7 November 2013

bits of our new (first) house

Here are some pictures of our house so far, there is still a ton of things to be done and finished but we are taking a bit of a break. Anyhows, it's never going to be 'finished' because we will always be changing things around I guess, so I thought I'd just get on and take a few snaps.
It is a dream to finally own our own home!

I have just received the fabric which I'm going to make curtains (or blinds?) for the whole house, so at the moment its a bit public in the living room if you get my drift.

I bought these glass boxes a while ago, as they really useful for displaying stuff and not having to dust things. I put some wrapping paper in the back of each one, but I haven't yet decided where they are going, so they are living on the mantle piece (with everything else!) until further notice.





The clockwork creatures already have their home sorted...

My mister did a great job hanging up pictures, shelves and hooks, we still have a few other bits and bobs to hang up too.

not sure what to call this room, 'tea room'?





we always keep our outdoor clothes at hand as its easy to go for quick walks outside our house, sometimes mis-calculating the weather conditions though...



we found this French wood burning stove, I fell in love with it and thought we could use it as a table (we don't have anywhere to install it). We put a lamp in it instead. (Madam has already poked her fingers through it and made a hole in the film)


Our big kitchen table was made for us out of old scaffolding planks, which we have since oiled, and we are going to paint the lower half of it very soon.


The bathroom was recently installed, but we weren't keen on the beige marble type tiles, so we painted them for now but will hopefully rip it all out one day. These vintage tiles I've had for ages have finally found a little space next to the sink.

Massive mirror + chalk pens is a bit addictive.


we splashed (no pun intended) out on this shower curtain which is a bit bonkers! We spent a bit of money on those things which I'm not likely to make myself, also nice soaps and candles as a bit of a treat.


nipper's room, which I've already shown you before...


and this is our room (my side)...

(ha ha just spotted the empty wine glass next to my bed!) p.s. I'm not an alcoholic, yet.

bedroom fireplace...(the nautical chart is just there until we find another big print to cover an oddly placed plug socket on the wall).


 so thats it so far! We are loving it here, ahhhhhh x

p.s. just noticed that small dot on some of the photos, it's on our lens not on our walls!

44 comments:

  1. Your new home is dreamy! Also, I think that "tea room" is a lovely name for the room off your kitchen. Here in America, we would call it a "breakfast room".

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  2. It's coming together really nicely! It's so nice to be able to hang things on the wall, paint and renovate as you like (we just bought our place two years ago after renting for years). Your home definitely has your stamp on it now, it looks so lovely! x

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  3. You truly have an eye for detail. Of course I've noticed it long ago but in the new home it shows more strongly than ever before. Even if it's not finished yet. Beautiful. Inspirational. You really know how to turn a house into a home. :)
    Thank you for this blog. Greetings from a happy reader in Finland. :)

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  4. Beautiful & inspiring!

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  5. It must be quite intimidating to begin with! But even though you've only just begun to bring your personalities to the new house, it already looks like a true 'home', wonderful photographs as always!
    Katie

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  6. Eydis7.11.13

    Oh wow, my dad has old nautical charts like that which he really cherises! He's put a few of them in frames. I've never seen anyone else "sport" them. :)

    The last few posts have been an absolute wonder, it is such a pleasure to see you all flourish and enjoy your new home. May your life there be a merry one ;)

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  7. Your new home looks so nice already, I love all the old fireplaces and wood flooring. I love getting to see all your collections too, the display cabinets and boxes are a great idea. Also your new shower curtain looks insanely good, was certainly worth splashing out on! Heck I could go on all night about what I love about your new home, I look forward to seeing it evolve :)

    Purpose and Form

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  8. Such a lovely, cosy home! Hope you have many happy years there. xx

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  9. I can't believe just how quickly you have made it your home.
    So lovely x

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  10. Wow it's looking GORGEOUS! Love love love :-)
    Just 2 questions.... what do you do with the nasty plastic toys that people MUST surely buy Pehr?
    And....do you have a telly? Is it hiding in a stylish cupboard?
    xxx

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  11. Ha ha! funny questions.
    yes we do have a telly, you can see it here in our previous flat (last pic)>
    http://www.junkaholique.com/2012/06/where-we-are-living.html

    I guess our friends and family know us well enough not to buy nasty plastic toys.
    I have bought her a few myself though, like bath toys and xylophone etc...
    She has a toy basket where everything gets chucked in. Generally most of her toys are made of wood or textile.
    x

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    1. :-) My kids are 13 and 9 now but when they were small I just wanted them to have lovely things, like Pehr....but people insisted on buying ugly plastic and the kids loved it and in the end I just gave in and I resigned myself to a house full of Polly Pockets and Fireman Sam and ugly Thomas the Tank plastic tat :-( Good luck mrs xxx

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  12. the picture of Pehr is hilarious!

