Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The ultimate Dove Cottage tour (& where everything's from!)

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

I often receive a lot of questions about the bits I've got in my home, so I thought I'd use a quick little house tour as an excuse to write the ultimate guide to Dove Cottage - with absolutely everything I own, where I got it from and all the links I can find! Naturally some things are now unavailable, so also I've tried to find some similar alternatives too, in case that's helpful.

Outside

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom
Door painted in Weathercoat Exterior Satin paint in Fern / Radiator cover from Screw-Fix / Lantern from Laura Ashley (no longer available in this size - small version here) / LED candles inside from Laura Ashley / Candlesticks from Dunelm (similar here) / Mirror from IKEA / Wooden bunting from Sainsbury's (similar here) / Wreath from Laura Ashley 

Hallway

The hallway was always a bit neglected (think discarded shoes & junk mail galore) until I gave it a bit of a mini-makeover last year (read more here) - it's definitely a better reflection of the rest of the house now, and gives a much better first impression. It's so easy to forget about a hallway as 'lost space' and just write it off, but I think its so important to enabling the other rooms of your home to flow well, and my mini-revamp proves you can style even the smallest of areas.

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Walls painted in Dulux White Chiffon
Basket from The Range / Polka Dot Throw from Laura Ashley / Tray table was an eBay find (similar here) / Artificial flowers from Laura Ashley / Shoe cupboard from IKEA upcycled with gold hare handles from eBay / LED candle from Laura Ashley / Mirror tray from Laura Ashley / Small trinket jar from Laura Ashley / Beach basket from Primark / Glass bowl vase from Oliver Bonas / Set of three mirrors from Laura Ashley / Clock from Laura Ashley / Lantern from Laura Ashley / Fairy lights in lantern from my local garden centre (similar here)

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Mirror from The Range 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Glass cloche from Dunelm / Candlestick from IKEA (no longer available - similar here)

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Gold letters from Posh Graffiti / Light-up star from New Look (similar here) / All black frames from Desenio / All white frames from The Range / Gold frame an eBay find (similar here) / Mini hanging glass frames from Sass & Belle (similar here) /All black & white prints from Desenio / Polaroid style prints from Cheerz / Heart frame from Not on the High Street

Kitchen

My least favourite room of the house, I’m not ashamed to admit, however at least this one corner is ok! 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Feature wall painted in Farrow & Ball Cornforth White 
Radio, Mr & Mrs mugs, vase & tray all from Emma Bridgewater / Scales are vintage (similar here or try a search on eBay) / Salt pig from Laura Ashley / Shelf and brackets from Idyll Home / Rustic star from a local independent store (similar here) / Cake tins from Cath Kidston (no longer available) / White jug from Laura Ashley (no longer available) / Artificial peonies all from The Range (no longer available - similar here

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Wall dresser was an eBay find (similar here) which I painted in Crown Palest Blue / Cake stand and all crockery from Cath Kidston / Bar Stools from IKEA / Seat Pads from Dunelm / Faux flower heart from Next (no longer available) / I made the bunting myself - DIY no-sew blog post here

Lounge

This room has gone through some serious redecorating since we moved in (have a look at my makeover post for some truly shocking before pics), starting with a blue & cream style about four years ago, slowly transitioning to a more neutral grey theme more recently. I’ve found it a particularly difficult room to get ‘just right’ due to its odd shape, plus with no fireplace or main feature area in here I've gone through lots of variations of layout, however am happy with where we're at now with this room. 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Walls painted in Dulux 'White Chiffon'
Mirror from B&M (no longer available - similar here) / Sofas from Harveys / Footstool made to order from eBay / Throw from Laura Ashley / Tray from Home Bargains / Grey velvet cushion from Laura Ashley / Fluffy cushion from Happy + Co / Pink velvet cushions from George at Asda / Curtains from Dunelm

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Artificial Eucalyptus from John Lewis / Brass tealight Holder from Next (no longer available) / Side table from Dunelm - I upcycled it using Rustoleum Furniture Paint in Antique White / Glass lamp and shade from Laura Ashley / Footstool made to order on eBay

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Coffee Table from Dunelm -  I upcycled it using Rustoleum Furniture Paint in Antique White / Candles from Clarrisa & Co / Vase from Next a couple of years ago (similar here) / Artificial peonies from The Range (no longer available - similar here) / Photo frames from Dunelm / Tray from Laura Ashley / Rug from Next 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom
house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

 Bookcase and shelves from IKEA / Artificial eucalyptus from John Lewis / Glass vase from IKEA / Lantern from The White Company / Letter board from Home Bargains (similar here) / Concrete planter from One World Trading (similar here) / Ombre candles from Bolsius / Marble pot from Sainsbury's (no longer available - similar here) / Artificial hydrangea from John Lewis (similar here) / Drawing from Dolly Doodles on Instagram / Clock from Laura Ashley / Rattan heart from The Range (no longer available - similar here) / Ampersand from Next (no longer available - similar here) / 'LOVE' candle from Sainsbury's

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

TV stand from IKEA (no longer available - new version here) / Baskets in TV stand from IKEA / Frames above TV from IKEA / Rug from Next / Footstool handmade by a seller on eBay

