Get The Look #1
As promised, we're in the process of taking and sorting the photographs for Sarah's, Michelle's and Mum's houses but in the meantime we wanted to share a more in-depth look at Kate's house and show you how to get the look.
First up, the Sitting Room. This room, which flows around from the kitchen-dining space, is a calming mix of muted greys and classically styled furniture. What adds the 'wow' to this room is the textures, the lighting and the details.
This room has three windows, including a bay. By day, the white, wooden, slatted shutters cast a soft, muted glow over the room whilst adding privacy from the street.
By night, accent lighting in the form of lamps and a cluster of string lights in a bell jar add atmosphere.
- Shutters from Room by Coralie Rogers
- Lamps from Camperdown Lane, 18 St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PL
- Cotton Ball lights from Camperdown Lane
- Bell Jars from Camperdown Lane
The classic, pale, linen chesterfield style sofa is softened with velvet cushions and faux-fur throws, whilst sheepskins draped over a bench and the velvet footstool add layers of contrast. A pale scheme can really be brought to life through the use of different fabrics and textures.
- Sofa by Baileys
- Helen Moore Faux Fur Throw by Camperdown Lane
- Sheepskins by Camperdown Lane
- Star Fleece Throw by Camperdown Lane
Details - Wood
Subscribing to the wise words of our favourite interiors blogger Mad About the House (really worth following if you have an interest in all things interiors), who believes every room should have a piece of antique or vintage furniture, all rooms are improved by the addition of a piece of wooden furniture for the warmth and character that wood adds.
In this room, Kate has included an old pine washstand that she picked up at an auction and a versatile, portable wooden stool from Camperdown Lane that works just as well as a side table due to its flat top.
Details - Gallery Wall
The gallery wall is something that appears in many Pinterest and Instagram interiors shots, and it is a feature we each have in our homes. It's possibly because we have a pretty big family so tend to have a lot of pictures, but we think it really stems back to the rogue's gallery that mum always had lining the stairs in our old homes. There's nothing like having those embarrassing childhood school photos in prime position for all to see!
The key to making a gallery wall look good is to stick to a colour theme for the frames (they don't have to match if they are the same colour) and to lay your gallery out on the floor to get the composition right before banging holes in the wall. Oh, and invest in a feather duster for the high ones!
Walls and Floor
The walls are painted in Dove Tale by Farrow and Ball
The engineered oak flooring is from Whitehall
Kate bought the wood untreated and applied the limewash finish herself using Fiddes Liming Paste and water-based sealer.
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