Arty house

January 3rd 2011

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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Comments (12)

  • mizhenka

    January 3rd 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Happy New Year!

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

  • Plinth

    January 3rd 2011 at 6:17 pm

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

  • Hayles

    January 3rd 2011 at 11:13 pm

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

  • James

    January 4th 2011 at 1:38 am

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

  • Bryony

    January 4th 2011 at 10:40 am

    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 =)

  • Stuart Frisby

    January 5th 2011 at 6:03 am

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

  • Jack

    January 6th 2011 at 9:44 pm

    does your bathmat say something about being racist since 1889?

  • Ellie – In Pursuit of Loveliness

    January 6th 2011 at 10:49 pm

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

  • katie

    January 7th 2011 at 10:38 am

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

  • Claire

    January 25th 2011 at 8:56 pm

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

  • Sasha @ The Happiness Project London

    March 3rd 2011 at 6:05 pm

    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!

  • Hannah

    March 20th 2011 at 11:58 pm

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

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