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  • Hi, everyone.

  • Welcome back to my channel.

  • I have wanted to film the homeware focused cumin A video for a while, So I'm in my living room.

  • This room is almost finished, but not quite finished.

  • Got a couple more weeks to wait, But I thought I would change things up and do it a little bit more relaxed and just sit in here with you and go through the hundreds off messages that I've had on.

  • I haven't even gone through Thio.

  • Look at the ones that I got loads off.

  • So I'm just gonna work my way through and I'm gonna go through and just pick out questions.

  • Usually, I would go through before and pick out the ones I thought were really good.

  • And I wanted to answer, We're just gonna freestyle and we're gonna talk for as long as we need to talk.

  • And then we're gonna pick the very best of the best.

  • Basically.

  • So I'm gonna be telling you absolutely everything about my kind of home where renovation first kind of renovate a ble house journey, I guess on telling you the god's honest truth about the whole thing.

  • So the gloves are off I will tell you absolutely everything about how it's been, what I've learned, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the goddamn truth.

  • So without further ado, I'm going to you pick up where I left off with my questions.

  • I pop this up on my instagram feed.

  • If you can know all my instagram stories on, basically asked you to ask me questions, so let's get to it.

  • First question, I think is a really good one.

  • Might be a bit boring and not too juicy for some people.

  • But the first question is, what are your favorite furniture shops?

  • I haven't been able to say what my favorite furniture shops are for a while, because I didn't know what they were.

  • Now I know I found some really good kind of niche ones and also some mainstream ones and then also places to get, like, much better.

  • Price us a low budget, mid tier on that kind of thing.

  • So I would say lowest budget wise to find really good decorative pieces on dhe fabrics and things like that, like cushions and throws.

  • I would say places like hate them home are amazing, Larry do, Although I feel like Laura Dues prices can be a little bit there as well, so it's a little bit more mid thio.

  • Amazing.

  • Also, I would say Zara home is a really good place to get some different pieces for a really good price.

  • More mid tier, I would say, is your Larry do John Lewis on Also natural, though, that you could be a little expensive as well.

  • And then up there with my soul.

  • Higher end one's definitely Oka.

  • Oh my goodness, absolutely amazing.

  • Oka Neptune.

  • There's some really different on dhe sof pieces that have a little bit of a story behind them.

  • I love going shopping places like the old flight house.

  • We went there recently and I fell in love.

  • It's near Bester.

  • If you have a chance to go, please go.

  • Because it is the most magical place on dhe.

  • The owners are amazing.

  • I just love it there, so I will link all of those places in the description box down below.

  • If you want to go check them out because I really like those cases.

  • By the way, that question was from Kitty Rose Rattle.

  • That's why I next up, who this question is from hattie dot poppy.

  • Underscore and she says, Have you wasted any money?

  • That is a good question because I think that people are quite quick to think that if you don't like something, you feel that you wasted and I don't actually feel like I've wasted much money.

  • There are some pieces that I think a case that was a mistake on dhe.

  • I've learned from it, so it doesn't really feel like a waste.

  • I'm trying to put these positive spins on things, wasting money.

  • I just the main thing that I feel was the biggest hindrance was that we were trying to make good of someone else's like home.

  • Initially on that was the thing that I wish I hadn't done.

  • I wish I'd just gone in and changed everything that I wanted to change from the word go on DDE that would have been a lot better.

  • But I don't generally feel like I've wasted money because even if I feel like I bought something that I didn't like, always either sell it on or painter and turning into into something else on DDE.

  • Yeah, so I don't I never I don't really feel like I ever had that feeling of Latin.

  • I've wasted money there because it never feels like the end of the story just because I don't like it, if that makes sense.

  • Next question.

  • Who are your home interior inspirations?

  • What good question.

  • I made me get my inspiration.

  • My home from Pinterest and Instagram Instagram is probably my favorite because you see the space is actually in real life.

  • So the people's homes I follow, I get to see what they look like in a way that you don't see on Pinterest.

  • Because on Pinterest I've had to start looking at things slightly differently because interest, I don't know how they do it.

  • They take a picture and it could be like a white bed in a blue room with a really nice side table.

  • And it looks like it just fell off the pages of Vogue living on DDE.

  • In reality, when you put that in your home, it doesn't look like that.

  • You don't get that vibe because it's all in the post production in the editing.

  • So I really like to follow accounts that I can see how they're working their space and they're living in their space.

  • So anyway, to cut to the chase I love following brick by brick on Instagram She's also like my spirit human when it comes to shopping I love her so much I love Sarah Jane Cope Stake Obviously you know I love that girl so much Cotswold Interiors I love that page such like Kaswell d vibes and country like modern country living which then brings me Thio I love following time.

  • Time is actually a place that you can visit in the Cotswolds on.

  • That was the place that I went thio when I realized what my interior style waas Because I walked in there and it felt like home.

