Dec
05

Patchwork Harmony House Tour

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I absolutely love Caroline of Patchwork Harmony's style--I've posted about her here and here, and she wrote a guest post while I was on vacation all about copper (remember that one?). So when she shared a tour of her house, with photographs by Kasia Fiszer, I knew I was going to love it. And I was right! Caroline and her husband live in a 2 bedroom Edwardian maisonette. They've kept their walls mostly neutral and furnished it largely with items from vintage shops and markets. Caroline likes to mix contemporary finds with vintage treasures to give her home a more "modern vintage" feel--which is totally my style as well. I think she's done a wonderful job of it. Let me know what you think--I'm pretty sure you'll agree!

Vintage utensils mounted on the kitchen wall

I love how she hung vintage utensils on the wall in the kitchen. Very cute--and functional too.

Vintage treasures

The photo above is a snippet from their dining room. The kitchen and dining room are getting renovated in January, so there aren’t any other photos of them (but I can’t to see them after the reno!). Caroline is the queen of finding great deals at thrift shops and flea markets. Almost all of her decor is thrifted--she got the typewriter below for £5, including it's carrying case!

Caroline of Patchwork Harmony

From Caroline, I think it’s incredibly important to surround yourself with things that make you happy, whether that’s people, a landscape or an interior. Your home is a reflection of your personality, or at least it should be. That’s why I prefer homes that have been created over time and filled with objects with stories, as opposed to one that’s been created in a week by an interior designer. I think that’s why we love looking inside people’s homes so much, as you find out lots about a person by how they’ve decorated and styled their home. So true! I much prefer "real" homes where the homeowner's style and personality shine through, versus a polished and magazine-perfect home that just reflects the designer's style. There's nothing wrong with getting help from a decorator, of course--but your home should feel like your home and not their portfolio piece. You know what I mean?

Patchwork Harmony house tour

What's your favorite part of Caroline's home? I think mine might be her fireplace and mantel--but I also really love the pigeon wallpaper in her bedroom (which is funny, because I don’t really like pigeons)!

Mantel styling

Pigeon wallpaper

It’s so cute, right? The wallpaper is by Thornback and Peel. I also quite like the frameless mirrors hung on the wall, and the stag coat hook from Caravan.

Bedroom details

Patchwork Harmony office

This area is Caroline’s office, where she runs Patchwork Harmony and 91 Magazine. It’s so bright, cheerful, and full of inspiration.

Cute display

Love her little display of washi tapes, ribbons, and other treasures. The camera belonged to Caroline’s grandfather!

Inspiration wall

Beautiful! Which room was your favorite? See more photos on Kasia's blog and on Caroline's blog.
Aaaand head over to Make it Lovely to enter today’s 24 Merry Days giveaway!
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  1. Posted by kelsey on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    perfect vintage vibe!
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com
  2. Posted by Margarita on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    Love Caroline's style too, quite eclectic like mine, love the pigeon's wallpaper.
  3. Posted by Debbie on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    I love the patchwork harmony craft, desk area. So many vintage paper pieces to see!
  4. Posted by Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    What a lovely home! I especially love the color of the typewriter -- beautiful!
    • Posted by Aileen on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

      I know, that typewriter is SO cute, and it's hard to find colored ones! I can't believe Caroline snagged that one for such a good price. Lucky girl!
  5. Posted by Rachel on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    I love all the vintage pieces in her kitchen..so cute and well arranged! And I love her bright and cheery office! I completely agree with what she had to say about decorating your home - only fill it with things that you love and are meaningful to you :)
  6. Posted by Lana on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    Love her office, it has such character and charm!
  7. Posted by Renae on Friday, December 13th, 2013

    Love love love her office!!
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