Our home featured on The Design Files


I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive an email from Lucy at The Design Files asking to feature our home on her site.  I’ve been a reader of The Design Files since we renovated our last home in London more than six years ago and have pinned so many pretty interior photos from her website onto Pinterest in my own quest for design inspiration. Perhaps what I found the most flattering was that Lucy approached me halfway through our renovation project asking to feature the house when it was finished, meaning she hadn’t even seen the house before asking me to feature it. Lucy from the Design Files had faith in ME!!! OMG! I swear it even gave me the extra energy I needed to get through the renovation and firm up all those design decisions causing me stress. What it also did was light a little fire under my bum when we finally moved in.  Lucy had organised the super talented Kara Rosenlund (honestly one of the kindest, sweetest humans I’ve ever met!) to come and take photos of our house just a few weeks after moving in. So I unpacked boxes at lightning speed and spruced up our house quickly in order to have it photoshoot ready. 🙂 Of course it always takes time to really add the sorts of layers and accessories that make a house feel like a lived-in home and I know our home will evolve and shelves will fill and walls won’t eventually be so bare… but I’m so happy to have captured this home in its newness. I’ve shared a few favourite photos here, but please head over to The Design Files to read the full feature. You can also find a Q&A feature on our family from a few weeks ago. Courtney x

9 thoughts on “Our home featured on The Design Files

  1. Such a beautiful home – so fresh. Can I ask how you keep it looking so clear and de-cluttered – are you minimalists or do you have amazing hidden storage solutions!

    • Hi Gemma,
      Thanks for the comment.
      I have always been a minimalist. Even as a little girl, I liked to keep my bedroom tidy and clutter-free.
      I’m really picky about the things we buy and bring into our house, aware that we don’t have much space for storage, and I simply don’t want to amass lots of things we don’t need.
      It became even more clear for me after we packed up our belongings in London — even though we lived quite minimally, I was still so shocked by all the things we had somehow collected over the 12 years we lived there. I try to remind myself of this all the time — to resist the urge to buy things we really don’t need.
      Also, I’m a constant tidier. I can’t help it! 🙂 x

  2. You seem to have quite quickly thrown together a beautiful collection of items, considering you have moved countries! What a lovely family home – The Alluring Adamo Abobe 🙂 Can I ask where you found the beautiful mobile above Wilkies bed please? Thankyou Gemma

  3. Hi Courtney,

    Your home is so beautiful and I love the clean, simple minimal style of everything. Do you mind sharing the brand of the range you have and if you are happy with it? We are remodeling our kitchen and I really love the look of this beautiful range.

    Thank you!

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