I’m feeling inspired after attending the Living etc. House Tours with ao.com. It was a snooper’s paradise despite feeling a little odd wandering around the homes of strangers! I was especially honoured to visit the home of Debi Treloar. I’ve admired Debi’s photography and styling for many years and so it was a joy to finally meet her!
Spending a day looking at eclectic London homes and chatting to fellow interior bloggers generated a lot of creative thought. As I travelled back to Oxford I decided I would get all the jobs in my home done before Christmas and give it a reshuffle and restyle.
I’ve recently updated my living/dining space and so my plan was to address the other rooms. I wanted to make them feel as calm, look as minimal and be just as easy to keep tidy.
1. Remove the few remaining kitsch collectables and vintage florals.
2. Repaint the hall, bedroom, en suite, office/guest room and bathroom.
3. Replace the vintage floral curtains with pale taupe or white linen blinds.
4. Replace the dated taps in the bathroom and en suite.
5. Replace the bathroom and en suite mirrors.
6. Address the lamp shades in the Hall and office/guest room.
7. Restyle each room.
MAKING A HOUSE A HOME
I’m not quite ready to get my tripod out but I can report that I’ve already completed numbers one, three, four and six and I’m a third of the way through two. Go me!
The restyle to date has been relatively inexpensive. I took advantage of the Homebase 15% weekends and my lampshades and blinds were from John Lewis enabling me to take advantage of the free delivery. A further declutter has given an even greater sense of space and after years of vintage and kitsch, I’m enjoying a more contemporary look. After all modern is the new vintage!
There’s still some way to go but the positive changes have motivated me to continue. I’m looking forward to relaxing in my restyled apartment when the evenings draw in and I will, of course, share everything with you once it’s done. If you’re planning a restyle I’d love to hear your ideas – we can keep one another motivated!
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