We’ve spent the last few months decorating and I thought I’d share a few little snaps of some of my favourite finishing touches. We tried to make what was originally quite small, dark rooms lighter and fresher with bright white paint and light oak flooring. We love mixing modern elements with more rustic, charming pieces, along with a few eclectic and bohemian touches to balance the brighter, white blank canvas. I’m pretty sure you won’t find any interior magazines suggesting mixing ‘mermaid inspired’ aqua carpet with purple sofas, but I’m really pleased with how it tied together to make a unique, light space that really reflects our personalities.
I also love that rustic, country cottage feel, but we didn’t want to make it ‘too country’ so only incorporated a few special pieces to mix into our modern home. I adore the gorgeous french grey painted dresser unit in the kitchen (which we purchased from the lovely couple at Country Chic who we follow on Instagram and Facebook) which matches perfectly with the french grey dining table and chairs. As you can see, I didn’t want to overload it with my Emma Bridgewater pottery collection, but incorporated some of my most treasured pieces like my Polka Dot Cat and the plaque which was a Birthday/House gift (the personalisation is an inside joke with the family), and mixed it with some more bohemian items like the turquoise buddha and glass vase.
The living room is one of my favourite rooms in the house and is perfect for relaxing – it’s fresh, clean and modern while still remaining cosy and warm. We wrapped fairy lights around the staircase bannister which really add a lovely touch, especially at night when they’re more vivid. For Mr Ruby Wren’s Birthday, I purchased a gorgeous framed print from our local friends at Coulson Macleod. I’ve loved their work since we first met, back when both our businesses were starting out, and this ‘What is love’ print was perfect for the other half’s Birthday.