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A room of my own...

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When Dan and I moved into the house we live in now, it was the first home we ever owned. A place to call our own (not going to mention the massive mortgage!).
It was a complete wreck, the previous owners loved purple, swirly carpet and artex ceilings - yep it was a 'changing rooms' disaster zone.
We slowly began to gut this little Victorian Terrace, starting with the bathroom, lounge and bedroom.  Add the to chaos of building work, 5 weeks later I gave birth to Charlie.

Work stopped.

We lived in the badly decorated home, no carpets, a kitchen without a single drawer?!  But it was cool, we had our home and we had our baby.  Charlie grew and when he was 8 months we moved him into his newly decorated nursery in the box room.  Life started to get back to 'normal', renovations resumed, tackling the dining room and kitchen.

Within in months I was pregnant again with Rufus.  Our home improvements took a more urgent turn. Another child - oh my where is it going to sleep?  So we knocked through the kitchen/dining room and converted the loft.  

A 20 month old toddler, an 8 month pregnant mum and an exhausted Dad.

TIRED!

But, at the end of all this.  Dan and I have a lovely little home and two boys who now share our old bedroom at the front of the house and we have escaped to the loft.

Oh yes!  In the evening when all is quiet, we can retreat up two flights of stairs to our little piece of heaven.  Our space is sparsely decorated, white, wood floors and large VELUX® windows.  Dan chose the largest VELUX® windows we could afford to let maxium light in.  We can lie on our bed at night and stare at the stars, or close the VELUX UK blinds and listen to the rain gently tapping on the windows.  

The only downside is sometimes the hot air balloons fly over our house and once or twice the people in the basket have had a good view of me getting dressed!  ahem!

Yep - our loft room is ace.  Where do you go to escape?
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6 comments:

  1. love it! the perfect retreat. xo

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  2. This is a beautiful room, I love your style :) x

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  3. thats beautiful! didn't you post once about being seen naked by the hot air balloons, i can remember laughing out loud! xxxx

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  4. That is such a beautiful space. I really do love it! I also go to my bedroom to retreat but we're in the midst of decorating at the moment so it's not a very relaxing space at the minute! :)

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  5. What a lovely place to sleep. I love the light in their too.
    I have a room to escape to. I share it with my 10 year old girl sometimes but I have the place to myself when she's gone to bed. http://www.sooziefoodie.com/2013/02/the-girls-room.html

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  6. Thats a great space, not much escape in our house sadly, normally I go into my tiny work room where really there is only space for me. x

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