A BEFORE & AFTER HOME TOUR

A BEFORE & AFTER HOME TOUR

Finally, my much awaited (and requested!) home tour is here! It’s taken me a while to pull it all together; although we actually purchased our house in November 2015, started renovations in December and completed it in February – the house has been a continuous and gradual labour of love…

**WARNING: It´s a bumper post!**


THE PROPERTY
An Edwardian house built circa 1906, located in South West London – set across over three floors, with a reception/lounge room to the front of the property, a second reception/study room in the middle of the property, a utility room, downstairs toilet, and a kitchen/lounge room opening onto the garden. Over the first and second floors there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house was previously modernised to some extent, but still retained a lot of original features and characteristics when we took it over.

THE PROCESS
As the house was a lot bigger than we’d ever lived in before, the design and decorating process was at a whole different level to what I’d managed previously; not that I’m complaining – I loved every minute of it. We’ve been flipping properties since 2009, and the criteria has always been finding something in the worst condition possible (which makes ripping it apart less painful)… In this instance, the house we found, was in fact in very good condition, but just not to our personal taste. Luckily for us, the previous owners had already added the top floor extension, meaning we didn’t have to go through the painful and lengthy process of planning permission and extensive building work. So technically, it was pretty plain sailing, with minor renovations, and just a total style and decor re-vamp (which lets face it, is the fun part).

THE STYLE
Not surprisingly, heavily inspired by my Scandinavian roots – I went for a lot of natural and light materials and colours – with modern and edgy elements – whilst retaining a lot of the original features. The overall style and feel of the house is very airy, relaxing and calm, with a lot of classic elements, still leaving room for change in the future (you never know).


KITCHEN & DINING AREA 

BEFORE
A bright room, with dark flooring and modern design and kitchen elements. All the fittings were in excellent condition and of very high quality, but the overall style was too cold, modern and lacked personality. The previous owners had also been renting it out for the past 3-4 years, so it had an odd concoction of various styles throughout the house. 

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AFTER
As mentioned, this room gets a lot of light, with the ultra high ceilings and various skylights throughout the room. So my vision was to enhance this, by adding a fresh and brighter white paint colour throughout.

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As the original kitchen was a really good quality one, and the carcass fittings were in such great condition; I simply got our carpenter to change the front doors and panelling, by customising minimal style shaker style panels in the colour I wanted. This was not only a lot more cost-effective than ripping it out and fitting an entire new kitchen; it also saved us so much time.

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As we opted for neutral grey kitchen panels, I wanted to add a bit of warmth via eclectic details; opting for modern brass handles.

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The flooring was a big issue for me when I initially saw the house. It just had to go. Granted it was a really practical flooring (especially if you have a big family), but the shiny style and the dark and gloomy colour, didn’t do anything for the room – making it feel a lot smaller and darker than it was. I opted for a white-washed herringbone wooden floor, which just happened to be the best decision I ever made with the house. It’s completely transformed the room; complementing the kitchen colour and making the overall space feel light, airy and homely.

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I wanted lots of shades of whites and grey, in different textures, materials and styles. Mixing soft wood with industrial wire, crystal and brass with soft furnishings such as sheepskin, small pops of colours via abstract prints and the green plants, all contrasted with sharp greys and blacks…

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Miss-matching the dining chairs and materials with the dining table, creating more of an eclectic dining set-up.

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The feeling of open space, really high ceilings with lots of light from the skylights – makes this room one of my favourites. And although we have our front living room – we do tend to spend more time here; especially in the summer, with the bi-folding doors wide open onto the garden.

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So much room to make food in my new kitchen! Love it.

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We decided to keep the Corian stone worktop as it was such a neutral style, which just blends naturally in within the rest of the neutral shades.

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Lots of outside seating; I love the natural flow and elongation of the kitchen onto the garden/patio area. With lots of plants and flowers inside, as well as outside – it really feels like a mini, tranquil oasis.

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The kitchen opens into this extra lounge area as an added bonus. I was conscious of making this space really neutral; creating a natural extension of the kitchen in terms of the colours and the feel.

