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At Home With Lyndsey @myhomeismyhappy

This week we are at home with Lyndsey. The very creative lady behind the popular instagram account @myhomeismyhappy where she shares stunning images of her home. A specialist in creating amazing interior design on a budget, read on to discover more about Lyndsey, her home and family.


Tell us a bit about you

My name is Lyndsey (Lynz) and we live in a 4 bedroom new build house in the outskirts of the beautiful Durham city Northeast England.

myhomeismyhappy Lyndsey


Tell us about your home

The house is very spacious and bright. I think it’s 7 years old.

spacious bright hallway


How would you describe your home?

Absolutely modern, it has big rooms for a new build and the flow just works for us as a busy family.

kitchen with wall art


Which is your favourite room in the house?

Without a doubt it has to be the living room. When we moved in it had a modern fire on the wall which I hated.  So I had a false chimney breast built in to add some of the missing character and warmth. This is the cosiest room in the house where we all congregate of an evening.

stylish living room and fireplace


How does your home reflect any passions or interests?

I’m a hairdresser by trade so I have such a passion for colour. His Nibs adores travel so I think this is reflected in our home.

interior colour inspiration


What are your favourite items in the home?

My favourite item has to be the saxophone because it was a present to my husband from the boys which he loved to play (I say play loosely) when we have friends around.

saxophone and blue chair image


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

It was a white box when we moved in. This was a perfect blank canvass for us to be creative and to put our stamp on it.


What renovation or decorating have you done and have you learnt any new skills?

I’ve learned that I’m a good painter for sure. I do all the decorating in the house and I’m not too shabby with a drill either.

colourful bedroom


Have you had any DIY or styling disasters?

I’ve made some dodgy colour choices such as the orange in the office.


What is your top home styling tip?

Buy the best you can afford on the things you can see such a light fittings, switches etc. You can always go to vintage stores for vases and artwork.


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

Oh that has to be the family. If I have them I have everything.


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

I think my Instagram name says it all. Myhomeismyhappy


The Home Edit


Lived-in or showhome?

Lived in


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



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

Everything being the same


Favourite front door colour?



Carpet or Floorboards?



Kitchen table dining or formal dining room?



High gloss or rustic?



Wallpaper or Brick Walls?

Brick walls


Want More?

If you enjoyed being at home with Lyndsey, 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 Lindsey's stunning instagram account here It's well worth a look! 

1 comment

  • what is the colour used in the room with the false chimney breast

    Ian Maguire

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