It’s been a little while since I did a home update but things are about to get messy again at the Grimwood residence. We wanted to create a little breathing space after we finished the kitchen and settled into married life (see our wedding pics HERE) but over the last few weeks I’ve found myself daydreaming about roll top baths and occasionally scrolling through Wayfair for new sofas and stand-out armchairs to create cosy corners.
Maybe it’s the change of seasons and my penchant for red wine by the fire making a comeback, but something’s definitely shifted and I’ve gone into full-blown nesting mode (without the pregnancy!). While the bathroom remains the next big project to start (hopefully) imminently, I’ve started to think about the new additions and small tweaks we can make to the rooms which don’t need demolition of some sort.
As exciting as it is seeing a space change so dramatically at the hands of a builder or two, adding small additions that make a house a home can equally change the atmosphere of a room and shouldn’t be underestimated. Creating cosy corners has become my favourite thing about rennovating our house. When it’s cold and dull outside, this tucked-away armchair is perfect for curling up in, under a cashmere blanket, next to a burning Elemis candle and losing all sense of time with a good book. These small weekly pleasures are the definition of ‘me’ time away from screens and socials and can be achieved by a few little tweaks.
GLOSSY COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
The internet may be killing the humble book and our love of reading but coffee table books have outgrown their primary purpose and taken on a new role as the ultimate homeware accessory. Big and glossy with minimal covers and crisp pages, no table is complete without an art, fashion or travel bible atop it.
THE PERFECT CURL-UP AND READ CHAIR