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Come home to me: leads, leads, leads.

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At one point, back in the day when I was sharing a house with my girls, we had a TV that if you wanted the picture to come on you had to give the TV two really good solid thumps on the side. And like magic the picture came on.

Long gone are those days. After joining forces with the man I call my husband along came endless amounts of gadgets, speakers, routers etc. Now while I appreciate these gadgets, what I hate (no exaggeration) is the leads and cables that come with them. And as we’re renting we haven’t had the luxury of hiding leads inside walls and floors. It is no joke when I say that there are 7 different boxes in our TV unit and each of them have 4-5 leads coming or going from them.. if you bothered to do the maths you know there is a cable hell behind our unit.

But we have, finally, found a good solution for this (I don’t really know why it’s taken us so long) that pleases both of us: A metal cabinet (Ikea’s old stock, that we managed to score for £15 in a local second hand shop) that hides all our gadgety boxes and most cables inside it. It actually makes me happy just looking at it (even if the blasted router didn’t work inside its metal cage and has to be on the top). Completely shallow but still.

I’m glad the hunt for a TV unit is over. I’ll be okay with this one that hides my tangly nemesis inside it.

-Hanna

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Come Home To Me: Changing vignettes

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Every now and then I get the need to change things around at our house. I’ve found that the best way to give your home a good/cheap facelift is to organise little displays.

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You can change these to your hearts content without blowing the bank. Different tins, branches, vases, old pictures and paintings all can spark up a space and, if you’re an easily pleased geek like me, make you happy every time you see it!

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We rescued these abandoned and unfinished (or painted over) pictures in my parents-in-laws’ loft, created by late grandad,  and now they are making our weird hatch (the joys of rental houses) more bearable! Win win.

Hope you’re enjoying the Spring sunshine!

-Hanna

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Come Home To Me: The Taylors

Us foxes have the good fortune of knowing some incredibly stylish, lovely and clever people. Though most of us don’t  own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

On my little jaunt to Australia I got meet up with a good bunch of lovely people who had been a part of my formative years. Liz Taylor is one of them and what a babe she is. We’d spent countless hours talking about life, boys, food and clothes.

12 years later we’re a little older and perhaps a little wiser but this lady has a weapon of a little boy, a brilliant husband, a new little Taylor on the way and a talent for making a house feel like a home!

We started with ham, cheese, tomato and avocado croissants… SWOOOOON!

 

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Pottered down to the beach …

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That little boy of hers called Sid showed me how to skateboard…

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My little room for the night…

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Fully equipped with a vintage fridge for storage and shelving! 

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Frames and pictures …

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Sticky blackboard circles…

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Kitchen … the most important room in the house.

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Some anthropologie detail …

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Canadian maple syrup … so yummy and pretty.

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Post cards and posters from where they love…

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Everyone needs a giant clothes peg …

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Big and comfy sofas are my favourite… And LOVE the mix of patterns.

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Liz is one of the best ladies at finding beautiful, quirky things!

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All you need is love… Doo doo doo doo doo.

 

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No home is complete without man’s best friend!

 

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Here’s to this lovely lady, beaut mum and great friend … and also to our next reunion being not too far in the future!

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In the meantime I am on the lookout for a vintage fridge to use for a bookshelf!

x

Celeste

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Come Home to Me: the Lazenby’s!

Us foxes have the good fortune of knowing some incredibly stylish, lovely and clever people. Though most of us don’t  own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

 A few months ago now in our Friday Finds we featured this beautiful artist called Mark Lazenby he has some seriously amazing work that you can buy here. Do it! Every house needs a Lazenby.

Mark, his beauty of a wife Rachel and their amazing kids live in one of my favourite houses to visit because of how beautifully they have decorated it. It is fun, quirky and cool, just like them! 

Their kitchen, like many, is where some of the loveliest things happen, cooking, eating, talking, drinking.

The walls are filled with things that are a proper treat for your eyes!

Under “To & From THE ZOO”  is one of my favourites of Mark’s “A Brief History of Eternity”. You can buy it!

 “So Far” (below)  is by a British Pop Artist called Joe Tilson.

I missed getting a pic of their eldest Noah’s art work that’s up on the wall and is also pretty amazing!

 

Mark and Rachel’s mantle has loads of lovely anniversary pressies that they have made for each other, as well as cute pics of their little ones!

