At Home with Hannah Russell

At Home with Hannah RussellWe are excited to welcome Hannah Russell to the blog to share her lovely home with us today!

Kitchen shelves"We moved into this house in Peckham, South London about a year ago after completely renovating the whole place. It had been a student house before and everything was quite tired, so we knocked down some walls to open up the whole living space and painted everything in a beautiful, neutral pale blue grey. The foundations of the house are the neutral walls and flooring, and this allows the beautiful colours of all the vintage furniture and accessories to really pop and stand out.

Brass pineappleDining area shelves"The open plan living area is just such a beautiful space to be in and it really works. I'm so happy with the grey industrial-style kitchen and love collecting gold antique items to decorate the shelves behind the sink. I'm like a magpie, absolutely obsessed with anything shiny and gold.

PotteryDining roomGold milk carton"I spent a lot of time at antique fairs and early morning markets to furnish the house. My Mum and I have always been interested in the markets, and I love buying things with character. I've tried to furnish the house in different layers, the foundations are all quite neutral and newly installed, but I've slowly accumulated and added vintage and antique pieces to give the space a personality. These different styles and textures work together and create the happy, light-filled space that we live in! I believe that antiques and vintage items don't have to be dark and fusty. They can be incorporated into a modern home and these contrasts are what gives some interest.

Decor detailsAntique candelabraHannah Russell"My favourite piece has to be the bronze metal rose candelabra in the dining area. It's an old French piece and just looks beautiful from every angle, like a piece of art in itself. When we have people over for dinner, I buy some very thin white candles and light it all up as the table centre-piece. 

BedroomGarden herbsCourtyardGarden table and mirrors"But it's the courtyard that is the real triumph of the house. It was a dark, dirty area before and felt as if nothing would ever fit in there. We decked the whole space and created a different level. Then painted everything white. It makes everything feel so much bigger, and I love the way the vintage mirrors on the fence reflect back and give you a feeling of depth. The wall of herbs is a little depleted at the moment after the winter, but we're working on building it back up again—it's such a luxury to be able to pop out for a handful of basil or coriander."

Thanks so much for sharing your space with us, Hannah! To see more of Hannah, you can visit her blog and follow her on Instagram. xo

Credits // Author and Photography: Hannah Russell.

  • Love all the open built in shelves.

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  • I love very table and chair in that house! So pretty!
    xx,
    E.
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  • This whole space is so beautiful. I am especially loving the patio.

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

  • Can you please share your paint color? It is a lovely blue gray

  • This home is so beautiful! I love all the gold accents throughout – and of course the white is amazing. Can’t wait to move and decorate my own space with all the inspiration I find in your at home with series.

  • Wow what a beautiful home

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  • What a lovely home!

    Laura
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  • Can you tell us what paint color you used? I have been eyeing blue-gray options and I love how soft this color is!

  • I’m so drooling over this kitchen. The neutral light colors and clean lines…swoon!

  • Thanks Vanessa! So happy to hear that people like the look. It wasn’t always so pretty – when we first bought it it was a mess! There’s some more photos of the ‘before’ on our blog if you’re interested http://layerhome.com/before-and-after-renovating-hannahs-peckham-home/

  • Thank you so much for your lovely words! There’s lots more ideas and inspiration over on our blog at http://layerhome.com.

  • Thank you Ivonne, our antique finds are my favourite things! We’ve got lots more ideas on our blog at http://layerhome.com if you’re interested.

  • Hi there, absolutely would love to! Keep an eye on our blog (http://layerhome.com) and we should post something on there 🙂

  • Thanks Haley, you wouldn’t believe what a mess it was before we sorted it all out. There’s some photos on the blog of the ‘before’ if you’re interested..!

    http://layerhome.com/before-and-after-renovating-hannahs-peckham-home/

  • Sooo pretty!! You have such great taste!! 🙂

    I’m definitely gonna ‘steal’some ideas for my uni place!! 😉

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    Xoxo Jessy

  • Can I move in? haha. This is my dream home! I love the fresh clean look, with dots of colour and gorgeous finishes. So dreamy xx

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  • Hi Kelsey, this one is from a department shop called John Lewis in the UK. Not sure if that’s any help for you in the States. Cheers!

  • Oh thanks Kyia! We feel very lucky that everyone is being so kind about the house.

  • Thank you Zoe. I hadn’t realised how much I love bright colours as accessories until we took these photos. I thought I was quite ‘minimalist’ but clearly not..!

  • Thanks Heather and Melissa! It’s lovely to sit outside in the early evening with a cup of tea (or glass of wine!)

  • The rain isn’t the probably, it’s in Autumn when the courtyard is covered in fallen leaves! It’s a labour of love to sweep them all up…!

  • Oh Jess are you a fellow SE Londoner? I wouldn’t live anywhere else now! The house actually isn’t that old at all – maybe 1970s.

  • may i say, i love her cute haircut and smile as much as i do the house! xo

  • Such a gorgeous home. Love the mix of pale walls and pops of colour in the vintage accessories!

  • This is a gorgeous house!! I feel totally inspired to help out with my family’s current house, especially my bedroom. Thanks for everything you guys!!☺️

  • Do you know where I could find a couch similar to hers? (Blue grey, in the living room). Thanks!

  • I’m in love with the kitchen and the candelabra! 🙂

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  • That patio is a dream! I’d be throwing parties every weekend out there!

    Casey
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  • I’m loving all the clean lines and contrasting metals in this space!

    Paige
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  • I love your shelves and antique chairs. I like your potted plants. They are stunning. I have a friend that glams up old antique furniture. She uses chalk paint to save time because with chalk paint, there is no sanding required. I think she is on etsy too. You have an eye for interior decorating.
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  • These pictures are beautiful! What a lovely home! Love all of those pops of pattern and color!

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  • Would you consider making a DIY on how to build your outdoor planter box? It’s really cute.

    XXKeltie

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  • Such a beautiful, airy home! I love the way the neutrals do let the colors stand out.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
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  • Gorgeous! Those hardwood floors are stunning.

    Xoxo,
    Erin
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  • Great space! Especially that courtyard. What a lovely place to sip a cup of coffee…. or tea. 🙂
    ♥Heather and Melissa

  • I love the neutral walls with the pops of color 🙂

    xo Paperblooming
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  • The wall of herbs idea is great, especially if you’re limited on space!

  • That courtyard, heck the whole house, is a little slice of heaven!! Very cute, cozy and still chic.

    <3 Haley @ www.beautyinthischaos.com

  • Love all of it…. beautiful. How does the patio stay so clean when it rains?

  • Wow. Everything looks so cute! I love the whole vintage style!

  • Yay- SE London on ABM! Gorgeous place- lovely to see a light and airy (probably old) english house 🙂

    J x

  • I adore her plant pots!

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  • Beautiful! I love the balance of objects with empty space, as with the partially filled planter.

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