It has been so lengthy so we did a house tour (our final one was Kemi from Cottage Noir 3 years in the past!) and I’ve actually missed them! This time we visited the house of Liv Madeline, her journey has been one I’ve been following on social media and adore her dwelling and magnificence aesthetic of high-priced trying neutrals and nice fundamentals.
Inform us a bit about your self….have you ever at all times cherished Interiors?
I’m Liv , 29 years previous and half time midwife and a content material creator. I’ve at all times had a ardour for interiors ever since I used to be a baby, I at all times bear in mind I’d get fairly palms on in adorning my household’s dwelling. When it got here to selecting my profession path I selected midwifery as a result of I’m deeply obsessed with supporting ladies and households throughout the lovely journey of childbirth. I imagine in offering personalised care, empowering ladies to make knowledgeable decisions, and being a supply of power throughout this transformative time of their lives. It’s very nice how issues have labored out as a result of I’m now doing 2 jobs I fully love.
How lengthy have you ever lived right here?
I’ve lived right here for nearly 1.5 years, previous to that we had been renovating for 18 months. The flat wanted a whole rework and it took us a number of years as we had been funding it ourselves and the pandemic didn’t make it any simpler i.e sourcing supplies, discovering contractors and in addition working fulltime within the NHS throughout COVID. Each mine and my accomplice’s household houses are 5-10 minutes away from our present flat so it was very straightforward to commute again and fourth
What drew you to this specific property? May you see the potential immediately?
I didn’t immediately to be fully sincere, Rob labored in actual property on the time and this property had been in the marketplace for some time and he noticed all of the potential it had, I didn’t see it for some time. He joked about us shopping for it and I simply bear in mind considering ‘no manner’, we’d simply completed college and I personally didn’t suppose we had been going to get a mortgage in London as a consequence of our age and revenue (on the time we had been each 24 ). Fortunately we had some cash saved, went to a mortgage dealer someday and the method started.
You probably did plenty of work yourselves, what would you say was the toughest half and/or is there something you wouldn’t do once more?
Sure we did, we employed an electrician, plumber and plasterers and many others however every part else we had been fully palms on, putting in the flooring and portray partitions. It was laborious work however it was additionally throughout lockdown so as an alternative of going out socialising on the weekends we’d be within the flat working after work throughout the week and on the weekends. Personally I don’t know if I might be as palms on subsequent time – I positively loved it on the time however trying again I don’t suppose we gave ourselves breaks and it positively affected my psychological and bodily well being.
How would you describe your interiors fashion?
I might describe it as modern/trendy. I actually take pleasure in mixing antiques with trendy gadgets. I might additionally say I additionally take pleasure in a impartial palette however I’ve been having fun with including pops of color in sure areas.
What are your favorite manufacturers/shops to buy interiors?
The place do you purchase your prints from?
Any ideas you may supply to anybody considering or embarking on a renovation undertaking?
Don’t feed into the stress of social media, I positively did that – seeing a great deal of dwelling accounts renovating their houses in a short time and continuously evaluating to why we are able to’t do it up as shortly. On reflection one of the best factor is to take your time and the renovating by no means fully completed we nonetheless have a little bit snag listing of issues that want doing and our backyard is in want of determined assist we’re planning on beginning the backyard after our wedding ceremony.
What do you take pleasure in about social media?
I actually take pleasure in being artistic – it’s the right outlet for me. I exploit Pinterest rather a lot for interiors inspiration too.