Home of Trudy Cross - owner of interiors boutique - Tin Design
Photos by Trudy Cross
Interior Stylist Trudy, lives in this Edwardian 4 bed home with her husband and 2 children.
They have owned the property in Westcliff on sea, Essex, for 4 years. They purchased it as a doer - upper and have transformed it into an uber stylish house, laden with vintage treasures and accessories from Trudy's boutique.
Three rooms were knocked into one to make a kitchen/diner with a bespoke seating nook and a concrete island.
Trudy designed the kitchen layout using units from Howdens, installing a concrete island and high end taps to give it a bespoke finish.
Trudy has added impact throughout the home, with dark ceilings in both the kitchen and living room, creating a coherent interiors scheme. She has a great eye for quirky pieces and uses art and accessories to add colour and pattern.
Trudy's top tip for renovating,
"Take your time and learn where the light travels before starting."
SHOP THE LOOK
Vintage sofa from Atelier in Leigh on Sea
Throw - Wendy Morrison
Cowhide - Spitalfields Market
Green Lady - Market find
Ball Chair - Biba Boys
Cushion - Tin Design
Light - ebay
Ceiling painted in Basalt by Little Greene
Ida tray - Tin Design
Concrete island supplied by Concrete by design
Kitchen cupboards - Howdens
Mint vase -TK Maxx
Chairs - HK Living
Flos Pendent lights
Table - House Doctor
Prints - Tin Design
Seating - cushions Tin Design
Seating area painted in Peekaboo by Valspar
Walls and Ceiling painted in Scottish Kilt by Valspar
Blue Print - Tin Design
Cheetah wall vase - Tin Design
Light - Abigail Ahern
Stairs painted in Studio Green by Farrow & Ball
Walls Painted in Moss Green by Valspar
Frida Print and Mirrors both Tin Design
Tiles - Mandarin stone
Lightshade - HK Living
Print - Tin Design
Wall Fan - Tin Design
Pink velvet cushions - Tin Design
Wardrobe - Vintage
Bed - Cast Iron Bed Company
Throw - M&S
Ceiling painted in Calamine Farrow & Ball
Walls painted in Off Black Farrow & Ball
Trudy's TOP 3
High Street stores -
TK Maxx, MADE, John Lewis
Independent Brands - Abigail Ahern, House of Hackney, Ibride
Artists - Sofia Bonati, Peggy Wolf, Trechikoff
Treasured items at home -My 1920's sideboard in my living room, it was my late Nanny Nells, My Mustard Sofa, matching pair of Venetian Mirrors.
Instagram Accounts - Jazziere, Man with a Hammer, The Crafty Fox (not about interiors, but makes me belly laugh)
Places for gawping at interiors - House of Hackney, Liberty's, Mama Shelter Hotel - Hackney.
An East London basement flat.
Photos by No Ordinary Space
Liz moved into this light and airy basement flat in Lower Clapton, East London in October 2015.
The flat was in good condition when she bought it. Liz installed a bespoke kitchen, designed and fitted by a local carpenter. She painted all the walls in brilliant white and added colour through her art and furniture.
Liz has treasures from around the globe, and from local independent retailers. She has a great mix of vintage pieces and combines these with lots of colourful prints and pieces from the high street. All working brilliantly against a light and bright back drop.
I hope you enjoy having a look around this ecclectic and colourful flat.
SHOP The LOOK
Sofa covers, Brera Lino Coral, Bemz
Berber Rug, Morocco
Vintage Coffee Table
Bean Bag, With bespoke cover from The Hackney Draper
Patsy Mirror, Habitat
Yellow Tiles, Mosaic Del Sur
Light Shade, Chase and Sorensen
Floor Lamp, Chase and Sorensen
Stool, Chase and Sorensen
Wall Hanging, SharktoothNYC
Blanket on Sofa, Slow Down Studio
Tiles, Mosaic Del Sur
Flamingo Print, Nelly Duff
Geometric Print, Camille Walala
Love Prints, Nelly Duff
Bed Frame, Ercol for The White Company
Blanket, The Hackney Draper
Blind, The Hackney Draper
Chest of Drawers, Archive Furniture
Art, Harri Peccinotti for Pirelli Calendar 1969
Cushions, The Hackney Draper