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Period Living

Hi everyone! I'm back in business after a short break for my wedding (which was fabulous), and I cannot be happier to be Jeff's wifey (he's been calling me that since Sunday) and I am grateful to no longer have list after list of things I need to do for the big day. I had no idea planning a wedding could be so freaking exhausting. Anyway, onto today's post...

Sometime over the past week or 2 I came across a website from the UK that for the life of me I can't remember how I stumbled upon it. It's called Period Living - Britain's best-selling period homes magazine. Inside are some very inspiring homes that have required ALOT of work to make them the beauties they are today. For instance, the three bedroom cottage of Phil and Philippa Heath that they purchased in 1992, which would have been two homes when it was built around 200 years ago. They did all the work themselves, and it took almost 2 decades. They were very resourceful - existing floorboards were stripped wherever possible, and when the floors weren’t in good enough condition to polish, Philippa painted the stairs; and in the reception rooms, they laid flooring salvaged from a local school that was closing down, where they also picked up some useful furnishings such as the large cupboard in the dining room. It is now a beautiful home for this family of 6. (Photos by Brent Darby)

Reader Comments (21)

Congratulations Kim. Gods blessings for a long and happy marriage!

I am in LOVE with the bedrooms in here, absolutely WONDERFUL and DREAMY for a little girl. I can imagine my neices in here :)

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWyGal

this is absolutely stunning, i'm in love with it. i wish that one that i'll be able to design something looking quite like that place. i adore a white chest, kitchen and the floor. really really amazing.

ps: congrats again!

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commentermon

This house is gorgeous. I especially love the red stove and the bathroom light. The last photo says it all, this is a house designed with love.

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

This is seriously my favourite post for a very long time! I instantly saved almost all pictures and made plans what to implement in my own flat! I'll send you pictures if I succeed to take some ideas ;-)

Have a lovely day. Yours, Theresa

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

Wow! What a charming house. I love all the small details that really set it apart!

Best wishes on your wedding! I hope we can see photos, if you cared to share them. :)

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranna

Love the 4 beds in the "dormitory", it looks so inviting and bright.

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Congratulations on your wedding!! Can you share some pictures on the blog? I love period homes and this one is beautiful. The bathroom is a standout as well as the kitchen with the fab red stove!

27 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Almost makes me want more kids - just so I could line up the beds. Too cute!

28 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

Thank you WyGal, mon, Anna and Rachel! I'll be sharing photos of the wedding once I receive them from the photographer. :)

28 Jul 2010 | Registered CommenterKiM

Can't get enough of those red check curtains!

Such delicious details!

29 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commentereliza

Congrats!! Getting married is a huge step, but when the right person arrives in your life you can not deny....
What a wonderful post. I love cottage style, I've been searching a lot about it lately. So, thank you for sharing this. Lovely!

29 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilaPetersDecor

Kim~ Welcome back; "wifey" is very cute:).

That red stove is the 'bomb'.


6 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlea

This home is like a dream... I cannot stop looking at every gorgeous picture. I wish I could have a house just like it!

8 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKara

its nice....just dislike ALL those hearts! The 4 ppl bedroom was really well done.

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commentertracy

It certainly is lovely, but I have a hard time imagining a man happily living in that space. I hope he has a "man cave" somewhere.

Also, that stove has permanently won a place in my heart.

9 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

What a gorgeous picture! I enjoyed that very much. Beautiful home with wonderful furniture.
Thank you....

26 Nov 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuciana

Does anyone know where to find those really amazing square spice jar/mug things from the kitchen island photo?

22 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOh Kidd

May I ask where you got the trash cans in the dormitory (beautiful) bedroom so need three love your house your very blessed!! P.s. The hearts are awsome!!

24 Apr 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkacy

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