Conservatory

A complete lifeline for us as we wouldn’t have a dining area if it wasn’t for this room. Although it can be a bit of a struggle to use in the winter months, it’s my favourite space once the sun comes out, and has been really fun to style. 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Rustic star from local independent store (similar here) / Vintage bureau an eBay find - I upcycled using Rustoleum Furniture Paint in China Rose / Artificial flowers from John Lewis & Homesense / Glass cloche from Dunelm (similar here) / Marble trinket from Debenhams / Gold flamingo from Homesense (an exact copy is available on easy here) / Table & chairs passed down from my parents - I upcycled in Annie Sloane paint in Old White / Seat Pads from Dunelm (no longer available) 

Master bedroom

When we moved in this room was very plain (have a look at the before pictures here) so I tried to brighten it up, falling in love with the yellow and grey combination of this wallpaper. I’ve recently revamped some dated wardrobes which have changed the whole look and feel of the room entirely, making it seem so much brighter in here too. 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Bedframe from Laura Ashley / 'You' & 'Me' cushions from Sainsbury's / Mirror from B&M (similar here) / Throw from Sainsbury's (similar here)

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Wallpaper from Laura Ashley / Bedframe from Laura Ashley / Duvet cover from Debenhams (no longer available) / Throw by Sainsbury's (similar here) / Bedside tables from IKEA / Lamps and lampshades from IKEA  / Wooden letter lights from Blossom & Co (no longer available - similar here) /  

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Print by Ginger Hearts on Instagram / Frame from Habitat

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Wardrobes painted in Rustoleum Furniture paint in Winter Grey - read my makeover post here / Tray from Laura Ashley / Jug from Emma Bridgewater / Cup & Saucer from Laura Ashley 

Spare bedroom

This room has seen the most change, with four incarnations in less than four years (previously a snug, office and nursery), but I’m finally happy with where we’re at - a calming, scandi-inspired guest room. I’ve actually got plans for a further tiny revamp with a feature wall behind the bed, but for now it’s my little retreat away from it all! 


house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Walls painted in Dulux ' White Chiffon' / Voile curtains from IKEA / Headboard made by me - Read my DIY post here / Bedside table from Cox & Cox / Lamp from Wilko / Terranium from Matalan (no longer available - similar here) / Grey cushions from Homebase (similar here) / Pink velvet cushion from Cox & Cox / Duvet cover from George at Asda / Throw from Sainsbury's (similar here) / Picture rails from IKEA / Wicker plant pot & ivy from IKEA / 'Tres Chic' print from Chelsea Prints / All other prints and frames from Desenio 

Bathroom

This is the room that’s had the least changes made since we’ve lived here, mainly due to the fact that the full renovation I’d like to do in here is financially not possible, so I’ve had to do what I can through styling and accessories alone (you can read more here) - but two years on I’m still in love with the main feature in this room, my ladder shelves. Such a great way to utilise some lost space by the door here, and I can style the shelves differently as my tastes change. 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Ladder shelves from IKEA (no longer available - similar here) / Dove candles from Primark (no longer available) / Marble pot from Sainsbury's (similar here) / Terranium from Matalan (similar here) / Cactus from local garden centre / Glass jars from IKEA / Concrete planter from One World (no longer available - similar here) / Blue vase from Tesco / Bath tray from Amazon (similar here) / Glass footed jar from Sainsbury's (similar here) / Towel from Hammam & Home 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Pineapple bowl from Laura Ashley (no longer available - similar here)

Nursery

Originally home to the old version of our guest room, this is now my daughters nursery, and my new favourite room in the house - I think it works so much better as a nursery than it did before. I’ve got a few final additions to come, but I’m so happy with it so far. 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Wallpaper from Laura Ashley / Faux fur rug from Laura Ashley / Armchair from Dunelm / Cot from IKEA (no longer available - similar here) / Belly basket from IKEA with pom poms I added myself / Rocking horse from Mamas & Papas / Swan from Jellycat / Drapes from IKEA / Blackout blind from Blinds.co.uk / Wall hangings handmade 

Garden

I’m not a fan of gardening (as you can probably tell!) however after giving my patio a mini Miami-inspired revamp last summer, I cannot wait for the warmer weather to come back round so we can get out here again! It’s also a space I had the most fun styling as I felt like I could be braver with bright, tropical colours and was so pleased with my efforts. Isn’t it just calling out for a pina colada! 

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom

Rattan furniture set from a local independent store (similar here and here) / Pink cushions (updated version here) and chevron cushions (no longer available - similar here) from George at Asda / Plant and belly basket from IKEA / Pina Colada candle from Vineyard Candles / Succulents from Homebase / String lights from Festive Lights Co / Bar cart upcycled from an IKEA trolley - see how I did it here / Cactus light from Dunelm (no longer available - similar here) / Wooden letter sign from The Little House Shop / Pineapple candle from Primark (similar here) /  Footstool from George at Asda (similar here

Ensuite & Downstairs Loo

I can't lie, there's another two whole rooms in my house I've failed to mention here, and for good reason - they're both completely un-photographable! I’m planning a couple of mini makeovers in them both though, so hopefully I’ll be able to share these rooms (for the first time ever!) in the next couple of months - although if you never hear anymore about this, you'll know they went horribly wrong! 

Let me know if I've missed anything, or you have any questions at all.

house tour featuring links for everything from lounge, kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedrooms and bathroom
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  1. Yassssssss so glad Ringo made the cut 💁🏼‍♀️☺️ Lovely read Sam ❤️❤️
    Abby- Thishomemadehome xxx

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    1. Haha! He's always there, lurking somewhere in the background! Thanks for having a read lovely Xx

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