Welcome back to Bloggers’ Homes in 2018! A huge Happy New Year (I know it’s February!) and I’m so excited to see you! Clearly there was no link up in January, due to it being New Years Day and all… So this is our first of 2018! Massive congrats to Caro, The Twinkle Diaries, who won the BIG Christmas link up of £100 RSG voucher.
At Christmas we allowed Instagram snaps to be linked up and a few of you asked if that was permanent… So I am pleased to say YES! You can now link up your insta snaps and qualify for a chance to win the £30 voucher. If you want to know how to do that, check the rules below.
For our first feature room, I’m sharing someone I discovered on Instagram, funnily enough. Her feed and her home are just beautiful and if you don’t already follow her, then you are in for a treat! So without further ado, I’ll hand over to Lucinda from Nest Twenty Eight…
Tell us a bit about your home…How long have you lived in your current home, who all lives with you and what was the decor like when you moved in?
James and I moved here in Feb 2015, and not long after this we found out I was pregnant with our daughter, Sienna (now 2). This is our first home, and we wanted to take our time before decorating (we’re still very much at it now!). The previous owners kept the house in a pristine state, so it was the perfect canvas to get going- no need for any structural work, it was all purely cosmetic.
What do you love most about the room?
I love the wall colour, which is Farrow and Ball, Hague Blue. It has made the hugest difference to the room, as the walls were Magnolia before from the previous owners. I painted it a year and a half ago, and I’ve not looked back since. It makes the room cosy in winter and bright in summer.
If you could change anything about the room, what would it be?
Definitely the carpets! But, we’re saving up to change these and I also need to do some homework on what works best with a toddler!
What are your favourite home stores for unique pieces?
I find that independent interiors stores are best, I love Mink Interiors, they have such gorgeous, unique pieces and their shop is small but so beautifully laid out- I want to buy everything there! I also love SooUK, Gayle Mansfield Designs and INPO Life- all three ladies are so talented and all sell amazing prints to liven up a room. The high street also offers some fab bits- I’m a massive IKEA fan and I always get asked a lot on my Instagram feed about some of my pieces, and they’re sometimes surprised they’re from IKEA. BHS has got some fantastic lighting, that looks way more expensive than it actually is.
Do you have any upcoming home renovations or decorating plans?
I’m due to start re decorating Sienna’s room and also a guest bedroom. But, typically, as all parents know, getting a clear run of time can sometimes be tricky, so I’ll try and do it in stages..! I’m also trying to plan my other living room- it’s an awkwardly narrow and long room, so it’s not easy to style into a functional space.
GET THE LOOK
1. Zinc Sofa – DFS £799 // 2. Faux Eucalyptus – Rose & Grey £5.95 // 3. Black & White Rug – Ikea £80 // 4. Drum shaped coffee table – Wayfair £339// 5. Fur rug – Ikea £10 // 6. Brass Lamp – Lamp and Light £31.95 // 7. Textured Cushion – Matalan £12 // 8. Completely Devoted Print – SooUK £35 up
BLOGGERS’ HOMES LINK UP…
The Bloggers’ Homes link up opens on the 1st of every month and is open until the 24th of each month (10pm GMT) for you to link up your homes & garden related blogs/vlogs & Insta snaps…old & new!
Each month a winner will be selected at random to win a £30 voucher for Rockett St George. The winner will be notified on their link up email and also announced on the following months Bloggers’ Homes.
Link Up Rules…
1. All you have to do is link up your homes blogs, vlogs OR instagram snaps, old or new (for fairness…no more than 2 please!) To get your insta snap URL, tap the 3 dots top right of the image.
2.Paste either a text link or add the badge below to your blog post, or pop a text link in your vlog description OR mention #BLOGGERSHOMES with @lifewithmuncher in your instagram snap caption.
3. Don’t forget to share some blog/vlog/Insta love with others who have linked up, by popping by and commenting and if tweeting or instagramming, use the #bloggershomes for a retweet or like. I round up favourite snaps weekly on my instagram feed each Sunday around 6pm.
4. When you link up, you will receive an email notification to your link email address for future Bloggers’ Homes posts, so you will never miss out when the link up goes live each month…good luck!!