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Friday, 24 July 2015

{new home owner}

{good news!}

Some exciting news ladies and gents!
I bought a H O U S E !
Yes, my first house! It's all so very exciting!
It's a Victorian terrace, that is in good condition but needs some TLC in terms of decorating (& some reinstating of its original period charm). Just my cup of tea!
Perhaps you can sense my excitement by the number of exclamation marks I've used? I'll have plenty of more pictures to come when I show you some before and afters...
but here is a little shot of the front of the house:
This does mean that I'll be bidding London farewell. My little house is in a small medieval market town in Bedfordshire--much closer to my work, but still only a very short train ride into the capital. The good news is I'll have loads of country walks at my doorstep, including a lovely canal that links lovely little villages & canalside pubs...
{the canal}

{the town on market day!}
As you can imagine, I've been thinking about all the lovely things I can do to the house--paint colours, floors, beds, furniture, curtains. Can't wait!
Here are a few images I've been using for inspiration (you can of course check out more on my pinterest boards, particularly under home inspiration)...

I'm currently loving greys, and I think they're a tone that's timeless and soothing. Who can resist Farrow & Ball? Although I've recently fallen in love with Little Greene (who have some heritage colours in association with English Heritage):
{colour scheme by the Paper Mulberry}

I think some William Morris has to make a presence on a feature wall somewhere:
{bird & pomegranate}

I certainly need bookshelves everywhere!
{bookshelves in a lovely shade}

{I'm loving dark greys & golds/bronzes in the kitchen (even though some are saying this is already out!-I think if done right it can look timeless)}

The bedrooms have little fireplaces, so I've been looking at small fireplaces for inspiration:
{the pink is totally tempting!}
One thing I'm absolutely thrilled about is it has a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Fantastic for cold wintry nights! Can't wait to have a little home for me & my sweet Siamese cat:
{we're moving!}

I'll have the keys in my hands next week!
Stay tuned for more & looking forward to you joining me in the renovating/decorating projects that lie ahead! (There will be surely more posts in the series 'musings from the little red book')

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