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More Handles Brass Kitchen Handles / HAY Wire Bar Stools / Lee Broom Brass & Crystal Light Pendants  / Out & Out Original Dining Table / Cult Furniture Wooden Wooden Dining Chairs / HAY Wire Wire Dining Chairs  / Tom Dixon Brass Water Jug / French Connection Sofa / Hay Tray Table / Marks & Spencer Cushions / David Ehrenstråhle City Prints / Habitat Shelf / Living Interiors Flooring / Urban Outfitters Plants / Parima Creative Studio Print / Cuero Interiors Sheepskin Rugs / Le Creuset Kettle / Bosch Toaster / Dulux Diamond Matt White Paint


GROUND FLOOR HALLWAY 

We didn’t do too much to the hallway, other then a re-fresh of colour, new ceiling lights and furniture. The hallway retained one of the many favourite things I love about the house, with the old victorian black and white tiles, as well as a stunning wooden staircase (which we mostly covered in white), and wood panelling on the wall.  

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We painted the majority of the banister and stairs white, as it had been previously stained in a dark mis-match colour – but kept the front part original, as that had luckily not been touched.

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Joss & Maine Console Table / Living Interiors Carpet / Dulux Diamond Matt White Paint 


FRONT LIVING ROOM

BEFORE
A lot of warm colours, with old-fashion and dated, mismatch decor. Still retained a lot of original features with the high ceilings and cornicing. Big and bright windows giving a lot of light, but the old fashioned decor made it look a lot darker that what it was. 

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AFTER
A cool and calm colour scheme, painted in a soft pale grey (with a slight hint of blue). We retained all the original features, but re-painted everything in brilliant white. We relayed the floor with the same ash herringbone flooring, to follow through from the back kitchen/lounge. We ripped out the oversized and dated fireplace, but retained the wood burning stove. 

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As you can see, the colour scheme is cool and calm; with a lot of different textures, such as wool, velvet, linen, wood and pops of brass and metal.

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I custom ordered the white wooden bench, to fill what was effectively a relatively dead space; rather creating a little window seat area/storage space.

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A mix of classic and neutral elements – mixed with more modern and minimal styles such as the coffee table and cabinets.

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I love the combination of the traditional cornicing, with the ultra modern ceiling light.

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These are just regular IKEA cabinets, which I re-vamped by adding brass knobs and wooden/brass legs to; completely transforming a simple piece of furniture, into an interesting statement piece.

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Always lots of green plants and cactuses in every room… Love this.

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The TV in my opinion is far too big and dominating, although the room is incredibly spacious with really high ceilings; I did struggle with the size of the TV on the wall (it was definitely a negotiation process with my husband!). But as this was one of the only few requests he had, I let it go… (just about).

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I’ve debated hanging more pictures up on the wall; and although the room is really neutral and minimal – there are a lot of different elements with prints, textures and accessories – so for now, I’m keeping them blank. Sometimes, less is more.

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Throughout the house, we decided to keep the doors in their original state, to retain some character…


 Sofa.com Sofas / M&S Cushions / Etsy Wall Prints / HAY Coffee Tables / Urban Outfitters Plants / IKEA Cabinets with Etsy Brass Handles & Legs / H&M Storage Basket (used for wood) / Cuero Interiors Sheepskin Rugs / Etsy Customised Wooden Benches / Flos Table Lamp / Modernica Bubble Saucer Ceiling Pendant / M&S Pom Pom Blanket / Dulux Grey Steel Paint


RECEPTION ROOM / STUDY

…to be completed and currently being used for extra storage and an office space (in other words, a total life saver). We might be turning it into an office/gym room – as it’s really quite big with lots of light – but for now, it´s a great room to store our bicycles, books, paperwork and random junk. 

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MASTER BEDROOM

BEFORE
Really spacious and light, but quite dated, dull and slightly unkept. Lots of storage space with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, big windows, high ceilings with beautiful cornicing – so a lot of potential! 

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AFTER
I LOVE this room. As well as the kitchen/lounge this is definitely one my favourite rooms in the house – with such a calm and zen feeling to it. With a warm grey/green, complemented with lots of fresh whites; it´s a really homely and comfortable space. 

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I mirrored a few similar elements from the front lounge below – with the oversized modern ceiling pendant, and the customised wooden bench. If I find something I love; I don’t mind replicating it to some extent; as long as it flows and blends with everything else.

