Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sneak peak inside Little Winter's home - A guest post

While I'm away travelling, Katy from Little Winter has very kindly created a guest post on her truly Pinterest-worthy home. I've often drooled over Instagram shots of her house, so I'm really excited to have her tell us some more about it here! I'm sure you already have, but please check out her blog too - it's one of my all time faves!

If there's one thing that we're particularly proud of, it's our home. After two years of renting in various flats and houses, it was fairly overwhelming to be able to decorate and do pretty much whatever we want when we bought our first home late last year. I've always enjoyed buying nice things to make a house a home, but my level of buying has been somewhat a little more intense since (sorry Little B!) I mean, who's going to comment on how fabulous our guttering looks when there's vases and throws to buy (actually, a neighbour did mention that our guttering needed painting - the con's of being a homeowner.. boring bits!). 

Come on inside as we share our favourite parts of the home.

We like a good jar, whether it be a Kilner jar or even just a jam jar - they're perfect for storing everything from pasta to marshmallows. As we're currently (trying) to save for a kitchen, we decided to pop up some temporary shelves to display all our jars on. I love the simplicity of a shelf and how it can completely transform a room. We're already planning our shelves for the new kitchen!

The spare bedroom has become our haven where we like to go and relax. Little B enjoys taking a good book and a cold drink to the room when he has a few hours to spare. Besides the bathroom, it's the only room in the house with painted walls and makes such a calm and welcoming environment for when guests come to stay. I literally love this room (partly because it's our most recent decorating)!

Our living room was the first room in the house to be decorated, and since then we've already changed over some furniture (I didn't realise how you constantly add to 'finished' rooms!). I always wanted brick wallpaper after having exposed brickwork in a previous house so this was the first thing we did when we moved in! The living room is perfectly cosy for those Winter evenings.

In every single placed we lived in, we had nautical accessories for the bathroom, yet we were never able to put up our frames, or the bathrooms just weren't right. Finally though we can now have that nautical themed bathroom (although after two years I'm slightly bored of that lighthouse!!) and chose blue paint that brightened up the small space. And put up another beloved shelf.. With Kilner jars too.

The bedroom, our bedroom are what dreams are made of (well, so I think!). After months of pinning clean and crisp bedrooms on Pinterest, we kept things fairly simple with white walls and one wallpapered wall. The colour palette is neutral with only snippets of blush coloured accessories coming through. There is nothing quite as nice as waking up here on a Sunday morning.

Little B is a good egg and made what most girls long for - a walk in wardrobe. With a third bedroom and no kids under our belt (just yet!), Little B and his papa spent a week turning it into a walk in wardrobe. Did I fall in love with it? OF COURSE! It's perfect and for once, fits all our clothes in! It's a light and airy room, with matching velvet hangers and shoe boxes stacked up neatly. Every girls dream.

Thank you so much to Katy for guest posting while I'm away - what do you all think of her amazing home? Posts like this make me dream of owning my own home and being able to decorate however I like, I can't wait! I'll definitely be turning to Katy's blog for inspiration. :)


  1. Lovely post, thanks for sharing! <3


  2. Beautiful! I'm literally in awe of it all xx

  3. This home is so cute and I love the photographs.