Friday, 19 February 2016

Corners Of My New Home

At the end of November we packed up our home of the last twelve years and moved to a smaller house. We just don't need as much space as we used to now that we aren't bursting at the seams with toys and baby gear.

It was an epic move with an even bigger downsizing exercise running alongside and as we were only going around the corner, we thought we could handle the move ourselves. Big mistake, huge!

I don't think that I have ever been as stressed as I was during that week and when I finally closed the door on the place where our children have grown-up, it was with relief at having achieved something huge rather than the sadness I was expecting.

Our new place is a stark contrast to our previous home. We have gone from a light, bright, roomy, 15 year old, Georgian Style to the oldest house in the village that was built over 450 years ago.

None of furniture fitted the size or the style of the new place so our unpacking and placement (of all of my kitsch loveliness) is still ongoing.

I've never really been a lover of beams but I have fallen totally in love with this house with it's thick, wonky walls and uneven floors. My favourite space is the beautiful galleried landing where I've made my office space.

Gallery Landing Corners of my new home

We think that this part of the house was added about 40 years ago when the old tin roof (with a thatch underneath) was removed. The light floods through the duel aspect windows and the cats love to sit on the high beam above my desk.

With a new house comes the opportunity to accessorise and we went to town on bits for Biba's Biba themed bedroom. My favourite bits are the glassware from the bathroom collection.

Biba bathroom glassware

And these oversized Biba cushions for her bed.

Biba cushions

The Biba books are mine but she promises to care for them so I relented. The pots on top of the books are original Biba pots that are ideally sized for tea-light candles and the yellow stool I lovingly painted at a Home Barn paint day.

Books about Biba

There will be more Corners Of My New Home coming soon...

Disclosure : I was sent the Biba glassware to review all other items featured in this post have been lovingly collected by my own fair hands.

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