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At Home With Gill @mrs_k_at_the_bridge

This week we are at home with Gillian. The very creative lady behind the very popular home instagram account @mrs_k_at_the_bridge where she shares beautiful images of her stunning home. Read on to discover more about Gillian, and her fabulous home. Read on. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

 

Tell us a bit about you

My name is Gillian and I live in Co Antrim with my husband, two children and our Irish Doodle Maggie. Having lived in London for many years the green grass of home and a change of lifestyle was calling and we moved back to the Irish countryside five years ago. 

  

Tell us about your home

I never quite know how to describe our house! It’s a country home, a self build by the previous owners, built in 2006 and for us the layout offers the perfect mix of modern and traditional living space. 

 

Which is your favourite room in the house?

The large vaulted kitchen/living space is definitely the heart of our home and my favourite room. The Aga and wood burning stove mean it’s always cosy and it’s the best entertaining space too. 

 

How does your home reflect any passions or interests?

I love to mix old with new and I also love pops of colour and I think this is reflected in how we’ve decorated our home. It’s important that it feels homely and is somewhere we’re happy to relax together as a family. 

 

What are your favourite items in the home?

My favourite items are a side table which belonged to my Great Grandfather, an old black and white framed pencil drawing of the train station I used every day when at university and our battered piano gifted from my husband’s uncle. Oh and the Aga! 

 

When you moved into your house was it the finished article or was it a project?

Our house has great bones. It gave us all the flutters when we viewed it and knew it could be a great family home. It had been much loved by the previous owners and really all we’ve done is update and replace to suit our own style. 

 

What renovation and decorating have you done?

We had the existing kitchen hand painted and changed all of the worktops, we’ve changed floors and replaced all of the bathrooms and we have also given the utility room an overhaul to create my dream bootroom.

More recently we’ve added a great outdoor entertaining space. 

 

Have you had any DIY or styling disasters?

No DIY or styling disasters yet…oh hang on, there was the striped carpet on the stairs! 

 

What is your top home styling tip?

When it comes to styling I always say choose what you love and if you love it you can make it work. It’s your home for you to enjoy. Home to me is a reflection of those who live there. Inject your personality into your styling. 

 

Is there anything in your home that you couldn’t live without?

Simple. My family. Home is wherever they are. 

 

They say that a every home tells visitors a story about who lives there. What do you think your home says about you?

I’d like to think our house is warm, welcoming and relaxed. There’s an open door for friends and family to visit and they always come back so I think they’re happy here too! 

 

 

The Home Edit

 

Lived in or showhome?

Lived in.

 

If you could only paint your walls one colour, which one would it be?

An easy neutral like Slaked Like from Little Greene Paint Co.

 

What is your pet hate when it comes to your own or other’s homes?

An untidy kitchen. 

 

Favourite front door colour

Farrow and Ball Railings or simply black 

 

Carpet or Floorboards

Floorboards but carpet on the stairs and in the kids rooms! 

 

Kitchen table dining or formal dining room?

Kitchen table

 

High gloss or rustic?

Rustic

 

Wallpaper or Brick Walls?

A place for both! 

 

Want More?

If you enjoyed being at home with Gill, you might like to take a look inside other popular home styling accounts on instagram and find out more about the people behind them. You can see more of these "at home with" articles here

You can view Gill's amazing instagram account here. You will love this account.

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