We recently had the pleasure of snooping around fashion designer Amie Higginson's home - a lovely South London Victorian flat that didn't disappoint!
The first thing we noticed as we entered the living space was the large bay windows which flooded the room with a soft light. The tall ceilings and neutral wall colour make the room feel spacious yet cosy, with an array of antique furniture and vintage pieces collected by Amie and her husband Nick.
A lot of the couple's pieces have been sourced at various markets on the outskirts of London. Sunbury Antiques market is one of their favourites to explore. ''We love finding unique pieces and giving them a new lease of life,'' they said. When looking around we are drawn to the ornate wooden cabinets sitting on either side of the fire place. They add a grandeur to the space and work wonderfully as a TV stand and storage unit.
The palm print wallpaper above the charcoal fireplace creates a striking and playful focal point in the living space. The couple love to travel, which is reflected in their home by an eclectic display of trinkets and treasures from their various trips. ''I wish we'd taken an extra suitcase when we went to Morocco!'' Amie explained as we checked out her gorgeous collection of cushions and rugs brought back from a recent trip.
Amie works in the wedding industry (www.fleetwoodoflondon.co.uk) creating beautiful bespoke bridal wear, and she uses her home as a space to create her designs as well as meeting clients and creating their prefect bridal outfit. "I work from home a lot, so having a space I'm happy in is really important to me, also when have clients over I want them to feel comfortable,” she said.
The couple recently renovated the kitchen, giving it a completely new look. ''I'd seen so many gorgeous kitchens on Pinterest, sometimes it can be overwhelming when it comes to making decisions'', Amy said. Overall the kitchen, with it’s clean lines and vintage touches, has a Scandi feel. Quartz worktops and white subway tiles sit wonderfully with the rustic wooden shelves and sage green cabinets. “I'm really pleased how it turned out,” Amie told me. We're not surprised, the final result is simply stunning.
The bedroom sits at the front of the house and has impressive large windows, making the room feel light and spacious. The room has a tranquil feel, with minimal furniture and fuss free bed linen. Character is added through a vintage wicker chair by the window, a trunk used as a bedside table as well as pops of pale pink from the cushions and accessories. ''My dad kindly constructed some large built in wardrobes, great for keeping my clothes at bay!'' Amie explained to us.
We love Amie and Nick's colourful and characterful home. They've done a wonderful job opening up the space and carrying out renovations to create a truly beautiful and comfortable home. It was a pleasure to explore their space, and they've inspired us to check out some vintage markets in search of some unique treasures!
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