1890’s Victorian Terrace – home of Beckie aka @haveyouseenmyarea
This week I’m taking you just a short drive away from where I live as we are going to Bristol – the city famous for balloon fiesta, suspension bridge and street art and music scene (among so many other things).
Today we are climbing up the hills of Bristol to have a chat about home décor & art with Beckie.
In Beckie’s own words:
I live in a 1890s Victorian terrace home in Bristol, about 1 mile from the city centre. I’m lucky that it’s right on top of a hill, so I have amazing views and very big skies. I used to live in the countryside and was worried about moving back to the city and losing the big skies. Lucky for me, I found just the right home. It is a 3 bed house, although we have converted the loft to make a 3rd bedroom.
How would you describe your home décor style?
I don’t have one particular style - but I do like to be bold and make a bit of a statement. I like to try and be sympathetic to the style and period of the property. So my style in my Bristol house is very different to the style in my little cottage.
(Above picture) Beckie's Bristol's home style vs her B&B cottage (below picture)
How do I choose art for my home?
I am always in the market for art, as I love gorgeous pieces, but I am very selective as I don’t want to have a picture just for the sake of it. So with me, it’s love at first sight. When I see a piece of art I like, I fall head over heels in love – there will be something about each piece I own that just speaks to me.
How do I choose frames for the art?
I always choose the art first and then I look for a frame. Although, I knew that in my gallery wall I wanted to have a lot of gold, opulent frames that really honoured the art within them.
How do I arrange my gallery walls?
My gallery wall is a work in progress, but I wanted it to look like something that could be finished at any time without leaving obvious gaps. I already had many pieces, most of them very personal, with a very personal meaning and I wanted to add new things. But only when I fell in love. I did arrange my pictures in their frames on the floor first, but in the end I mostly put it on the wall intuitively.
What inspires you when it comes to home décor?
I think my taste in décor and taste in art is similar, which helps a lot when choosing pieces. I’m lucky that a lot of my art looks just as good in a light room, as it does in a dark one. I like to have regular changes and so this helps with that.
My tips when it comes to styling art in interiors
My tip would be to look at the space you want to fill with the art and choose pieces to suit. If you have a large, blank wall – do you want to have 1 or 2 large pieces to really make an impact, or do you want to have an eclectic mix and a gallery wall? I have also used paint blocking behind my art to frame it and make it appear larger, with great success. I love experimenting with both my décor and my art purchases.
For more home décor inspiration follow Beckie over on Instagram:
If you are looking for a romantic and boutique holiday stay, take a look at Beckie’s own Air B&B which is an 18th century cottage in Somerset:
I hope that you’ve enjoyed your 14th visit with Lush Eclectic Art into the world of interiors and that you found the above tips and ideas inspiring.
Next time I’m taking you to a small village in Cheshire which is a home of a very creative family...
Have a lovely day x
Shop Beckie's collection on Lush Eclectic art here:
(click on each picture)