I first discovered Sarah’s home on Instagram @s.l.f_home, where she shares snaps of her lovely interior and upcycling projects. I was instantly drawn in by the pretty pink hues she uses throughout her home – something that I’d like to include more of in my own house.
At the moment, I have a pink feature wall in my home office, but that’s where the pinkness ends. However, it is one of my favourite colours so why shouldn’t I include it in other rooms around the house. I think pink bedding will be first on my list!
The house is a small one-and-a-half bedroom terrace with classic Victorian proportions and period features, including original fireplaces and deep skirting boards. She has filled the room with secondhand pieces that she’s upcycled with inky chalk paint as a contrast to the fresh pastels.
I really like the way that Sarah has added panelling to the walls to add even more of a period feel to the rooms, yet has painted them in her favourite colours to give it a more contemporary look. Again, this effect is definitely something I would like to try if I ever own a period property.
Her Victorian terrace was featured in Reclaim magazine in issue 75 and I was lucky enough to interview her for the article and find out how she renovated the interior. Sarah has combined a variety of pink tones around the house, which just goes to show that you don’t need to stick to using just one pot of paint to create a cohesive look.
Sarah used blush pink velvet, nude bedding, baby pink walls, bright neon and rosy chalk paint for upcycling the dark wood cocktail cabinet that her grandmother gave her.
If you’re a fan of a particular colour, why not explore various shades and combine them? This helps to add depth to your interior scheme and means you can combine soft furnishings, lighting and accessories all in your favourite colour.
To soften the sugary pinkness, Sarah has incorporated plenty of soothing colours, including soft greens and Farrow & Ball’s barely-there Pavilion Grey in the living room. Plus, she has used plenty of exposed-grain wood to introduce natural texture.
Splashes of contrasting patterns around the home help to tie the whole colour scheme together, with patterned rugs, check-quilted throws and slogan cushions. I especially like the floor in the bathroom, which was an upcycling project.
Sarah painted the existing floor tiles and stencilled a repeat pattern onto them to create a whole new look. She also upcycled a little cabinet that she found at a reclamation yard to provide some handy storage in the compact bathroom.
What do you think of this pretty pastel home? Would you like to incorporate some of these delicate colours in your own interior? Let me know what you love most about Sarah’s home in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to follow Sarah @s.l.f_home on Instagram to see more of her beautiful interior projects.
And, if you want to find out more about how Sarah renovated her period home, you can read all about the DIY makeover in issue 75 of Reclaim magazine. You can order a hard copy of the issue from Select Publishing or download the digital issue.