Stacey Dyer, "End of the Row". A Classical Edwardian House
I’m Stacey Dyer and I live on the beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk broads, not far from the City of Norwich. I live with my husband Adam and 3-year-old daughter Matilda. We are soon to be joined by a new baby boy, arriving in the spring.
My regular day job is working in the beauty industry. I’ve worked as a beauty therapist and makeup artist for many years but currently write the beauty blog for You Tube makeup guru’s Pixiwoo.
We bought our Edwardian end of terrace house 4 years ago now and instantly fell in love with its original fireplaces, corbels and oak flooring. It has such a nice warmth and we instantly knew it was somewhere we could begin our family in. Luckily, there were only really aesthetic changes that needed to be done. Structurally, it was sound and the previous owners had taken good care of maintaining the original features.
We created our home interior Instagram account @End_of_the_row 2 years ago to document these changes and it’s grown from there. We are a normal working family and tend to do everything on a regular family income, which, I think is what the appeal has been. We prefer to keep our interior design in keeping with the age of the house. It can take deep tones, heavy patterns and mix of textures. We enjoy sumptuous fabric and rich bold colours but also like to throw in some blush pinks and zesty green to lift the mood.
Weirdly, the front door and hallway was the room that we entered and instantly knew we had to buy this house. The door is stained glass and projects beautiful coloured patterns into the hall. We used a radiator cover to add extra storage and kept the walls a soft grey In contrast to the white of the ceiling so that the corbels and picture rail wouldn’t be lost.
I think may favourite room at the moment is the living room. It’s cosy and we have used a mix of industrial style furniture with classics such as the Chesterfield sofa and vintage looking velvet footstool.
Our bedroom is a real calming sanctuary. It is south facing so on a sunny day it’s full of bright warm rays of sunshine. We have used a mix of sage and blush to create a calming effect and my husband built the wood paneling on the headboard wall to add a bit of interest.
We enjoy “up-cycling” and like to mix old and new items. Our bathroom vanity unit was a £20 chest of drawers from EBay which we repurpose and feel it sits nicely against the more modern metro tiles.
Likewise, the kitchen units are the original ones, which were there when we moved in, we have just primed and painted to keep them more to our taste.
We are always getting inspiration from other Instagram houses and thinking of changes we can make to our home to keep it interesting. With a baby due in the spring, projects are being kept to a minimum and all focus is on the nursery decorating but hopefully we will be back in the Summer with some new interesting projects to share.
The Girl with The Green Sofa