Home Renovations Update


Home Renovations Update

Hello my friends! Wowzer! It feels like such a long time since I last did a Home Renovations Update blog post, it was only 6 months ago, but damn, we have done so much in that time! I mean, to put it in context, 6 months ago our hallway looked like this and now it looks like this! It’s almost unrecognisable! I don’t know if you guys remember, but we pulled the ceiling down ourselves, which is when we took the first photo and then we had workmen in to board and plaster the walls and ceiling, fix the coving, paint and rewire. The electrician also chiselled lights into the wall, fitted speakers into the ceiling, added in an access point and fitted Hive too, because y’know, turning on the heating via your phone is so much easier than doing it manually!


Be Our Guest

At the side of the house, there is an extension, which is around the same size as our entire flat was in London. We have made this into a guest apartment, but it can also be used by the main house too, depending on if we have guests or not. So it’s a living room, bedroom and bathroom, but the living room is at the side of our kitchen so it’s kind of a fluid space, it can be used as a living room for us (thanks to the adjoining doors), or it can be closed off from our house to give our guests a living space when they stay! I blogged about our living room make-over here, and the bedroom make-over here. I really should show before and after pictures at some point, because the difference is INSANE! Watch this space!


Final Stages

We are about to move into the final stages of our renovations and I am SO excited!!! Don’t get me wrong, there is still LOADS to do, but hopefully within 6 months we will be pretty much there! We are just about to sign off our kitchen design (more on that soon!) and we are currently working on our office space and decorating the upstairs snug. The office is looking incredible, it’s a huge room, with impossibly high ceilings and the best part is, it’s all pink with white floorboards. I cannot wait to start moving chairs, desks, art, tables and shelves in there, I’m just so excited about it! As for our snug, I have shared corners of it here, but it’s not quite finished yet, so as soon as it is, I will share photos.

Also, I just wanted to take a moment to say a big ol’ thank you to everyone for following us along on this journey! It’s been kind of overwhelming getting so many messages of love, enthusiasm and encouragement along the way. You guys are the best and it’s really spurred us on, so thank you!

Shop the post: Orla Kiely Jug, Giant Diptyque Candle, Fornasetti Owl Candle and most of these books can be found at Very Exclusive.



    • August 30, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Oh Amie! Thank you so so much!!!!! I’m so glad you like it! We have worked crazy hard on it!!!!

  1. August 30, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    The before and after photos of your hallway are amazing and I know the rest of the house will be just as beautiful one day. Well done! xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 30, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Aw thank you so much kat! You are so kind!

  2. August 30, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I’m new to following your blog, but LORD those before and after photos! And I’m catching up on your other home renovations now and just WOW. I’m seriously so impressed by and ecstatic for you! Everything is looking amazing. I love your style. x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 30, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you so so much! How did you find me? I’m always so happy to have new readers! xxxx

      • August 30, 2017 / 8:21 pm

        Hmm, I think it was through Beth Sandland on Instagram, actually! I saw your Instagram first, fell in love, and then followed your blog and your Twitter… So. ? Hi! 🙂 xx

  3. lucylovesya1974lucy
    August 30, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    So loving your instagram stories. You have such good taste! Can’t wait to see everything finished x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 30, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      lucy you are so kind! thank you so so much!!!! I can’t wait to see it all finished too! thank you xxxxx

  4. xkass
    August 30, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Your house must be amazing, and sooo big!! I can’t wait to see it all Completed and a house tour!! X

    • fashionforlunch
      August 31, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Nor me! I’m SO excited about the idea of finally finishing it… one day! one day!

  5. Megan McCoig
    August 30, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I so want to take a look around the whole house – may I?! Hehe. You’re the best at home interiors! So creative and unique xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 31, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Aw thank you so much! I’ve not really done it before so it’s totally new to me and kinda scary, but it’s fun!!!

  6. September 1, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I’ve loved your Instagram stories, can’t wait to see more of your home renovations!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  7. Cass
    September 2, 2017 / 12:43 am

    The before and after is amazing, you would barely recognise it!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

%d bloggers like this: