I moved about quite a bit in my life but the biggest move by far was relocating to the England. As a single expat I also moved around from flat share to flat share. Over the years, I learned to make myself comfortable wherever I was.  In the moment, where I slept was home. Now, I’m married and hubby and I recently became homeowners.  We bought a home that didn’t need much fixing up, but after being in our new home for a couple of months the odd fix-it job came popping up. Nonetheless, I truly feel that I’m putting down roots for the first time in my life and it’s a bit scary actually.   We’ve done some painting and purchasing of fixtures and fittings. However, it’s still a work in progress. At the moment it says our lives are bit topsy turvy.

Living room space

Living room space

Things aren’t where they are meant to be but we try to create spaces for the children to play. I fantasize about living in the country but really, the suburb is the best fit at this juncture in our lives. We got rid of lot things to move to our new home but we still have things from our very first home and live before our children. We have fond memories of our entire home. While I like the country shabby chic look for the interior of home, I think it best work with the soul of the home. I think every house have a vibe to it and for me, I like to work with that vibe. I think a classic look with complementary modern accents best for our new home and that’s what we are working towards. Although our house is small in many ways its ideal and exactly what I asked for  it is:

  • Semi-detached in a relatively quiet and safe area
  • (Although it’s a mess) the garden is child-friendly
  • The living room was well-kept and ready to be occupied
  • Thankfully the area is quite as only one bedroom free from road traffic noises
  • The kitchen is a spacious enough
  • (on our wishlist ) a cosy bathroom with rustic ascents and the tranquil spa feel…

I took the Victoria Plumb Great British Home quiz and according to the results Mrs Glamorous. Yeah I’ll take that. Even though most days I look like the Crazy Cat Lady ( Eleanor Abernathy) from The Simpsons. My inner suburban glamour-puss is waiting to come out.

Crazy Cat Lady, The Simpsons

Crazy Cat Lady, The Simpsons (image from Pinterest)

Apparently my style is most like Joey Essex or Sam Faiers. I have to say when they shared a home on the TOWIE show I did like their setup.  Their home looked very stylish and spacious but comfortable. Here’s my results:

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This post is an entry for the #GreatBritishHome Challenge sponsored by Victoria Plumb, a source of quality bathrooms for every type of home. Take its “What’s Your Celebrity Home Style?” quiz to discover what your home says about you.



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