I came across the vintage home of Bristol based blogger Lou Archell on Design Sponge and instantly fell in love with her Victorian terraced house packed full of secondhand and vintage finds. I’m a big fan of using secondhand furniture and Lou has really used her furniture to great effect. Our own home is very much a work in progress so I’m definitely using Lou’s home for inspiration!
Their modern kitchen is complemented really well with all of Lou’s vintage and artisan accessories. This could pretty much be my dream kitchen.
At the heart of their living room is a cosy wood burning stove.
The dining room’s pièce de résistance is surely the William Morris wallpaper, which complements the vintage furniture and accessories beautifully.
The bedroom feels simple and relaxing, and I love the idea of using an old chair as a nightstand.
Even the bathroom has the secondhand treatment with this beautiful old mirror, customised by Lou.
You can see the full house tour over on Design Sponge – I highly recommend it!
You might be wondering on the progress of our new house? Well, we’ve fitted a new bathroom but can’t finish the room due to a problem with penetrative damp on one wall, which we’ve just had a pretty hefty repair bill for. Hopefully this will be sorted out ASAP! We installed a wood burning stove in our living room a few months ago, but haven’t yet found the time to paint over the dark brown paint that currently adorns all of the living room walls (and our bedroom walls!), and we’ve just had the plans drawn up for our new fitted kitchen, which we hope to have fitted in the next couple of months. As soon as the house is in a better state than it is now then I promise to share the photos!
PS: more house tours here!