Victoria from Summer House Style is our go-to for all things interior design she is Insta famous and for good reason - Victoria's has created a home that is stylish relaxing and a perfect sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
We had the pleasure of chatting to her recently about all things interior design!
How would you describe your interior style?
My home is very neutral but with layers of textures and patterns to add interest. I love a colour pop and even have an entirely blue and orange bedroom but everything registers as a neutral because of the tones I have chosen.
I don't tend to redecorate often and take a long time to choose pieces that I love and know I won't get bored of. I believe that contrary to what social media would have you believe it all takes time and patience and I think it's best not to rush these things as they are often big and expensive decisions.
What was the last thing you bought for your home and can’t get enough of?
I do love bedlinen and it's one of the ways I feel you can ring a seasonal change without spending a fortune. I found some gorgeous scallop pillowcases recently with different coloured trims that were quite inexpensive.
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What is your favourite room in your house and why?
The kitchen is where we spend most of our time together as a family although I am not a great cook at all! We had such a struggle completing our kitchen due to a fraudulent tradesperson, that I am so grateful to have it finally completed as it was an eyesore for so long and no one would touch it! It's not perfect due to what happened but it is still a lovely space overlooking the garden.
You always curate such lovely settings on instagram around your kitchen and your kitchen sink, do you have any top tips for styling your sink area?
I love a handcream and hand wash duo (tho' I have to watch like a hawk that it doesn't get used for the dishes by the husband! And I like using little woodier scrubbing brushes in a favourite shell bowl too.
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What has been your more successful post on instagram recently?
A video of my kitchen has been seen by more that two and half million people and it has been lovely to get messages from all over the world. But it also attracts the kind of comments you wouldn't usually get from my own followers so I have to take a deep breath before I read them sometimes!
As a long time Colt & Willow customer we wanted to ask do you have a favourite product?
I absolutely love the Rhubarb Washing Up liquid and the fact that you can refill it makes it so much easier. It is always by my sink!
What's most important to you when choosing cleaning products? No judgement, look, eco friendly, smell or all 3 :)
That's a hard one as I am very fussy about cleaning products and like to try a range off different ones for different spaces. Cleaning without streaks is probably top of my list followed by smell.
And finally where can our customers go to find you and get some great inspiration for their homes?
My instagram is @summerhousestyle and I would love to see your customers there!