After 4 weeks of slowly but steadily moving boxes and making our new house a home, we are finally settled and have officially moved out of our old house! Our new home is nowhere near finished, there are piles of boxes in the dining room and rooms that we have no idea what to do with but it's all ours. We're already incredibly happy here and I thought (after a little nudge from Mat) I'd give you a little sneak peek into a few corners of our home. Take a look below to see more...
Our living room is one of the first rooms we made a real effort with as it's the room we're going to be spending the most time, on our first day in the house I went a bit rogue and started painting the chimney breast grey (from the original bright red)... Thankfully my mum came round that weekend and painted the rest of the chimney breast grey and the rest of the room white, making it feel more like ours. I made the chunky knit blanket a few weeks ago and I love it, it's the softest, comfiest thing ever! The record player is also a new addition, Joe chose it as his Christmas present from me as we were very lazy with presents this year, I got a new camera lens and watch from him so we both did well.
We're currently on the hunt for a big, brightly coloured abstract canvas to brighten up the room and make it a little less grey!
The kitchen will be one of my favourite rooms in the house once it's finished, it's currently a bright cobalt blue on the walls with white subway tiles, but we're planning on painting it dark green and filling it with plants to create an orangery feel to take advantage of the big sash windows.
It has a huge original Victorian range which is the centre piece of the room which we're not entirely sure what to do with, we adore it though!
The smaller spare room is another room that is nearly finished as we've had quite a few visitors over the festive season, all we're missing now is a bed, just slightly important... We've tried to make it as comfortable as possible with plenty of blankets, places to sit and prints. I love the V&A throwover we have draped over the antique armchair my mum and sister bought me for my 21st birthday.
The bathroom is small but perfectly formed already, it's painted a shade of grey we love and has subway tiles on one wall with a simple, functional suite. My dream bathroom is huge with a claw foot bath so it's not quite there yet! We've added a splash of colour with our HAY bath mat* and touches of luxury with Aesop handwash from Mankind and Christy towels I won in their recent competition (thanks to Kate for nominating me!).
And that's it for now! We have a lot to do over the next few months, from investing in blinds (we're currently rather on show!) to deciding what we're going to do with our massive bedroom and buy a bed as soon as we can settle on one we both like. Wish us luck!