What a glorious place to spend a warm summer’s evening! Gently rocking back and forth with a cold beer or glass of wine, taking in the view and watching the sun go down.
This rustic porch (and indeed the cottage to which it belongs) ticks lots of boxes for us in terms of materials and décor.
We like the combination of natural wood and stone in a building structure – and the introduction of cane, rattan and weathered metal works perfectly with it.
The look is carried through the various connecting spaces – flowers, textiles and furs softening the harder edges.
If you’re equally taken by the idea of spending some time here – well you can! The cottage is situated in Cornwall and available to rent for holidays (dogs allowed too).
Hopefully we’ll be lighting that fire and rocking in those chairs one day soon!
- Franco Albini rattan rocking chairs
- Franco Albini glass-topped rattan table
- Tree branch tea light holders – set of three
- Large terracotta plant pot
- Storm lamp
- Natural woven straw seat cushions
This yellow-decorated, cheery caravan belongs to Caro Davies, owner of The Twinkle Diaries blog. Caro and her family have christened her Dolly Too (she replaced the original Dolly of whom they sadly grew out). Reading about Caro’s journey doing Dolly up and going off on adventures is really making us yearn for our own camper van.
We’ve been putting money aside and are getting close to our target now. She’s created a real ‘home from home’ with a distinct mid century modern flavour. It’s clean, practical and bright, yet very cosy too. A real inspiration – stylish spaces on wheels are perfectly possible. Hopefully we can achieve something similar ourselves… and head off into the proverbial sunset one day soon!
- Daisy Chain Small wallpaper
- Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (gift book)
- Arrow LED circus light
- Norderney 5-piece cookware set by Karl Kruger
- Cath Kidston blue spot cotton duck
- Yellow picture frame
- “Home is where we are together” print
- Supernatural classic aspen oak laminate
We don’t really have a dedicated work space here at H is for Home – the whole house gets used for various activities! The photo above shows another shop owner’s home office… they seem to keep things a little more contained. It’s the domain of Estela, a Spanish homewares blogger and owner of deco and living.
It is furnished with numerous items available for sale in her shop, all set out in a tidy and uncluttered fashion. There’s ample storage to neatly conceal those mundane requisites of day-to-day business such as paperwork and packaging materials.
The white String modular shelving and cupboards appears to merge into the wall behind it. Keeping the colour palette to white & wood gives the space a simplicity and calmness. The utilitarian trestle table triples up for working, packaging and dining.
With more and more people setting up their own cottage industries and working from home, this space is a real lesson in how a chosen area of your house can not only be multi-functional, but very attractive too.
- String shelving
- Orla Kiely Scribble pear scrapbook
- Bloomingville natural seagrass basket with handles
- Recycled demijohn bottle
- FLUNS magazine files – 4 pack
- KNUFF set of 2 plywood magazine files
- GERTON beech table top
- FINNVARD trestle table
- Wood storage baskets
- Hübsch grey chair
If we had a chilled home cinema like the one above, I don’t think you’d get us out of the house in the evenings – especially in the winter!
Long, slinky black sofas hugging the walls; bundles of squishy, comfy cushions; dark walls and low sloping ceiling all helping to give the ultimate cinema experience.
A home cinema is only as good as its AV equipment and it doesn’t get much better than a ceiling-mounted cinema projector and huge, electric drop down screen.
All that’s missing are the boxes of hot popcorn. Sweet or salted?
- Optoma HD142X long throw full HD home cinema projector
- Optoma DE-3120EGA Panoview 120 Inch 4:3 matt white electric drop down screen
- RCR Timeless whisky decanter
- Skull and crossbones cushion
- Vintage mirrored cocktail drinks tray
- Parsons concrete top/ stainless steel base 48×28 small rectangular coffee table
- Poliform ‘Dune’ modular sofa designed by Carlo Colombo
We’re still having a love affair with dark painted walls – and our own house has quite large expanses of these shades.
This moody blue bedroom looks like an amazing place in which to go to sleep and wake up.
The decor is quite eclectic. There are pieces of vintage mid century looking furniture such as the peacock chair and splayed leg bedside table; what looks like a lovely antique Persian rug; also, more contemporary textiles as seen in the gorgeous bedding, cushions and light shades. Along with the warm Scandi furs, these softer textures contrast beautifully with the industrial touches such as the cast iron radiator, distressed paintwork and bare bulb light fittings.
We think the room is very successful indeed – the matt, inky green blue makes the perfect backdrop for this wonderful mix of materials and brighter highlight shades.
- Uno basic 5 light cascade pendant by Bulb Attack
- Hand-printed Napoleon bee fabric
- Squirrel cage tungsten filament bulb
- Farrow & Ball ‘Hague Blue’ estate emulsion
- William Morris ACANTHUS cushion Aegean blue / off white
- Birdy side table
- Mid-century bedside table – acorn
- John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk cushion cover, natural
- John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk bedspread, natural
- Rattan peacock armchair by Out There Interiors
- Yolanda faded Persian Jacquard rug – 160 x 230 cm, petrol blue
Every so often, we yearn for a major change in our lifestyle – sell up, buy a camper van and go off travelling. We sometimes think about narrowboat living; scaling down on our possessions and simplifying our existence.
This narrowboat home is moored up in Docklands, London. It may be a mere 19m long x 5m wide, however, it boasts 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and oodles of living space. This lovely multi-function area manages to feel spacious and bright, yet cosy too.
- Jieldé D1260 loft floor lamp
- Tom Housden dipped terracotta pendant light
- Vintage Godin wood-burning stove
- Pols Potten wire Supplement table
- House Doctor hemp & natural grey ottoman / pouf
- Vintage Greaves & Thomas egg chair
- G Plan Fifty Eight sofa
- Brunel dining table | Brunel bench