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Natural Tones for Day 23 of #myhousethismonth  Not the most exciting picture I realise but.. Our little hallway makeover went a step further last night with this lush dark green from @farrowandball Studio Green I had bought this at the same time as the Railings for the lounge so the new colour ranges weren’t out, however as I had already started to paint some of this space (see earlier posts) with a paint I mixed up myself I decided to carry on as it’s a brilliant match and as the other was in a corner and the lights different I can’t tell it’s a different colour ๐Ÿ’š Bonus  If it stays this colour we shall have to wait and see as I think Bancha has got to go somewhere !! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great Sunday folks  I shall be mostly seen painting, gardening, cleaning general tidying, walking the dogs and perhaps a spot of house plant shopping ๐Ÿ˜‹ think I need a lay down just at the thought of it! ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜˜ Time for a cuppa โ˜•๏ธ . . #mystylishhome #walltowallstyle #hallwaydecor #greenisthecolour #darkgreens #naturaltones #sorealhomes #myhappyhome #interiordesign #interiormilk #interiorboom #newinteriorsontheblock #homesofinstagram #howihome #showmehowyoushine #bungalow #bungalowrenovation #mydreamhome #dreamrenovation #styleitdark #styleithappy #homestyle
Some say Charity begins at home!! Well why not combine both and pick up a Charity Shop Find (#myhousethismonth day 21) that will support whichever charity that shops supports โ–ซ๏ธโœ… And fill your home with charity treasure โœ… what could be better So my last haul a few weeks ago was from Mencap (such a worthwhile charity supporting people with Learning Disabilities) was this bunch of plant pots, I love the different colour tones in the big one on the left and the other 2 just had a nice shape, I thought I might spray them but for now think they look pretty cute as they are ๐Ÿ’š . So Top Tip Time for charity shop finds.... Have a really good look at the shape and style of the homeware, that quirky shaped vase but you hate the colour! The stunner of a picture frame but the picture inside is not your thing!  Things can be changed, you can spray paint that vase! You can simply swap the picture, but let loose and just have fun with it  Many ideas out there to give something a new lease of life o repurpose something with a little bit of time and effort  Let your creative juices flow and feel proud that you are helping that Charity deliver change to someone in need ๐Ÿ˜Š  Well I would have said happy Saturday evening folks but I am late again!!! Surprise surprise I have been painting! Yes on a Saturday ! #livingmydream  So hope your Sunday is a good one ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . . . #newinteriorsontheblock #styleithappy #crazyplantlady #plantsofinstagram #charityshop #charitybeginsathome #charityshopfinds #greenliving #loveaplant #darkinteriors #interiordesign #howihome #plantlove #interiormilk #interiordecor #myhomestyle #bungalowrenovation #renovationproject #granddesigns #sorealhomes #walltowallstyle #mystylishhome #myhappyhome
Wood You Adam and Eve it !! It’s only Friday and thank god for that ! I don’t like to rush time along but after having a very Up and down week the weekend could not come soon enough ๐Ÿ˜Š #myhousethismonth Day 21 - Theme is WOOD !! See what I did there ? Seriously wood I really spell would wrong !! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Yup I’ll get my coat sorry told you it was a rough week gotta do whatever makes me feel better, and terrible jokes are one of them #sorrynotsorry  Anyway’s back to interiors as mostly that’s why we are all here right? So with a theme for the day as Wood it could only be another shot of my gorgeous herringbone oak floor, soz I know you are probably bored of it but I will just never ever be bored of it Also the oak glazed doors, I had planned to paint them a very dark grey / black as specifically bought these as they had the slimmest frames - aim was to look like crittall without the expense For now they are staying oak as they are gorgeous and it does seem a bit criminal to paint oak, but maybe one day?!? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Little peak of my mid-century style planter which I just love too, I know this style is so popular now I see them everywhere but it’s for good reason, they add something a bit extra to any normal plant pot ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒต . Now I have bored you all to tears I’ll sign off, sorry k bye xxx . . . #newinteriorsontheblock #howihome #sorealhomes #walltowallstyle #hallwaydecor #plantlady #oakflooring #oakdoors #styleithappy #homedecor #homestyle #bungalowrenovation #bungalow #happyhome #mentalhealthawareness #cosyhome #myhomestyle #showmehowyoushine #interiordesign #dreamhome #interiorboom #interiormilk #designsponge
