Living Room

In short I love Mid century and industrial furniture. Moving into a house full of classic cottage features including Inglenook fireplaces and beams, left me feeling overwhelmed. Initially I just started to buy Shabby Chic items as I thought this would be the only thing that worked and it left me feeling unfulfilled and not in love with my home. We have moved house many times and at the back of my head part of me always decorates the house we are in in a way that makes it most appealing to perspective buyers. I have tried to put a cap on those thoughts in this house although I do know that we will move again.

Interior design is one of my greatest loves. I spent most of my time indoors and thats why I want a home to feel most myself in. I made the decision to mix classic cottage furniture with little hints of my Mid century and Industrial loves. If you want to see how the room has progress have a look at my Living Room Tour blog post.

Chair and plant stand Homesense.

Desk Atkin and Thyme

Love sign John Lewis Lamp John Lewis

This room is the closest to being finished out of all the rooms in the house. I still need to replace the curtains which I fear is going to be such a massive cost that I’m delaying it. Si has a habit around this time of year to just declare ‘lets move’ and within a few months the house has been sold. So I’m not too keen on buying items that ill have to leave behind just yet. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love this house and would be happy if we stay ed here. It has everything that we need and I fear that most other houses I look at just won’t compare. Also this weekends project is painting our front door baby blue. I have always dreamt of having a house with a baby blue front door so its going to be even harder to get me to move!

Cushions Homesense


Sofa Laura Ashley

What do you think about mixes so many styles in such a classic property? Does it work? I absolutely love our lounge because it is definitely all my taste but its interesting to know whether other people think I’ve hit the nail on the head or lost my hammer all together.




  1. Ruth
    April 7, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I think magazines and instagram can make people feel like they should dress their house to the period of which it is regardless to whether you like it however I have a very rustic country style but am yet to move into my dream farmhouse with land for the horses and so my houses are often a lot younger or more modern than my style of furniture however if you like something then who cares if it doesn’t go with the cottage theme. If everything you have is your style then that in itself is the style of your house….yours….and you have to live there not anyone else. I love all your ideas and whilst some of it doesn’t go with my style I think it all matches very well 😊 and actually you have made me introduce pink into my living room and I love it!

    • Cara
      April 7, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Aw thank you! I phase pink in where ever I can!

  2. Amy
    April 7, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Your curtains look fab with new colour cushions!

  3. April 7, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I love your home! How do you look at pieces and know they’ll look good together? I try to do the same and end up with a car boot sale look 🙈

  4. Helen (Little Lavender Room)
    April 8, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I think you’ve nailed it. Beautiful marriage of comfy and functional. 👌🏻

  5. Kristin
    May 21, 2017 / 4:27 am

    You smashed that nail in! I love the mix of pieces. You really have a talent and eye for decorating.

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