Let me show you around our new home a little... It's going to be a work in progress for a long time, but it's so lovely that even while building work is going on it's still going to be possible to make it look nice.
Our front door is original (pretty much everything is), and has an incredible stone porch, with original wooden benches. I love that I can fill it with pumpkins this year!
This corner is not quite sitable in yet, but it will be. And I will spend time sitting in it, enjoying the view inside and out.
The view from my beautiful yellow reading chair. It's a view that makes me so happy.
The original style of the house is Arts and Crafts. It's not from that period, but the original (and until us, only) owner obviously felt an affinity with it, and managed to recreate many aspects of an Arts and Craft home, all of which are still here.
The staircase, which leads off the entrance hall with it's open brick fire, was one of the first things that sold the house to us. We're still trying to work out how and whether to have a stair runner, but the bare wood is beautiful (just a little loud when our not too light footed children run up and down them).
The sittingroom doesn't look like this now that all of our boxes have been delivered, but even on a grey day the light in here is incredible. It is far and away my favourite room in the house and I can not wait to experience every single season in it!
Like I said, there's going to be a lot of work to do, but this is most definitely our home and all 5 of us love it.