LOVE my local pub @baringhall! Had an amazing evening there last night with a bottle of prosecco while scheming and planning amazing ideas for our businesses with @craftist_in_residence, @malihabasak, @andreavmatias and @baby_steps_fitness. You guys ROCK!
This is such a great pub - it burnt down a few years ago and was taken over by @anticpubs. But they left it a bit rough around the edges and lacquered the burnt walls and have made it a seriously cosy place to spend some time. I love the lighting (the bar has lots of vintage pendant light shades), red velvet chairs and the old wedding photos in the bathroom. Local people check it out! @booandmaddie do you go here sometimes!?
I got tagged in a #widn post by my shake-n-bake bestie @frecklesnewton (also @hoardhousevintage), who like myself is also in the process of changing up some decor shiz in her house. Now I know what you’re thinkin’. “Jan, is that a naked rubber baby under that encyclopedia stand?” Shhhhhhhh—just let it happen. Just go with it. Because if there’s anything I love more than books, it’s random ass wtf objects mixed in with secondhand furniture. This baby is one of those creepy “it’s so real it’s scary” dolls and I couldn’t be more happy to stash it in this little nook to terrify and confuse new houseguests. 🎈
So if you aren’t too busy @furburger and @rene.elizabeth, maybe you can play along and post a #widn . But if you don’t have time or just feel lazy or don’t give a crap, I salute you and I’ll catch you on the flip flop. 😘
As my style transitions in this new house I'm trying to find more curated pieces that has a story and brings character and a richness to a space. One way I do that is finding antiques, art or found object pieces. There are so many places to find treasures for not a lot of money. You don't have to spend a lot to have a rich look when dealing with antiques. I can't tell you how many times I have been asked about my collected paintings and if they were expensive. No! I like to just find context in a piece that speaks to the scheme or intention in the room. And part of the fun is the hunt for that perfect piece!!! Major heart eyes for @seanandersondesign
Does anyone else suffer from the very flattering misconception that they are a domestic goddess when people see their home on Instagram?! 😂 I finally feel that I have put this misconception to rest after revealing to colleagues last night that my favourite thing to ‘cook’ when I’m home alone is a potato waffle sandwich 🙈🙈 fear not, there’ll be a blog post soon on how to make a potato waffle sandwich so you can all be domestic goddesses just like me 👑😳😉 that’s as close as you’ll get me to the kitchen for #myhousethismonth I’m afraid! #sorrynotsorry