I’ll be honest with you, an Edwardian property would be my ideal home. Many years ago I lived in an Edwardian apartment in a building that looked just like a dolls house and I couldn’t get enough of the high ceilings, sash windows and wooden shutters. So when I had the chance to peek inside writer Stacey’s Edwardian end terrace, it was like stepping into my dream home.
I had the pleasure of writing about Stacey’s home for Reclaim magazine last September – and the issue is still available to buy online so pick up a copy of Issue 43 from the back issue archive to give you something lovely to read while you’re at home. Stacey has kindly agreed that I can share some photos of her beautiful home with you so perhaps you’ll see why I loved this property so much…
Stacey blogs about her home at EndOfTheRow.co.uk where you can find out how to tackle DIY tasks and get inspiration for you own interior design projects. It’s been a wonderful fountain of ideas for me and I’m forever pinning photos from her website to my Pinterest boards.
I love the dark tones that Stacey has used throughout the property. The charcoal and soft grey tones really tie all the rooms together and make the rooms feel cosy, despite the lofty ceilings.
Valspar’s ‘Bottlenose Dolphin’ was used in the dining room above and ‘Grey Shingle’ in the living room (top photo). These darker tones allow pops of colour frm the accessories to really stand out in each rooms.
I love the period features in this home and how Stacey has kept as much of the original details as possible, including the beautiful fireplaces, corbels and tiles.
As a keen upcycler, it’s no wonder that I enjoyed learning more about Stacey’s thrifty DIY projects. She turned an old chest of drawers into a beautiful vanity unit in the bathroom, providing handy storage that looks thoroughly in-keeping with the period of the property.
Stacey has also found many creative ways to make use of the offcuts of old scaffold boards that her builder father finds. I love to use scaffold boards in my own garden projects so I’m really impressed with the ways she’s turned them into useful interior storage, such as the kitchen shelving below.
The cosy kitchen is a favourite space for me – I love the idea of being able to prepare meals while chatting with family sat at the table. And that apothecary style unit is incredible!
Please head over to Stacey’s own blog EndOfTheRow.co.uk to see many more photos of her beautiful home and gather inspiration for your own interiors makeovers. Plus, don’t forget to order yourself a copy of Issue 43 of Reclaim to be delivered to your door, where you’ll find many more photos and plenty of info about the renovation of this beautiful Edwardian home.
The issue also contains articles on designing children’s rooms, the latest eco ideas for your home, and a piece I wrote about Holmegaard Glass for my Design Icon column. Enjoy!