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About Me

Hi, I’m Kathryn Sutcliffe, a northern girl living in Hertfordshire with my boyfriend Jim and our two cats. 9-5 I work as a fashion buyer but outside of those hours I am a content creator, influencer and dabble in home styling.

My style mixes vintage pieces with high street buys. I believe our homes should be a reflection of who we are rather than the latest trends.

Aside from interiors, I love travelling (particularly around Scandinavia and The States), running, binge watching Netflix and getting my hair blow dried.

Christmas // How I decorated our home in 2018

Christmas // How I decorated our home in 2018

The great thing about setting up an Instagram account dedicated to photos of my home is that as the months and years go by I can see how our home was decorated and how my style has evolved. Compared to previous years, the decorations have been much more low key this year. With going on holiday in the middle of December and then being at home in Yorkshire for Christmas week, it seemed a bit pointless putting all the decorations up.

Living in a small space means that the place can begin to feel cluttered and crowded very quickly as you start to add the decorations but this year the flat has felt much less cluttered than previous years so I think we’ll be keeping the decorations more simple going forward.

You can see how I went all out on decorations last year (including *that* Cox and Cox tree) in this post here.

The Lounge

I kept the lounge area very simple with a small faux tree that I bought in The White Company sale last year. I would have loved to have put our Cox and Cox tree up again but ran out of space having grown the gallery wall since last year!

Small Christmas tree from White Company, ‘Noel’ Sign from NEXT, Sleigh from eBay.

Small Christmas tree from White Company, ‘Noel’ Sign from NEXT, Sleigh from eBay.

Christmas tree from The White Company, star garland from Pea Style.

Christmas tree from The White Company, star garland from Pea Style.

Star cushion from Home of Boho, letter board from Amazon, ‘Noel’ sign from NEXT.

Star cushion from Home of Boho, letter board from Amazon, ‘Noel’ sign from NEXT.

3 House lanterns from Cox and Cox, rusty Christmas tree decorations from Petersham Nurseries, small Christmas tree from IKEA, brass wreath hoop from Curioegg.

3 House lanterns from Cox and Cox, rusty Christmas tree decorations from Petersham Nurseries, small Christmas tree from IKEA, brass wreath hoop from Curioegg.

The Dining Area

I went to Your London Florist with the intention of buying a simple minus branch like I had seen at The Occasional Home Store a few weeks before but changed my mind when i saw the big bundles of fir tree off cuts they were selling for under £15. I created a natural bushy garland for the top of the bookcases by piling the off cuts on and then layering in eucalyptus sprigs, dried thistles and pine cones. We added lights and candles for some glow.

Faux eucalyptus garland used as table runner from Of Special Interest Interiors. Table cloth from H&M.

Faux eucalyptus garland used as table runner from Of Special Interest Interiors. Table cloth from H&M.

Brass wreath hoops from Curioegg and decorated using eucalyptus, fir tree clippings, dried hydrangeas and cotton buds (bought from Homesense).

Brass wreath hoops from Curioegg and decorated using eucalyptus, fir tree clippings, dried hydrangeas and cotton buds (bought from Homesense).

Noel decoration from Homesense.

Noel decoration from Homesense.

The Bedroom

I went a bit over the top with decorations in the bedroom last year so kept it simple this time. I made a small garland for above the pictures using the fir tree cuttings from Your London Florist and wrapped one of the faux eucalyptus garlands from Of Special Interest Interiors around the bed headboard.

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One day (when Brexit is finally done with) we’ll have a house with a fire and mantlepiece to decorate but until then I’ll still enjoy making our little flat feel nice and festive!

Art in our Home

Art in our Home

Christmas // How I decorated our home in 2017

Christmas // How I decorated our home in 2017