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The chest of drawers and matching bedside tables are again, just IKEA – which I simply modernised by replacing the black knobs with these round brass ones. Such a simple change, yet completely transforming a relatively simple and dull piece – to something more exclusive (without breaking the bank).

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Instead of replacing the cupboard handles, I simply spray painted them in gold – so easy, and SO cost-effective.

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Again, a good mixture of different textures in this room; with the soft sheepskin, white wood, soft carpet, green plants and quilted throw.

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Small personalised touches such as Sam’s Panama hat, which he bought on our honeymoon, and lots of pictures – makes our bedroom that even more cozy.

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Fresh flowers, room scents and candles, are always a must…


Feather & Black Bed / The White Company Bed Throw & Bed Linen / IKEA Bedside Tables with Etsy Brass Knobs  / A Splash of Colour Table Lamp / Urban Outfitters Plants  / IKEA Mirror / Elizabeth Scarlett Pineapple Cushions / Cuero Interiors Sheepskin Rugs / Etsy Customised Wooden Benches / Vintage Brass Tray / Dulux Dusted Moss 3 Paint 


FIRST FLOOR LANDING 

We rendered and re-painted all the walls in a neutral white in matt finish, as well as the wooden banister. We re-covered the dark carpet, replacing it with a super soft, warm light grey style. Carpets is a very British thing, which you never really come across in any residenal Scandinavian houses. However, it’s definitely grown on me, and I love the warmth and cozy effect it gives (especially in the bedroom) – and it does look really good as a runner on the stairs. 

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Living Interiors Carpet / Monde Mosaic Print / Dulux Diamond Matt White Paint 


SECOND BEDROOM / WALK-IN-WARDROBE

BEFORE
This was such a dull and un-loved spare room – crying out for some love and attention. It seemed a lot darker with the muted grey, dated wood and random mix of artefacts…

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AFTER
Originally, this was just going to be another spare bedroom – but in the middle of renovations, I decided on changing it into my own walk-in-wardrobe! We already had so much wardrobe space in our main bedroom – but it would have never been enough for the both of us (and we definitely don’t need 4 spare bedrooms just for us) – so it was a no brainer. RIGHT!? 

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Floor-to-ceiling of space… I was literally in heaven creating this.

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Everything laid out, easy to access, on display. Finally I don’t have to store all my excess stuff underneath the bed, in boxes, suitcases in the wardrobe… I can actually see what I´ve got, and I get to wear so much more of what I´ve got! Meaning I´ve actually stopped shopping so much (which is always a good thing).

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The closed wardrobes at the back were already fitted by our carpenters before I decided on creating my walk-in-wardrobe – but it kind of worked out, as I’m storing all my off-season clothes here, stuff that I’m selling on my blog shop, and my bulky winter coats.

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The open wardrobes were a simple solution from IKEA, which I customised myself. So easy!

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IKEA PAX Wardrobes / Ali Express Ceiling Light / Dwell Console Table / Dulux Swansdown Paint


SPARE BEDROOM 1

This spare bedroom on the first floor is still not 100% completed in terms of furniture; it’s just had a lick of paint in soft grey and been carpeted. I was originally going to have it as my office; but as I tend to mainly work at the kitchen table, I changed my mind. The room is currently being used as a drying room, and who knows, potentially a room for a little one when that day comes.

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DFS Armchair / Ali Express Ceiling Light / Dulux Swansdown Paint 


MASTER BATHROOM

BEFORE
A very cramped main bathroom – with both a bath tub and a shower, as well as a small sink (tucked behind the door). The layout was not ideal, and although the ceiling height is really good, it seemed very small and tight with everything that had been crammed in there. 

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AFTER
Firstly, we removed the shower, creating a space for a double sink. We got a larger bath and added just added a shower head and shower screen to the bath suite. This straight away created so much more space in the room. 

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Another great buy from IKEA, with this double sink cabinet. This time I decided to keep the original knobs, as they fitted perfectly in with the rest of the dark grey colours. The oversized large round mirror also gives more of a feeling of space in the room.

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We laid flat metro tiles, with dark grey grouting – contrasted with a graphic mosaic floor tile pattern, and painted the walls in a soft/cool grey.

