I’ve NO idea why I like this house, it doesn’t reflect my taste even one little bit!! Ha…who doesn’t love a velvet sofa and a gallery wall?! Jacqueline is fairly new to the social media scene (she has had her account for around a year: @Tinyandthehouse) but hers has quickly become one of my favourites…I love her use of colour and her love of modern art mixed with artefacts.
And as we hadn’t done a home tour for a while, we thought we’d launch back into it with this one.
The art in the house is very varied, I am often torn with how to display it. I love oil paintings, I have bought most of these in antique shops or markets, again Etsy is good for this. The more modern art has been collected from gigs we have been to, some are artwork from my husbands favourite bands, he is a huge Radiohead fan so he has bought some from the artist who did their album covers. A lot of what I frame was never intended to be art: like jigsaws or postcards, nice images from calendars or old school charts. I have lots of pieces that I bought in Northern Ireland or art that reminds me of home; for instance the large fish watercolour reminds me of my Grandad. I could buy a piece of art everyday if I had the money and the space.
I am relatively new to the Instagram scene; I had an account when I was renovating but I didn’t use it so much. I wish I had! I could have found so many more things like taps, tiles, colour inspiration and I could have documented the renovations. I mainly use Instagram now, I’m a very visual person so it works for me. It’s an amazing platform really if it’s used in the right way. I started my house account last year and I’ve been surprised how nice everyone is and how much everyone seems to encourage other accounts. It’s a really nice community I wasn’t expecting. I especially love being able to find small independent brands or shops or people making incredible things you just cant get in a High street store.