My Home Style – Edition 5

Welcome regular readers to My Home Style: Edition 5, and also to any newcomers out there! This is the feature where the lovely Emma (of Life at the Little Wood) and I showcase our favourite housey/interiors/home lust-haves that loads of lovely people have been sharing with us on Instagram, using the #MyHomeStyle. 

It’s a mixed bag this week, but definitely veering towards the bright and cheery, which should make anyone smile on a Monday morning 🙂


I almost can’t explain why I like @Sussie_79’s picture, but I think it’s the fact I really love the visual effect and the contrast in colour /texture the dresser has against the white wooden wall. The vases on the dressers, plus the super-cool picture on the wall just add to the feel of a lived-on home that belongs to someone with a bit of edge!




Now, because my current mismatched dinner set is cracked, chipped and god-knows-what-else, I had SERIOUS homeware envy when I saw Sian’s (@pottymouthedmummy) bold and blue, nautical inspired set. It’s made me sorta wish Adam and I had decided to have a gift list for our wedding in June- I definitely would’ve put a new set on the list!


Jess’ (@wrymummy) pic warmed my cockles, as she has beautifully displayed and coordinated her nephew’s painting with her flowers. My kinda woman! We are drowning in artwork from Freddie and Sasha here, and Jess has made me realise that both homemade-family and grown up interiors can work really well together.



Aaah, Emily’s (@brickdustandglitter) nursery wall is just darling, and I’m always jealous of someone who can write well on chalkboards, especially small ones! <glares at the scraggy written one above the kids’ play kitchen>




I adore Chloe’s (@chloegraceb) black and white roll top bath- so unusual. I also love the detail that is the taps resting on the wooden ledge in front of the subway tiles- I’ve never seen a bath have it’s taps like this. Definitely the little details that make a room special!



As a Mum of two small ones and all the paraphenalia that comes with them (artwork/preschool letters/ certificates), it’s always hard to find a way of housing and displaying them all well (ours is on the back of the kitchen door). This brilliant tree in @Little_green_tree_ ‘s playroom really made me smile, and is a great, themed way of doing so- the kids would love it!




Now, I featured Gill’s (@gill_c) gorgeous rainbow pom pom garland the other week, and I had to feature it again as it’s been joined by the most perfect cushions for fans of colour! Gill has a tour of her little girl’s room currently on her blog- you should hop over and take a look HERE.




I’ve said before that I’m a massive chalkboard wall fan, so had to finish off by featuring this one in Aimee’s (@missaimeefleur) house. I love how they get everyone in the family to be more creative, and they really do become the heart of the home-ours is used nearly every day three years after having it painted on our hall wall. I can’t recommend them highly enough!

Anything take your fancy here?

If you have children, how do you display their paintings (if at all!)? 




  1. April 20, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Oh I just love this post. I would love to have a smart, fabulous looking home but I just don’t have time. We are due to be moving soon as well so I’m hoping that when we do, we’ll manage to start off as we mean to go on and keep things looking neat, tidy and in their place and be able to have nice things like these 🙂

    • Becky
      April 21, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      It’s the tidiness that’s hard to keep on top of I reckon, especially with small children- tidying seems to take just as long as cleaning here, total nightmare at times!

  2. April 20, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    Some gorgeous ideas here! I really love Gills’ gorgeous garland and pillows! So colourful.
    I have framed some of my kiddies art work in those brightly coloured frames from Ikea and then we have a special wall in our kitchen, “Every child is an artist…” where we stick up all their little creations 🙂

    • Becky
      April 21, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Aah that sounds great- I really must buy some nice frames to put the best artwork in!

  3. April 24, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    When I redid the bathroom, I commissioned my 10-year-old to make some artwork for the walls. I had her do up some sketches for me and I picked the ones I liked, then I bought her 3 6″x6″ canvases and had her recreate them, using the color palette I’d picked for the bathroom. It’s my favorite room in the house now! (And not just because I can lock myself in there to eat a candy bar once in a while.)

    • Becky
      April 27, 2015 / 1:32 pm

      This is a BRILLIANT idea! I mentioned this to Adam and we both really like it so may pinch it- really lovely and so personal! 🙂

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