This month’s featured home is owned by Jenny from Let’s Talk Mommy. In case you haven’t already guessed by the spelling, Jenny originates from the good old U S of A.
Jenny has the most exquisite styling and her home always looks immaculate. In fact her Instagram feed looks like something straight out of a Homes and Gardens magazine! If you love the crisp, clean, bright look of a new build with a little bit of shabby chic thrown is, this will no doubt be your favourite of all the homes I’ve featured so far.
Let’s find out a little more about Jenny and take a nosey around her beautiful family home.
Where is your home and who lives there?
I live with my British husband and two children – a boy of 6 and a girl of 4. We also have a baby boy due in May. We have lived in our current home for the past seven years, in the north west of England.
What were the first impressions of your home?
It was a new build and we have been the only ones who have ever lived here so it was nice moving in with everything brand new and unused.
At the time, we were about to have our first baby so it worked for us to have a home ready to move into and we weren’t bothered about details of tiles, colours and carpet etc. We picked the basics just to get it done and ready before baby arrived. It was all very rushed.
Have you had any major work done?
From the moment I had my first baby, I realised that I wish I would have styled the rooms better – choose more wisely on carpet colours and countertops.
Stairs have had carpet which has been ripped up and wood stained, to currently being painted grey.
I think the only room that has remained the same is our kitchen. Our garden had a massive renovation only last summer which is a huge addition to our indoor/outdoor living spaces.
Which is your favourite room in the house?
Can I say the garden is a room? Well, I have to shout it out here. It’s by far my favourite place now we’ve had it re-done. Even in winter, if it’s not raining, we are out in it.
If I have to pick an indoor favourite room, it would be my front living room. We are still putting the final touches to it, as it really needs new carpet. We redid this room before Christmas when we turned our sitting room back into a playroom for our expecting baby.
I love how shabby chic it is. It’s definitely a no child zone in our house with white and light grey furniture. It’s also my office corner until the loft conversion is done so I spend quite a bit of time in there too.
Is there anything that you would change about your home?
I think of a kitchen as the heart of a home and wish we could have a table to sit at in the kitchen too. We only have a formal dining room that is separate from the the kitchen so it’s hard to socialise when entertaining.
The hostess is always in the kitchen cooking while everyone else is waiting to be served and catching up. I also find it hard to have the kids eating while I am tidying up the kitchen as I can’t see them. Growing up we were always in the kitchen; I dream one day of ripping a few walls down and making it all open plan.
What is the next home project that we can look forward to seeing on your blog?
I can’t help but wonder if the addition of a new baby is going to cause a slight change to the white decor! I am sure that Jenny will take it all in her stride, she clearly has an insatiable appetite for changing up her home; we’ve certainly got loads to look forward to in the coming months.