Rebecca Lawson of Malmo and Moss
Today on the Blog I have the home tour of fellow North Easterner Rebecca Lawson also known and Malmo and Moss. Becca's home is full of texture, vintage finds and a gorgeous homely colour palette with elements of Scandi running through it.
Becca is co-founder of The Occasional Home store which you can read about here and here and also runs workshops @hyggeforallseasons with @hygge_for_home, who's equally delightful home featured on the blog last week here.
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My name is Becca I am originally from the North-East but now live in North London with my husband, 3 sons (yes 3 boys!) and cat named Chris Waddle. I trained and worked as an environmental lawyer before I had the kids but now work for a charity specialising in sustainability.
Our house is a semi-detached Edwardian property which we moved into 3 weeks before the birth of our first son in 2010. We bought it off a couple with 4 boys so feel like the house wants us to have one more baby!
It was in ok condition when we moved in but everything was just a bit dated and the kitchen had a 1980s conservatory off the back that looked like something straight off the set of Brookside (minus Trevor Jordache under the foundations). Our first job was to give everything a neutral paint job (the previous owners were more fond of lilac than I am).
I would describe my style as a mixture of Scandi and vintage or relaxed modern rustic (the relaxed bit basically means messy). I love neutral colour schemes and then adding colour and warmth to them with unusual vintage items and natural textures. My favourite shop in the world is Baileys Home and Garden which completely nails that style and I love reading Country Living's Modern Rustic Bookazine and Elle Decoration Country for Inspiration. My fave instagram accounts for insp. are Marie Nichols, Blackshore Style and Lynda Gardner.
Since joining instagram I have met Reena of @hygge_for_home who shares a love of the same style (and understands trying to make this style work with 3 kids very similar age to mine) and we have started to run our own seasonal styling workshops called Hygge for all Seasons to share how to create the relaxed rustic interiors we love affordably.
I also run an event called the Occasional Home Store with friends @so_sally_vintage and @allthingscounter which brings together a handpicked mix of vintage traders, designer makers and pop ups of our favourite interiors stores so people can shop the best of contemporary and vintage homeware under one roof. We have realised that people also love to get together with friends they have made through instagram at the event so it is sort of shopping and socialising rolled into one.
My favourite rooms in our house are probably the bathroom which we made bigger by stealing some space from our front bedroom and then put in a roll top bath (a £25 eBay bargain) and got the builder to weld us some taps from copper pipe (he did look at me like I was batshit crazy when I asked him to do that). It is my most popular room on insta and all easy to recreate on a budget, was also the first room I painted dark! My other favourite is our kitchen diner as that is probably where we spend most of our time as a family and it has been totally transformed by getting rid of the conservatory and building a contemporary extension it's place.
My next projects are a mini revamp of our bedroom and inspired by Dutch/Scandi instagram accounts would love to make more of our outside area, creating a pallet coffee table and a few other DIY projects out there including a Garden Studio.
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