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Arty house

We’ve spent the days between Christmas and New Year doing some jobs around the house – mostly drilling into the walls to put up art and shelving. It’s starting to look much more homely now.

The living room has a red and gold scheme against the pale grey walls. We’re just waiting to put up the curtains and have some vintage chairs re-upholstered then I think this room will really pop into life.

Living room

The bathroom is the first room pretty much finished – it’s got touches of old-skool pharmacy with the vintage framed labels and bathmat (from H&M). The shelves are reclaimed wood left over from a kitchen worktop!

My bathroom

Loads of shelving and frames in my room to house all my precious stuff.

My room

My room

Josh’s boy den – I love how he’s hung his art in a tight formation one one wall, and the industrial metal shelves filled with old wooden crates look good.

Josh's room
Josh's shelves

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  1. mizhenka

    Happy New Year!

    Your house is looking so wonderful. I really like the old wooden crates and the bathroom looks superb!

  2. Plinth

    wow.looks amazing.MUST get all my artwork framed.

  3. Hayles

    I'm having interior design jealousy from your photos. Your house is beautiful!

  4. James

    More serious envy provoked here. I especially love the two Russian ladies. Give me your house! Now!

  5. Bryony

    Love all the gorgeous framed artwork! Hoping to buy a place (/somewhere to house all my books and prints!) this year, so it's very inspirational! Happy new year =)

  6. Stuart Frisby

    Serious house lust going on here. Can I come stay? I promise I won't steal anything :P

  7. Jack

    does your bathmat say something about being racist since 1889?

  8. Ellie - In Pursuit of Loveliness

    Found your blog via Twitter and have total house envy! You've inspired me to get a wiggle on with my own!

  9. katie

    ha ha, no, it says 'PHARMACIST'. Unfortunate cropping…

  10. Claire

    How Beautiful! Where is your wallpaper from? its really lovely x

  11. Sasha @ The Happiness Project London

    Oh good lord. I have only just discovered your blog and it's SO BEAUTIFUL – you are making me want to decorate my entire flat :) I just got new built in wardrobes in my tiny one bed, was like you say a pain to live in the dust for 2 weeks but they look great.

    I love all your shelves and bowls and pots to put your stuff in, makes it look so neat and arty. You've inspired me to head to IKEA this weekend to buy some similar stuff!

  12. Hannah

    Your comforter is so beautiful! Where is it from??

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