  • And that's the first time I've been there since I had a home that I could kind of play around with.

  • And so when I walked in there, I was just like, Oh, this is it.

  • This is my style.

  • So definitely follow time on Instagram because their owners, like eye for interiors, is insane.

  • So every corner is just beautiful.

  • So yeah, definitely them.

  • Who else do?

  • Oh, my God.

  • There's so many home because I'm gonna go through my feed on instagram and I'm gonna put loads of places in the description box.

  • How blessed you can go and find who I like who I follow on there because they're so, so good.

  • So, yeah, that's how I get, like, my inspiration.

  • Next up.

  • Oh, okay.

  • This is from Emily Jane.

  • Go.

  • And it says when designing the interior of a particular room, for example, Living room.

  • Where do you start?

  • So I did some reading up about this a while ago on dhe.

  • I wanted to find out the process that most people follow.

  • Went planning a room on dhe.

  • The first thing that they said was that you choose your fabrics and I tried that.

  • I tried choosing my fabrics.

  • First on dhe.

  • I found it very, very difficult to do it that way.

  • For me, it all starts with a color.

  • And that's exactly what happened with this room.

  • There was a color on dhe.

  • I wanted this color in my home, and then everything else kind of came around it.

  • So from the woods that we've used, like the more gray and neutral tone woods, the fabric, which all again very neutral, almost white.

  • Our new sofas, they're coming a color code alabaster from Sophie dot com.

  • Andi.

  • It's basically going to look white against these walls on Dhe from there.

  • I've got a lot of natural fabrics and textures in here, and that all came from picking the color.

  • So I don't know whether I'm doing that slightly differently.

  • Let me know in the comments if you planned any rooms and let me know where he started because I find it much easier to start with the color.

  • And I tried doing it that way again on a room.

  • I've just started decorating one of the guest bedrooms.

  • I tried picking the fabrics first, and I was in the fabric shop and I was like, I mean, I like this fabric, but I don't know what kind of the walls are gonna be.

  • So yeah, I found that very difficult to let me know in the comments below.

  • But I always start with the color that I I envisioned that room to be on.

  • Everything builds off of that.

  • That's such a good question.

  • Thank you, Emily.

  • I really liked that you are so that Let's get another one.

  • Which completed room is your favorite on why that's from Katherine Peacock Bray.

  • So that's another thing that I'm learning.

  • It takes a very, very, very, very, very long time to actually complete a room, and it never, ever feels like it's ever complete.

  • Like this room.

  • You look at it and it looks finished pretty much, but we're waiting for the sofas to come on Dhe.

  • Then I feel like it will be almost done.

  • But then we also want to get some art for in here.

  • So, yeah, it's funny because everyone that we've had come over says, Well, it looks finished, but it's just little things like in the downstairs toilet.

  • It's basically finished, except there's one light that's missing off the wall On then, down in the hallway downstairs, it looks finished.

  • But there's one picture missing from one of the picture frames on dhe.

  • It's very difficult to tie up all of those loose ends, and you never really feel like you're completely finished.

  • So that's one thing that I would say it's difficult to say, but from the rooms that we are where we are with, I would say that Oh gosh, I feel like my favorite room for where I got to have fun would definitely the downstairs cloakroom or what people sometimes call the downstairs toilet.

  • I call it the downside Spoke room.

  • I don't know why I've always thought of that, but that's where I got to put some wacky wallpaper on the walls and really go all out with my paneling on dhe.

  • Some really gorgeous, like Art Deco lighting on.

  • I loved it.

  • So, yeah, I'd say that's my room where I'm like, Oh, I got to have fun in there.

  • But this room, the living room makes me feel so cozy on Dhe having the fire on.

  • I know that when the safe for him Because the happy on dhe I love the color.

  • Everyone walks into this room and goes, Oh, this color.

  • So we knew of this room then I love the kitchen because the kitchen has basically I love everything.

  • Okay, but there's still so much that's not finished.

  • So when the hallways finish, I think I love the hallways on dhe.

  • Yeah, yeah, just so much love.

  • Oh, next up, what is the most expensive thing to have done?

  • That's from Alex L.

  • J D.

  • Now I'm guessing that she means, have we done in this house.

  • What's the most expensive thing that we have done?

  • The most expensive thing that we have done is probably the staircase is having those done was a huge, huge expense.

  • But so worth it now, now that I look at that area off, it looks incredible.

  • I love it so much, even though it's not even finished painting.

  • It starts being painted on Monday, so there's still a lot of work there, but just looking at it makes me so happy.

  • The most expensive thing that I did was my dressing room.

  • That was a huge, huge, huge expense on dhe.

  • If you're if you watched all of myself home videos, you know that I didn't really enjoy the process on dhe.

  • I had a company that I really just didn't gel with on dhe.

  • I wouldn't recommend to anyone, and I always get people messaging me, saying, Did you use this company?

