We’re tickled pink you love Lottie’s home as much as we do. There was a LOT of love for part one yesterday. We’re back today for a peek at the upstairs of her Victorian house and it’s just as stunning as the downstairs! Without further ado I’ll hand you back to the queen of colour and cake baking.
The bedroom has only recently become the space that I envisaged and even then it took a bit of a diversion from the original planned scheme. I had planned a nice copper and white scheme with some indigo accents. However my husband came back from Habitat with the yellow light instead of the copper version as they had sold out and the electrician was coming that afternoon so it evolved from there. It is actually a bit of a homage to Habitat in here. The bed and beside table are their Fleur habitat range which I love and the throws are also recent sale purchases. The cushions and bedside lamps are also Habitat. The lamps have added a pink element to the scheme as I liked them and they were a bargain at £10 in the last summer sale! To tie in the pink I painted an old chair white and added neon pink paint around the bottom of the the legs. We had a white wardrobe from M&S so I ordered some extra Fleur door knobs from Habitat spares department and added these on. We also had a wardrobe built in to the alcove for extra storage. I painted the cast iron fireplace white which was a bit of a mission. Never go paint shopping with toddlers as I picked up the wrong paint three times and painted the fireplace several times before I actually bought the right one. It makes the room feel much lighter though. We’ve got a little en-suite off the bedroom as well which just has a toilet and big sink (obviously with large storage cupboard under!).
Alice’s room is very bright and fun. This owl wallpaper from Ferm Living is just amazing. We actually fitted it when it was Molly’s nursery but loved it so much that it stayed. It’s a bit spendy at £70 a roll but we just used one so I justified it! The only issue is that brown, turquoise and orange proves to be quite difficult colours to match to in children’s rooms so I just went all out bright. Its an odd shaped room so we have a chest of drawers in the one alcove and I painted an old pine wardrobe in the other. I added a rocking chair from Blue Sun Tree and lots of fun accessories. There are obviously a few Alice in Wonderland prints and the most amazing A-Z from Ketchup on Everything. I made some bright bunting and a throw plus cute plus the hanging clouds mobile. I love making bits as it’s so much fun.
This is a little girls room through and through. It is up in the attic and so has sloping ceilings but is such a lovely light room. I went for a Soft Shell Pink from Crown up here with the woodwork in a Dove Grey. I’ve recently added in some hints of mint and gold in the form of these fab wall stickers from Made of Sundays at Molly Meg. They were super speedy to put up and so cheap and have really transformed the room. As there is minimal wall space or height we had cupboards built in to the eaves which house drawers, shelves and rails for hiding away clothes and clutter. I then added lots of cute shelves for her to display her knick knacks. The house shelves were just £18 from Next. The bedding is from M&S and there are homemade cloud cushions and a bargain of a £2 cushion from Dunelm. I made the little pom pom garland on her shelves after spotting something similar. I bought at £1 bag of pom poms from HobbyCraft and in 2 minutes I had threaded them of some cotton and voila. Molly loves playing up here so I plan to add a reading nook with piles of cushions soon.
After the kitchen this is my favourite makeover. The bathroom was the most unwelcoming room ever. Freezing cold, horrible bath, wobbly sink and nails sticking through the cheap vinyl floor. I’m not sure how we coped for as long as we did especially once Molly arrived. We did it quite soon after the kitchen so had to stick to a stricter budget. I sourced all the items from Bathstore and Victoria plumb in their sales and then our plumber fitted it for us. We removed a huge cupboard that was great for storage but drafty and cold and instead had a build in linen closet made at the top of the attic stairs. I wanted a big bath and separate shower and the removal of the cupboard allowed us to place the bath under the window. Luckily it isn’t overlooked so thats fine! I went for Almond White on the walls as the previous bathroom had been white and I was trying to get away from the coldness. To give a bit of cheer I chose this cute boat wallpaper from Mini Moderns in a soft putty shade. To finish I chose the towel ladder from John Lewis towel shelves from Next and a few eclectic pictures of a vintage gillette ad and a shiny kingfisher that reminds me of my nanny!
I hope you lovely lot have drawn inspiration from this relaxed home. I have to applaud Lottie for getting the balance between child-friendly and stylish absolutely spot on. You can tell from all the family photographs so many memories have already been made here and I’m sure there are many more still to come.