Okay so no shame here! It’s happened I have completely failed these last few days with my #myhousethismonth  posts So decided to do a 3 day catch up into 1 !! Why not?!? So where are we Day 18 - My Fave: my fave window ever with my fave view (from this angle anyway) looking up at the sky of a morning, seeing the blue skies and white fluffy clouds (this was not today!!) or the grey skies and wurly winds blowing those trees all out of shape (that was today!) of a night time when the skies are clear I have seen some spectacular moons and stars from right here Just my fave for all those reasons along with the fact I designed them, every little bit, height from the floor, height from the ceiling, split them into 4, the exact position of the opening lights  My joiners built up the space and the fabulous @expressbifoldingdoors measured up and created these little beauties for me  Day 19-Leaves: leaves leaves everywhere, the view of the trees from this window just make it extra perfect, I had the height built to ensure when we lay in bed we can see only sky and tree’s so we can see a different view as the seasons change Also can’t see the neighbours roof !! ๐Ÿคฃ honestly this was measured just right Day 20- Shining Bright: and oh I do hope we get to see more of that stunning golden morning sunshine again, whilst I am loving and embracing the darker side of life at the moment, I still adore the light bright and warming tones the sunshine brings into your home, and especially in this bedroom #nocurtains in the morning means the light floods in no matter what the weather Which will hopefully make a huge difference to my winter MH challenges, after only a couple of bad days and building a routine around my recovery/stay well plan this room has been a godsend  Swipey swipe for the 9 new F&B colours launching today You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . #styleithappy #mystylesmile #howihome #walltowallstyle #newinteriorsontheblock #myhomestyle #blueskies #ekbbhome #happyhome
@arthurleeinteriors @farrowandball #farrowandball #newcolours #colourmehappy  Sorry it’s a bit dark Professional film maker I am not!! But only just learnt about #blippar and how to screenshot in video form ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Fab opportunity though to attend should a lovely event and see the new colours before the launch tomorrow  Thanks again @arthurleeinteriors team xxx
Exciting evening tonight @arthurleeinteriors with the gorgeous Rep for the north from @farrowandball previewing their 9 new colours ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ Fab presentation  Thanks guys for a lovely evening and Helen for inviting me xxx And to Matt for the Prosecco Elderflower combo - yes it was delicious ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’š After a few very low days I was anxious to go this evening, but continue to push my own social boundaries everyday and so so glad I did Check out my stories shortly for a little flutter through the new colours !!๐Ÿ˜˜ You are welcome xxx . . #farrowandball #newcolours #colourmehappy #mentalhealthawareness #colourtherapy #happyhome #behappy #whichroomshouldipaintnext
#myhousethismonth  Day 16 Monochrome & Day 17 Round  Not a lot of@monochrome in this house as tending to always add some colour in somewhere, even if just plants and candles  I love the idea of black/grey and white and can honestly drool over pictures of other homes with this look, but I soon get bored in my own and colour starts to creep in somewhere I have shared a version of this landing pic earlier in my feed but as it fits the scheme here it is again with a few small additions It is one of my favourite prints in the house as a completely new style for me but fits just perfect here And reminds me to at least try to feel a bit of that when I get up in the morning ๐Ÿ˜œ And Round !! Well my new little belly basket suits this too and looks perfect here I think I am hoping this has an influence on me too as the belly shape reminds me of my own and perhaps may just stop me raiding the fridge or cupboard for snacks as often as I do now haha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ Well Monday is here again!! And I am sorry Monday but I am just not feeling you today can you jog on and come back another day!!!? Pretty please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป What’s that you say?? No!!!! Okay okay I’ll give it a go, can’t promise excellence but will try for at least just mediocre ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป it’s the best I can do ! #itsokaynottobeokay  sometimes . . . . . #mondayblues #mystylishspace #hallstairsandlanding #walltowallstyle #newinteriorsontheblock #showmehowyoushine #scandinavianstyle #scandiliving #bellybasket #styleithappy #howihome #bungalowrenovation #renovation #interiorboom #interiordesign #upcycle #happyhome #mentalhealthawareness #tryingmybest #interiormilk #instainteriorfamily
#myhousethismonth Day 15 - Smallest Room And as per my point yesterday size isn’t everything !!๐Ÿ˜œ In terms of footprint then this is definitely the smallest room in the house, it is small but perfectly formed and definitely packs a punch for sure There’s some drama, colour, contrasting patterns, plant life, monochrome, black tapware, storage, bath, shower (over bath), counter top basin, up-cycled cupboard turned vanity, bespoke designed aluminium  window (designed bespokely by me) and of course most importantly for the smallest room in the house THE LOO!! ๐Ÿคฃ However if we are talking in height then it’s definitely not the smallest as I decided to nab some of the space in the eaves upstairs to make this double height, and it literally changes this room in such a bloody awesome way in that it feels twice it’s petite little size ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ› bonus ! I could do with some of that myself !!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ And if you swipe across you will see the pink lovers dream as it was when we bought it, now I like pink but maybe this was a little too much!! Have a lovely Saturday evening you gorgeous lot xx Now back to Ozark for us ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . . . . . #styleithappy #monochromehome #plantlady #aluminiumwindows #bathroomdecor #newinteriorsontheblock #smallestroom #bathroomremodel #bathroomdesign #elledecor #howihome #designsponge #interiordesign #mystylishspace #sorealhomes #walltowallstyle #bungalowrenovation #renovation #buildingthedream
#myhousethismonth Day 14 - Biggest Room So if you’ve seen earlier posts you will know this room has changed quite a bit in style from when we bought the place, however extension at the back aside it was already open plan with the front and back rooms knocked through There was a lot of discussion amongst family that we should put the wall back up and make the front dining space a spare bedroom to keep it as a 3 bed After all we were adding the extension so that would give us plenty of living space But ! What’s the point of a 3rd room there is only 2 of us right And with no intention of moving there was no way I was losing the space and view to the front for a room we would never use, I like to be nosey and see who is out and about ๐Ÿ˜‰ Our 2nd bedroom is already the dumping ground ! . So I kind of agree with one or two other posts I’ve read tonight that the size thing seems a bit awkward  But I have heard a lot in the past that size doesn’t matter !! ๐Ÿ˜œ it’s what you do with it that counts hah ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ So i am thinking let’s embrace all the various sizes of our homes, the largest the smallest the teeny tiny space in the loft that you squeeze in a small storage cupboard We should love every inch of our homes as they are ours, our sanctuary from the outside world, the space we can cosy up in at night after a hard days work or stressful day with the kids  The space we have quiet moments to ourselves and loud fun times shared with family friends and of course our pets, I know so sentimental don’t unlike me please I am not always like this !! I now can’t wait to see what you bunch of crazies share as always, as I also love seeing every part of your homes and reading about the lives that go on in them And for the smallest rooms I am totally expecting a lot of loo shots ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ bring on the Bogs ! ๐Ÿ˜› Have an awesome weekend you lot Love ya x . . . #howihome #interiorboom #loungeliving #openplan #openplanliving #livingdining #darkinteriors #parquet
