There are a few bloggers homes that I’d give my right arm for a rummage inside; Hannah from Seeds and Stitches always has the best fabrics and upcycled furniture, Natasha from Candy Pop includes the most amazing snippets of her home on her IG feed, and Rebecca from Futurustic is the master of that wonderful simple, contemporary style that I aim for but never quite manage. Today, though I’ve been lucky enough to be able to bring you a little look inside the gorgeous home of Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn; one of my oldest blog favourites, she covers fashion and style, interiors and pregnancy and parenting. With an Instagram feed full of colour and pattern, her home has been at the top of my list to nose around for a long time, so I’m excited to bring you a little peek into the home she shares with her fiance Tom and little boy Wilf. Enjoy!
I love living in a Victorian home because they have so much character; I love the high ceilings and detailed fireplaces the most. We live in a cul-de-sac and all of our neighbours live in identical houses; it’s really lovely to see all the Victorian architecture on the street and everyone paints their doors lovely bright colours. Our living room and bedrooms are really large and spacious and give us lots of scope for interior design, and I love that we have both a front and back garden which is a rarity in the city.
My living room is my favourite room in the house; I think my home style is quite retro, and I’m really drawn to mid-century and vintage items. We often scour vintage warehouses and carboots for one-off pieces but we also like to mix them with vintage inspired modern items – I’m very much influenced by the sixties in terms of my clothing style, so I’d definitely say that my interior design tastes and fashion tastes are very much suited.
When we brought out home it was quite a wreck, so we literally had to start from scratch by concreting floors and plastering walls – it was originally in the worst shape of all and now it’s the room we’re most proud of.
Our living room is the place we feel the most relaxed in. It’s actually two rooms cut through to make one, so is very large – I tend to work from one side of the room, answering emails whilst Wilf will play with his jigsaws on the rug, or on the weekend we read together on the sofa. Our bookshelves are full of all sorts of things, there really is no order – I love that it is full of all the things we love, and that make up our home and lives together.