Now that we own a house of our very own…I have got quite interested in interior. With rentals its hard to put your own stamp on it; especially when you hate the wall colour, carpets (I really hate carpets) the kitchen and the fact you can’t drill any holes in the walls. We have bought a teeny tiny little Victorian cottage which I have named The Dolls house and we are practically changing the entire thing.
All the new floor is down and the walls are painted. My talented brother-in-law has knocked down walls and closed up doorways. Our room is nearly done and so is the living room. The kitchen looks hideous, so that is next on our to do list. The bathroom is ok for now. Eva’s room is the one that is pretty much done so I thought I would show you. In era with the house, the décor is loosely Victorian inspired.
My Nan bought this rocking horse for me from an antique shop when I was 3. It sat in her cellar until they moved and it moved in with me. A child at some point (not me) gave it a hair cut, so I would love to get it refurbished. It needs a new tail and mane, repainting and the cracks filled.
I bought this faux leather pug doorstop from a local shop. Luna has since attacked it and it’s filled with holes. Eva likes this sausage dog doorstop from Next, so will get that soon. Will have to think of a way to deter Luna from chewing it up.
Because the house is so small, we needed everything to be light. We picked engineered wood flooring for the whole house in a grey wash. It’s not as light as I wanted it to be, so at some point I want to lighten it up a bit. It also needs a bit of oil. I picked dulux pebble grey for the walls.
We had a massive toy clearout before we moved. Eva only plays with lego, small figurines and soft toys so it was easy to make the big cut. I spotted these metal storage trunks on Habitat and thought they would be perfect for Eva’s small toys and lego. They look fantastic too and in keeping with the Victorian theme I was attempting.
We got rid of most of Eva’s soft toys as they were taking over our last house. There was no need really as she only half filled this Zoo soft toy storage I bought from Little Zoo Keepers. We won’t visit zoos anymore as I think they are cruel. The last time I went to a zoo was over 2 years ago and I just felt sad looking at the lions crammed in their tiny cage. I kind of feel this soft storage holds some metaphor. It looks cute with toy animals though. The bars are bendy, so easy for little people to pull the animals out.
The white metal bed frame I bought from Argos. It was only £89.99 and really good value for money. I expected it to be a bit flimsy, but is very sturdy. We also got a matching double one for our room.
Me and Eva had a little girly day at our local garden centre last weekend while Luke was a golf. After cake in the cafe I said she could pick a plant for her bedroom shelves. She was almost set on a little clementine tree, but she was sold on this bonsai as soon as she saw it. Actually….she was sold on a £70 bonsai, but my bank card said no. Eva calls it her fairy tree and keeps nagging me to make a little fairy swing for it.
Someone has lost 2 teeth!
Also I have to talk about the gorgeous dress she is wearing in the photos. I stumbled across Spanish children’s wear brand Pepito by Chus on one of my internet procrastination sessions. Totally feel in love with all the pieces on there! After much deliberation I bought this stripy dress with the beautiful bow back and detailed sleeves. For the quality, the prices are quite reasonable and the delivery was quicker than I expected from Spain, only 3 working days.
Hope you enjoyed this home style post. I am a novice when it comes to interior so really enjoying working out what my tastes are. Luke was always the one to buy home things before and I have been allowed full reign now…not that he has any choice in that matter. I will update the blog on all things home when each room is done.