Through The Keyhole: A Vintage Abode

Well have we got a corker for you this week. Meet Victoria of – our March winner of #nesttoimpress. Her décor is as unpredictable as her potty mouth! But we love her for both. Her place oozes style and imagination and is way too interesting to squish into any pigeon hole. We think you’re going to enjoy this one…

Hey Victoria! Congrats on winning our #nesttoimpress competition with your stunning colour pop shots on insta! Tell us a bit about the person behind the account. 

Thanks! It was a total shock but I was thrilled. I’m a communications manager at a secondary school in North London. I live with my husband and 19 month old little boy. I love eating, drinking too much wine, chatting about all things crude and re-decorating every 30 seconds.
Us too! Give us 3 words you would use to describe your place.
I’ll go for eclectic, vintage and colourful. It’s full of character and bargain buys. 

A perfect summary.
What made you buy it? 
Ha! It was the only place we could afford to buy in London! We’ve been there for about 2 years.
What is the home improvement you’re most proud of?  
The bathroom. Definitely. It’s my favourite room in the house when it’s not littered with my sons plastic bath toys and discarded nappies! It’s a sanctuary from the day to day stresses of life and houses my dream tub.

How would you describe your style? 
I never know what to say when I’m asked this as I mainly just choose colours and furniture that pleases me. I don’t tend to follow trends, so the only consistency in my style is that I love vintage.
 What inspires you and the way you style your home?
I’m inspired by instagram and pinterest mainly as I spend about 98% of my free time stalking interiors people on there!
Tell us about the original features.
There are so many! Although most had been boarded up by the previous owner so we had great fun revealing them. It’s the typical stuff you’d expect from a Victorian house; coving, original doors, fireplaces. Love them all!

 Where are your favourite places to shop for your home?
Ebay is my all time go to place to find absolutely anything for my home. Closely followed by Home Sense and then lots of other high street places like The Range, Matalan, Primark and Dunelm.
You’re a woman after our own hearts! What’s your favorite colour to use in your décor? 
I can’t choose one! I like pink, blue and green the most though.
What is your favourite account on Instagram?
Got to be @andrea_groot. You’ll see why.
And finally, talk to us about your wish list? 
Oooh I would love a side return in the kitchen and also a loft extension but they’re both big money so might be waiting a while!

For your chance to feature in our ‘Through The Keyhole’ feature, get entering this month’s #nesttoimpress competition! All you need to do is follow the hosts @_homebirds_, @houselust, @newbuildtohome and our current guest @nudeandthenovice. Then simply use #nesttoimpress when posting any interior shots to Instagram. This month’s theme is DIY décor. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enter!

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