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sneak peek: diane stafford

by anne

d*s reader diane stafford sent over her adorable victorian home in south london. this creative/copy writer for the UK civil service (COI)  has lived in this home for 10 years (five of which were spent renovating). today we’re happy to help immortalize it as a sneak peek (check out additional, full-sized images here), as she and her daughters prepare to move to a smaller 1920s home that needs a lot of love and care. thanks so much, diane! best of luck with the new place! –anne

[above and below: This is a lovely light room and contains some of my favourite things: my Miffy alarm clock, pebbles from the beach at St Ives in Cornwall and a wooden blanket box that belonged to my grandparents.]


CLICK HERE for the rest of diane’s sneak peek (including all the images on one page) after the jump!

The triptych above the chest is a selection of beautiful papers from Shepherds Book Binders in an Ikea frame.


The Utensilo was my 40th birthday present to myself – people either really get it or just conclude that I am a tragic neat freak (‘m not).


Sitting room : All the furniture here is secondhand – a mix of ebay finds and local vintage (I particularly like Designs of Modernity in Crystal Palace, which is where the small chest of drawers came from).   The small collage on the back wall is by the late Terry Frost and the large yellow print is by Matthew Gavin from Nelly Duff.



The entryway is less than a metre wide so it’s a squeeze even hanging up a winter coat.


We had these built in soon after we moved to house the growing tide of house books, CDs and  childrens’ games that was threatening to engulf us. I lived in Japan for a couple of years in my twenties, hence the doll.


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