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  13. Senga7.11.13

    Love your style! I completely understand splashing out (heh) on a shower curtain. We did exactly that in our one bedroom apartment pre-kids. When a friend popped over, the first compliment out of her mouth was 'I love your shower curtain'. I am a big believer in beautiful functional things, especially when you have to look at them every day.

    P.S. We also love Oliver Jeffer's books. I just wish he would write one with a girl hero!

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    1. yes, I agree, not many books in general with girl characters that arn't Grandma or witches. Maybe we should write our own?! x

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    2. actually, I think I'm going to write a kids book about the adventures of Ellen Macarthur...she's one of my biggest heroines : ) maybe we should all do the same for our little girls, chose our favourite female heroine and write a book about them?

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    3. My favourite "girl hero" books from when I was younger were Pippi Longstocking and Princess Smartypants, the kids I work with love the book Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke too! It's so important to show that girls can do cool things too (although by the looks of it Pehr will already know that by what her mum can accomplish!) x

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    4. First time commenting (but long time reader!) - you should definitely check out a beautiful new Australian children's book called Amazing Babes (http://www.amazingbabes-thebook.com/the-book/) It's due to be published in the UK next year but it's just lovely...as is your new home! PS what did you use to paint your bathroom tiles, as we have the same beige problem in our kitchen!

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    5. Just wanted to chime in and tell you how much I'm loving your new home too, it all looks so cosy and homely. Also, ruby red shoes is an absolutely gorgeous book about a sweet little hare who likes to garden. It's one of our favourites!

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  14. I love your way of displaying your collections - love your collections too! Hope you will be very happy in your lovely new home. Pehr looks somewhat surprised at being so wet - my oldest son loves the rain and stands out in it even now getting soaked and he's 19. I hope Plimsoll has settled in too. Karen xx

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  15. Looking good. Living by the sea is the best isn't it. I wouldn't swap it x

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  16. Wow, love your new home, thank you for sharing !

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  17. Artemis, it looks LOVELY. I am so jealous! All that space. Also, Pehr has excellent taste in boots - Pip has the same pair :) x

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  18. Oh, I love your home!

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  19. It all looks absolutely beautiful. Love the china zebra.

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  20. Anne B8.11.13

    I just love it all. Please tell me where you got the shower curtain from ? Pehr looks mega cute dripping with raindrops x

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    1. We bought our shower curtain from Libertys.

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  21. I totally ADORE every of these details!!!
    Your style is gorgeous!

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  22. Anonymous8.11.13

    Hi! Finally - I have been waiting for this post for some time:) Thanks for the lovely photos! Can you describe in a few more words painting over the bathroom tiles - was it difficult, is the result water-proof? What paint did you use and how did you prep?

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    1. We used Ronseal tile paint which is waterproof. Needed a few thin coats to get a nice smooth finish without drips.

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    2. Thank you for this post!
      We also very recently bought our first home (although we have not moved in yet). The bathroom was renovated so recently that I would feel really bad about ripping the tile of (also we don't really have the money for it since we have more urgent renovations...), but it's of a shade of brown I am not fond of. The tiles are of a very nice shape though, so with this encouragement they shall be white in the (hopefully not-too-distant) future!

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  23. c'est magnifique !

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  24. I can never get enough of your pictures, your style is just so lovely and perfectly lived in // that top mirror over your fireplace is amazing, and your little munchkin Pehr is just the cutest :)

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  25. Your new home if lovely.

    That photo of Pehr is priceless. She has such endearing expressions. "What did you do to me here mum?"

    Christy

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  26. Love it all. Especially the very wet Pehr.

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  27. Liz Thomas8.11.13

    I am just sooooooo happy for you all!!!

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  28. I can't wait to have my own house...still renting at the mo. It looks so lovely. Where do you get all your beautiful blankets from?

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  29. Anonymous9.11.13

    one word....Beautiful! Ruth in Dublin.

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  30. Anonymous10.11.13

    Thank you so much for sharing pictures of your lovely home. I love your collection (rescued) of vintage wind up toys and vintage mirrors. Little Pehr is adorable. I hope the cat is alright too.

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  31. Anonymous11.11.13

    Yours is a wonderful home. Audible, "ahhh" when I saw your babe soaked and then laughed out loud at the finger hole in the fireplace paper. Life with the little people. Beautifully decorated.

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  32. cute kid hehe I love every pieces of the house. For me it's beautiful. Wish to have one in the future ♥

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  33. It's all so lovely, can't wait to see it in December when you've all your pretty Christmas decorations up!

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  34. Just visited your blog today for the first time. Saw it through a link on Pinterest.
    I love your house!

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  35. oh those vintage tiles are STUNNING

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