Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A peek into my dream home.

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Today's post is something a little different. You may or may not be aware that I have a largely unspoken love of pretty interiors and home decor. It's a love that's only really developed since I left home at eighteen, and was suddenly in charge of my own surroundings. My mum has always been somewhat of an interior design enthusiast, so I suppose the influence has always been there. Unfortunately, so far I've only lived in rented accommodation where I'm very limited in what I can do to add my own personal touch, but that doesn't stop me Pinning away, all the while dreaming of the day Grant and I own our own place!

THE KITCHEN - The one room that's truly inspired by my family home. When my parents rebuilt their house in 2008, they designed an airy kitchen with duck egg blue woodwork, Laura Ashley crockery lining the shelves, and my mum's cream KitchenAid mixer perched on the counter. Being the pastel enthusiast I am, I want to take the pastel theme a few steps further. I already have my gorgeous pastel pink KitchenAid mixer, along with a pastel blue toaster and kettle, however I dream of the day my set is completed by a pink oven and Smeg fridge. I love the idea of scalloped woodwork, gold and red accents, and plenty of fun accessories. I want it to feel like a Laduree shop and a retro diner collided in one big sugary mess!
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THE BEDROOM - The bedroom is a room I often forget in my pursuit of delightful living spaces, and beyond nice bedding and scatter cushions, I'm never quite sure what to buy for it. We're limited in what we can have on the walls at the moment, but one day I'd love to fill it with colourful pom pom arrangements and tassel garlands. We already have a number of gold accessories, including some framed blackboards from our wedding, so I'd love to continue that theme with a wall of fun gold decals and other accents. For our wedding we salvaged an old dressing table which we painted bright blue, and when we visit the family over Easter we're going to paint it pastel blue or pink and bring it back up to Bath with us. I like our bedroom to feel cosy and bright, but not too cluttered. I can imagine having white walls dotted with decals, and pretty areas of interest like a bright wardrobe and the dressing table - naturally! I'm also dying for that ice cream cone light.
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THE LIVING ROOM - The living room really is the hub of the home, and I like ours to feel like a colourful clash of everything that defines us a couple. I want it to feel bright, fun and interesting - a place where our friends can to settle down on the sofa with a cup of tea and chat for hours. Pastels are definitely a dominant theme, however our style has organically developed with splashes of candy apple red and bright blue - much like our wedding colours ended up! I love quirky details like the vintage crockery wallpaper and the biscuit cushions; they have a sense of humour, but are still fairly muted and homey. As with other parts of the house, fun accessories and splashes of gold and glitter are a given - we still have so many fun things from the wedding just waiting to be put to good use. I love the idea of upcycling and reusing old furniture and decor.
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THE BATHROOM - Whereas the rest of the house is somewhat of a bright, quirky cacophony, I like the bathroom to feel more subdued and relaxed. I still love the pastel palette, but in more calming tones - baby pinks, pistachio greens, and buttery yellows. I would love a proper freestanding bath one day, depending on where we end up living. I really do love bath time, so I want the bathroom to be somewhere relaxing and pretty where I can soak my stresses away.
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THE OFFICE - My dream is to someday make a living working solely freelance, so the importance of a nice working space cannot be underplayed. I think an office should be a clean, yet inspiring space. I still want it to be a fun, creative little hub, but I can imagine there being more white and clean shapes than the rest of the house - albeit broken up by quirky lamps and splashes of colour! If we don't have room for an office, I love the idea of the wardrobe turned office in the third photo - so innovative!
 
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22 comments:

  1. Ahh it all loooks so beautiful! You have excellent taste :) xx

    www.jessica-chelsey.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Your future house is going to be gorge!
    Nic
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    Isayimposterista.com

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  3. I want to live in your dream kitchen! OMG! I adore pastel colors, but my boyfriend hates them with a passion. I'm moving in with him next month and I've designated one room in the house to be mine to do up any way I please. This is definitely inspiration for me!

