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10.09.13 OUR HOUSE: Vicky Holmes & her beautifully designed family fun house

Vicky Holmes house

Vicky Holmes is a talented portrait photographer based in Essex who lives in this modern new build with her husband Daniel and daughter Izabel. Since shooting her home, they have since added another beautiful little girl to their family. Lucky Eliza!

When you meet Vicky you feel an instant sense of calm. She’s laid back and smiley and when you get over staring at how naturally beautiful she is, you realise how professional she is, all at the same time. She’s the girl who could live without make up for a year and still look immaculately fresh, bright and beautiful. Just like her house.

Vicky Holmes house

Vicky Holmes house

Vicky Holmes house sitting room

Vicky Holmes Living Room

To see the full house tour, click on the link below.

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19.11.12 Our house: Laura Green & family. A perfectly glamorous modern wonderland.

Laura Green an interior designer from Essex, lives with her husband and two children Joseph and Ella and Lottie the dog in a beautiful 1930’s home in Leigh on Sea.

I’m always excited to be given the opportunity to interview and document people in their homes, but never more so than when I went to meet Laura and her family in the beautiful town of Leigh on Sea. There is something about the mix of old property and contemporary decor that sends my heart into a flutter and for me, this house is one of the closest I’ve come to to my elusive hunt for perfection in a home.  Both Vicky (the photographer) and I left in a heady state of envy and admiration for what Laura has achieved. She has an amazing gift of making her rooms look minimalist, whilst simultaneously filling them with ornaments, knick knacks, candles and flowers. A complete contradiction for the minimal and simplistic. This is a girl with an obsession for beautiful lights, each room with a lighting statement of it’s own. I loved every second inside this house and remember it as if it were a dream. It’s a mix of old and new, glamorous but simple and cosily inviting, yet many of the rooms were generously large. Plus she has a walk in dressing room and AMAZING  shoe collection. Now someone pinch me! Enjoy.

click on the link below to see the rest of Laura’s family house tour.

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22.10.12 Our house: Gill, Ian, Nancy & Hattie – A modern Victorian Delight

This late Victorian beauty is home to a very talented and creative Gill, her husband Ian and their two lovely daughters Nancy, 9 and Hattie, 6.

When you walk into this family home it’s like getting a feeling of warmth wash over you. It feels loved. There is something endearing about a space that’s lived in as much as it’s loved. Not every magazine and book is on a shelf and not every decorative item is in a minimalist storage cupboard. It’s refreshing. It’s the kind of house you feel happy to walk in, kick your shoes off and curl up on the sofa. The Parquet flooring and original features mixed with classic contemporary furniture welcomes you in and gives you the desire to see more.  Having not realised we knew each other, Gill, who once managed a store of Habitat in the 1990’s, recognised me as one of her Saturday girls almost immediately. Small world! It was a delight to see what I remembered as her passion and love of interiors, displayed in every inch of her home, over a decade after we worked together.

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13.08.12 OUR house: Siobhan, Leroy & the girls. A contemporary family haven

Hairdresser and stylist Siobhan lives here with her Graphic Designer husband Leroy, their two beautiful girls Amelie, 5 and Esmee, 3 with the delightful Ozzie the dog! Check out Amelie and Esmee’s bedroom from our last MY Room tour here.

I first met Siobhan a few years back at a child’s party. Her vibe was cool and trendy, yet relaxed. I was later introduced to her properly by a friend and having shared some life experiences together we kind of hit it off. The first time I saw her house I was overwhelmed by how it reflected their personalty and how far the design and style and a few well chosen pieces of furniture goes. I seriously love this house. The family that lives here are beautiful inside and out and it was the house that inspired this website. We all just want to nose around other people’s homes, you know the ones that make you gasp or give you a fussy feeling inside, big or small and we want to know how other people live stylishly with kids. This house is not really big or showy but it’s contemporary, fashionable and effortlessly homely all at the same time. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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08.06.12 Our House: Designer Sam Lennie & her teenage family house tour

Sam Lennie, an interior designer & co founder of Phoenix and Fox,  lives with her husband and two teenage boys Oliver and Barney.  Their house built in 1927, is a family house design haven with an eclectic personality, ranging from a Scandinavian style white contemporary kitchen, to a dark and cosy living room space inspired by the Abigail Ahearn revolution.  The house has a gorgeous flow from one room to another and it is hard to describe how’s Sam’s  style has created such a warm inviting family place to be whilst confidently showing such contrast.

Make a cup of tea and sit down. You could be here some time.

 

Need to see more. To check out the interview and full tour click below.

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