I definitely have a thing for wallpaper in bathrooms at the moment... I love how it’s adds a bit of extra personality to my smallest rooms - so, as it tradition 🤦♀️, I spent last Sunday evening hanging this beautiful wallpaper in our downstairs loo. It’s by Cole & Son, it has whales, waves and turtles - what’s not to love? 😆 I also went through all the bits left behind by the previous owners and found a gorgeous vintage porthole mirror, complete with age spots (had to convince the husband that was a good thing), to hang above the sink, I’m one happy lady! 🤗😍 #cole&son#countryhouserestoration#victoriandecor#periodhome#bathroomwallpaper#melville#tongueandgroove#littlegreene#scree
Before we renovated, this view was boarded up. The passage between the parlour and office had been blocked off with a built-in shelving unit. I think the rooms are happy to see each other again. #MillarHouse1857
Looking back through all of these rooms makes me wonder how the new owner will set them all up! The space is so versatile - I wonder if they'll let me have a sneak peek!? .
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This is the room that never ceases to evolve. Anyone else have one of those? I’ve recently added another rug to my collection. A vintage rug with a stunning border of blue and green acanthus leaves set on a golden background which is a gentle nod at my never ending desire to bring the outside in. I’ve layered it up with the existing rug which pulls the space together perfectly. A few brass touches adding a warmth for the changing of the seasons. The vintage brass coal box that you can see sticking out from under the table doubles up as a footstool with a cushion on top and a store for all the Xbox paraphernalia. The teenage den is well disguised!👌
Patiently waiting for commissioned artwork for this period property to arrive before we properly shoot it. But here a sneak peek of a pretty dining room. Swipe to see the cute little artists drawing that’s on the mantle to style it up. #diningroom
Day 22 is window
This isn’t a window but it is
I think the thing I love about old houses is the importance of hallways....modern houses don’t really have them so much because they are seen as a waste of space. The thing is they create this lovely feeling like every room is its own little world or experience apart from the others. That the hallway is the area were you decide which experience you want. Rooms seem designed for specific parts of the day, even aligned with the light. For instance I have two receptions one at the front of the house and one to the rear beside the kitchen. The sun rises at the back of the house flooding the kitchen and back reception with light up until three. In the evening the front reception is flooded with light and that light floats down the entry hall through the fan light over the door. I like to imagine the front reception is for a fine brandy by the fire in the evening sun watching the sun set.
Old house are full of magic and wonder and stories and lifetimes ❤️ #myhousethismonth#darkdecor#styleitdark#periodhome#myperiodhomestyle#deliciousdarkdecor#yourautumnvibe#hallway#throughthelookingglass#periodfeatures#myhousebeautiful#autumnalmagic
Last night we removed the old plaster around the doorway into the kitchen.
It was an inch think in most places, coming away from the walls and was thicker at the bottom. Ready for a new smooth coat of plaster this week.