[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the many things I love about running a series on this blog, is introducing you all to new bloggers. Molly isn’t a new blogger at all, in fact in blogger terms she’s probably a veteran! Aside from being a blogger, Molly is a journalist and mum to two little girls.
She lives with her family in south Devon in their beautiful home which has been a labour of love for the last five years; in fact I remember Molly announcing on social media that she was upping sticks and moving to the countryside.
Shall we have a nosy around Molly’s home?
Who lives in your home?
Myself, my husband and my two daughters (Freya, 8 and Effie, 3)
Where do you live and how long have you lived there?
We live in a little village in South Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor, about 15 minutes from the sea. We’ve lived here for five years.
What were the first impressions of your home?
As soon as we looked around this house we knew it was the one for us. It was packed with character and period details as it’s a Victorian property, so there are lovely high ceilings with cornicing, fireplaces and a beautiful log-burner. It was also big enough for us to grow into. Although it’s unlikely to be our “forever home” I think we’ll be happy here for a few years longer.
Have you had any major work done?
One of the first jobs we did after moving in was to turn our utility room into an office, cladding the ceiling, redecorating and building a built-in desk. As I work from home a lot it was important I had somewhere proper to set down my “work roots” at home.
We’ve redecorated all the rooms in the house, including a DIY redecoration makeover in the kitchen, put new flooring down, ripped up carpet and sanded floorboards, put in a large shower into the bathroom and done a lot of work in the garden to make it more child-friendly. There are always new jobs to be done though and the house is far from finished!
What is your favourite room in the house?
It changes depending on the time of year or whichever room we’ve most recently worked on! I do really love our dining room though. It’s an open plan space leading into the living room with a log burner and high ceilings. However, it’s in need of redecorating so it’s not perfect yet!
Is there anything that you would change about your home?
Our home is a Victorian terrace and it would be lovely to have a bit more privacy – particularly in the garden. This is the biggest reason it’s not our forever home, actually. We’d like somewhere with a larger, more private garden, plus a fourth bedroom would be nice.
What is your next planned home project?
Our next big job is the living room, but this will have to wait until after the summer holidays. We need to rip out the fireplace, lay new flooring, strip the wallpaper off the walls and re-skim the plaster, before painting it and doing all the fun parts of the styling makeover!
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Thank you to Molly for sharing her cosy family home with us. Really loving that deep blue colour on the bedroom walls. I’m a big fan of using dark colours to make a bedroom feel inviting. Would you be brave enough?
Molly regularly posts online about interiors as well as family life and in particular, body positivity. If you want to keep up with her head over to her blog, You Tube channel, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts.