Can you believe that this bright, airy, friendly and colourful home is one of those identi-kit houses that are popping up left, right and centre? The UK is full of bland, expansive housing estates with seemingly never ending rabbit warren-like roads of identical homes, and the reality is for many first time buyers that these are affordable option. So, to see this space from a brand new 'cookie cutter' house in California has really inspired me. Why? Well, at risk of breaching the copyright of a phrase that could well be under copyright by Simon Cowell, Ellie and Ed have really made this place their own (!). Ellie is a talented wedding photographer and bought this place a year ago with her man, Ed. It's inspired me to think about the possibilities that a new build can offer for decorating. I love that two thirds wooden panelled wall (1) as well as the yellow chairs (obvs), plus they've devoted a whole four walls to my favourite stripes (2) and all the while their colour choices are bold, brave and dramatic (3,4). A welcoming mix of industrial touches, rustic textures, flea market finds and confident punches of colour. Yum. You can see the whole tour of their home, here.
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