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My favourite corners | Fashion for Home

When we bought our house just over a year ago, decorating wasn't something we took on for fun, it was utterly unavoidable.  The only reason we were able to afford a three bedroom house in the area we were looking at was to buy something that needed a complete aesthetic overhaul.  Although there have been times when, after a long day at work, the thought of picking up a paintbrush or building furniture has been far from wished for, we are lucky in that it has meant we've been able to put our own stamp on the whole house (or the bits we've been able to do so far) and really have a vision of how we wanted things to look rather than living in a house full of someone else's tastes and designs.

My tastes in interior design are cosy but contemporary - modern with splashes of vintage and often, white walls with soft furnishings adding a splash of colour.  Because we live near the sea I also love anything vaguely nautical and I've tried to keep the seaside theme throughout the house.

Odd as it sounds, I've always had a thing about 'corners' in houses.  I think because I am a real homebody who loves comfort and cosiness I love nothing better than a snug little corner to curl up in with a good book.  I love houses with secluded corners with bookshelves and a comfy chair with a blanket thrown over the top of it.  With this in mind, I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite corners of my house.

A few weeks ago, Fashion for Home contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in featuring their website and reviewing a product on my blog.  I hadn't heard of their website before but I found myself instantly bookmarking several of their gorgeous pieces of furniture and home accessories.  When searching out new bits for the house I find myself always turning to Ikea due to their affordability but it can be rather off-putting when you visit a friend's house and they have all the same furniture as you! The thing I like about Fashion for Home is they have lots of unique, designer-esque items but with extremely reasonable price-tags.  I'm not just saying that because they, very, very generously sent me the gorgeous lounge chair in the first photo - I'll definitely be buying from them in the future. (Plus the chair came within days of my ordering it - great customer service).

Their maitai lounge chair [£119] looks lovely in the corner of the living room and has had lots of admiring gazes (and bums!) from visitors.  Nestled under a much loved Ikea hanging light it's the perfect place to perch whilst watching TV or reading.


Here are some more of my favourite corners in the house...

In the craft room my favourite books are lined up next to vintage cameras, fairy lights and some of my favourite art prints.


A corner of the living room houses vintage suitcases and (a new addition), an antique printer's tray, soon to be filled with trinkets and treasures!


One thing we don't have in this house in abundance unfortunately is storage.  I'd love a big dresser or sideboard to store things in as currently there's lots of things tucked away in suitcases and boxes that are tricky to get to.  I've been looking at Indian furniture as there's some beautiful ornate wood furniture around in stains that would look perfect in this corner!

I love the wallpaper in the spare bedroom and it took a long time to find the perfect lamp to fit the colour scheme!


Finally, another corner of the living room, and one that is currently hosting Tom's birthday cards! I love black and white photography and we have snaps of all of our loved ones in this frame.  Also lots of DVDs on the bookshelf and - of course - a throw draped over a comfy chair!


Do you have any favourite corners in your house?


36 comments

  1. Your house looks lovely :) I've just bookmarked that website, there are some lovely things there! I love your craft room! I have a favourite corner, it's full of my books and make-up stuff :) x
    Sirens and Bells

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  2. Your home is gorgeous! My boyfriend and I are on the lookout for some nice pieces of furniture for our first home so I'll definitely be bookmarking the website! Xo

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  3. The vintage suitcases are amazing, such a dream to have in a house!!
    I love my book shelf, with our S&S letters on and my photo albums that I can finally showcase.
    xx

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  4. You have such a lovely home! I wish I had my own house to style c: xx

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  5. I adore the suitcases! Do you ever use them, or are they just there for decoration?

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    1. They are my storage for bags, coats and other miscellany, sadly I don't think any of them would survive any kind of trip! I love wondering what the history of them is; the top one has HMS Asturias printed on it which was a passenger liner and then converted to an armed cruiser in the Second World War!

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  6. Your home is so lovely! Posts like this make me so excited for when I have my own little place to decorate, I definitely want a 'project' house! I definitely have the same decoration preferences as you have, modern with some vintage bits and pieces thrown in. xx

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  7. Corners are the best! So much fun to style and to curl up in :-) Your stack of suitcases is gorgeous!

    Jem xXx

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  8. Ooh lovely! These vintage trunks are just gorgeous- I have wanted some forever. Saw some gorgeous ones in Camden but couldn't quite haul them home!

