I love visiting (and snooping around) people’s homes, discovering all the unusual objects they’ve collected, and being able to see their personality, their tastes and their story reflected in their home. I love finding interior design inspiration from people who have dared to experiment with bold ideas, and I find ‘before & after’ photos particularly inspiring as they prove that little things like a lick of paint and a spring clean can already make a drastic difference.
Jenny Kakoudakis, blogger behind Seasons in Colour, has kindly invited us into her London home for a little snoop around – the first of my Home Tour series (watch this space)! Since moving to her London home, she’s done a lot of DIY, including stripping back the existing textured wallpaper and brown carpet and re-flooring and painting the rooms in a neutral “greige”.
Her husband claimed the below room for a few months (see the before picture), until Jenny moved into it and turned it into her Seasons of Colour blog HQ! In just one afternoon, she moved his furniture out, painted the room and moved her desk and bookcase in.
Jenny painted two walls in Farrow & Ball Railings, while the wall opposite her desk is dressed with a black and white mural of a tree by Surface View. She combined two IKEA ‘MICKE’ desks to create a long work space, added replica Eames chairs from Cult Furniture, lamps from Anglepoise, the ‘African Boy’ photographic print from Abigail Ahern, the Zebra head from Anthropologie, and quirky artworks from Nelly Duff and Lumitrix.
Want to get Jenny’s eclectic look?
Paint, Farrow & Ball Railings
@ symbol carnaval light
Tree mural, by Surface View
desk, IKEA ‘MICKE’
Eames-style chairs, Cult Furniture
‘African Boy’ photographic print, Abigail Ahern
Zebra head, Anthropologie
Other artworks, Nelly Duff & Lumitrix
Follow her @seasonsincolour for more inspiration!