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A simple and minimal white display shelf cabinet, for our all perfumes…

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Evidently, we have our clear favourites…


Bathstore Bathroom Suite / IKEA Cabinet & Sink  / Walls & Floors Tiles / Wayfair Shelf / John Lewis Mirror / John Lewis Towels / Dulux Grey Steel Paint


 SPARE BEDROOM 2 

BEFORE
The top floor extension had recently been done a few years ago, so all the rooms were in really good condition throughout. 

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AFTER
Although I do love to mismatch my interiors to some extent, I don’t like having lots of different mixed elements, especially when it comes to such large spaces such as flooring; hence the reason of re-carpeting the top floor. We painted the walls in a warm, soft grey, with relatively neutral decor throughout. 

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Lots of whites, grey and gold…

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Using a coat hanger as a simple hanging solution for clothes…

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This mirror was originally gold, but in a really dark orange tone. So instead of selling it, I re-painted it in white, which fitted perfectly into this room.

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Ebay Chest of Drawers / Joss & Maine Mirror / Next Bedside Table with Marble Top from Ebay / Cult Furniture Chair / Soak & Sleep Bed Linen / Elizabeth Scarlett Cushions / Wayfair Clothes Rack / Dulux Swansdown Paint


SECOND FLOOR LANDING

Re-painted and re-carpeted throughout. I particularly love the double skylights at the top landing – which gives so much light throughout the entire house. 

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Print from San Fransisco / Living Interiors Carpet / Dulux Diamond Matt White Paint 


SPARE BEDROOM 3 

BEFORE
Again, in really good condition – but for pretty obvious reasons being a teenage room, not so much our style! 

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AFTER
Re-painted in a soft warm grey and re-carpeted – with lots of shades of white, elements of rustic, washed wood, woven basket, and modern brass details. 

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We re-used our old Loaf bed – which is an eternal classic; giving this room more of a rustic, French feel to it.

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As the two top bedrooms are only spare rooms – we decided not to fit any wardrobes here for now; rather just having simple hanging solutions, such as the clothes stand in the other room, and a simple white pole with hangers, in this room. There’s also some built-in cupboards and eaves storage space in here, for anything extra needed.

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Soft cottons, mixed with linen, stripes and a contrasting pineapple print throw – gives the room a bit more personality.

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Loaf Bed & Bedside Tables / The White Company Bed Linen / Wood Grey Cushions / Elisabeth Scarlett Bed Quilt / IKEA Lamps / Ebay Chest of Drawers / Dulux Swansdown Paint 


SECOND BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM

 This spare bathroom had recently been done up – so we kept the original bathroom fittings, just did some re-tiling by the sink, replaced the mirror and painted it in a fresh white. As you can see, the style is really neutral – not 100% what I would have chosen – but it’s perfect as a spare bathroom, and blends nicely in colour, and style wise. 

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H&M Towels / John Lewis Bath Mat / Bamford Hand & Body Wash / Dulux Diamond Matt White Paint


Hope you like it and have enjoyed this home tour!

If you need any further information, or if I´ve forgotten to include any other items/colours or any other interior specifics you were curious about – please leave me a comment below or drop me an e-mail! 

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103 Comments

  1. August 9, 2016 / 20:00

    Anneli this is SO incredible – you’ve done an amazing job with so many clever touches. I have something in the oven at the moment which should be coming out, but I just could not stop scrolling!! Really beautiful. I hope you make lots of happy memories in your new home. Olivia xx

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:42

      Hi Olivia. Ah that is SO kind of you to say – thank you so much! Anneli xx

    • Moe
      December 22, 2016 / 23:29

      Hi Anneli where are the cactus and flower jars from pls ? X

      • Anneli Bush
        Author
        January 2, 2017 / 09:53

        They´re from Homebase and Urban Outfitters! x

  2. Nina
    August 9, 2016 / 20:23

    Wow wow wow and wow again! You guys did such a great work with the rennovation!! I also renovated a new bought aprtment and I know how difficult it is to keep simple lines and clean colors,so I really admire how simple you kept a lot of the stuff. To me the doors would have been white or grey,but that wooden finish gives personality:) congrats again and God help you to fill the house with beautiful kids soon! ;)

