Corners of our Homes – Hannah

Welcome to my home…or the tidy parts at least. I hope you enjoy having a quick peek inside. Love Hannah x

A little kitsch never hurt anyone

We have lived in this house for almost four years. When we moved in it needed quite alot of work but with the arrival of two more children things have taken time. Fortunately (or unfortunately) my husband is quite handy and enjoys nothing more than ripping up carpets or tearing down ceilings.

‘Sorry I tore down the kitchen celiing without asking you darling.’

Child-friendly dining

Lego work station

It is important that this house works for all the family. With three children under the age of seven I find things need to be either at their level or out of their reach. We have made a designated Lego work station for our eldest son so he can build and store his creations away form his sisters prying hands.

The library

Collection #1

I seem to have a lot of collections. I can often be found buying turquiose vases at carboot sales (don’t ask me why I am inexpicably drawn to them!). I also have a small collection of old cameras and a large (very very large) collection of my childrens’ artwork.

Family photos in the hall

I love displaying photos of my family. It’s so precious to see them grow and although we regularly update them the baby ones always seem to stay.

Staircase with mast bannister

We recently replaced the tired old bannister on our staircase with the mast from my dad’s boat. It’s pretty special and a lovely yet subtle feature.

Cosy corner

We have a super comfy corner sofa to seat all the family. Obviously the children fight over the footstool placed inches away from the TV. (Note the handy under-sofa storage containing various toys, half-eaten apples and other crud).

Collections #2 and #3

Further collections. These things just find me! They all unintentionally match (well, the ones that don’t are religated to the kitchen cupboards).

by Hannah (orginally published on our previous site)

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14 thoughts on “Corners of our Homes – Hannah

  1. This is just like through the key hole! I love how cosy and lived in your house is, you’ve found so many ways to fit the needs of your little ones into your furniture and lives – your ‘library’, and the fact you have storage under your sofa. #alittlebitofeverything

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  2. Oooohhh…I love your home. You have wonderful taste. I love your camera collection! I can see that you have put so much love and effort into it. Hope to see you again @ #abitofeverything

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  3. You have some lovely collections. I love mooching around car boots looking for trinkets. You lego area is a great idea, it gets everywhere doesn’t it? I have to saw I’m in awe of your mast stair bannister. What a subtle but fantastic thing to have!! #HomeEtc

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  4. You have some lovely collections. I love mooching around car boots looking for trinkets. You lego area is a great idea, it gets everywhere doesn’t it? I have to saw I’m in awe of your mast stair bannister. What a subtle but fantastic thing to have!! #HomeEtc

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  5. I love this little tour Hannah. The library is gorgeous and the Lego station is an inspired idea. My older two would love that now that the toddler keeps attacking their masterpieces.
    #homeetc

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  6. Ohmygoodness — that bannister is absolutely inspired!! Totally love it — what a fabulous idea!! Love your stair runner too — I keep wanting to do that in our cottage but the ones I’ve seen are SO expensive!! Much cheaper to get bog standard carpet sadly — where did you get yours from? xx Thanks so much for linking up with us! #HomeEtc

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