Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

Today I’m taking you on a summer tour of my home. I live in a rented three-bed terrace in Mortlake, South West London. I design interiors in an eclectic mix of styles, but have focused on a combination of global, mid-century and industrial design features in this 90s-built house. The Dining Area The dining area is at one end of a long living room, which is also my husband’s office. Because the room serves so many functions, I keep the styling…

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Global Boho Girl’s Bedroom Design, Mortlake

Global Boho Girl’s Bedroom Design, Mortlake

It’s One Room Challenge reveal day. The One Room Challenge is a design event in which a range of interior design bloggers makeover a room in their homes (or a clients) in six weeks, posting weekly updates. For this round, I gave my little girl a global boho bedroom makeover. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. Boho Kids Room Design Plan I started with a bland space and mismatched furniture (see the before pics in week…

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Boy’s Bedroom Design Update, Mortlake

Boy’s Bedroom Design Update, Mortlake

I’ve made a few updates to the kids’ room I made over last Spring. We had them sharing for a year or so, but now this room is inhabited solely by our seven-year-old son and given his sister her own space. It didn’t take much to make it his rather than theirs. After moving one of the twin beds out, the blank wall felt unbalanced. Moving the bookcase over there fixed the problem. The bedside cabinet is a placeholder until…

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Neutral Boho Master Bedroom Design, Mortlake

Neutral Boho Master Bedroom Design, Mortlake

My neutral master bedroom is finished, and it’s time for a room reveal! This last week has been a whirlwind, but it all came together on time, and I love how the room turned out. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. I live in a rented three story house near Richmond Upon Thames, London, and the master bedroom is on the top floor. It’s a lovely light-filled space, and I wanted to keep it bright and neutral…

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Shared Kids Room Design, Mortlake

Shared Kids Room Design, Mortlake

It’s reveal time! Over the past six weeks, I’ve been working on a gender-neutral, shared kids room, turning it into a bright, happy space for my six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. This makeover is part of the One Room Challenge. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. The Design Plan We had a small budget for this room, so I used a lot of existing pieces. The room isn’t big, but it’s lovely and light, and the perfectly…

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Organising An Industrial Toddler Bedroom

Organising An Industrial Toddler Bedroom

Before moving back to the UK, we lived in two different loft apartments in the same Chicago building. Because I’d only just finished designing my son’s industrial toddler bedroom when we had to move from the first apartment, I kept the interior design very similar in his new bedroom. The new room was a similar size, with the same raw concrete ceilings and pillars. This room had huge steel framed windows where the first was an enclosed loft room, and…

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Industrial Living Room Design Progress, Chicago

Industrial Living Room Design Progress, Chicago

I used to live in a converted meat-packing factory in Chicago’s University Village area. The building was packed with incredible industrial features, and although I wasn’t able to complete the living room from an interior design perspective, it’s worth a look. When we moved in, a bold red wall with patches of mismatched paint dominated the room. It’s a long wall, and I didn’t want a big expanse of solid colour. Wallpaper wasn’t in the budget, so I chose to…

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Industrial Loft Nursery Design, Chicago

Industrial Loft Nursery Design, Chicago

The nursery I designed for my daughter in our Chicago loft was small but sweet. The space felt fun and bright, pairing modern furniture with industrial architectural features. Loft Nursery Floor Plan This 8′ x 9′ room fit a lot in, but careful space planning made sure there was as much open floor space as possible and nothing felt cramped. Loft Nursery Reveal Industrial Features Two of the nursery walls were partial – eight feet tall with a two foot…

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Industrial Toddler Bedroom Design, Chicago

Industrial Toddler Bedroom Design, Chicago

We live in a loft, and two of the three bedrooms – including my son’s toddler bedroom – don’t have exterior windows. My goal for this space was to make it as bright and happy as possible given the lack of natural light. I was on a very tight budget, so there are a few DIYs and a lot of big box furniture. Toddler Bedroom Reveal Toddler-Friendly Art & Accessories Looking towards the bedroom door, I framed and hung a…

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