  • Would you recommend them because I don't want to use him?

  • If you think that my dressing room was made by a certain company, go with that and don't use them.

  • But that's not what I would say.

  • Yeah, I found them really difficult, and it was a really heartbreaking process on.

  • I would say that that's the one thing that I regret is that it almost leaves like a bitter taste in your mouth.

  • The fact that something that you dreamed off being so amazing and so perfect and you saved up so much of your money to have to have the process is so un enjoyable on dhe literally, it's there's bits of it that aren't finished because communication just broke down so much with that company that I just couldn't have them in my house.

  • I couldn't I couldn't speak to the guy.

  • I couldn't do anything.

  • So I took it on the chin on, just accepted that this was the way that it waas on, didn't allow them to come back because even got to the point where he was sending like, legal letters.

  • He thought we were gonna take him to court or something on Dhe.

  • It was a horrible experience, so that was my cause.

  • Obviously, I paid for my dressing room.

  • That was my most expensive thing on my most heartbreaking thing on.

  • This wasn't about what was heartbreaking.

  • There's a lot of questions in here that are what's your biggest regret.

  • And I would definitely say that my dressing room is my biggest regret in the sense that I went with the company that I looked up at face value on thought was amazing.

  • And they just turned out to be not that a tool.

  • And they really like weren't open to the criticism either.

  • Which is so hard because I'm not like someone that just picks faults in things, you know, it's a fully paying customer.

  • I'm trying to tell you what I'm not happy with you.

  • You won't accept what I'm not happy with.

  • And so, yeah, that with that.

  • But I obviously can't speak about that on the Internet because I'm frightened to festival because I don't wanna have any kind of legal battle on my hands.

  • So, you know, when you do message me and I don't answer, that will be why on dhe, second of all, you know, when you kind of want to forget about something at the same time, you don't want anyone to ever else like anyone, anyone else ever go through that because when it's that supposedly, like, so magical and it wasn't on, it's a bad thing.

  • So I wouldn't want anyone to go through that Statham's anyway.

  • That was the biggest explanation on that ever.

  • Charlotte brand has asked any advice on budgeting.

  • There's actually a lot of questions about budgeting in here.

  • I'm busting such a difficult one because I feel like people want me to give them the answer to how you can, like, afford all of the nice things that you want.

  • And that's what come under budgeting.

  • But I mean, there's amazing Apsell at the moment that allowing you to budget according to what you're like budget is basically on dhe software that helped you organize your budgets and your interior projects.

  • In that way, for me, we have a budget set for, like, per room or per project on Dhe.

  • That's how we work towards things, that we recently realized that we were nearing the limits about budgets.

  • But then we had some good comma on dhe.

  • Now we've got a little bit more money, so that's why we're able to do the paneling in the hallways because we had some good karma coming, and that's that.

  • But in terms of budgeting, I take it each room a time on if I'm able to save money on one thing and then put more money to another thing.

  • That's how I do that.

  • It all comes down to your budgets on.

  • If there's one thing I've learned from this, everyone has different budgets.

  • When it comes to renovating, everyone earns differently.

  • Everyone spends differently.

  • Everyone prioritizes certain things differently.

  • I prioritize the look and feel of my furniture above anything else.

  • So I realised quite early on that is amazing as I care.

  • Furniture is.

  • I don't like how it feels, if that makes any sense, something like a really robust, solid wooden drawer I love.

  • I love opening a good drawer, if that makes sense.

  • So I really like strong, sturdy, sometimes older furniture.

  • I'm really trying to bring a lot of older pieces that maybe I can revamp and put in to the house.

  • That's what or what I'm kind of searching for at the moment.

  • But other people have different budgets, and there are so many amazing ways in which you can save even just from like paint.

  • Why is I love parable paint?

  • Andi, I know that are decorators love working with it on dhe there, a brand that I feel fit my home really well.

  • But other people see favorable pain.

  • It's expensive.

  • You can take it and go and get it mixed by a cheaper paint brand on.

  • You can save money in that respect.

  • I think Ju Lux, you could literally take them any color on bacon mix.

  • It bespoke there and then.

  • So that's some ways that you can get that kind of luxury on trend paint color, but for slightly less.

  • So there's always ways that you can twist on dhe.

  • Save on budget Accordingly.

  • My nose is itching so much, guys.

  • So sorry.

  • Who Toby's home at.

  • Which do you prefer Coco or Neptune?

  • I love both too much to decide.

  • I would probably say that I like Oka a little bit more than Neptune because it offers a lot off variety and you can get a lot of different, really different piece.

  • Is there Neptune is very modern country.

  • Minimal, I would say.

  • So you don't necessarily get a lot of statement pieces.

  • Their wares from Oka wows is you can get some amazing statement pieces that really bring a lot of character into your home, so I would go with Oka but Neptune holds my heart as well.

  • Oh, this one's a bit more