LivingEtc House Tours 2015

LivingEtc House Tours 2015

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to join in the LivingEtc House Tours with a bunch of very talented bloggers, designers. Touring around the incredibly beautiful homes of North West London was a nosy neighbours dream and design inspiring. There were seven homes to tour within the day, all of very different design styles, having so much to see I could only fit in six homes but what I saw was beautiful and inspiring.

I was so ecstatic to see the home of artist Rory Dobner, his art studio and minimal kitchen was stunning, unfortunately I couldn’t take any pictures there but trust me it was an artistic haven. However as I could take pictures elsewhere I didn’t stop snapping away and selected my favourite images from the day. The image at the top of the page was in an incredible modernist home with concrete walls and mid century styling very very cool pad.

Below is from the first home I visited, designed by Carly from , a modern home with contemporary furniture and accessories. Very tasteful and looked like something straight out of Chelsea Harbour. I particularly liked this Knoll grey sofa with copper legs accessorised with inky cushions by Sonia Rykiel.

LivingEtc House Tours 2015

Contrasting in styles this boho designer home made me smile so much, it’s filled with sheer joy, personality and super stylish collections. I love the thrifty nature of this space, notice the bed frame made from scaffolding poles, a very cool way to make a four poster bed! The collections of vintage frames, throws and paintings make the bedroom feel extra cosy.

Boho bedroom | Hannah in the house

This mis-matched use of colour is balanced by the mass use of white. There is so much going on in this home, the white paint has really made each colour shine.

Boho kitchen | Hannah in the house

I was SO pleased to find these real vintage tin tiles! I’m obsessed with them (I have a little vintage tin tile of my own). In the United States, tin tiles were commonly decorated on the apartment and restaurants ceilings as early as 1930’s (and potentially earlier). This was to help prevent any potential fires from spreading, if you go to New York and look up in each room, you might see these. It’s great to upcycle them on this kitchen island.

Vintage tin tiles in boho kitchen | Hannah in the house

I love these dark industrial windows (below), they’re very fashionable at the moment along with greys and botanical prints. This home was newly decorated with quite a few on trend schemes, it just needed to be a little more lived in but that will come with time. I was drawn towards the warehouse style windows and wicker chair as I could just imagine myself sitting there whiling away the hours with a glass of wine.

Botanical trend with warehouse windows | Hannah in the house

These bold images below are so stylish I had to include them, who thinks this stool looks so cute against the pink cabinet?! Oh and a horse! Seriously cool painting.


After the incredible LivingEtc House Tours I was consumed with design ideas, it was so inspirational. I have three favourite homes that I saw on the day, the artists home, boho pad and concrete minimal modernist. I met some great people on the day and a huge thank you to Amy from for inviting me and working so hard.

If you wish to join a LivingEtc House tour, keep an eye out on their site , it’s a great way to get inspired and meet fellow design enthusiasts.

Great to see you –

Jen – @lovechicliving, Love Chic Living
Alina – @alinaisaev, The Fairytale Picture
Katy – @aptapothecary, Apartment Apothecary
Natasha – @candy_pop, Candy Pop
Jen – @beautyjunkieldn, Beauty Junkie London
Bianca – @biancahallldn, Bianca Hall
Kimberly –  @Redlilocks, Swoon Worthy
Carole –  @MllePoirot Mademoiselle Poirot
Geraldine – @littlebigbell Little Big Bell
Zoe – @interiorstylist My Interior Stylist 

H x

*Images are all my own. LivingEtc House Tours in association with and Arlo & Jacob in support of Crisis*


  • Reply Alina June 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Beautiful photography! I forgot how beautiful that boho bedroom was. It was really lovely to meet you (and bump into you a few days ago haha) and hopefully we can catch up soon!

    Really hope your studio place works out – got my fingers crossed for you 😉

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

    • Reply Hannah June 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      ah thanks Alina! I was holding my breath to keep the shots still! haha
      Yeah was so lovely to meet twice! Will keep you posted on the old studio and hopefully meet up soon xx

  • Reply Kimberly Duran June 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Was so lovely to meet you on the day! Love your shots and it’s funny that I didn’t even realise that four poster bed was made of scaffolding poles!! Always interesting to see what different styles and tastes people are drawn to 🙂 Lovely write up, gorgeous pictures xx

    • Reply Hannah June 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Hey Kimberly 🙂 It was so great to meet you! Thanks for the kind words on my shots, slowly working on my photography, these homes were so stunning. It’s a great idea for the scaffolding poles hey!

  • Reply Carole June 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

    It was so lovely to finally meet you! It’s great to see your pictures as it gives me a different perspective on the interiors. Lovely shots. xo

    • Reply Hannah June 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Thanks so much Carole. It was so lovely to meet, I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful Instagram shots. We have to meet for coffee! x

  • Reply Jen July 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Hey Hannah, a great write up, wasn’t it a fabulous day? Love your images too, really interesting to see what shots everyone chose to showcase from the day. Jen x

    • Reply Hannah July 8, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Hi Jen! It was so lovely to meet you and was a great day. xx

  • Reply Other People’s Houses with LivingEtc and AO – Avada Classic July 19, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    […] get time to see or haven’t included here. Swoon Worthy Mademoiselle Poirot Hannah In The House Apartment Apothecary Love Chic Living The Fairytale Pretty Picture Candy Pop Beauty Junkie London […]

  • Reply Four Poster Beds With Boho Chic Vibes - The Veranda of ideas March 1, 2017 at 11:15 am

    […] A four poster bed can be very minimalistic and it doesn’t necessarily require a canopy or curtains in order to charm with its bohemian vibes. Place your focus instead in colorful pillows and romantic lighting that will create a buoyant climate inside of a modest bedroom. […]

  • Reply Bohemian Bedroom Inspiration: Four Poster Beds With Boho Chic Vibes - wonderful home decorations September 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    […] A four poster bed can be very minimalistic and it doesn’t necessarily require a canopy or curtains in order to charm with its bohemian vibes. Place your focus instead in colorful pillows and romantic lighting that will create a buoyant climate inside of a modest bedroom. […]

  • Leave a Reply