Peek inside this beautifully decorated home
Fancy some serious interiors inspiration to liven up your space, or simply want to scroll through a satisfying living space? Drool over this local home that’s sure to knock your socks off.
Who doesn’t love a snoop around a gorgeous pad? I can’t tell you the amount of times I’m secretly scrolling through Instagram when I should be cooking/sleeping/working (delete as appropriate!). So for our Homes Special I just had to feature Lous Loved Home.
Louise lives in a small village just outside of Market Harborough with her husband Jeremy, two daughters, Emily, Darcy, Riley the shitzu and Ottey the cavapoo (adorbs).
Read on to gawp at her gorgeous home in Market Harborough and discover some of their top styling secrets and tips to make your home that little bit cosier for autumn.
Take it away Louise…
Describe your house in three words?
Modern, spacious, homely
How would you describe your decor style?
Definitely a mixture. I love the country style home, which I’m trying to recreate in our new house. This new house does have some character despite it being a new build, but I’d like to add more to it. I am always drawn to soft colours too. Despite loving the nice bright crispness of this new house, the soft colours are creeping in the longer we live here, which I’m loving.
Any gorgeous local shops/suppliers you like to buy from?
I really do like to support as many locals businesses as I can do, so I use my Instagram platform to help as much as I can. My closest town is Market Harborough and one of my favourite shops is Bagel&Griff, especially since moving into the new house. I feel that the style suits our house. But I also love Heaven at Home, Lavender Blue, and I love a good charity shop hunt too.
Love this room! Can you talk us through how it came together?
The pink wall! So that’s the newest recent addition to the house. It was painted in Blossom by Dulux Heritage. The kitchen and dining area is all white, and to start with I loved it. I loved how bright it was, and fresh too. It’s so different to my last house which had lots of colour in it, but as time went on, I felt the one particular wall was crying out for some colour. It feels like a separate wall to the rest as it’s alcoved. My gran’s dresser, which sits against the wall is a sage green, my favourite colour combination is green and pink. So it was an obvious choice for me. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. It’s added a warmth and a cosiness to the space.
You use a lot of soft pastels on your home. They look gorgeous, but what do you think the soft shades evoke?
I’ve tried to be different with my colour choices in the past, but I’m always drawn back to the softer pastel colours. I especially love green, and feel pink or white work really well with it. To me these colours make me feel happy, safe, warm, and calm. This is the feeling I want to create in my home.
What will you be doing to your home in Autumn to make it a feel a little cosier?
As a lover of pastels and brightness I struggle with the darker months. But I find a way around this by using white or lighter colours in my autumn decor. I always have candles lit or wax melts burning, which always brings a feeling of warmth and cosiness. I like loads of pillows on my sofas and chairs, and always have throws or blankets in the house. Me and the girls love the cosiness of being under blankets, watching movies on a wet autumn day.
You seem to love flowers and wreaths – how important are they in decorating a home?
My love of flowers whether real or faux has definitely grown over the last few years. To me they make me happy, they can bring a softness to a room, or bring colour where needed. Flowers simply make me happy. So much so I’ve started to create faux bouquets to sell, and have teamed up with Kerry @wreathbydesign and we are now working together.
What three decor items could you not live without?
Flowers (faux or real) candles, and vases/jugs.
Best room in your home?
The kitchen/dining room. It’s the heart of the house, and my favourite piece of furniture is in there – my gran’s dresser!
Top tips to make a house feel like a home?
Soft furnishings, a lit candle or diffuser to create a pleasant smell, a nice entrance to be welcoming, and flowers too. To create light and warmth I love using lamps, which could also create that cosy vibe. I use pillar candles in fireplaces to create the feeling of warmth and cosiness too. I most definitely have candles all year round, so I would choose scents that suit the time of year.