#myhousethismonth Day 13 - Towels / Linens So for a change gonna try and keep it short and sweet tonight, I hear a sigh of relief ! ๐Ÿคฃ I actually took this shot this morning before work, love how the morning light is cast on the sloping ceilings in the bedroom loft space, it creates stunning highlights and shadows And showing off these gorgeous @christy_home  towels  The inky blues were actually a fab find from @homesense_ukie so were an absolute steal  And with them is a rich berry @christy_home  towel that was in the awesome gift bags from the @nohouserules party last week Thanks guys ๐Ÿ˜˜ Have to say they all seem very happy draping themselves over the tub, wait there guys cause Friday is bath night !! ๐Ÿคฃ I do wash the rest of the week I promise! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ› Mini addition of an @aldiuk  special buy in pink, gotta have a splash of pink And last but definitely not least oh yeah check out that bloody awesome bathmat !!! From @luxeologyuk  cheers to the Gorgeous Gemma ๐Ÿ˜˜ it looks fab here ๐Ÿ˜ #notarealzebra ! . 1 day to go and fridays are always the best day of the working week Bring-It-On !!! Plans for the weekend guys???? Okay soz not so short after all ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ xx . . . . #newinteriorsontheblock #instainteriorfamily #styleithappy #buildingthedream #mastersuite #fluffytowels #bathroomdecor #sorealhomes #hygge #interiorboom #walltowallstyle #plantlady #dreamhome #dailydecordetail #designsponge #bedroomgoals #mystylishspace #linenbedding #bathmat #howihome
Normal Interior Service has resumed my lovely Insta Peeps thanks for all the love and comments on my last post, it rang true with quite a lot of you and I am so pleased it has been taken in such a positive way xxx . #myhousethismonth Day 12 - Pretty It Up Literally up โฌ†๏ธ Look how pretty this @madedotcom  light fitting is ๐Ÿ’– It is actually one of the very 1st things I ordered for the fuf haus and at that point I didn’t really have a clue where it was going to live  But I think it looks really fabulous in the spare bedroom despite the room still not being complete and at the moment it’s the filtering room as I still sort through boxes (I know! Yes still!) and also where I store my paints etc whilst I decorate various rooms But still who says what is essentially a store room can’t be fabulous !! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ We are downhill from here to the weekend all, so hold on tight put your seatbelt on and stick your head out the window to enjoy the wind in your head (be more dog!!) . . . #lightsofmylife #lighting #styleithappy #mystylishspace #mystylishhome #showmehowyoushine #newinteriorsontheblock  not an autumn flatlay I know, maybe tomorrow #happyvibes #colourmehappy #bungalowrenovation #renovate #myhousebeautiful #sorealhomes #stylishhome #howihome #walltowallstyle #makeahouseahome #decor #designsponge #happyinteriors #myhouseismything #nofilter #lovelights #interiorlighting #designmilk
#myhousethismonth  Day 11 - Blanket Well it’s true autumn is upon us and the cosy warm blankets are coming into their own! Calling all big knits, sheepies, woollens, fleeces it is your time ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒงโ˜‚๏ธโ„๏ธ Don’t be shy, throw yourselves casually over the back of that sofa, drape yourself around our shoulders, curl up in to a snug little nest for the pooches, just make yourselves comfortable . This little cosy number is one of my faves, it’s part fleece part faux sheepie, just out of storage and freshly laundered and it’s given the sofa a gorgeous cosy vibe for autumn And the doggo’s like it too such a surprise!๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ Happy Autumn peeps . I am feeling pretty good right now, However if like me you sometimes start to struggle at this time of year and find the darker nights drawing in hard to cope with then perhaps this year we need to make a pact and think a little differently, I know it’s easier said than done right I get that But well what’s the worst that can happen! It doesn’t work, but it may just make a difference ๐Ÿ˜€ So let’s share idea’s on how to keep those happier vibes flowing and the dark moods under control, let’s talk to each other, show we care and continue to keep this #instainteriorfamily a great place to be x See my next post if this is of interest and you’d like to read more of my little ramblings and if not that’s fine to ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ#sharethelove . . #newinteriorsontheblock  #instainteriorfamily  #happyhome #showmehowyoushine #styleithappy #nohouserules #hyggehome  #rethinkmentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #cosyvibes #autumnalhome #embraceautumn #happyvibes #supporteachother #positivevibes  #howihome #makeahouseahome #renovation #bungalowrenovation  #cosylounge #loveablanket
