So the cat is out of the bag, George and I have recently moved into our new home, our forever home might I add, eeeeek!
I’ll share a couple of snaps of the new place shortly but you can get a sneak peek over on Instagram and in today’s YouTube video too if you can’t wait until then.
Today’s post however, is about our beautiful first home and saying a sad goodbye to it. Our gorgeous Victorian Terrace in the suburbs of Manchester, our little colourful haven, a slice of retro meets modern tranquility, our first proper home that we just loved doing up and living in.
We spent just under two years there which wasn’t originally the plan but when your dream forever home comes up, you’ve just gotta go for it.
We really put our stamp on this place, what with the injections of colour in every room, the cosy lighting, the carefully selected furniture, artwork and nic-nacs throughout.
It was such a fun experience, doing up a whole house; particularly as someone who has always loved interior design. I loved every minute of designing each room, carefully selecting pieces that reflected our personalities and truly making it the cosy haven that it was.
I learnt so much throughout this process, learnings that I’ll take through with me to our new home and I’ll chat to you about at a later date. That’s the fun of interior design, particularly your first go at it, you trial things out, you learn what does and doesn’t work and you take those learnings with you to the next, it’s all so interesting and for me so damn fun.
We had so many happy times in that house, from house parties to launching businesses, Saturday by Megan Ellaby for me and Jimmy's Liverpool for George. Bringing our puppies Peter and Nancy home, dinner parties and of course getting engaged, it’s a place that will forever have my heart and hold so many happy, joyous memories.
I thought I'd share some of the snaps that were taken by the team at Made.com when they popped round last year. It was such a fun day and I'm SO glad we could work together to create these images, photos we'll have forever to remember our gorgeous first house by.
My first step onto the property ladder, my first go at interior design and my first real home since moving out of my parents house when I was 18. I’ll miss you and your colourful, eclectic walls, thank you for all the happy times.