    Love your blog, definitely subscribing :)

    www.sw-fashion.net

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  9. I love the decor in the spare room, it's beautiful. Where's your duvet from?

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  10. Your house looks really lovely!

    I recently moved and we're lucky that our landlord is happy for us to hang prints etc. - all our previous ones have been dead against it! We're slowly but surely making this into our home...

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

    p.s. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I'm glad you enjoyed my Cornwall post so much! I left a bit of my heart there and can't wait to go back.

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  11. Everything looks great! I love having a nosy around people's houses :)

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  12. Such beautiful pictures, your house looks lovely!

    Nat x

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  13. This is exactly how I picture my house! It looks so lovely!
    Sophie
    X

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  14. Oh Rosie can we switch houses please? Yours looks so lovely and you've decorated it exactly how I want my future home to look. My favourite corner has to be that last one with the throw, a chair isn't a chair unless it has some sort of blanket to go with it!

    I did have my own cosy ikea chair by a bookcase but Theo the pesky cat has now claimed it as his own so I'm banished to the sofa!

    xx

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  15. I love your craft room corner! So gorgeous!
    x x x

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  16. You have such a lovely home Rosie! We almost always resort to IKEA for furniture, I'll definitely have to check out the fashion for home website x

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  17. oh rosie, your house looks so beautiful it really does. puts mine completely to shame now!!
    i love the bookshelf, and how mystical it all looks. i shall be iover soon FOR A CUPPA TEA.x

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  18. I'm totally with you on the corners. I love the picture with your bookshelf, it's so pretty! This post is making me ache for my own home to decorate! Xo

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  19. I'm in love with your house, I wanna live there! All the corners in my house are just filled with crap haha xxx

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  20. Soooo uhh when can I move in?haha, I AM IN LOVE with your house. I think I've said it before a while back when you showed us your craft room but it's uhh-mazing. When I get my own place that isn't a student hovel I will certainly be looking back at this post taking style tips from you (; xxx

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  21. Thought I was going to see the conservatory as well, Rosie! xx

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  22. Those suitcases are gorgeous! Your house is really lovely :) Hope you're pleased with it after all the hard graft that went into it!
    x

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  23. You've done such a great job Rosie, I love your house! I particularly like the printers tray, so hard to get hold of those these days at a reasonable price. I also have "corners" in my house that I love, like little museum/display areas. Maybe we should start a series/tag so we can nosey at other peoples, ha ha! :D xx

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  24. Ah, your house looks lovely.

    Yes! I recently converted a little nook the wasn't being used for much into an office space. It is now one of my favorite places of the house. I love that it's my little spot and I can do whatever I want with it.

    http://thestylecrusader.com xx

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  25. I want to live in your house so badly, it is beautiful!

    http://letsdrivefaraway.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. These are some wonderful spots in your home...I absolutely love the vintage suitcase! I also have one in one "my" corners LOL. I would love to know where you got that beautiful antique printer's tray?

    Xo,
    Erika

    http://jasminblancboutique.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Oh Rosie your house is just perfect! I love white with splashes of colour, I love nautical and vintage, I love cosy! Eee, can I just come live with you? Haha!
    I've been pinning home things on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/emsipop/) lately and it's making me want my own place again so much.
    xx

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  28. This is such a wonderful post! What a great idea! Your house looks absolutely beautiful, I particularly love the suitcases!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  29. Ooooo your house is so lovely!! Our house was in okay decorating order when we bought it. But the owners before us LOVED bright garish colours. We're working our way through the entire house. I'm definitely a plain walls, touch of colour kind of girl too. Really must share some of our rooms on my blog. xx

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  30. Such a cute post!
    The photos are so nice and those suitcases look really interesting!
    Great idea!

    Laura x

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  31. I love cosy corners too but our house is so blimmin' old and damp that the corners need to be left open to the air.
    I tend to to "cosy straight bits" but that doesn't have quite the same ring to it!

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  32. this is so pretty!

    love your blog, definitely following :)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  33. I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I live in a very old house, and it's all so abstract: some bits modern, some bits old. I admire it but it sometimes clashes wrongly against the rest of the house. I must get into designing rooms and decorating! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

    Love from, MISSIFFA

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  34. That printers tray is the best. I so want one of those!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  35. Hooray I did a fashion for home post too! :) Your chair is really cool, I had bookmarked that too! I love little corners in rooms, and hanging fairy lights up like you have done is always a brilliant way of cosying up a room :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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