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  4. So pretty...I love all the little details, like the bunny lamp, the cookie pillows, heart on the wall..etc. Not sure my husband would go for all of this, but I can dream ;) Gorgeous choices.

    Kizzy xx
    The Dainty Dolls House

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  5. I would die for a house like this! xoxo

    http://thefrenchelie.blogspot.com

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  6. It's like a real life barbie house! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I love every single decor idea featured in this post! The office / wardrobe is such a great idea, it's on my Dream Home pinterest board too! :) xo

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  8. OMG YES! That ice cream light is incredible - my kitchen is all pastels. I keep buying new additions for my future home!

    Kitchens have to be beautiful pastels. Perfection.

    Katie <3

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  9. Lovely ideas! I especially like the telephone in the kitchen, the dressing table, the plate patterned wallpaper and the biscuit shaped cushions. It looks like when you own a home you will be making it very personal and quirky! Also I have the little rabbit nightlight you featured in this, and it is one of the cutest things I have ever bought. Definitely recommended!
    Polly x
    http://pollyfranceselizabeth.blogspot.com

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  10. I really love with third ideas. Something great. I wanna try :))
    http://indrathrw.com

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  11. Aw wow I want that ice cream light! Reminds me of the fairground :) I'm renting too, although I painted my living area pastel-y mint green and am just hoping the landlord never comes round hahaha! :) x
    www.strawberriesandsquiggles.blogspot.com

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  12. This has got such a fab vintage-50's feel to it, I love it! I think there's something lovely about a house full of colours and pretty things, definitely better than something drab. I might try a post like this, it looked like so much fun to make!

    Lisa | Wanderlust and Daydreams x

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  13. So many sweet pictures :3
    I love your blog !

    Let's follow each other?
    Let me know ..

    Maikie ♥

    withoutanyweight.blogspot.com

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  14. Really splendid. I hope you get it soon. That's what's really cool about buying a home instead of renting: you can redefine it all you want, and you only answer to yourself :)

    Jamie Hooper

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  15. wonderful collages!
    I keep meaning to do something like this for my future home XD

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  16. I absolutely love this look; I find the only problem is trying to convince my fiance that 1) I need everything on my list and 2) to live in a world of pink. He's resisting! :)

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  17. I loved this post! I live in a big Victorian house and my housemate and I have over vintaged it - which I love, but now I'm already wanting to change it to better to link to some of these pictures :)

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  18. Love this post! Like you, I can't wait to own my own place to make it look really cute :)! Lovely photos, you have amazing interior taste - right up my street! xx
    fiveonecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Ahh so cute! So much pastel!! Looks lovely :)!

    Cachoo Joo // CACHOO JOO

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  20. Lovely taste in homes décor, Megan! :)
    This has got to be one of my favourite posts ever, working as an apprentice interior designer at Interiors at 9 to 11! :)
    Hubby an I have bought our house April 2012 and still haven't managed to finish one room completely! :) Our bedroom almost looks like what I have envisioned, still need to sort out the curtain poles and the bed though! :) The spare bedroom is my crafts room so went very pastely in there, to my infinite delight! :) I would have loved to go all pastely for the kitchen as well, but since I work with fabrics all the time, I fell in love with a Linwood fabric that has red in it, so that's the direction my kitchen has taken (far from being finished though! :)) and my lounge unfortunately is nearly as empty as it was when we got the house! I am absolutely stuck on choosing a theme, not to mention my buget doesn't really allow me to plan anything as yet!
    But I love my house, and I love that t is a project that is ongoing and always give me little reasons to enjoy my life! Still get giddy everytime I look at my bedroom curtains! :))
    Right, just looked back and I seem to have been ranting for a while, sorry! :)
    Your post got me excited! :)
    xxx
    http://diasway.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. You have similar style to me! I am so so jealous you have a pastel pink kitchenaid, I keep asking my boyfriend for one!

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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