Sunday, 17 February 2013

Our house.

My vintage suitcases and typewriter, Natalie's amazing record player.

After my little room tour a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was time to show you the rest of our cute little house. Although my housemates and I didn't know each other before we moved in together, luckily we all have quite similar tastes and have jointly made it such a lovely place to live. It's quite a small house but it's perfectly formed - also it has a separate dining room downstairs which just means more places to put things!

Because it's quite a little house, all of us have found that our rooms aren't quite big enough to hold everything, so I think the need to spill over into downstairs is what's made it seem so homely. You've seen my room - I only have a little set of shelves, and they don't even come close to holding all my books. I must confess that about 90% of the books downstairs are mine - I just can't throw them out! And I love a house full of books. They're so welcoming.

We love our wall vinyls - such a great way to spice up a rental property as they're easy to remove! I got both of them from eBay - the cat didn't take us long to put up at all, but the cherry blossoms took most of an afternoon (every branch, every petal, was a separate sticker. It took forever!). We keep debating getting this one too. There are some amazing ones on Etsy - I'd love to have this one up some day (even if it is terrifyingly expensive!)

I scanned these photos from an old album of my Granny's and printed them out as I just fell in love with them. The first one is my Grandad catching a fish, and the second is my Mum and her twin (I actually posted them on here a while ago).



You caught me - I took these photos just after I took the ones in my last post!

Most of my female friends live with boyfriends (or husbands) so whenever they come round they always comment about how girlie it is - even the bathroom (despite my love of owls, I can't take credit - Natalie picked it up from Dunelm) - and that's what I love about it! I've lived in places before where it's so hard to put your stamp on it, or you just never get round to making it your own (my sister and I were a bit guilty of this when we house-shared - so many plans, so little done!).

It's just so bloody NICE to have all the little bits and bobs I've collected over the years at car boots or on trips out and about - even my elephant, which matches Natalie's sofa and Kate's chair perfectly. It's just such a nice place to come home to!


Outfit credits: Dress c/o Zalando, Necklace - Accessorize, Ash Court Shoes - Spartoo
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  1. This house is SO lovely! I love all the little touches and the decals, they're so great. I can't wait to move out of studenty accommodation and rubbish houses that are in a constant state of disrepair.

    It would be so nice to come home to this. Love the bookshelf as well :) So lucky that you all have similar tastes!

    I am crushing on your house so hard right now. It's practically a Pinterest board. (Highest accolade ever)

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    1. Practically a Pinterest board IS the highest accolade ever! Thank you. :)

      I used to find all student houses were holey. Slug trails on the carpet, noooo!

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  2. It all looks so lovely, you're so lucky to have stumbled upon housemates with the same taste and pride in their home!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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    1. Super lucky. :) I think we've all pushed each other to make an effort with the house!

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  3. You've done such a beautiful job - it's really inspiring! I just wanted to ask - do the decals leave any mark when you remove them? (I have a paranoid landlord who doesn't even allow white tac :-) Thanks, Vx

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    1. No they don't seem to - I haven't full on removed one yet though, but I've peeled off a corner and it's been okay. If they leave any sticky residue you should be able to clean it with white spirit though.

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  4. It looks so lovely and homely. That is also the best shower curtain I've ever seen x

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  5. Love, love, love your home! :D

    Now that you've said those vinyls are easy to remove I think I'll have to take the plunge as I've been thinking about getting some for the past few years!

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    1. You should! Some of them take some time to put up but they look so great when they're done.

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  6. Love these pictures! I've lived in a lot of shared houses but I've also been guilty of not quite getting round to making it homely. I'm moving next week so I'm hoping to pretty-up my new room!

    Liz xx
    distractmenowplease.blogspot.com

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    1. I know the feeling! Do it though, you won't regret it. :)

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  7. Your home looks beautiful! It's so good that you found housemates with a similar taste to you - you've really made the place look so homely and lovely!

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  8. Your house is beautiful and you really have made it a home!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thanks Maria! We're lucky that it's a nice cosy house anyway but we have done our best!

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  9. It looks gorgeous and so homely. I love the wall decals. x

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