In this house tour, we chat to Lisa Dawson who lives in York along with her husband, 3 kids and dog buddy. To set the scene a few years ago Lisa bought her dream Georgian home after moving from the South with Joe’s work. She’s always been obsessed with interiors and last year started posting styling shots of her house on Instagram, as she was updating it. Now, she’s an incredibly successful interiors blogger whose amounted a following of over 100k. Take a look at the pictures and you’ll see why her home has gained so much attention.
Our Interview With The Homeowner:
What was the process for designing your home?
When we moved into this house, I made the decision that I would have nothing in it that I didn’t really love. So I ebayed, Freecycled, used Gumtree and car boot sales and ended up with just things that I really wanted in my space. From this point, I have only bought when I really love something. I never buy just to fill a room. If I can’t afford what I want, I leave the space clear and wait until I can! 90 percent of the items in my home are vintage upcycled or thrifted. Because I love all the pieces in my home, it’s easy to move them around and make changes which is good for me as I’m a very transient decorator. I am constantly updating my rooms. Sometimes I make mistakes but as long as it’s not a structural error, anything can be remedied!
How would you define your style?
I’m passionate about vintage and upcycling, I adore using colour and I would probably describe my style as modern eclectic, if that’s a thing! I love the boho, relaxed, textured style of decorating that’s popular in the USA.
What would be your advice to someone wanting to create a home like yours?
Think outside the box when it comes to furnishing your space. Furniture has lots of uses – I own a total of four vintage drinks trolleys which I use as bedside tables, hall tables, sitting room side tables – in fact, anything apart from its actual use! I buy nearly all of my furniture in charity shops and love the idea of using pieces which have history attached to them. I am an avid collector so I try and have wide neutral wall spaces to display them properly, alongside wallpaper features which is another one of my passions.
Photo Credit: Georgia Burns