Blending old with new…
An English Home Tour

With all the inspiration we’re bombarded with on a daily basis, it can be very easy to start comparing what we see online to our own “normal” lives. They say comparison is the thief of joy (and by they, I mean all those quotes floating around on pinterest!) so it’s a skill to know where to draw the line between getting ideas for making changes in our own lives, and just placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves. Case in point, I adore home tours and getting to see behind the scenes of a home, but I know that having a typical American  kitchen and sense of space etc is probably highly unlikely here in Ireland. Hence it’s lovely to come across a beautiful house closer to home that I feel I could actually emulate one day!

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Homeowners Greg and Jill are based in Bristol in the UK have done a beautiful job of combining Victorian architecture and features with a modern eclectic style. With the help of stylist and designer Cassandra Linton, they painted the walls in muted shades from Farrow and Ball, and chose a mismatch of antique furniture to bring personality to the rooms. I love the way you can see right through the garden from the kitchen, the french doors really bring the outside in and almost make it another room. If you’d like to see more of this gorgeous home, head on over to Design Sponge and see the full feature here.

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Images via Design Sponge

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