House Tour – A Look Around My Home

There is now a big fat SOLD sign on our front lawn, which means only one thing – it’s time to start packing *insert terrified emoji of your choice here*. We’ve already made a start, but before the house becomes engulfed in a fortress of cardboard boxes, I thought you might like a house tour.

If you’re anything like me, you like nothing more than a nose around other people’s houses. I’m always fascinated by how people decorate, and if their house fits into a certain style. I also love to see if their house reflects their personality.

As you’ll see from the pics, the house has four bedrooms. So what do you do when there are only two of you living in a four bedroomed house? Why, you use one as your dressing room / office – of course 🙂

The pink room is the one that I claimed as mine, and it’s where I do most of my work. It also houses my shoe collection. The shoes that you see on the shelves are just a small selection, yep – I am a teensy bit shoe obsessed.

The house The lounge
Above: The lounge actually had us scratching our heads when we first decorated. It’s great to have such a large space (yes, it is as big as it looks), but it was difficult to make if feel homely. We decided to create a reading area next to the french doors. It’s one of my favourite spots especially when the sun is shining and I can throw open the doors onto the side patio.

Below: Mr Chic has insisted on me telling you that the kitchen has 128 LED’s. He’s such a boy! We have cooked up an absolute storm in this kitchen, and it’s where I’ve taken my recipe and food shots.
The kitchen from the door. The kitchen The dining room. Downstairs WC The garden Our garden The master bedroom Bedroom two Second bedroom reflected in mirror Shoes in the second bedroom of the house tour Thrid bedroom of house tour Mirrors on the wall of third bedroom Bedroom three the Bathroom

As you can see, we chose to go down the contemporary home decor route. Although I have enjoyed this style, there is one thing I certainly won’t miss when we move – the dusting! No matter how often the house is cleaned, no matter what products are used it is ALWAYS dusty. Shiny and glass surfaces will be banned in our next home, that’s for sure.

Speaking of cleaning I would like to thank Oreck for coming to my rescue. After tweeting about the trouble I had with my vacuum (it is sooooo heavy, and making the most alarming noises), they came to my rescue and sent me an Oreck Magnesium vacuum cleaner. What with all the frequent cleaning in readiness for the viewings we had, and repeatedly cleaning the place as we start to pack; it’s been an absolute godsend.

I can’t tell how much easier it’s been running around with a vacuum that’s so lightweight. It’s also so powerful that it’s removing the furniture indentations from the carpets. It’s a bit of a beast – result! So I will leave you with a photograph of our lounge as it is now.


Oreck cleaner Orek

I don’t know whether to be sad because our home is now beginning to fill an alarming number of boxes, or to be excited for the adventure ahead. I must admit, the thing that’s killing me at the moment is just how messy it all is, but at least thanks to Oreck it’s a clean mess!

And yes, before you ask we totally made a fort from the empty boxes. We even ate dinner in it! So what do you think? Is my home what you expected? Are you surprised at my choice of decor? Do let me know in the comments.




  1. Marianne
    July 15, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    How do you keep those downstairs, off white carpets so lovely and clean? What colours will you choose for your next home?

    • July 16, 2016 / 7:07 am

      We do have a ‘no shoes in the house’ rule and there’s only two of us so it’s not really that hard. We do both hold our breaths when we open a bottle of red wine though!
      I think the next house is going to be much softer, and more feminine. I do love what we’ve done with this house, but it’s time to experiment with something else.
      Michelle xx

  2. July 15, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Shoes on display YAY! That’s my girl 😉
    Happy packing mate – Or should that be purging?

    • July 16, 2016 / 7:04 am

      I had to have a very stiff drink before sorting my shoes, I can tell you!
      Michelle xx

  3. July 15, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Such a beautiful house! The shower looks very futuristic – does it double up as a mini disco? I hope the move goes well xxx


    • July 16, 2016 / 7:03 am

      Funny you should say that Emma, it has a radio in it I frequently do a mini workout by bobbing away to songs while I’m showering.
      We were going to move into our house in Wales which my daughter is renting from us. But the sale of the house that she was buying has fallen through so we’re going to be officially homeless. We may end up living on our boat
      Michelle xxx

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