#myhousethismonth  Day 10 Stairs/Hall Good afternoon my lovely Insta interior pals and welcome to a few new followers who have joined me today, come on in, take your shoes off, slippers on and i’ll go put the kettle on. Relax and I do hope you enjoy your stay and don’t rush off too soon ! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Warning I do ramble at times so if this bit bores you please just look at the little squares and ignore my waffle ๐Ÿคช I won’t be offended but if you like what you see please give it a like, lots of love hard work and care has gone in to our little bungalow renovation xxx But who doesn’t love a good natter over a cuppa and a few biccies. So here is my view of the hall and stairs and yes I am lay on the floor to get this angle, the things I do for you lot! ๐Ÿคฃ but at least it’s a gorgeous floor to lay down on, I have mentioned before that oak parquet / herringbone was an absolute must when we redesigned the house even if it meant laying it myself, which in the end is exactly what I did ๐Ÿ˜€ took quite a few hours late nights and weekends as its not just the hall as you will see in other posts But I am so so pleased with it, of course I had hoped when I was lifting the corner of the brightly patterned carpet that some original parquet would be there just waiting to be brought back to life, sadly that was not the case ๐Ÿ˜ข However this stunning oak engineered herringbone click lock flooring is a gorgeous substitute  Supplied by @woodfloorwarehouseuk (#notanad) just want to share where it’s from as a few people have asked me Stairs were designed by myself, I would have liked open cut sides without the string (that’s the white painted wood up the side) but budget constraints reigned in my design aspirations for not the only time on this project I still love them though they are stunning white oak โค๏ธ Supplied by @stairboxuk (#notanad) again just want to share another fab supplier with you guys who are just starting your reno journeys x they have an app that
Just tipped over the 500 mark yesterday Thanks you lovely bunch of Insta Crazies XXxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ I would do a giveaway but honestly don’t have a clue how to do it ! And hate giving away anything as I am a hoarder haha If I figure it out though I will give it a go sometime soon xxx Have a fab day peeps xx . . #newinteriorsontheblock #thebig500 #happyhome #instalove #instainteriorfamily
#myhousethismonth Day 9 Get Cosy  So I have been way too cosy tonight in front of the fire with the doggos as you can tell by my dark and moody late evening shots! #toobusythisweekend  Very quick post before I hit the sack  And showing off the glorious painted walls in F&B Railings This could just as easy have been my colour crush as I am soooo pleased i chose this colour, now ceiling keep it white or paint it dark !!!???? Any thoughts greatly appreciated  Also will aim to show some catch ups of the NHR party on stories tomorrow Have a great week all x . . #walltowallstyle #howihome #scandinoirstyle #myhappyplace #beyondcosy #colourvibes
#myhousethismonth Day 8 Work or Play? Well obvs play is more fun but equally it depends on what the work is Someone else’s type of work is my play  for example evidenced here with a drill, screws, wall plugs, tape measure - if I have my trusty tape measure with me I am always out to play ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ but this is work for some This pic also shows the evidence of my other favourite kind of play, last nights prosecco glasses from an evening with family @dolphinclague and co. Fab evening out for a curry a few gins bottle of prosecco (minus the bloody raspberries that were left in the fridge!! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ) so glasses washed but tonight’s plates and dishes have not been and will now have to stay that unsightly way until the morning And a lovely time spent giving a little house tour to my gorgeous sis in law /outlaw @dolphinclague  I think it received the seal of approval ๐Ÿ˜˜ (outlaw as no ring on my finger thanks very much!) And work. My room with no name shall be my location for Monday ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฃ #backtowork . . #walltowallstyle #instareality #instasham #howihome #potsnotwashed #dontcareaboutthepots #newinteriorsontheblock