#TheWayWe REALLYLive: Part Six

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Our surroundings have enhanced our lives during lockdown. Here we let you look at our homes and ask to take a look at yours … 

We invite readers to send images of their homes to us so that we can create an ongoing portfolio of the way we REALLY live NOW. To share how lockdown has changed how you live or how you use your home, email a picture and 60 words explaining what happens in this particular space (home-schooling, zoom calls, nightly family dinners …) to [email protected] and your home may be selected for inclusion in our weekly #TheWayWeREALLYLive online series. To enter via Instagram tag @theglossmag in your pictures and use #TheWayWeREALLYLive. We look forward to seeing your entries …

Jo Farrelly

The one room we’ve been using loads is our ‘Library’ room which is upstairs on the first floor. This was originally the boardroom when the house was in offices. The room has beautiful original period features with a stunning ceiling rose and cornicing as well as a handmade original white marble fireplace. When making over the room, we created a total contrasting space: it’s painted a dark chocolate brown both walls and ceiling and the backdrop is a wall to wall library. The idea is that it’s a games/entertainment/reading room by day but also it becomes the perfect cocktail and entertaining room by night, as it has its own bar/kitchenette. During lockdown, this became the go-to place for my kids to do their Zoom calls with their teachers; it’s a place where you can lock yourself away and not hear a sound as there’s a real calmness when everywhere else seems chaotic!

Susan Mills
Writer & artist

My home is my haven, gallery and muse … I spend most of my time at home: I have worked from home for several years and I always find something new to love about it. It was built by my husband many years ago and a lot of the furniture, from the sideboards to the chairs, were made by him. Our style is vintage, period and eclectic.

Karen Bell
Home accessory designer

As a recently hatched cushion and wallpaper designer, my plan for this summer was to find some gorgeous locations to photograph my new work. Contemporary minimal homes, maximalist country houses, out on the land. But, because of lockdown, I found some comfort and inspiration in my own space. My bedroom over the past few months has been doubling up as my workspace and a great spot for evening Zoom sessions. Some days working from the bed with laptop, sample swatches and reference books spread out, I felt content and cocooned.

Catherine Carton, Lifestyle Blogger at www.daintydressdiaries.com

One of my lockdown projects was to tackle my guest bedroom that had become a bit of dumping ground. I love how wall panelling can give a plain room some character. I applied beadboard panelling and painted it in Colourtrend’s “Aged Vellum”, I used the satin finish paint as I love the slight sheen it gives. My dumping ground of a guest bedroom is now looking sophisticated and serene and doubles up as a quiet space for zoom calls. However, the cats are also using it as a space to escape during the lockdown.

Jo Farrelly

The one room we’ve been using loads is our ‘Library’ room which is upstairs on the first floor. This was originally the boardroom when the house was in offices. The room has beautiful original period features with a stunning ceiling rose and cornicing as well as a handmade original white marble fireplace. When making over the room, we created a total contrasting space: it’s painted a dark chocolate brown both walls and ceiling and the backdrop is a wall to wall library. The idea is that it’s a games/entertainment/reading room by day but also it becomes the perfect cocktail and entertaining room by night, as it has its own bar/kitchenette. During lockdown, this became the go-to place for my kids to do their Zoom calls with their teachers; it’s a place where you can lock yourself away and not hear a sound as there’s a real calmness when everywhere else seems chaotic!

Susan Mills
Writer & artist

My home is my haven, gallery and muse … I spend most of my time at home: I have worked from home for several years and I always find something new to love about it. It was built by my husband many years ago and a lot of the furniture, from the sideboards to the chairs, were made by him. Our style is vintage, period and eclectic.

Karen Bell
Home accessory designer

As a recently hatched cushion and wallpaper designer, my plan for this summer was to find some gorgeous locations to photograph my new work. Contemporary minimal homes, maximalist country houses, out on the land. But, because of lockdown, I found some comfort and inspiration in my own space. My bedroom over the past few months has been doubling up as my workspace and a great spot for evening Zoom sessions. Some days working from the bed with laptop, sample swatches and reference books spread out, I felt content and cocooned.

Catherine Carton
Lifestyle Blogger at
www.daintydressdiaries.com

One of my lockdown projects was to tackle my guest bedroom that had become a bit of dumping ground. I love how wall panelling can give a plain room some character. I applied beadboard panelling and painted it in Colourtrend’s “Aged Vellum”, I used the satin finish paint as I love the slight sheen it gives. My dumping ground of a guest bedroom is now looking sophisticated and serene and doubles up as a quiet space for zoom calls. However, the cats are also using it as a space to escape during the lockdown.

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