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:42

      Thank you so much Nina! That really means a lot. :)

  3. August 9, 2016 / 22:09

    So beautiful lovely and so you! Can you share the exact paint colours?! So clean and bright I absolutely love it… xxxx

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:50

      So sweet of you to say, and yes, very me! xx

  4. Ash
    August 9, 2016 / 22:40

    It looks lovely, very inspiring for me as I collect my keys to my first property this Friday! Can you confirm where your shutters are from? Also the link to the Etsy site for the brass handles/legs. Thanks so much

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:50

      Thanks so much Ash, and congrats on your new place! The shutters were fortunately already here, so I am not sure I am afraid – sorry! The link to the brass handles & legs are there :)

  5. August 9, 2016 / 22:52

    I loved to see the before and after photos of the house, great post! You have great taste when it comes to decorating!
    xx
    Gabriella
    gabriellalundgren.com

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:48

      That is so kind of you to say, thank you! xx

  6. Siobhan
    August 9, 2016 / 23:07

    Beautifully done!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:48

      Thanks Siobhan!

  7. Angela
    August 9, 2016 / 23:10

    Without words!love your house…especially the kitchen!you’ve done a really great work!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:48

      Ah you´re so sweet – thank you so much Angela.

  8. Anneli
    August 10, 2016 / 07:28

    Absolutely stunning! Appreciate & love your Scandi touches (I’m half Finnish) The colour palette you’ve used is perfect creating a natural, serene flow throughout the house. Can I also ask you what paint colours did you use? I’m waiting to hear today if our offer has been accepted on a property..so nervous! Seeing your before & after pics has really got my creative ideas flowing!
    Anneli (fellow namesake) :) x

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:47

      That is so kind – thanks Anneli (my name sister!). The post has now been updated with all the paint colours… Fingers crossed about your place! Ax

  9. August 10, 2016 / 09:15

    Hooray I have been waiting for this post! I absolutely love your style and all the neutral, calming shades you’ve chosen. I am currently renovating my own Edwardian terrace house and we are just at the painting stage. Would you mind telling me which brand of paint you used in your master bedroom and the soft grey in the spare rooms? I am struggling to know what colour to paint our office and i think this grey might be the ticket!
    i am also going to copy you with the John Lewis mirror in the bathroom. I love the parquet flooring too. Thanks Anneli!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:47

      So nice to hear Sarah! And how exciting for you guys! The post has now been updated with all the paint colours. :)
      Anneli x

  10. August 10, 2016 / 09:50

    You guys have done an amazing job with the house. I love the kitchen area and the floors. Makes a huge difference in comparison to the old one.
    Cheers,
    T.
    https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:46

      That is so kind of you to say Tatjana! Yep, big difference :)

  11. August 10, 2016 / 14:42

    Wow, I really love your house. And the kitchen is really beautiful now, I like it.

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:46

      Ah thanks so much Bettie!

  12. August 10, 2016 / 16:12

    Your house looks incredible, I love the white and grey and how you have the running theme throughout the whole house! And I also love how you’ve added more to the simple ikea pieces they look completely different.

    Aimee
    Cappuccinointheclouds.co

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:45

      Thank you so much Aimee – so glad you like it!

  13. August 10, 2016 / 17:22

    This looks so amazing, the white really brightens up the rooms and makes your whole house pinterest worthy! I’m in love!
    Jen / Velvet Spring x

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:45

      Ah thanks Jen! x

  14. Anna
    August 11, 2016 / 09:03

    What a gorgeous house! I love the grey in the living room, would you mind sharing what paint you used? Thank you so much :)

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:45

      Thank you Anna! The post has now been updated with all the paint colours. :)

  15. Claire
    August 11, 2016 / 10:12

    What a beautiful home you’ve created! I love your restful colour scheme throughout. What type is your gorgeous grey carpet and where is it from?

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:44

      Thank you so much Claire! It´s from Living Interiors, and you can just request our order for the specific details. Ax

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:43

      Oh wow, what a compliment! Thank you :) x

  16. Belinha
    August 13, 2016 / 13:33

    Beautiful – Clan You share your paint colours for wardrobe and walls in the master bedroom?

