A Little Home Loving!

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While drying my hair this morning I was flicking through my Google reader and spotted this post from Bex at Olive Dragonfly about her favourite spot in her home and entry into a fab competition over on Fashion For Home.  Having spent the last 2.5 years chipping back the previous owners last 27 years of DIY disasters, I thought it would be nice to enter myself and tell you about my favourite space!

The renovation on our place is far from over, but my current favourite part of the flat is our hall.  That sounds a bit random I know, but firstly, it is the only completely finished part (give or take a few pictures) and secondly, it shows how far we have come in this process.  From a dark, randomly decorated flat to a bright airy space.  To demonstrate, here are some before shots! (excuse the quality of these, they were taken on an old camera phone!)

When we first got the keys, it looked like this:

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Then after some slight demolition it started to look like this:

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And this is how it looks now:

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I have been slowly picking up pieces to decorate the hall with, my favourite so far is the Teal Nina Simone print by Anthony Peters from Howkapow, I love this print as it is a nice reminder of our wedding day, as My Baby Just Cares for me was our first dance! And this is the picture that I submitted to participate in the Home Love contest at Fashion For Home

Nina Simone Print

I am also looking forward to filling the hall with bright pictures, as its such a large space its going to take a while to fill! But I will start with these vibrant bicycle themed prints (Stuart loves cycling!) from Rebecca J Kaye, an Edinburgh illustrator and designer, I think these will look really good once I remember to buy hooks to hang them on!

Rebecca J Kaye Bicycle Prints

Its so nice now to walk into this bright space, a better welcome home after a long day at work than what was there before!