Today we have a sweet, sweet look inside the founder of our earlier feature’s brand and one of our upcoming recipe contributors Hortensia of Itsy Bitsy Cupcakes [can’t wait for that one!].
Originally from Spain, Hortensia and her family have been living in the London area for the last 10 years. They bought their cottage in South Wallignton Surrey about 4 years ago and although in fairly good condition, it was all beige walls, swirly carpets and outdated gas fires…
Not being great at DIY they decided to paint all walls white [easier] and inject some colour with accessories instead. Most of their furniture are designer purchases [mainly The Conran Shop], and other things they brought back from travels and from various other shops here and there.
I absolutely love that by looking at the un-asumming sweet country exterior of this house you would not expect the abundance of design delights awaiting inside. Bright Cath Kidston accessories and Marrimekko prints are splashed across the kitchen.
Pendant light shades from The Conran Shop hang above the colourful dining table…
…whilst sofas from the Conran Shop and bright designer accessories form the living area. I think this home is a perfect example of how designer furniture and family homes can exist in harmony!
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org