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:43

      Hi Belinha,

      Thanks! The post has been updated with all the paint colours. :)

  17. Lucia
    August 15, 2016 / 16:33

    Great style, really love how it all matches together, thanks for sharing ;)

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 08:43

      Thanks Lucia!

  18. Sarah
    August 18, 2016 / 21:49

    You have done wonders and worked your magic! It’s so great to see what you’ve done with each room and how you transformed them. Even though it’s all neutral and light colours it feels so cosy, warm and homely. My boyfriend and I are just in the process of buying our first home together and after reading your post I feel so inspired (and impatient) about setting up each room! I hope you have a very happy time and create great memories in your home :)

    Sarah
    x

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 22:43

      Hi Sarah,

      Ah that is really such a sweet message! So glad you like it.

      Wishing you all the luck with your new home!

      Ax

  19. Alex
    August 20, 2016 / 11:16

    Looks wonderful. Where did you source your brass handles in the kitchen please ?

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 22:43

      Hi Alex! All the credits/links are at the bottom of each section/room :)

  20. Rachel
    August 20, 2016 / 12:13

    Your house and garden are stunning! Please would you let me know where your garden furniture is from? Thanks!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 22:42

      Thanks Rachel! The sun loungers are from Out & Out Original. The small white table & two chairs are from eBay – and the white dining set at the back is from IKEA!

  21. Karen
    August 30, 2016 / 12:39

    Hello.
    I just wanted to say that the work you’ve done to your new house is amazing and you have really stylish decor taste. I just wanted to ask a random question, what size are the cushions on your sofa? As its quite hard to tell from the photos and I’m in the process of ordering some for my sofa. Thank you

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 31, 2016 / 12:42

      That is very kind, thank you! I believe they are 50cm x 50cm.

  22. Sara
    October 17, 2016 / 14:20

    Hi Anneli,

    I love the whole look of your house. Can I ask what colour the carpet is? (What is the name?)

    Best wishes,

    Sara

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      January 19, 2017 / 11:40

      That is so kind, thank you! I am afraid I have looked everywhere for the carpet reference, and can´t find it! But it was a warm grey – purchased from Living Interiors in Poole.

  23. Kate
    November 17, 2016 / 21:42

    Loving your George Nelson bubble saucers!! I’m looking at one for our lounge and really unsure about which size would look best. Which size have you used?
    Xo

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      November 18, 2016 / 16:49

      Thanks Kate! I got the medium sized ones. Ax

  24. Lucy smith
    November 20, 2016 / 19:52

    Hi Anneli,
    Youve done such an amazing job with the house. Quick question- do you happen to know what sealer you used on your wood floor in the kitchen? i love the fact its still looks matt and light but we can only find glossy sealers! Thanks so much

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      November 29, 2016 / 18:09

      That is so kind, thank you! Ah sadly not, that was the fitters who organised all of that – sorry!

      • Lucy smith
        December 7, 2016 / 12:52

        No problem at all- thanks for getting back to me. Have a lovely Christmas x

        • Anneli Bush
          Author
          December 12, 2016 / 21:49

          You too!

  25. Eloise
    November 23, 2016 / 09:33

    Hello,
    I love this post and love what you have done in your living room. Which shade of Dulux Grey Steel paint did you use (is it 3?) and what white did you use on the cornice edge? I love how that adds a bit more excitement to the room.
    Thanks!

    Eloise

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      November 29, 2016 / 18:08

      Thank you Eloise! The white was a Brilliant White and the Dulux Grey Steel was 2 or 3 I think, it was the lightest of them! :)

  26. Cas
    December 26, 2016 / 21:42

    Love the house. Where is your zebra house from in the kitchen? Wasn’t linked I don’t think.

