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BUYING A HOUSE + INTERIOR INSPIRATION

14/07/2015

One question that I ask myself regularly is, when will I feel like an adult? I mean, I pay my bills, I work for myself, I provide for myself, I’m engaged, half of my friends are married or have babies – slight exaggeration, but a fair few do – and yet I still feel ever so slightly like a teenager with no responsibility. One recent “happening” that has pushed me into the realms of “Oh f*ck lord, I think I might be an actual adult now” is buying a house.

So my other half and I have this house. We are still living in my family home until it’s totally ready – said other half thought it’d be a good idea to turn a very old fashioned (but livable) house into a complete building site – and probably will be for some time, but I’m excited for our next venture. But you know what I’m really excited for? Decorating this building site that looks like a bomb’s hit it blank canvas into my home.

I thought that nothing could compare to Pinterest when it comes to Home interior inspiration, however after discovering Homify, an incredible website full of home inspiration, articles and amazingly shot photographs, I think Pinterest could easily be given a run for it’s money. There is such a wide variety of home inspiration but a couple of areas I am particularly interested in are Bedroom, kitchen and living room inspiration.

Here are some of my favourite choices. A word of warning, prepare to drool/want to redecorate your entire home.

Is this not the dreamiest bathroom in existence? #MarbleGoals
Source for each photo: Homify
As you can see, I am a huge fan of minimal interiors. White, white and more white – do I need to say white one more time? White πŸ˜‰ – with some copper, green, marble and geometric accents are my idea of perfection, and these photo’s were just a small selection from Homify’s website so as you can imagine, I was in my element browsing their website. Our house has a lot of exposed brick – which I am beyond obsessed with – so this modern style of interior works really well as a contrast to the cosy brick.
Moving home is a very big deal – i.e I am slightly shitting a brick terrified – for me as not only will I be leaving my family home (which I’ve lived in my entire life, I was actually born in that house) and my family – I can’t go into this further as I will burst into tears – but I’ll also be leaving London. I’ll be living just on the outskirts – when we finally move in in 20 years time πŸ˜‰ – and I will be so ridiculously sad not to be in the heart of such an incredible city. So making my new house a home is not only important, but essential. With the help of Homify, Pinterest and let’s be real, Kate from Gh0st Parties… I’m pretty sure I can make that happen πŸ™‚
Where are your favourite places to go for home interiors inspiration? Have you checked out Homify before? I’d love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
xx
This post is in collaboration with Homify.

92 responses to “BUYING A HOUSE + INTERIOR INSPIRATION”

  1. Zarrah Gil says:

    I love all the home interiors.
    So pretty
    I bet you can get a nice place with great things on it

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  2. Eeek – i think you're officially an adult now Elle πŸ˜‰ so exciting! I love those interior looks.. I would absolutely love to have a house like that and am determined to in the future haha. I'm a way off getting my own place yet but when I do I'll be consulting Homify! And I can't wait to see lots of interior and home posts from you πŸ™‚ Good luck in the next chapter of your life! xxx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. Wow big step buying a house! Congrats, I'm sure it will look great once it's complete!

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  4. Aisling says:

    I am still flat livin' so I don't do much in terms of decor. Seeing all the lovely big houses you've posted make me miss Canada a lot though, where something big and airy is at least attainable, unlike in the UK where one day I can maybe buy a small shed for Β£200K.

    Aisling | aisybee.

  5. Meg Siobhan says:

    All of these interiors are gorgeous!
    Exposed brick is my FAVOURITE thing, I swear. If I ever get my own place, there needs to be exposed brick…or else.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  6. Rachel-Beth says:

    It's so exciting that you are renovating an old house into something brand new πŸ™‚ I've never tried homeify before, but all these minimalistic inspirations are gorgeous- I think there's just something so fresh and spacious about white

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  7. Jacqui says:

    The inspo looks great! I have a thing for minimalistic interiors too πŸ™‚

    Jacqui | Halcyon Jar

  8. Nice post!!!
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  9. Lauren S says:

    AHHH I love all the interiors, white bright spaces make for great personalisation! So exciting about the move, selling a house is such hard work!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  10. BKY Stewart says:

    Eeekkkkk Decorating your own space is always so exciting! I'm loving your inspiration!
    I decorated all of mine, top to toe last year in a couple of months…Since it's been complete I want to change it all again….I totally blame Pinterest! I hope it won't be in a building site for much longer and you can start creating a beautiful home! πŸ˜€

    Becky @ BKYStewart ~ Eclectic Lifestyle Blog

  11. Rubi Ani says:

    You're about 3 years younger than me (I think) but more of an adult than me already, haha! I love some of that deco, although all the white scares me a little. It would get dirty so easily.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

  12. DOLCE VACAY says:

    OH, the dreamy bathroom looks soooo romantic and beautiful!

