Interior Decor Inspiration | John Lewis

Chic Accents for New Spaces

As some of you may know, I’ve just bought a new house! The thing is, the house itself is “vintage” shall we say (we’re talking ‘made in the 1800s here), so the entire interior needs quite the overhaul. It’s extremely exciting to be able to have the character of such a wonderful old property, but to then be able to strip back the interior aesthetics and bring it up to date.

Almost every room in the house needs some form of work, be it simply a lick of paint, or a complete demolition refurb (more on that in future posts!), so I’m going to be creating a new kind of “look book” over the next 6 months as we gear up to make the house a sharp new home.

Furniture and Accessory Favourites.

House by John Lewis Airframe Tall Bookcase, White House by John Lewis Airframe Tall Bookcase, White John Lewis Asha Tall Bookcase John Lewis Asha Tall Bookcase

I love these bookcases. They’re minimally made, but so effective if you like the modern rustic look. I’m really big on “industrial glamour” and can truly see the Asha Bookcase in the living room with some great little copper ornament accents and books displayed. The airframe bookcase, I’m thinking, will look gorgeous in the bathroom. The bathroom is one of the massive build projects, taking place, so the theme is literally starting from scratch. We’re thinking of having “The outdoors in”, so can you imagine little hessian baskets of products on this unit, as well as some succulents and such?

Carved Louis Leaner Mirror, 176 x 89.5cm Carved Louis Leaner Mirror, 176 x 89.5cm

Naturally, as with every house I’ve lived in, I NEED a personal dressing room. I adore ornate, huge leaning mirrors, so this carved “Louis” mirror is top of my list to grab once it’s time to fill the space.

Little Features

White Marble Decorative Object White Marble Decorative Object White Marble Decorative Object White Marble Decorative Object West elm Brass Octahedron, Small West elm Brass Octahedron, Small John Lewis Cactus in Metallic Pot, 5.25 inches John Lewis Cactus in Metallic Pot, 5.25 inches John Lewis Mixed Succulents Pot John Lewis Mixed Succulents Pot John Lewis Cactus in Metallic Pot, 7 inches John Lewis Cactus in Metallic Pot, 7 inches

It’s the little things that sometimes make the greatest impact in any space when working in harmony together and on theme. Not going to lie, I’ve been dragged in to the whole copper and marble themes right now, and they don’t show any sign of stopping in stores right now!

Lighting Ideas

House by John Lewis Watt Pendant, Copper House by John Lewis Watt Pendant, Copper House by John Lewis Watt Pendant, Copper House by John Lewis Watt Pendant, Copper John Lewis Croft Collection Kinsley Glass Dangle Cluster Ceiling Light John Lewis Croft Collection Kinsley Glass Dangle Cluster Ceiling Light John Lewis Simba Dangles Cluster Ceiling Light, 7 Light, Copper John Lewis Simba Dangles Cluster Ceiling Light, 7 Light, Copper Bistro Bar Pendant Ceiling Light, 5 Light, Pewter Bistro Bar Pendant Ceiling Light, 5 Light, Pewter

I adore the Edison/exposed bulb lighting that’s also going around right now. Just check out the Bistro Bar light there. I can absolutely imagine this in a modern industrial themed kitchen (another refurb jobby in the planning). The cluster lights will look stunning in any bedroom, and naturally I’m eyeing up the Kinsley Glass cluster for my dressing room for sure.

Cosy retro lounge and chic bedroom styling

Pebble Cushion in 'Citrine' Pebble Cushion in ‘Citrine’ Pebble Cushion in 'Clementine' Pebble Cushion in ‘Clementine’ Pebble Cushion in 'Dark Spruce' Pebble Cushion in ‘Dark Spruce’

Lloyd and I are HUGE fans of 70s decor, and it goes without saying that we HAD to bring a 70s vibe into at least one of the rooms in the house, so we settled on the lounge! The living room is by far one of the most used rooms in the home, so we’re not holding back on what we like. Lots of warm colours (mustard WILL feature heavily), woodwork, and cosy cushions a plenty. Lovely!

Florence Origami Bedding Florence Origami Bedding

Taking things to the master bedroom, however, the theme in mind is quite different indeed. Crisp sheets and natural tones are calming and chic which works best for what we’re looking for in a sleepy environment! Bringing back the copper and marble accents will add a modern tilt on the matter, and keep things interesting.

Should we fancy a pop of colour, a warm (yet cool…if that makes sense…) grey toned bedding ensemble would work really well, as would a grey tone feature wall if we’re talking paint!

Florence Origami Bedding Florence Origami Bedding Croft Collection Bethany Duvet Covers and Pillowcases, Grey, Croft Collection Bethany Duvet Covers and Pillowcases, Grey, Croft Collection Bethany Duvet Covers and Pillowcases, Grey, Croft Collection Bethany Duvet Covers and Pillowcases, Grey, John Lewis Lina Throw, Citrine John Lewis Lina Throw, Citrine John Lewis Croft Collection Chain Knit Throw John Lewis Croft Collection Chain Knit Throw John Lewis Lace Knit Throw John Lewis Lace Knit Throw

If the idea is to keep a bedroom quite natural and white, you can easily switch things up in the same way as you can with the lounge actually – simply change up your accents! Introducing any throw or cushion to your bedding can give an instant change to the place. You can take any of the throws above, for example, and make them work with pretty white bedclothes and any neutral walls.

That’s all for now!

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