Bloggers Homes time gain and this week it’s the lovely Emma from Life at the Little Wood (facebook, twitter) showing us around her stunning master suite. If you already follow Emma, you’ll know she has an amazing house. So it’s great to have a closer peek! Over to Emma:
We built Little Wood almost two years ago now and being interiors obsessed and married to an architect, you’d think we’d have been in our element. We were, of course, but it was a journey fraught with problems and an awful lot of stress too!
Since we moved in our bedroom has really become our little haven. With three children under ten our house can get very noisy, and we often escape up here for some respite or just five minutes peace!
What do you love most about the room?
Wallpaper – This paper from Laura Ashley is my absolute favourite. We had it in our last home too, and I’ve never tired of it. I love the pretty pastel colours and the quirky bird pattern.
Fireplace – We have used reclaimed brick in various parts of our house, both inside and out, and it was always my dream to have a chimney breast in our bedroom. My husband designed this one in especially. Our little stove is just an electric number from Dimplex. It gives all the glow and cosiness of a real fire without any of the mess. Honestly, there is nothing better than flicking this on, on a cold morning. It makes getting out of bed so much easier!
Up cycled furniture – Our furniture in here was originally pine, and this has been on the go since we got married. It was painted an ivory colour when we had it in our previous house, but I reinvented it again just before we moved in to Little Wood. It has had a new lease of life in Toasted Almond Interior Wood Paint by Crown, and the ceramic handles are by Bombay Duck.
The Dressing Area – This is off our bedroom, and you walk through it to get to our ensuite. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I really wanted open wardrobes on both sides, but how tidy would you have to be?!! We all, even the tidiest of us, need those moments where we just shove it in and close the door.
What would you do differently?
As we built our house, we had complete control over the design. In retrospect, I think we would maybe have made our dressing room and ensuite a little bigger. You can never have enough storage, and I’d have loved even more shelving and wardrobe space if that had been possible. Also – plug sockets!! I think anyone that has ever built a house will know the headache of the electrical plan. I’m not sure that anyone gets it 100% right either!
Which room is next on the list?
Our lounge, definitely. I think we’ll be decorating and finishing off Little Wood forever, but our goal this year is to try and sort out our ‘good room’. We have all the furniture so it’s just decorating, flooring and a fireplace. Oh, and clearing eighteen months worth of junk accumulation too!
Get the Look
1. Laura Ashley Summer Palace Linen Floral – £29.25 per roll 2. Victorian bed frame – Ebay £169 3. Vintage Rose Door knobs – Bombay Duck £5.95 4. Metal Sign ‘Fabulous’ – Rockett St George £99 5. White Dimplex Electric Heater – Only Electricals £273.95 6. Drawer set Hemnes 8 chest – Ikea £180
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