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Home sweet home

January 25, 2014

front door

We moved into our lovely flat in May last year, so it’s only taken me eight months to share a little tour with you!  There have been some sneak peeks along the way but I thought it would be fun to show you around.  We are lucky enough to be renting this place mainly unfurnished from landlords with great taste, so I can’t take credit for the wonderful wallpapers or the bright yellow door, but I can appreciate them!  It’s especially nice to be treated to a cheery entrance when you’ve climbed four flights of stairs to reach it.

hall

hall

The hall is huge with lots of wall space, so we’ve covered it with pictures and prints.  That mirror of photographs is one of my favourite things in the flat, and is filling up fast.  The whimsical woodland ‘home sweet home’ print above was a Christmas present, and it’s pretty much perfect.

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

The kitchen is all white, so it’s a menace to keep clean, but is nice and bright and there’s loads of room for cooking and entertaining even with our big oak table.  The ‘I like cake’ print was another Christmas present, and I think it’s perfect for that spot.  It’s temporarily taped up until we find a frame for it.

living room

living room

living room

living room

living room

The living room brings together the boyfriend’s love of travel and my love of colour (and owls)!  He spotted that wingback chair and cushion in Ikea months before we moved in and was determined to make them his.  The trunk we’re using as a coffee table belonged to my dad when he first left home, and I love that we now use it for storing our board games and resting our feet.

spare room

The spare room is a general dumping ground, storage space, walk-in wardrobe, craft workshop and guest bedroom all rolled in to one.  Thankfully it’s on the same scale as the rest of the flat so there is plenty of space!  In a bid to make it more homely we’ve displayed some more of the boyfriend’s treasures from his travels.

bedroom

bedroom

bedroom

Finally, here’s our bedroom, complete with my favourite wallpaper and the beautiful dressing table left by our landlord.  I love how cosy this room seems, even when the temperatures are chilly.  High ceilings and wooden floors make this place hard to heat, but the bedroom always feels snug.

Obviously we have a bathroom too, but it’s hard to photograph the amazing Japanese tub, and nobody wants to see a photo of a toilet!  I hope you’ve enjoyed the wee tour.  Come over for a cuppa some time?

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  1. January 25, 2014 5:25 pm

    I like cake too! We must be soul mates :) What a gorgeous house – and I love all the personal bits and pieces you’ve added to really make it feel like home.
    Claire xx | somewhere… beyond the sea

  2. January 25, 2014 6:59 pm

    What an utterly charming flat. That yellow door! And I love the sweet prints, the owls, and the bay window with that beautiful view. Thanks for the tour! x

    • January 27, 2014 11:10 pm

      Aw thank you. I feel very lucky to have that bay window!

  3. January 26, 2014 10:51 am

    It is so delightful, everything looks just right in it – so well planned and coordinated like a house magazine photoshoot but still real and homely. I’m particularly jealous of those wooden floors and the bay window, plus it looks like you get lots of lovely light. In fact, it’s all gorgeous! x

    • January 27, 2014 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much! It is wonderfully light (at the weekend – currently never home in daylight during the week!)

  4. January 26, 2014 8:46 pm

    Oh lovely! Goodness, I don’t know if my house has ever looked that neat and tidy – mainly due to the two small imps following me around and deconstructing each room they go into! My favourites are the Orla Kiely wall, the cookbooks (totally just turned my head sideways to try and read all the titles!) and, most of all, the ‘his and hers’ chairs. We’re on the way to having two as well. Watch this space!

    • January 27, 2014 11:13 pm

      We love them! Must admit the ‘hers’ chair belongs to our landlord, will be sad to give it up when we move out. And this is it at its absolute tidiest!

  5. January 26, 2014 9:34 pm

    Gorgeous bright yellow door! Perfect in the grey winter weather. And how do you keep the place so tidy! It all looks lovely!

    • January 27, 2014 11:13 pm

      It’s not always so tidy; you’ll never believe how much stuff is behind the camera!

  6. February 3, 2014 2:47 pm

    Such a beautiful flat! Love it :D

  7. February 3, 2014 3:05 pm

    I love your home, its gorgeous! I have long admired Zoe’s home on her blog and its great to see it with your different furnishings and bits and pieces. Its lovely! x

    • February 3, 2014 3:15 pm

      Good detective work! Ha ha, it is pretty distinctive. I feel so very lucky to be renting it!

  8. February 5, 2014 11:35 am

    It is lovely and very welcoming – as are you x

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