After a long few weeks working my lovely hubby and I were looking forward to a day out but typically the good old British weather had other plans so instead we started put some ideas together to revamp the house. We have lived on our house for quite a few years now and it is starting to look a little tired and to be honest we are bored with it!! We love the house but feel it is a little jaded and in need of a bit of a TLC.
Living in a two up two down terrace very near to the city centre is fabulous but we have the age old problem not enough storage or maybe we just have too many things?? Whatever the reason seem to have every surface covered in something so the downsizing begins with now!!
Don’t get me wrong we both could never do minimal but we want to be able to showcase our vintage pieces to make them look their best. As with my wardrobe my interiors look is moving away from full on vintage but mixing eras, adding new and designer for a want of a better word “eclectic” style.
My new inspiration is a relaxed elegance drawn from Deco, Paris left bank, Park Avenue and vintage fashionista!!?? We am thinking of bringing more colour – painting our hallway a bright blue is one of the ideas, mixing neutrals of cream and grey with blues, greens, a pop of Schiparelli pink and classic black.
Firstly we moved a few pieces of furniture around creating some more space and changed the use of a couple of pieces – our TV is now sitting on the Deco cabinet that once stood in the office, our dark wood audio unit is our coffee table with many books on its shelves, candles and a perfect place for tea cups or cocktail glass to sit
We are still work in progress but feeling rather excited to be falling back in love with our house again after feeling fed up and wanting to move – it just goes to show that simply by moving some furniture around and adding some colour will make a difference. So here are just a few of the ideas that we love
I have got my dressing room now but it need to be tweaked a bit – I want to add a few fashionista touches … Finally the bathroom – have started to work in the White Company a few days a week and am loving the fluffy towels, and clean fresh hotel style décor.
We are working through the house, cleaning and de-cluttering so watch out for some pieces for sale as we filter out the things that no longer work for us – in the words of Rennie Mackintosh “don’t have anything that is not useful or beautiful”. Future pictures will feature as we progress with the changes and updates.