    Greetings from Germany,

    Dolce Vacay

  13. we need an interior like these too!

  14. Beauty Bloss says:

    How exciting! I love home decorating and I've chopped and changed my own so many times over the past 12 years. It's still very much a work in progress, next big step is a kitchen redesign, outdoor entertaining and some flooring changes. I love all your inspo, will check that website out now!
    The Beauty Bloss

  15. Love these photos! EI don't live on my own, but that doesn't stop me going through Pinterest for hours looking at interior haha. Love all these photos!

    Kourtney | sunflowerandpumpkins.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

  16. bryony grace says:

    That's one thing I'm most excited about when I eventually end up buying my own home, I'm so excited to just go wild decorating it. I love decorating my room and spend ages updating it and things! I just get so much enjoyment out if it πŸ™‚ http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

  17. Haha I don't think we ever feel like adult do we?! Love these interiors though, I love the clean, minimalistic vibe.. it's so stylish! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  18. ellie says:

    All of the inspo is to die for! I definitely have the exact same taste as you, I'd love to have anything like any of the pictures. Good luck with the move! So exciting! x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

  19. Ceri Louise says:

    Oooh I love this!! Always after home inspiration – Homify looks great – gonna go investigate now! πŸ™‚

    Ceri
    October Eleven

  20. Raquel says:

    Gorgeous inspo! I can browse through pages for hours with interior design πŸ™‚
    Omnivogues

  21. I've never checked out Homify before, but I definitely will now. I love home decor inspirations. They definitely give me ideas on what to do with my own place. I can't wait to see your home when it's done :).

    Kia / The House of KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

  22. Amely Rose says:

    wow this post is so inspiring
    i wish i could one day pay for one like These
    amazing Pictures

    hope you visit my blog too <3
    AMELY ROSE

  23. Leaving your home is certainly hard, but with your amazing taste I'm sure you'll be able to create a nice space to be as happy as you were in your family's home.

    Natalia
    http://www.lindifique.com

  24. Ellen Smith says:

    Yeah getting a place definitely makes you feel a lot more mature. πŸ™‚
    When I was signing the lease to rent an apartment for this year during college I felt very grown up. But I am so excited to do a bit of decoration and make it feel like a home. Congrats on the house and hopefully ye can move in asap.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

  25. Kate says:

    Such dreamy interiors! Living in a flat at uni has made me grow up and feel more independent πŸ™‚

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  26. The interior inspo photos look so good I'm sure your place will be beautiful!

    Check out my latest post <3
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  27. I had never heard of Homify until tonight, as we're looking at moving (fingers & toes crossed) this could easily now become an obsession!

    Whilst making our current house a home I used to spend hours looking at EVERYTHING that Next, IKEA and B&Q had to offer!

    Good luck x

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.blogspot.co.uk

  28. La Travelera says:

    Wow amazing Interiors!! Fab decoration x
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  29. Fii Cridland says:

    Oh gosh these are so so so ridiculously pretty???!?!!? As in, now I want to move out and get my own place and do all the decoration… despite being so completely financially incapable of doing that for another 3 years at least????
    I hope that the new house doesn't give you too much trouble! Such exciting times for you πŸ˜€

    Fii xo || little miss fii

  30. LBG says:

    So excited for you and your house! So much inspiration here, love the first photo. Good luck, hope ots done soon so you can decorate!

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  31. Everything looks so, so awesome! I can't wait to eventually see the finished place. You've got some great photo inspirations.

