Last month, I moved into my most centrally-located London flat to date and have been on a manic spruce up mission ever since. And not without challenges. As London law goes (the better the postcode the smaller the space) this particular abode proved to be a bit of a storage/logistical nightmare.
Fast forward a few weeks and the puzzle is solved; gallery walls, gadgets, storage hacks, minimalist white & wood palettes, metallic design accents, and a fully personalised flat – just in time to throw a holiday party.
Welcome to the love shack, friends!
There is no greater pleasure than making a house a home. Though I have yet to buy my ‘forever home’, I really lucked out in my newest London abode: high ceilings, great light, and a neutral colour palette.
For the items I had collected over the years, it was a perfect canvas but a canvas larger than anticipated. Naturally, I went on a bit of a furniture binge.
One of the most exciting new additions was a gorgeous vintage-inspired sofa. The Moray – from DFS – is curvy, oatmeal-coloured, and acts as a perfect focal point for all the smaller gold and cream accents in the living room.
Though I had quite a few pieces from Made in my arsenal already, the discovery of their social network (Unboxed) increased my wishlist tenfold. A gorgeous sideboard later, the room was complete (I have since uploaded everything to Unboxed, obvs).
Click through to see all the finer details; bar cart, superhero and London-themed gallery wall, et al!
Welcome to my home tour (if we weren’t chatting through a screen, I would offer you a drink).
To set the scene: The Manfriend and I moved in roughly two months ago. Moving out of a rather enormous house and into a two bedroom apartment meant we came up against a few space issues, but I am altogether incredibly happy with the way our small time interior design projects and investments have come together.
It is not my dream home – far from it – but it is amazing value for renting in the centre of Leeds and a stone’s throw from the station, which means easy commutes to and from London while working in dual cities.
Let’s take you around…