Hannah here: We are making a few exciting changes to the ol' blog, on our almost one year anniversary (!) to include a bit more of our professional work, which we hope you'll enjoy! I am an interiors stylist and writer amongst other things and am going to start blogging some of the gorgeous homes i've styled recently. I'd love to know what you think.
Interiors was one of my first loves, being an interiors designer; my first dream job. I embraced the giddy sense of freedom generated from expressing myself in my little teenaged bedroom; splashes of lime green paint, the curves of an inflatable chair, the amorphous globules of my lava lamp and the patchwork magazine pages of Leonardo Di Caprio adorning the walls. I have loved interiors ever since, I think in large part because it's so creative, in an intimate sort of way. The spaces people inhabit tell a story, a story that I am privileged enough to get to read sometimes, and I love a good story: The books that speak of school time author crushes, dog eared leather chairs that have sat in the lounges of generations of the same family. Mug rings on the kitchen table, paw prints by the door. Collections of artwork, egg cups, instruments.
The first house I'm going to show you is Sue and Dave's 5 bed Victorian house in Gr Manchester. This was originally published in Ideal Home in January. What I loved most about Sue and Dave’s place is that although they clearly have brilliant sense of design and a seamlessness between their work as creatives and their home design, they reckon that home is nothing if there isn’t people you love in it, which really resonated with me. Their family are the hub from which everything else flows. But oh. This house. That lounge! The kitchen! It was a complete pleasure to style and write about.
This house has a special meaning for me because my aunt and uncle used to live there. In fact it was sort of a second home when I was growing up, so I have some lasting memories of eating in that kitchen, playing in the garden and sleeping in those bedrooms.
I loved the cool palette, the mid century theme and the designer touches.
I love the colourful kids rooms in this home, they are practical yet speak volumes about the kids who inhabit them. Great, aren't they?! I love the accessories from the brilliant Pippa and Ike show and the prints by Seventy Tree too... I could go on and on!
I work with my mate Kristy Noble a wonderful photographer. So what do you think?!
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