A Wonderful Eclectic Maximalist Home in England
Instagram is a great source for home decor inspiration. Interior designers and architects love to share their projects. And while I love to see those posts, I am perhaps more drawn to what Instagram was originally created for: normal people sharing snapshots of their lives (or their homes).
And today, I am super happy to share the home of Susan, known as @myedwardianhouse on instagram. I know many readers of The Nordroom love eclectic and maximalist homes and this home tour ticks all the design boxes that you love.
This home has so many features that I love. It has beautiful historic features, a home library, cozy and warm family rooms, and Susan is not afraid to use color in her home. Let’s take a look and hear from Susan about her Edwardian house in England.
Hi Susan! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your home
We have lived here in the heart of the Norfolk Broads for 9 years. The house was built in 1897 and we are the third family to live here. We have 2 adult daughters and a granddaughter who live very close by so it’s still very much a family home. We have an open door policy so always have friends and family dropping in.
How would you describe your home style?
I would say my home style is constantly evolving but I’m probably an eclectic maximalist (I’d secretly like to be a minimalist but it’ll never happen!).
Where do you find inspiration for your home?
I find inspiration for our home everywhere. All the usual suspects Instagram, magazines, hotels, shops, gardens, and even descriptions in books.
What are your 5 favourite interior instagrammers?
Just 5! Hmmm, well here’s 5 but there are many many more :
Do you have any tips/advice for decorating a home?
The only tips I would give is to go for it. If you think something would look good, paint it, paper it, buy it, what’s the worst that can happen?! (maybe don’t ask my husband the answer to that!). Layers and textures always make a room so cosy. Lighting is hugely atmospheric so it’s important to get that right.
What is your favourite room in the house and why?
Our favourite room is seasonal. In the winter I love being in the library as it’s so cosy with its deep greens, velvet sofas, and woodburner. In the warmer months the kitchen / family room opens out on 2 sides to the terrace and we virtually live outside weather permitting!
Do you have a dream interior design project?
My dream project would be to build a Scandinavian style kit house. I love the look and the feel of wooden homes, especially the Vermont clapboard types. We’ve spent a lot of holidays there and I love the houses so would love to recreate one here.
Many thanks to Susan for letting me share your wonderful home on The Nordroom. And make sure to follow Susan on Instragram to see more of this amazing house.