Hello, what you've been up to this weekend?
I've been working on customising some art prints orders with 24 carat gold and I'm still doing up Lush Eclectic headquarters aka my new office after a change of plan and ripping down busy and colourful wallpaper which only lasted few weeks...I'm going back to my original design in favour of calmer, loft / industrial style... and if you are a fan of industrial vibes and calmer colour pallets with touches of natural textures, you are in for a treat today...
So grab a cuppa and enjoy this week's ‘ART IN THE WORLD OF INTERIORS’ article from the cycle of short features where each weekend we visit fabulous homes around the world and their owners who are passionate about art. Each home is unique, with it’s own style & character. From castles, through to period homes, cottages, flats, new-builds, terrace houses to semis, from cities, towns, villages and to country sides across the globe… I would like to invite you to join me in this inspirational journey where we will explore different ideas and styles in interior design and we will explore various ways of styling art in your home.
1970's house transformed into a monochrome & industrial sanctuary– the home of Vic aka @our_home_in_kingstone
In today’s visit we are going to a small village called Kingstone in Herefordshire. Here in a 1970’s 4 bedroom detached house lives Vic with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and two cats.
I’ve been following Vic on Instagram for a couple of years now and although we are on a different spectrum in our home décor styles – Vic loving monochrome, industrial style where I love colour, pattern and period features, we both share the love for thrifty DIY and upcycling furniture. Vic’s spirit, sense of humour and character attracted me straight away as well as she is one of those kick ass women who is not afraid to speak her mind, be honest and share her experiences and struggles of daily life while sharing her passion for interior design.
In Vic’s own words:
For me Instagram is a beautiful distraction from my real life. I first joined when we moved into our house a couple of years ago and fell down the rabbit hole of beautiful homes.
I'd never seen such an array of different styles and designs.
It’s a wonderful place to shut out all the noise of reality and just lose yourself.
It’s also a fabulous place to find art. Without Instagram I'd never have found all these incredible pieces I now have in my home.
I just choose things that I love. Anything that makes my eyes and heart happy. I love being able to "shop my home" and changing them all around. It is also a nice surprise for my husband when he gets home.
Everything in my home is done on a tight budget, so where I'm happy to spend money on art I love, when it comes to frames I always choose cheap ones. Asda, Poundland and B&M are always great places to get them from.
The gallery wall going up my stairs has built up slowly over the years. Whereas sometimes I monopolise the rest of the house with what I want, I wanted everyone in my family to be able to choose art that meant something to them. We've all had some input into it and all of the pieces have some meaning or importance to us.
Due to my mobility deteriorating and the stairs now being difficult for me to navigate, I often joke that it is also nice to have a great view when I am going up and down.
I think that's the key to making your home look nice, choose things that represent your personality. If you go for latest trends then I think you'll just tire of them because they're not true to you.
I think now more so than ever our homes have become an extension of who we are. Just like clothes, we express ourselves more in them.
Instagram really ignited my passion for DIY and upcycling. There's so much inspiration about and I love having a project to focus on. Despite being in a wheelchair I like to show that you can still make and paint things. Yeah, it might take me longer than an able person but I enjoy the sense of achievement once done.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed your 6th visit with Lush Eclectic Art into the world of interiors and that you found the above tips and ideas inspiring.
For more home décor inspiration follow Vic over on Instagram here:
Next time we are visiting a rural setting in the county famous from Cheddar cheese and apple cider...
Have a lovely Sunday x
Shop Vic's collection of Lush Eclectic Art here: