Period Living

Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2010 by KiM

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)

eliza says:

Such delicious details!

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!

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

lea says:

That red stove is the ‘bomb’.


Kara says:

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

tracy says:

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

Sarah says:

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.

Luciana says:

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

Oh Kidd says:

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

kacy says:

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!!

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