I am delighted to introduce a new regular contributor to the blog! You may remember Amy has written us a couple of guest posts in the past but the great news is, we now have a brand new home renovation project to share with you! Amy has just bought a beautiful house in Essex and is going to share her home project with us here! So over to the wonderful Amy and her tales of The Pink House...
As many of you will know, we’ve not had the best of luck when it comes to moving. Getting to this stage where we are almost in our own house, with stairs and a roof and outside space and a proper front door has taken over two and a half years and more stress and heartbreak than we would ever have imagined, but it’s not a cliché to say that things happen for a reason and the house we now call home is one we could never have dreamed we would be able to own at the start of it all.
The previous owner had lived there for 41 years, and one of the things we fell in love with was the history connected to the house. It’s grade 2 listed and has been a pub and a school as well as a home, has been countless different colours, and has even withstood an earthquake! Our lovely vendors had clearly loved the house, and we wanted to respect all the love and care they had put into it in our own plans for renovation. Our aim is to reflect the age of the house in our style of decorating, whilst at the same time applying a few modern touches such as a more open plan style living area, adding an en-suite and dressing room for our bedroom, as well as keeping an overall aesthetic that reflects our own slightly eclectic style. We love traditional period features, mid century style décor, and bright spacious modernism and I think our plans reflect all of those things.
I’ll be posting regular updates on our renovations as they are done, and probably sharing a few cries for help in sourcing particularly tricky things I have my heart set on along the way :)