Get their look: Feminine Scandi dining room

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This feminine Scandi dining room is the domain of Pernille and her family. She’s a blogger, Instagrammer and homeware shop owner based over in Denmark.

The repetition of deep purple, soft pink and grey is very pleasing on the eye. The deep, wine colour on the right-hand wall is Sadolin‘s ‘Shady Red’. The light pink colour on the far wall is ‘Soft Blush’ from the same company. ‘Creme de la Rose’ by Crown is very similar to the latter, and is available here in the UK. The glossy, white-painted floorboards bounce sunlight up & around the room.

Soft textiles, potted cacti, hanging kokedama and framed artwork give a homely feel.

  1. Galaxy Globe mobile, large, dark green
  2. Nordic Tales Bright Spot pendant
  3. Hanging succulent kokedama
  4. Livink Braid pillows
  5. by Lassen – Kubus 4 candle holder, brass
  6. We Design magazine holder
  7. Hans Wegner Y chair (CH24)
  8. Crown matt emulsion paint Creme de la Rose
  9. Hay Loop stand table
  10. Large sheepskin rugs

Get their look: Feminine Scandi dining room | H is for Home

A new look for our top floor bedroom

Dark decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

We’ve mentioned our top floor bedroom a few times in past posts. It’s been well over ten years since it was last decorated so a spruce up has been long overdue. We thought we’d share a few photos of progress to date.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

We love this room. It’s our retreat of choice in the evening – particularly dark, cold winter evenings when we light the stove, watch TV, listen to music or work on the computer – all from the comfort of bed!

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

We like the structural ‘bones’ of the space with its exposed stone wall and original, wide floorboards.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

It was a great opportunity to introduce some darker colours into our home décor which we’ve intended to do for many years! These shades have a real sense of atmosphere and drama – particularly on said dark winter evenings with fires, candles and fairy lights flickering away.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

They look good by daylight too – contrasting very well with warm natural shades of wood and wicker – and providing a great backdrop for artwork.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

The bed is a very important occupant of this space, so we decided on a complete re-vamp. We exchanged a very old, squeaky frame for a new powder-coated metal one; the fabulous people at Tweak supplied us with an amazingly comfortable luxury mattress that we recently reviewed. And last, but certainly not least, some lovely black cotton satin bedding – bought locally (at generous mates’ rates) from good friend, Shaun who owns Rochdale-based textile company FabTrad. They’re wholesale suppliers to some major retailers, but also sell on eBay.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

It’s hard to put our finger on the exact look of our top floor bedroom. We wanted to furnish it with interesting objects and specimens from nature (in a Victorian gentleman’s study kind of way).

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

So you’ll find shells, fossils, skulls and the like…

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

…favourite antique finds too – that form interesting little vignettes on table tops and walls.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

We also dotted the room with brass, gold, copper and pewter (desperately trying not to overdo it and ending up with a pub snug style). We do love these flashes of metallic though – they give the room a real lift and look fabulous when light catches them.

Our dark-decorated top floor bedroom | H is for Home

It’s still work in progress, but we’re getting there. We hope you approve!

Get their look: Shop owner’s home office

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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.

  1. String shelving
  2. Orla Kiely Scribble pear scrapbook
  3. Bloomingville natural seagrass basket with handles
  4. Recycled demijohn bottle
  5. FLUNS magazine files – 4 pack
  6. KNUFF set of 2 plywood magazine files
  7. GERTON beech table top
  8. FINNVARD trestle table
  9. Wood storage baskets
  10. Hübsch grey chair

Get their look: Shop owner's home office | H is for Home

Get their look: Chilled home cinema

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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?

  1. Optoma HD142X long throw full HD home cinema projector
  2. Optoma DE-3120EGA Panoview 120 Inch 4:3 matt white electric drop down screen
  3. RCR Timeless whisky decanter
  4. Skull and crossbones cushion
  5. Vintage mirrored cocktail drinks tray
  6. Parsons concrete top/ stainless steel base 48×28 small rectangular coffee table
  7. Poliform ‘Dune’ modular sofa designed by Carlo Colombo

Get their look: Chilled home cinema | H is for Home

Get their look: Moody blue bedroom

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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.

  1. Uno basic 5 light cascade pendant by Bulb Attack
  2. Hand-printed Napoleon bee fabric
  3. Squirrel cage tungsten filament bulb
  4. Farrow & Ball ‘Hague Blue’ estate emulsion
  5. William Morris ACANTHUS cushion Aegean blue / off white
  6. Birdy side table
  7. Mid-century bedside table – acorn
  8. John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk cushion cover, natural
  9. John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk bedspread, natural
  10. Rattan peacock armchair by Out There Interiors
  11. Yolanda faded Persian Jacquard rug – 160 x 230 cm, petrol blue

Get their look: Moody blue bedroom | H is for Home

Get their look: Narrowboat living

Narrowboat living | H is for Home

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.

  1. Jieldé D1260 loft floor lamp
  2. Tom Housden dipped terracotta pendant light
  3. Vintage Godin wood-burning stove
  4. Pols Potten wire Supplement table
  5. House Doctor hemp & natural grey ottoman / pouf
  6. Vintage Greaves & Thomas egg chair
  7. G Plan Fifty Eight sofa
  8. Brunel dining table | Brunel bench

Get their look: Narrowboat living | H is for Home