This striking rental property is the home of Northumberland-based stylist and blogger, Kerry Lockwood and her family. If you were of the impression that being a renter meant forgoing a beautiful home, then this fabulous place can certainly change that. We know that it’s not always easy (or even possible) to convince landlords to allow changes, but if it is, then the before and after photos of Kerry’s home should provide real inspiration.
This living room is filled with natural light from a large bay window. The dark walls provide a real sense of drama both day and night – and are a perfect backdrop for her collection of artwork. Furniture, accessories and textiles layer natural tones and there’s a shimmer of metallic here and there. It looks like a comfortable, relaxed home – and very lovely indeed.
- Bellenger ‘simple pratique élégant favor’ reproduction poster
- Kate Moss ‘Life is a Joke’ photographic print
- ‘On air’ light box
- Nadadora glicée print by Blanca Gomez
- Farrow & Ball ‘Stiffly Blue’
- Dark grey Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen
- Original 1227 giant floor lamp by Anglepoise
- John Lewis Ikon large 3-seater sofa
- STOCKHOLM handmade/striped black/off-white mat
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In this week’s Get their look, we’re featuring this funky tropical lounge belonging to US-based designer, Rory Rockmore. This isn’t the kind of look that would look too authentic here in Todmorden, but we love it all the same!
This idea is easy to achieve – lots of bright colour, a flash of neon, a tangle of tropical house plants, a vase of blousy blooms, a pile of bold animal print cushions and the odd pink flamingo or two!
- Personalised handwriting neon light sign
- Pink flamingo statuette
- Sansevieria trifasciata var laurentii (mother-in-law’s tongue)
- Banana leaf cushion
- Ophelia coffee table
- KLIPPAN sofa with Flackery green cover
- Braided jute natural contemporary area rug
This blue sitting room is stunning!
Deep marine blue panelled walls and door gives the space a real sense of style. The tonal, buttoned sofa in plush velvet provides sumptuous texture.
The painted surfaces contrast wonderfully with the gold coloured statement trumpet pendant light and metallic nest of tables. The flashes of yellow provided by the throw, patterned cushion and hardback book also work very well and balance the room nicely.
An indigo feather Cameroonian juju hat (read more about its origins here) provides a beautiful centrepiece.
The overall feel is luxurious and dramatic… and very successful indeed.
- DelightFULL Botti pendant lamp
- Mullen Bogota Quirky wall light
- Yves Delorme Angelie throw
- Dulux ‘Marine Blue’
- Royal blue Juju hat / Bamileke headdress
- Round nest of tables
- Connor 3-seater sofa
This wonderfully serene Viennese apartment is the home of Svenja, a 20-something interiors & lifestyle blogger. She blogs at traumzuhause which translates from German as ‘dream home’.
The brilliant white painted walls, ceiling, door, window frames and up-lighter give a feeling of space and calm. The window is huge and is fitted with an inconspicuous, white roller blind which allows for maximum sunlight to shine through.
The lofty ceiling means that the long statement pendant light fitting has the necessary room to be admired to the max. The beautiful herringbone wooden floor is softened with light-coloured rugs and the grey, L-shaped sofa allows for two people to recline in comfort.
We highly recommend you visit her blog where you’ll find lots more inspiring photos of her home.
- Ay illuminate ceiling light, hand-woven cotton
- Muuto Restore storage basket
- Light up message board
- Nexus floor lamp, white finish by Nordlux
- Duke large side table Ø 90cm
- Stelton grey Emma vacuum tea jug
- Acapulco lounge chair
- Grey sheepskin rug
- Coconuts milky white 121 scented candle by Broste Copenhagen
- Grey Columbia corner sofa
This spacious open-plan kitchen diner lounge looks comfortable and homely. The practical cork flooring laid throughout elongates the room and brings the space together. It’s warm underfoot, softens noise, is easy to clean and is a natural and sustainable product.
We really love the ingenious use of lengths of different types of wood used to clad the kitchen wall. A simple, affordable and eye-catching feature. The vintage leather trunk has been converted into a smart coffee table – and is, no doubt, used as useful storage too.
- Searchlight Lighting single light ceiling pendant in satin silver finish with clear acrylic diffuser
- Owalo 7000 pendant lamp
- Blonde rattan dining chair
- Dash of Soot – No 244
- Arco floor lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
- Studio cork flooring
- Seville modular seating
- Vintage leather canvas steamer trunk
- Hyatt – Radcliffe industrial dining table
We’ve just discovered this website – it’s a rich mine of interior decoration inspiration. The contrasting palette the owners used in this room just popped out at us – you know how much we love bright, zingy colours!