Over the last few weeks, I’ve had to resort to stalking the pages of Instagram in order to get my interior fix as it’s near on impossible for a vampire to be invited into a human home. But alas! One cold and spine tingling autumn afternoon, good fortune suddenly crept upon me when Louise McGerty aka The Little Pink Nest took pity on me and invited me into her scrumptious, Victorian pink home to scoff on a banquet of décor.
Louise lives in an utterly divine pink house on a rainbow road, with her family and their cat Lucky. They have lived here for 5 years and have slowly been doing it up ever since.
Pink Pop lights, Artifact Lighting
The direct line of site between the front door and the back door creates a free energy flow throughout the house and gives it that perfect fang-shui
Samanea Oak Suar Wood Effect Tiles, wallsandfloors.co.uk
There are so many different flavours to this house, with the industrial ceiling beam in the kitchen set off against the rustic staircase and hallway that it’s a real treat for the tastebuds; a bit like that popping candy stuff you can get in Londis which I love. Between all this there are flickers of grey and dusty pink throughout the kitchen and hallway which really helps bring everything together.
Grey Stainless Steal Whistling Kettle, Amazon
The open plan kitchen works so well with the middle island and strong beam, which they double up as a shelf for all their plants. The pink velvet bar chairs are just to die for, adding a bit of deadly glamour to the room and they are set off perfectly by the little pink touches elsewhere in the kitchen. The tiles and the flooring were both done by James and when I ask about the flooring and how easy it was to lay, he replies ‘never again’.
Blue wall tiles, Wallsandfloors.co.uk
Pink velvet chairs, Cult Furniture
Louise’s husband says that when they moved in the bathroom was outside and whilst they were trying to move it inside, they were without a shower for 5 months. James said he got so desperate that at one point he resorted to using the old shower outside and washing himself amidst all the rubble. The realities of renovation – you would never know all this of course from the now beautifully serene bathroom. It’s fangtastically bright, not good for me obviously but fabulous for those of us still breathing. I presume there must be a skylight and so I cower away from it but Louise reassures me that the light is completely artificial as the bathroom has no windows. An amazing achievement considering how much it shines!
The subtle colours end in the living room which is full of bold, dark colours. If the hallway was a delicate starter then this would be a hearty pie and mash of a room with gravy on top. The split coloured painted walls allow more light in and gives it contrast and layering.
The pumpkins make me feel right at home and although the round copper mirrors help bring more light and depth into the room, I still have no reflection in any of them.
Zinc 4 Seater Sofa, DFS
We go upstairs and the bedroom is like a little slice of heaven all pulled together by a fluffy white ceiling light. I feel thoroughly out of place being a creature of darkness and all that.
Throw, Kin & Kloth
The kids’ room is super cute with the tipee and the yellows and blues making it playful and fun.
By now I am stuffed to the brim with a belly full of decor and ready to turn myself into a bat and fly home to the crypt. Upon leaving, I ask Louise which room she would prefer to die in? To which she says, most definitely the bathroom as it is so peaceful and tranquil. So far on my home visits, it seems the bathroom is a popular place to die! See ya later Suckers!