Tuesday, October 11, 2011


here's some rather un-flattering pics of our soon to be new home. i know - you are totally in love with the  this decor. i might just keep it as it is, including that purple carpet.

somehow these estate agent pics intrigued me enough to warrant a closer inspection and although it is not necessarily our dream house it will eventually, and with lashings of love, be a home.

it's an unusual terrace house in a small village on the norfolk/suffolk border which has been in the same family for over 150 years. there is a small garden which quite excitingly backs on to the local allotment site so there will be plenty of gardening for me.

it's going to be so refreshing to get away from the hubbub of the city and have some light, space and peace around us. there are lots of long country walks to be had and most importantly lots of pubs to check out!

this is the face of my new studio, tres chic, no?! 

i will be sure to keep my camera close by me so i can get some good before and after shots. it could get a little hairy as we will be camping out in there with basic amenities (no internet heating or fridge) for a couple of weeks whilst we decorate.

i do love a project and can't wait to get started...bring it on!


a girl and her bird said...

Good luck with the move, looks really nice and light! x

Karen Cheung said...

Oh wow! I'm SO pleased for you - it took us about five or six months to buy our house because of various problems, so I know how it must feel now that it's finally happening! It looks wonderful - what a great house it will be once you've put your stamp on it. Can't wait to see what you do to it. Keep the purple carpet, go on... only kidding. First thing to be ripped up? That's certainly what my husband and I did when we first got into the house - took all the carpets off to see what was underneath. Good luck with everything, and congratulations again! x

Olivia Jeffries said...

Thanks Karen! Yep - carpets up and out, along with an interesting water feature in the garden involving an old bath (and not a nice old bath either)!

I will believe it's truly happening when I get those keys in my hand...