    Thanks!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      January 2, 2017 / 09:51

      Thank you! It´s from Anthropologie :)

  27. Shannon Walsh
    January 16, 2017 / 16:49

    Hi Anneli,
    I love your wooden benches – the link to Etsy doesn’t work.
    Please could you send me the name of the people you purchased them from?
    Absolutely love your house – Great inspo!
    Thanks so much

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      January 19, 2017 / 11:38

      Hi there! If they don´t work, they might be sold out I am afraid. This was a custom made order by that seller, so they might have stopped it. Sorry!
      On another note – so happy you like the house – thank you :)

  28. Isla Brown
    January 22, 2017 / 15:30

    Stunning home! Love what an incredible difference it makes to add brass knobs to Ikea furniture. And a walk in wardrobe of my dreams! Could you please tell me where you got your black jewellery cases from on top of the white console table in your wardrobe? Thank you x

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      January 31, 2017 / 13:37

      Thanks Isla! The wonders of brass knobs :)

      Sure, I got them from Amazon :) x

  29. Rima
    February 22, 2017 / 14:49

    Hi Anneli,

    It’s absolutely amazing. I just came across your page as I was searching for the paint colours for our new house.
    Could you please let me know what kind of spray you have used to spray the handles of your wardrobe in your master bedroom. I have seen it is so many brands available so it can be very confusing.
    Thank you very much in advance.

    Rima

  30. Ellie
    February 25, 2017 / 23:27

    Hi Anneli,
    Your home is so beautiful and it is so refreshing to know you have sourced a lot of your items from the high street. Could you tell me where your beautiful parquet flooring is from? Can’t wait to see more :)

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      March 3, 2017 / 09:12

      Thank you so much Ellie! I am a big fan of the high street :) The flooring details are at the bottom of the kitchen section!

      Lots more interior posts to come :)

  31. jen
    February 28, 2017 / 14:39

    Hi Anneli
    I love your sofa. Could you tell me which colour yours is? There’s a lot!
    Thanks
    Jen

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      March 3, 2017 / 09:10

      Hi Jen,

      Which sofa? There are two in the post :)

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 15:33

      thank you!

  32. April 25, 2017 / 07:15

    It’s absolutely amazing. I just came across your page as I was searching for furniture for our new office.

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 15:33

      Thank you so much!

  33. Charlotte
    April 25, 2017 / 21:33

    Beautiful house! Please can you tell me which fabric you chose for the sofa.com sofas in your sitting room? I am tossing up between domino and pumice and it looks like one of the two – and lovely.

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 15:34

      Thank you! Pumice I believe. Ax

  34. April 26, 2017 / 10:35

    I adore your home! What a transformation with a few simple jobs! I love your patio furniture especially the bistro/breakfast set thats just outside the kitchen. Where is it from?

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 15:34

      That is so kind, thank you so much! I bought the chairs off ebay, and the table is from Amazon :)

  35. Paula Reade
    June 1, 2017 / 16:11

    I absolutely love what you’ve done. Your home looks so light, airy and beautiful. I’ve taken inspiration with your paint and carpet choices. Thank you.

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      June 14, 2017 / 08:56

      That is so kind, thank you!

  36. Eva
    June 19, 2017 / 15:04

    Love to have the home tour again and again. Can’t get enough <3 You did a great job and I hope you will have lots of fun to furnish the baby room. By the way, may I ask you if you know a good seller ( at amazon) for sheepskins? I mean a simple, good looking, not smelling sheepskin for a chair or bench (something like you have).
    Lots of love

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 20:46

      Thanks Eva! Yes, the nursery will be fun :) I think I have linked to the seller that I buy from on Amazon, that is the only one I have bought from I am afraid!

  37. July 22, 2017 / 05:53

    You folks did such an extraordinary work with the rennovation!! I likewise revamped another purchased aprtment and I know that it is so hard to keep straightforward lines and clean colors,so I truly appreciate how basic you kept a considerable measure of the stuff. To me the entryways would have been white or grey,but that wooden complete gives identity:) well done again and God help you to fill the house with wonderful children soon

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      July 30, 2017 / 07:58

      Thanks so much Amber!

  38. Emily Sainsbury
    August 23, 2017 / 00:25

    What an amazing home! We love your floor you have chosen in the kitchen and living area. You mentioned it was from living interiors but can’t find the company online? Can you point us in the right direction. Thanks

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 29, 2017 / 10:02

      Thanks Emily! It’s a company called Living Interiors, based in Poole (Dorset)

  39. Charlotte
    February 20, 2018 / 21:58

    It all looks amazing! The bright print from Etsy – do you know what it’s called? Thank you xx

  40. Helen
    April 15, 2018 / 09:26

    Absolutely stunning home. My only concern is was that an original fireplace you removed? Tough one as it was very imposing & didn’t really go with your overall scheme but always sad to see a period feature go.
    Beautiful home & love the ikea upcycles!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 08:41

      It wasn’t an original fireplace, which was fortunate, as it was so incredibly large and imposing! Glad you like the rest :)

  41. Joanna Murray
    July 19, 2018 / 11:54

    Hello – please could you let me know where you sourced the spray paint for the bedroom handles? Many thanks!

