The Style Files No. 23if you're a boho lover, vintage hoarder and industrial addict, step inside Reena's home
Are you just as obsessed as us with all these house renovations accounts on Instagram? Us too. Which is why we totally love and had to introduce you to Reena – this weeks Style Files house tour interviewee. If you aren’t familiar with our house tours, we welcome you to browse through the archives here, but for this week, we guide you through stay at home mum of three, Reena’s home where she lives with hubby Matt in Cardiff in their Victorian terraced home, built over 140 years ago. With it’s quirky features Reena has transformed it into a home one can only dream of. Scroll down for home inspo and be sure to check out her Instagram here.
All photos, with thanks to Marie Palbom.
What’s the inspiration behind your home?
I have also been very inspired by the Danish way to live well which everyone has heard of by now…Hygge. I wanted to translate this into my home with cosy soft furnishings, lots of candles and festoon lights (next to purchase on my house wishlist!). I’ve also added natural wood in my home, my mantle piece being one of my favourites.
What’s your top interior design tip?I love nothing better than cutting out pictures from magazines, printing out pictures from the internet and creating a real life mood board. This helps me picture the end result and also keep me focused on what to buy. There is too much choice out there and I think it can become very overwhelming, so its about decluttering your mind from too many things and having one point of reference rather than a million boards on Pinterest with a million pictures on each one!
What’s your best advice for creating a home like yours?I like using natural materials in my home that are budget friendly. We have made use of scaffold boards throughout our house from using it to make shelves to wardrobes to outdoor planters and a seating area! We have also used copper pipes to make curtain rails. I adore different textures with linen and sheepskins being a must have, to add warmth and cosiness to rooms. I also love anything with tassels or fringing and pom pom blankets!
“We have made use of scaffold boards throughout our house using it to make shelves, wardrobes, outdoor planters & a seating area”
How would you define your style?
If you like the ‘Red Indian’ print pictured above by Margaux Carpe, you can find it at Print Club London.