like robbery.

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These are on the wall in our dining room. All of the frames are from charity shops, which I painted. Most of the images are from Pretty Nostaligic magazine, but there is also a wooden hanging from Laura Ashley.

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Jared’s parents bought this Noah’s Ark for the boys last Christmas and I love it.  A friend gave me the vintage train as a present when Winston was born, it is an original and comes with a few wooden blocks. I hang their more ‘special’ clothes here.

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I have an aversion to seeing toys! The boys have a few in their bedroom, but the bulk of them live downstairs in the lounge. I love it when they are all tidied away at the end of the day. The chest was bought via ebay.

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I found this bicycle key hook (very randomly) on Melody Maison. I just loved it, and it wasn’t expensive either.

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This is a recent addition to our home – V&A postcards at the top of the stairs. I love the colours, shapes and mixture of styles. We have two crates (that you can just spot) to house spare bedding, and the beneath the unit is where our washing baskets live – neither of which are very glamorous!

Bedroom

Our bedroom was the first room we decorated in our house and if I could go back there would definitely be quite a few changes. We decorated our room first because we wanted somewhere peaceful and calm to return to whilst we worked on the rest of the house. It’s always been a bit of a sanctuary.

20160121_121409This bookshelf that looks totally worn out (because it probably is) was bought from a junk shop for £25. I painted, waxed and sanded it. The reading cushion is from Homesense (how I love Homesense!) and the horse is from Ikea.

Interiors (and children) seem to feature heavily on my Instagram. You can follow me here.

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  1. 18th April 2015 / 9:42 pm

    I absolutely do love your home. All the hard work has deffs paid off and it does feel very chilled x

  2. mummydaddyme
    19th April 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Your home is beautiful Esther! x

    • 20th April 2015 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you Katie! Not sure we will ever finish it – the hubs has decided the garden is more important for the moment 😉 xx

  3. 22nd April 2015 / 9:30 am

    It’s all just so gorgeous! I love the V&A postcards – don’t they look just like tiles?! Xx

  4. 26th July 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Aaah Esther!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!!! You were one of the people I remember most from Britmums — it was SO lovely to meet you!!! 🙂

    You have such a beautiful home — mine is fairly similar in that I have quite an eclectic mix. It feels homely though 🙂 Lovely pics — I look forward to seeing more! Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 4th August 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Caro! It was so lovely to meet you too and thank you for your very kind comment. Glad I discovered your link up – I love everything home and interiors related! xx

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