Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be popping up a few pictures of the house, taken by the brilliant photographer Jake Morley.. I’ll explain why he was at our house in a couple of weeks…
Anyway, if you’re in the UK and need a first rate photographer, this guy is the business. And brides to be, book him up quickly…take a look at his website and you’ll see why. Plenty of images for your secret pinterest boards girls!! It makes me want to get married all over again!
Today, I’m showing you our little breakfast room and hallway. You might remember that we’ve done quite a bit to the hallway to lighten and modernise it. You can see the before and after pics here and here. It’s completely transformed the space and now the original features stand out a lot more.
So the below photograph…this is my favourite part of the whole house. It’s the view out of the breakfast room/kitchen and into the hallway.
This is our breakfast room which is open plan with the kitchen. I love the original, built in dresser. The kitchen’s not my cup of tea – it was what was here when we bought the house but we’d go for something altogether brighter and lighter! The layout makes it very easy to keep an eye on a Houdini toddler, plotting escapes from his high chair, while de-weetabixing the kitchen. That stuff gets everywhere doesn’t it??
We went for greys and whites in our hallway. This print is from notonthehighstreet and a first anniversary present to my husband. The whole personalisation thing is all a bit done now isn’t it but it lists some of our favourite places, including Pica Pica – a bar in Cardiff where we met on our first date so I still enjoy seeing it.
You’ll see we have picture rails and we hang all our frames with picture rail hooks and transparent fishing wire which is really strong.
We plumped for a grey carpet too and we are so pleased with it. It was all a bit gothic and medieval beforehand!
Here’s a better view of our tiles…
Obviously this was a day when little one was out! We completely de-child proofed the house- hence the lack of toys, stair gates, fireguards and general carnage.