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Sneak Peek: A Victorian Bristol Home that Mixes Old and New

by anne

This sneak peek inside the Bristol, UK home of Greg and Jill Murray comes to us with a little help from Cassandra Linton. Cassandra co-runs the antique furniture and decorative item shop Dig Haushizzle, and she started to notice the fabulous style of her clients’ homes. As for this home, Greg and Jill moved in 9 months ago after they both fell in love with the Victorian features of the high ceilings and original proportions of the house, not to mention the great bars and restaurants nearby. Style-wise it’s a mix of old and new pieces. For years Jill has worked as a fashion buyer in London, with a love of textiles, furniture and homewear. Nearly two years ago she and her brother David decided to go into business together and own a clothing shop called Henry based in Cape Town, South Africa, which sells Danish and British menswear brands. Their next adventure is an interiors shop called House of Henry based in the UK and is due to be up and running in the New Year. If their home is any indication, I can’t wait to see the shop! Many thanks Jill, Cassandra, and photographer photographer Anni Skilton from Annik Media! –Anne

Image above: In our dining room the wall is painted in soft black and an old cupboard turned into a drinks cabinet. Cream Juju hat above the fireplace and the leather and chrome chair is a Les Arcs chair by Charlotte Perriand. The set of small mounted roe deer antlers all £25 from Dig Haüshizzle.

Image above: The kitchen was repainted white and I wanted to keep the colors quite neutral. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and eventually we would like to put bi-fold doors out to the garden.


Click for more inside Jill and Greg’s beautiful Bristol home after the jump!

Image above: The lounge is one of the prettier rooms. It has many of the original features. I repainted the walls in Farrow and Ball and the mirror was a second hand find.

Image above: The ink painting was a commission by Artist friend Kate Mackeson for Greg’s 30th birthday. It’s one of our most treasured items. The black chairs are by Bertoia and the grey industrial lampshade is by Dig Haushizzle.

Image above: Large refectory table by Dig Haushizzle, chairs are Les Arcs, the painting was one of the last done by my grandmother and was a wedding gift. Chandelier was another second hand find. The acrylic letter “R” was also purchased from Dig Haüshizzle.



Image above: The fuchsia Juju Hat is from Cameroon and the chairs are covered in vintage Liberty print fabric. The 1950s sunflower side table is by Samaya Ling Vintage for Dig Haüshizzle.


Image above: The chair is from an antique market, the flower light is a second hand find and the antlers are from Dig Haushizzle. The Green shoes are by Missonni.


Image above: In our bedroom we have a huge antique French cane bed which we repainted in Farrow and Ball.


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  • I love your home:-) I’d love to visit your stores as well. Thank you for opening your heart and home to share with like minded design enthusiast.

    I love design sponge for being an inspirational design resource NOT for being a lesson in spell check .

  • This is glorious – if I could move straight in I wouldn’t change a thing (except to add cats)!

    Shame that the snarky commenters are starting to migrate over from Apt Therapy. It’s why I stopped visiting the site. Didn’t anyone tell you guys that if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all?

  • Jill and Greg’s house had me smiling. So many similar ideas we share! The homey chesterfield and easy chair in the kitchen…comfort!
    The farrow and Ball colors seamlessly tie the whole house together.And the bed… Youza!
    thank you Jill,Greg and Design Sponge.

  • hi love your house. Very interested in your kitchen as have one similar which I cannot afford to extend so how wide is yours and how have u laid out the units cooker etc. can I have a photo of the rest ?.!

  • Hi there,
    Love your home. Could you tell me where you got your bird cushion from in your kitchen please? Love it
    G. X

  • Hi there,

    I just seen your beautiful living room on pinterest and I would like to ask about your victorian fire place because I have almost the same like yours and I would like to refresh little bit so I have question do you know if that stone what is use in frame I can paint or do anything to make look better?

    Many thanks

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