not only does kat heyes know what it takes to make beautiful illustrations, she clearly knows what it takes to make a stunning home. today’s light-filled sneak peek of her UK flat seriously wowed us! be sure to check out more full-sized images here and here, and click here for kat’s amazing portfolio. [thanks to kat for sharing your home, and to zee from homebug for the great tip!] -anne
[above: The cabinet in our living room was a wedding present from my brother in law Karn Sandilands, the door slides across to hide the television and stereo. He also made the polaroid picture frame on the top shelf. The plywood lamp is from Habitat, the small painting is by Fergus Hare the stuffed bird is from red mag and the japanese blossoms cushion is from norajane.]
This collection is on the cabinet in the living room, I found the painted feathers in a box when helping to clear out a huge warehouse and the reel of red white and blue ribbon is from an amazing ribbon stall on Portobello Market in London.
This is our living room, when we moved in there were heavy drapes at the windows, awful dirty carpets and blue walls it felt really dark and small. I knew there was a gem waiting to be discovered underneath it all. Our favorite spot is the window which we call the dog bed. It’s a real sun trap and you can see the sea in the distance. The tall light is made out of a birdcage stand and the large graphic artwork is by Adam Humphries.
This is our hall, the bedrooms come first and the living area is up the steps, It’s nice to have a break in the flat (I yearn for a house!) I have had the chair for so long and have still not restored it. The old school desk still has graffiti all over it. The painting is by Fergus Hare I picked up The sink for £5 at a car boot. It’s for a our bathroom refurb.
This is a corner of the bedroom, the painting is by Fergus Hare, the quilt is from a car boot sale and I picked up the kitty at a charity shop, I couldn’t resist her.
This is the kitchen, it’s practically the only nice corner at the moment, we are planning on doing it up soon with simple white cupboards and stripped floorboards to match the rest of the flat. The kitchen is what sold the flat to me as its such a good size and has two windows, including this original leaded one. The scrubbed pine table is from Ardingly antiques fair in the south of England.
These things sit on my studio window sill. The tin is from a car boot sale, the watch was my grandmothers, I picked up the bangle in Mumbai, India and my mum made the mug when she was at college. The pink branches are pimms drink stirrers.