This one is coloured in sugar cubes for their ‘sugar’ anniversary, 6 years!

There are also all these beaut little touches, like this little defender of the lounge room hiding up near the ceiling!

I want a house just like this one day!

A house that is quirky.

A house that is homely.

A house full of beautiful things.

A house that celebrates the people and things I love.

That, right there, is a true story.

Happy Thursday … one day til the weekend and I get to hang out with that spiffy lady, Hanna, in Bristol!!

Whoopie! 

- Celeste

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Come Home to Me: Hibbert House

Us foxes have the good fortune of knowing some incredibly stylish, lovely and clever people. Though most of us don’t  own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

Here are a few glimpses of some wall art, table decorations and a boys bathroom all in the little place I call home.

I live with two boys, two boys that beat me in tidyness but not in prettiness, thankfully!

Above a beautiful old, slightly out of tune piano, is one of my favourite pictures. It is an original photograph by my fellow ‘fox’, Hanna, that one of my lovely housemates bought for me for my birthday last year.. SPOILT!

Frankie Magazine do the most gorgeous calendars with breathtaking artists. I bought one a few years ago and have framed the ‘months’ and placed them all around the house. Cheap and maybe a little cheeky? Here are some of my favourites..

‘Wolfman’ I put on some old music paper I found in a charity shop. ‘Wolfman’ seems to not be everyone’s favourite. Most people comment on the weirdness of it… poor ‘Wolfman’! :(

I put some beautiful (tescos) roses in a milk bottle on an old trunk we have as a coffee table in the living room. Thank you Leo Robarts, whoever you are, for leaving your trunk at Jo’s boarding school.. it has made our home very happy!

Again, a little treat from Frankie is on my wall. When you buy their gorgeous magazine .. which I have a massive crush on.. You always get a cute little poster with it. In the middle is one of my favourite Frankie pictures and either side are some bits of vintage wallpaper I got from ebay!

As I said, I live with boys and they have a ‘boys bathroom’. I wanted it to look a little nice and boyish so I found this little vintage English hunting picture at a charity shop that I put on the wall in there… They didn’t notice.

Their shower curtain was disgusting so for christmas I got them this little beauty. I now wish I kept it for myself.

I love it! I’ve started using their bath now… mostly cause of the shower curtain.

Hope you’ve enjoyed these small glimpses into Hibbert House aka Colman Manor aka Home.

Happy sunny Tuesday! (If you’re in London!)

Now, I am off to see Ingrid Michaelson play her little uke and sing sweet tunes!

- Celeste x

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Come Home to Me: Sophie’s

Us foxes have the good fortune of knowing some incredibly stylish, lovely and clever people. Though most of us don’t  own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

I have an exceedingly beautiful friend called Sophie, her flat is one of my favourites in the world because it just super glam, homely and vintage. She is a bit of a goddess! Here are some corners of her lounge room.

I am green with envy!

Beautiful collection of different frames.

You can see her gorgeous vintage wallpaper in the reflection of her laptop!

Routers are ugly  but stick them on a tray with candles, a lamp and an old phone and they’re not so bad!

Sophie loves her Wandering Dew/Jew she made a shelf especially for it.

Her uekelele (uh spelling?!) has it’s very own snazzy chair!

I’ve got quite the crush on her collection of antique mirrors.

Vintage music box, greenery and cd boxes.

Another gorgeous antique mirror.

I love this vintage, geometric wallpaper.

I have found similar ones on ebay when I searched ‘vintage wallpaper.’

We had a night of doing our nails, hence the nailpolish.

Hope you feel inspired and not just envious!

Have a play with your space and send us pictures?

- Celeste

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Come home to me: Loungy details

Us foxes love a good cosy home. Though none of us really own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

Here’s a few details of the place that me and my hubs call home. Our lounge is definitely the most used room in our house. It is a jumble of homemade, inherited, found and thrifted bits with an added scandinavian touch that make us feel cosy. Hope you like.

This old Danish sideboard has been well loved by Nan and now us.

An old arm chair has become the comfiest thing to sit on with the addition of a sheep skin rug.

Cushion are made from Marimekko fabric.

The before mentioned pallet coffee table. Find instructions on how to make one here.

Books, books, books

Lamp saved from my parents garage.

Reusing an old coffee tin as a pot for some house plants.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this mini lounge tour of our home.

-Hanna

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