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Instagrammer we love: pipshome

written by tess
Instagrammer we love: pipshome

This week we stumbled upon Phillipa's Instagram: @pipshome. She has an amazing interior and she posts beautiful photos almost every day! We asked her 5 interior related questions to get to know her style a little bit better. At the bottom of the page you'll find our favourite items so you can shop Phillipa's style. We love it!

Which place in your house is your absolute favourite?
As I'm currently undergoing a Victorian terrace renovation, half of my home is all pretty and clean, the other a somewhat dusty, dated wallpaper, cracked floor tile mess!

The living/dining room recently underwent a renovation, the light from the bay window at one end and the French door at the other is beautiful and ever changing. I have a morning ritual where I open the French door, sit and enjoy my breakfast to the sound of birds. It's my little peace in what often ends in a hectic day, I relish that time. The white and green tones are so calming and at night the log burner and sheepskin rugs are perfect to create that cosy atmosphere. The room often reminds me how worth while the renovation is, and keeps up my motivation level!

What is your favourite homeware shop and do you have a favourite brand?
Being from the north, individual homeware is somewhat limited. However I am so lucky to have RE {reformed objects} on my doorstep. It is such an inspiring shop, where a team of staff scour the world for interesting finds, techniques and wares. They are such a creative team. I'm always making excuses to visit and it's a guarantee I leave with a brown paper bag full of delights! A favourite brand is quite difficult for me as I find that I spend the majority of my time searching antique fares and sale rooms. However I do have a tendency to lean towards scandi industrial elements where HouseDoctor never fails me. My living room light from there is fabulous, it's simple yet has great presence, it's works so well against the period ceiling features too.

What according to you, is essential in an interior?
A home is for living, not only should it look beautiful but it should reflect you, your life and it should work for you. Take time to understand how you use the room and build from there.

A framed photograph of a memory caught in time or a substantial house plant can really bring some life to a space. Layers and textures are also so important to create warmth, essential for the limited down time we all catch.

What is the most precious item to you in your house?
my fiancé {a police officer} once brought home some old police documents he was given after the closure of a rural station. Old charge sheets, top secret instructions and war notices. I fell in love with them, some dating back to as early as 1864. I really enjoyed the process of making a framed collection of these, which i later gave back to him as a gift. It really brings back such fabulous memories of our early days and I love it's local history.

What is your ultimate style tip?
Ultimately it is so important to be true to yourself. Instagram is a wonderful platform for inspiration and support, but it can also have the downfall of comparison. There are some wonderful interior feeds out there, And so, it is easy to get caught up in current trends and styling. But to collect and purchase items that you truly love, overtime you will inevitably create your own unique style, and don't be afraid of this. I think eclectic homes really stand out from the crowd, and if you love it, it will work!

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