Keep It in the Family...

I am one of five girls, I have two older and two younger sisters who all keep me equally well-entertained, loved and protected; we all have our similarities, things we love, things we hate and goals we want to achieve in the future, we all share a very hardworking nature and love nothing more that a good time together.

As sisters we all share one main thing in common, our Dad, each of our relationships with him have brought us all closer together, along with the mutual love for a dance (some better than others) a strong drink and good quality family time, something that I think makes us all very lucky.

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Now, while I feel an emotionally charged reel of family photos coming on, that will have to wait until later, following our latest house renovation which has just been finished by Dad he is now about to embark on another project (this man really doesn't stop.) My eldest sister Jessica is about to put him through his paces as they start to rebuild and extend their lovely house is Bristol. Jess has also kindly asked me to help her re-design the new downstairs interior, which is very exciting to be involved in now my own house is finished, its great to keep my love for interiors flowing.

I'm sure Jess will let me post some of the building work soon, but for the meantime here's some inspirational imagery showing design ideas for the project. I am heading over to see Dad in a few hours to have a nose at the work that he's begun, although I suspect at this stage its looking more like mud and foundations rather than fixtures and fittings.

 Traditional moldings, neutral colours with oak wood and Iron details. 

Traditional moldings, neutral colours with oak wood and Iron details. 

 Dining area with lots of light, leather, linen and wood finishes.

Dining area with lots of light, leather, linen and wood finishes.

 Fireplace feature, clean crisp walls, dark olive or grey accents and a real sense of space. 

Fireplace feature, clean crisp walls, dark olive or grey accents and a real sense of space. 

 New open plan layout with feature breakfast bar island and separate dining.

New open plan layout with feature breakfast bar island and separate dining.

 Iron pendant feature lighting. 

Iron pendant feature lighting. 

 Colour palette for the new interior living, dining room and kitchen. 

Colour palette for the new interior living, dining room and kitchen. 

 Botanical decoration bringing the outside- inside.

Botanical decoration bringing the outside- inside.

 Retractable doors onto the patio and garden

Retractable doors onto the patio and garden

 Creating a peaceful flow from the open plan interior out onto the garden.

Creating a peaceful flow from the open plan interior out onto the garden.

 Sage and ivory contrast kitchen, fairly traditional with a modern twist to remain in-keeping with the exisitng house .

Sage and ivory contrast kitchen, fairly traditional with a modern twist to remain in-keeping with the exisitng house .

 Accent chair as a feature in the living area.

Accent chair as a feature in the living area.

 Introducing some glass finishes to reflect light around the space.

Introducing some glass finishes to reflect light around the space.

 Green accents and damask prints.

Green accents and damask prints.

 Tweed finish, textured, hard wearing surface.

Tweed finish, textured, hard wearing surface.

 Overall look we want to create is an elegant, contemporary yet classical feel, suitable for entertaining as a sociable, open-plan interior space which remains comfortable and relaxing.

Overall look we want to create is an elegant, contemporary yet classical feel, suitable for entertaining as a sociable, open-plan interior space which remains comfortable and relaxing.

Check back to see updates on the new 'Family project' soon or visit my Pinterest page here.