Real Rooms: An Edwardian Home

This afternoon, I have a real treat for you, in the form of Hannah’s home, which she shares with her husband and son Oliver. Hannah is the owner of Ebury Home and Garden, so it’s no wonder her home is impeccably styled, and it was recently featured in both Ideal Home and Heart Home magazine who have been kind enough to share their images here.

Enjoy!


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

Our house is an Edwardian terrace but had been ‘renovated’ in 60s and 70s, which resulted in all the fireplaces being removed and louvered windows being installed. We also had loads of wood chip wallpaper and polystyrene tiles on the ceilings. We stripped it back to bare wood and plaster, replaced the old louvered windows with beautiful wooden sashes and put reclaimed fireplaces back in, along with dado rails and reclaimed doors.


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

We had to have the boiler replaced too as little did we know, it had become dangerous. We restored the beautiful stained glass front door panels and stained the floorboards. A period style bathroom replaced the plastic avocado suite and a new kitchen/diner was created with large oak sliding doors to the newly landscaped garden.


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

Most of the work was done ourselves to try and save money. My father-in-law built alcove cupboards in the living room, which were designed by me, but also inspired us to build our own fitted wardrobes in the bedroom.


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

We really wanted a hand-built painted wooden kitchen, but this was out of our budget, so we chose a kitchen door style that we liked from Ikea, built a wooden frame around each unit and painted the whole thing, including the Ikea doors.


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

With the addition of a solid oak worktop, the kitchen could easily pass as the bespoke one we really wanted! We decorated the house in calm, neutral tones from shades if grey, stone and off-whites and splashed out on beautiful Farrow and Ball wallpaper for our bedroom.


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

We also had pebble dash removed from the back of the house, which completely transformed it.


Images credit throughout: Heart Home magazine and all none watermarked images are Hannah’s own.

We have both thoroughly enjoyed making our house what it is today. It took us 5 years, but was worth the wait.

Thank you so much Hannah!

Do leave us a comment if you have been inspired by Hannah’s Home – I know I’ll be stealing some styling tips 😉

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS! PLEASE do send in your own home decoration projects – be it a room, a piece of furniture you have up-cycled or a whole house. I’d love to receive any of them at hello@florencefinds.com

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18 thoughts on “Real Rooms: An Edwardian Home

  1. No words… apart from, is your house for sale?!

    Seriously, I love it. It is beautiful and looks exactly what I would love my dream home to look like.

    xoxo

  2. wow its stunning – I just ‘pinned’ your front door its gorgeous and everything inside is stunning!

  3. Beautiful! The kitchen is to die for & I have NEVER understood pebbledash!!
    I love display domes so much, but I must have the dustiest house ever as I’m paranoid I’d either be displaying my dust alot more obviously or forever dusting!?

  4. So beautiful! Huge sympathy for you with the wood chip & polystyrene tile stripping – we’re in that hell at the moment & it’s hard work!

    • Hello there. I’m so pleased you like them. The bedside tables were actually from eBay. They were from China and we bought them from a man who’d moved to the UK. Originally they were very dark stained wood with oriental detailing on the front of the drawer and both doors, which I actually didn’t like at all. So… I painted both cupboards in F&B Whimbourne white and put patches of wallpaper (the same used on the back wall of our bedroom) on each door, and finally changed the drawer pull. I’m so much happier with them now!

  5. Hello, we’re just wondering who made the unit built into the alcove?
    It’s gorgeous – and we’d like to get a quote for one!
    thanks Beverley and Yosi

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