To start my blog again, I wanted to focus on my home. It has been the only thing I have been obsessing over for the last few months and my shopping has totally focused on home stuff! So I thought it would therefore be only right to start at home!
I want to start in the hallway of my new home. I absolutely love this space, it is probably my favourite in the whole house, although its impossible to choose favourites! This post is going to be a whole heap of photos, I warn you now! I love all the details and how they all come together, old and new, simple and complex…
So lets start before, this is what the hallway looked like when I first viewed this house. I could tell it was such a lovely feature but it needed some love!
So thats exactly what I gave it, a lot of love!
The main feature is of course the amazing wallpaper – parrots and palm print! I had been planning some sort of palm print so when I saw this one I knew immediately it would work.
Keeping the wall of the staircase and the ceiling white really helps makes this room feel light and bright and still really spacious. I replaced the carpet with laminate which allows so much freedom to go mad with the print!
The wallpaper is from Wallpaper Direct.
This telephone table is vintage and I found it the day after we moved in at a second hand furniture charity! I adore this piece, the old dark wood and floral upholstery clashes in all the right ways with the rest of the room!
On the telephone table I have a brass pot (for my keys) from Sri Lanka (my parents’ donated it to me!) and a lovely lamp from John Lewis. The runner is from Homesense. The plant stand is from Ikea.
Above the telephone table is my collection of vintage prints. Again I love the contrast of old and new.
The other side of the hallway starts with this corner where I have a gorgeous hanging plant and a basket with gold sequins for umbrellas & other bits!
I love the brass and ceramic hooks I found on eBay – to be used for coats or hanging plants!!
Each hook is different and so unique.
And then we come to my shoe storage unit. I knew I needed something for my daughter to keep her shoes in and also her school bags. It’s from Ikea but I changed the knobs (again from eBay and new knobs is a theme throughout the house!).
I love that its white and clean and fits perfectly without taking too much space away.
Cant live without some White Company scents!
This is Frida and she is beautiful and I couldn’t believe the background matched my wallpaper – it was meant to be!
I got her from Junique.
So thats my hallway! It gives me so much joy when I open the door and walk into this space. It is a total representation of my style and I adore it!