This week we are invited into the stunning home of Danielle aka @daniellelouisedoughty , which is filled with texture & pattern and is a boho lovers dream home.
Pop the kettle on, crack open the biscuit tin and take a break with this week's home story tour.
I am a mum to two gorgeous babes and small biz owner of an online home shop. We have three darling dogs and with my hubby running his own company as a building contractor its a very busy home.
How long have you lived here and what type of property is it?
We have lived here around 12 years, I was pregnant with my first child when we moved in. The bungalow we moved into belonged to a distant family member and it was a great opportunity to purchase a large detached bungalow with potential to rebuild.
Did you fall in love with your home instantly? What was the one feature that sealed the deal for you?
At the time of purchase my head was not into the interiors world but more on raising my first child. I didn't have set ideas of how I wanted our home to look at the time, I left most of the decisions to my husband. It took two years to rebuild the bungalow to a three story home, my husband worked day and night and did nearly all the trades himself to save money. We had to move out at times to our families homes as our bungalow become unlivable. It was quite a hard time, my husband and I hardly saw each other with all the time spent renovating and I was by now pregnant with my second child.
Had you mentally redecorated before moving in or did your scheme come together over a period of time?
It took us around 5 years to say we had finished the home but since being involved with the world of Instagram there are so many changes I would like to make. Our home is still evolving and we are planning to rebuild our conservatory which is set in the garden. We have also just repainted the whole lounge and knocked part of the wall down in the kitchen to create a larger opening into the lounge.
Where do you seek your inspiration?
I gain my inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest. I love both for different reasons, Pinterest is great to look for specific ideas and create boards of a particular idea you are putting together but Instagram I find is more inspirational for an overall look
What do you think has been the most successful area of your interior?
In terms of getting it right with décor choices, I am happy with my hall, it feels fresh and light. It is quite quirky with a half painted wall adjoining a wallpapered wall with spots but it works. It is a nice welcome to our home when you walk in, whether I will like it in five years time is another story
Are there any failures in your design/DIY that you care to admit to?
When we rebuilt our home we faced so many obstacles. The one thing I feel we made a mistake on is that the kitchen is in the middle of our house and we extended on to the back to create a large lounge. We now have a very dark kitchen with little natural sources of light and unfortunately no way of rectifying this without major structural work.
Would you change anything in your interior design?
I would change many things if we were to start again, black window frames throughout, a stair runner, crittal doors. more natural light sources and a kitchen looking over the garden. However I do love my home and realise I'm so very lucky and tastes change all the time so you could be forever decorating. I am proud of our achievements in our home
Do you run an interiors business?
My lust for interiors has led me to source items I love and sell in my shop www.pavotblueinteriors.com
I source the items I love to have and hope my customers do too
Thank you Danielle for sharing your home story with us, what a beautiful cosy family home you have created.
I really love how Danielle has brought so many layers & textures into her home, with the mix of natural materials and super soft sheepskins. Danielle sells these beautiful sheepies on her online store, be sure to check them out as she has some really beautiful pieces. I have my eye on a couple of black & white ones. I also adore the terrazzo stencil print Danielle created in her study.
To follow more of Danielle's home & style you can find her on Instagram as @daniellelouisedoughty as well as one of the co-hosts of the brilliant hashtag @styledupinterior. Head over to Danielle's online store Pavot Blue Interiors and check out her stunning collection of boho inspired homewares.
Thanks for stopping by to read this weeks home story, see you next time for more real life homes and the stories of the people who make them.
Bye for now