  42. Emma
    September 23, 2018 / 16:35

    Hi Anneli, I absolutely love your house. It’s so beautiful. I don’t suppose you know the colour of your flooring do you? I’m looking for a light natural tone like yours but I’m really struggling to find one. Hope you can help? Thanks, Emma xx

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      September 25, 2018 / 22:11

      Hi Emma! Thank you so much. It’s colour Ash x

  43. Sinead
    May 4, 2019 / 22:12

    Love this post and how you have renovated. Could you let me know where your large ceiling pendants are from? Thanks so much x sinead

  44. May 6, 2019 / 13:28

    Such a beautiful home an a lot of hard work . It’s gorgeous. I’m all grey white & silver with a few chosen accent colours. Your walk in closet is to die for loved the tour of your home an it would be wonderful to fill it with the live an laughter that children bring . Hope u get a child real soon xx

  45. Lucy
    May 23, 2019 / 15:43

    Hi, desperately trying to find similar door handles as in your master bedroom (but in silver) ; are the ends squared or rounded please?!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 12:40

      They’re square!

  46. Jade
    July 16, 2019 / 18:10

    You’ve done an amazing job – your house looks beautiful! Could you tell me carpets you have please? Looking for something similar!

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      July 26, 2019 / 13:19

      Thanks so much! They were done via Living Interiors down in Poole (Dorset). Ax

  47. madison
    August 6, 2019 / 06:32

    hi Anneli – such a beautiful house! im wanting to do similar cupboards in our bedroom. are these ikea and did you customise at all? x

    • Anneli Bush
      Author
      August 16, 2019 / 18:29

      Thank you so much :) No they’re not!

  48. Nikki
    October 1, 2019 / 13:18

    What a beautiful home, thank you for sharing your ideas
    I cant seem to find the colours used in your bedroom on the walls and wardrobes please, I have the decorator in next week so would really appreciate your help.
    Also do you know the colour or make of the grey carpet please ❤️

  49. Kathryn ORourke
    October 13, 2019 / 22:31

    Hi there. I’ve been looking for a ‘not too grey’ paint colour for some time and swansdown looks lovely but I want to avoid something too pale at the same time. Can I ask – do you ever find it’s so pale that it just looks white? Also – what colour is your wood work in the swansdown’s rooms? I have farrow and ball all white wood work but not sure if it’ll be too creamy to go with the swansdown. Thanks in advance!

    • October 21, 2019 / 19:26

      Hi Kathryn,
      It’s definitely darker than a white, especially in contrast to white ceilings and the lists (I used regular Deluxe white). Good luck!

  50. Corina Cernat
    October 21, 2019 / 10:27

    Hi Anneli,
    I had a wonderful morning drinking my coffee and reading your “Before and after home tour” and I totally loved it!
    We are in the painful but exciting process of building/ renovating our house and I found myself either really excited or totally deflated after with every search I’ve done.
    I am excited because I’ve been waiting for 5 years for this to happened but also I need to be realistic about the cost of this project. I loved your ideas and the way you managed to keep everything within the budget.
    How do I do this without causing heart problems to my dear husband but getting what I want at the same time?
    Where do I find the help that I need?

  51. Corina Cernat
    October 21, 2019 / 10:30

    Hi Anneli,
    I had a wonderful morning drinking my coffee and reading your “Before and after home tour” and I totally loved it!
    We are in the painful but exciting process of building/ renovating our house and I found myself either really excited or totally deflated after with every search I’ve done.
    I am excited because I’ve been waiting for 5 years for this to happened but also I need to be realistic about the cost of this project. I loved your ideas and the way you managed to keep everything within the budget.
    How do I do this without causing heart problems to my dear husband but getting what I want at the same time?
    Where do I find the help that I need?

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