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Nicola Broughton

❤️dark, colourful interiors, and my sanity project in a very full life. Best Newcomer 2017. Number 1 of top 50 worldwide trending blogs Q1, Q2 2018

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Just a 9 hour day and 3 hour train journey then I can walk through my front door for the first time since Monday 🙌🏻 Continuing my wallpaper theme this time with a wall mural in Alfie’s room by @rebelwalls. This has been such a successful addition to his room as he has learnt so much from it as well as it looking beautiful
Yesterday, I wrote about @end_of_the_row and what had caused us to fall in love with our homes, stained glass being one feature, but another for me is my beautiful marble fireplaces (I have two, one here and one in my kitchen). In fact, my home has 4 fireplaces all of which can be lit on a winters day. So I’m interested what made you fall in love with your home and was it immediate or something that grew on you over time? #apartmenttherapy #postitfortheaesthetic #stylingtheseasons #moreismoredecor #inmydomaine #designsponge #interiordetails #interior2you #fineinteriors #howyouhome #merryandbright #aconsideredhome #myhousebeautiful #cornersofmyhome #sodomino #nestandthrive #myvintageabode #christmasdecor #livingroomdecor #myhome2inspire #bhghome #beautifulmatters #makehomeyours #finahem #boligpluss #styleathome #decorlovers #pocketofmyhome
A girl after my own heart when it comes to bedroom panelling, tonight’s home tour on the blog is with Stacey Dyer of @end_of_the_row. Stacey fell in love with the way her stained glass door lit up her hallway and knew immediately this was the house for her. I fell in love with the light coming through my stained glass door as I drove past. Good old traditional features! Can’t beat them. Anyway it’s the usual drill, link in bio and you will land on my homepage where Stacey is featured. I’ve also put a swipe up in my stories. #apartmenttherapy #edwardianhouse #pocketofmyhome #eclectichomemix #hometohave #howyouhome #vtwonen #interieurstyling #stellarspaces #stopandstaredecor #mystylishspace #thedelightofdecor #cornerofmyhome #dslooking #dscolor #sodomino #mydomaine #decorcrushing #lovewhereyoudwell #interiorforinspo #roomforinspo #inspoforyourhome #myinterior #interiormilk #interior_delux
Up up and away..... I would love a teleporter this morning but at least a 4 hour train journey means a good ole train snore on my way up to Scotland, especially as I’m working til 9pm tonight. And while I’m away my new kitchen sofa will be delivered from @lifeatlivingroom to replace the one you can just see at the side of this shot. Then I can show you a full shot of this room, meanwhile I’m sharing a room by room tour of my house by Wallpaper; I chose @houseofhackney wallpaper for this room, slate floor is from @firedearthuk and wall tiles @ca_pietra_ other sources tagged. Have a great day 😘
Spirit of Christmas, usually by Christmas Day my taste for high priced Sauvignon has descended into anything with a whiff of alcohol, but this beautiful bottle from @lime_lace deserves something a bit different so I’m looking for Christmas drinks inspiration. So what is your favourite tipple over the Christmas season?
It was wonderful to get so much love for this bathroom and today the multi-talented Kate from @mad_about_the_house featured me on the blog in her 10 beautiful rooms. My job is done ✅ After a week of finishing not 1 but 4 room changes, cleaning each room a million times , putting the rooms back together, photographing the rooms, decorating for Christmas, styling for Christmas, writing many blog posts, oh and working a 50 hour week, this week sees me back travelling for a rest 😬😂 4 days away from home means if it’s not done now it probably won’t be before Christmas. There isn’t enough caffeine in the world this Monday morning. Have a great Monday peeps
Sometimes it’s good to have a change, and I guess I’ve been putting off doing this room, partly I suppose because I’d created rather a well known area of my home. But, this is our home, and the paint was getting chipped and the walls dirty, so it was time for a change and when I found this wallpaper from @sandbergandfriends I just knew it was what I was looking for. It has created a lovely 30s, vintage vibe and this room is sooooooo cosy. Tap for sources
I’ve got to admit that with the exception of tiles, flooring is nearly always the last thing I think about, but it shouldn’t be because it makes such a difference to any room. So today over on the blog I’m featuring the flooring from @kersaintcobb , who source unique and beautiful natural carpets, Moroccan runnners, and hardwood floors from all over the world. Link in bio or there’s a swipe up on stories
Sometimes on a weekend I like to sneak back under my bed covers, still fully dressed, and read a magazine or a book. It’s the only way to get 5 minutes in this house but it’s nearly always interrupted by this cute one crawling in alongside me, pretending to read my interiors magazines for 5 minutes before we launch into a proper catch up. This bed from @sofadotcom , with its high back feels so comfy for propping up for a read or a chat, and I recently added beautiful linen, cushions and a velvet throw from @christy_home which makes it feel super snuggly. I also added beautiful towels to my new bathroom and if you want to see more of my new bathroom and linens and how I’ve styled these @christy_home items, there is a new blog post live on site. Link in my bio
Morning how about some festive cheer from the lovely Bucky @lexden_home. This literally stopped me in my tracks. I’m still busy getting sorted for Christmas so undoubtedly Christmas tree spam from me soon. Had a wonderful evening @casacollectiveuk last night, such a giggle and I’ve tagged some lovely accounts I met in my stories. Today I seem to be somewhat struggling to get moving now the craziness of last week has passed but I better shake a leg because we are off to visit Santa
Two of my favourite people in the world @2rebelbellas also known as @keeleytara @eclectic_street have self published a book The Big I, featuring Instagram interiors accounts (including little old me) But it’s more than just that, they’ve added colour palettes for each account and brands they have used to make a truly inspiring read, a place to seek inspiration. A perfect Christmas gift and if you want to know why they set out on this journey it is over on the blog now. Link in bio and I will pop a swipe into stories
I know, I know another bathroom shot but I’m particularly pleased with this room and soooo glad that dust is off the menu for breakfast! I’ve had time for stories this week and it’s amazing what you find out that you kinda assume people knew So here are some facts about me that I found out people don’t know -I work full time, this is not my job but my hobby. I’m actually an Investment Director investing in high tech business -I write a blog. There is a link in my Bio. It showcases creative business, home tours (a lot have missed this), my home and brands I’ve been lucky enough to work with. -I have two boys, 6 and 9 - big accounts don’t need sharing and that a small account sharing me might be seen as ridiculous. NO. Every share is greatfully received and sharing is the only way to grow these days. - that people are too shy to ask for a blog feature. I take every approach seriously and showcase small, medium and large accounts and on last nights post I rediscovered a community, it was lovely to engage with people again because that’s really the primary reason I joined IG, sadly I think we are so bombarded with images we kinda scroll and like these days. I know I’m guilty of it and vow to spend more time commenting. Because it’s awful to post a carefully styled shot and have it bomb isn’t it? So.... a medal if you have read this far but a final shout out to @casacollectiveuk with @loves_leeds_homes @annas_attic_interiors_shop @interiorcurve with where I’m heading tonight. I’m honestly too knackered to want to go out but ya gotta support you mates
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