    Xxx
    Naomi in Wonderland

  32. Hilary Young says:

    Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing this is so fun to read. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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  33. Honest mum says:

    Thanks for introducing me to this stunning site, I think you'd like how we've designed our house, it's minimalistic everywhere with dashes of statement colours in the furnishings/art/blooms but the kitchen is really bold and bright with a black and white tiled floor. I love Pinterest for home decor inspiration but will be checking out Homify especially as we are converting our garage into a studio hopefully in the next few months. Hope the house is going well, so exciting you are creating your dream home x

    • Ooh your home sounds amazing lovely, would love to see it. Pinterest is definitely great for inspiration isn't it but yes, check out Homify, I think you'll love it! Good luck with the garage conversion, sounds like the dream home πŸ™‚

      xx

  34. Iida Emilia says:

    I've been dreaming about buying my own house as well, but it feels like so adult I'm not sure if I dare to do it yet. I really love all your interior ideas and I'm sure your place is going to look stunning!

  35. - Karen says:

    Eep- such an exciting project! It will be worth it, LOVE your inspo picks here!

    Style Sunriseβ˜€

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    x

  36. Anonymous says:

    Love the inspiration! (: Oh, I also feel like a teenager sometimes πŸ˜›
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  37. So beautiful!! Congrats on the home buying!!… You very much have an industrial minimalist taste… similar to mine! Find me on Pinterest, you'd probably love some of the things I pin… And I also adore that bathroom with the marble sink… simply beautiful.

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  38. Alina Bostan says:

    That would actually be my dream, to be able to buy a house that is old & could do with some serious renovations. Even though it may be so much more effort at first than buying a house that is ready from the get go… the satisfaction of having a house to your exact liking will be amazing. Best of luck with it all, your inspirations are beautiful & I hope it turns out just the way you like it x

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  39. It’s the night before my holiday and I should really really be sleeping but I can’t stop reading your blog haha! Loved this post.

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  40. I bought my own home last year and I've not stopped redecorating. It's such an exciting time for you – you're choices here and just stunning. Have fun with your new place xx
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks

  41. Jenny says:

    Oh wow loving these interior shots!! Pinterest is always useful for inspiration and wishing you the best of luck in your new house!! Exciting times ahead for you and can't imagine you been born in the house you've lived in for years!! That's amazing ha,ha. It must make it harder for you having to leave but it will be a new start for you and your partner xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture β™₯

  42. BerryBloomXO says:

    These look gorgeous! I am so excited to see the end result that you pull together – it will be great!
    I have a special place in my heart for white marble sinks, so yes, you can imagine me gasping at the sight of that image – in. love.
    <3

    xoxo,

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  43. Nothing beats Pinterest for sure! I also go to designmodo.com they feature more minimal interior designs that fits my aesthetic. Such an exciting period of time, my fiancΓ© and I have already started *casually* looking at places and I can't wait to decorate! Xx

    Shaqinah || Shoes and Roses xx

  44. Maja K says:

    I'm all for white too πŸ™‚ I hope you have fun decorating the house; some of us are still waiting for this big step… πŸ™‚ xx Maja
    ❀ http://majasmuffin.blogspot.com/

  45. These are all very beautiful I could definitely live with all this, but the thing that got me was the marble in the bathroom it looks absolutely beautiful. I'm sold!
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  46. I wish my house looks like these photos one day! I think I just have way too much stuff and I would never have enough storage space :') I can't wait though πŸ™‚ xx

  47. Bash Harry says:

    I love minimal interiors too!…I say even though my bedroom is a cluttered mess. Hahaha, It's definitely an adult step to move into a new house, and I wish you luck on it! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  48. crafty-zone says:

    Wow, Ellie, it's so exciting! You found great inspirations and I'm sure that with a little help of these home interiors, you'll make your new house in home πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  49. Sam Bugeja says:

    I couldn't agree with you more!! I'm so excited but so nervous at the same time..
    So much inspo on Pinterest at the mo!
    I think you've inspired me to write a post on my interior inspo too.
    Sam xx

    http://www.beautifie.com

  50. How exciting – your home inspo images are just the sort of thing I love too! I think if you have lots of light and high ceilings you can pretty much do anything with the space. Exposed brick will be great too! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  51. Thanks for the heads up about Homify – definitely my sort of thing! *bookmarks*

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

  52. Ahh I love this! Im studying Architecture/Interior Design and I just LOVEEEE home inspiration posts. Thanks for sharing! x

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