Acquire 1 seem at Ashia Redhead’s Instagram account and you are going to no question be drawn in by her home’s bold exterior. The darkish-blue paint paired with the sunny orange entrance door is pretty the statement – showing a glimpse of the distinctive design that carries on through the inside. 

Getting their home in January 2020, Ashia and her lover relocated from London to Hastings three months just before the Covid-19 pandemic struck the British isles, and they’ve been chaotic renovating ever since. Seamlessly blending darkish tones, nature-encouraged shades and antique household furniture with shiny pops of color, she takes us as a result of how they have developed a persona-loaded relatives household. 

“From the working day we moved in, we’ve been painting there’s not an inch of this dwelling that has not found a paintbrush,” she tells Stylist. “We’re however likely two-and-a-half decades on we still will need to finish the kitchen area and we have not manufactured a begin on our toilet.” 

Ashia Redhead’s kitchen area in advance of, Ashia Redhead’s kitchen soon after

“It’s an close-of-terrace Victorian house. We were drawn to its spot as it is just a 10-minutes wander to the seashore and there’s so substantially potential to set our individual stamp on it.

“The residence was a vacation allow, so most of its character experienced been ripped out. There were being some cowboy builders who did lots of bodge jobs, but we’re right here to convey back its character and repair it.” 

What was your greatest décor inspiration when starting your renovation?

“We’re enormous color addicts and maximalists most of our inspiration arrives from holidays and the daily issues that inspire us. We painted the residence navy with an orange doorway following getting a image of my companion in Shoreditch carrying an orange jacket exterior a navy property.

“We come across inspiration all all over us. Additionally, my mum has been hugely influential as she’s labored in visible merchandise, interiors and is now a florist. She has these resourceful styling tips. Interiors is my creative outlet I’m in particular drawn to colour and texture.

“I particularly like vibrant, bold colors. Each of the rooms in the residence has a absolutely distinctive really feel to it. We get started by choosing the color of the place very first – most of the colours remind us of elements in character, such as h2o, greenery, stone and wooden.” 

Which Do-it-yourself hack are you most very pleased of?

“Painting our kitchen cabinets is our best Do it yourself hack. It’s saved us hundreds. By no means did we think they would flip out this fantastic.

“It also assisted us to be a lot less wasteful – the kitchen area is rather new and it seemed like a significant waste to rip it out when we could use our imagination to remodel it to our style. We utilised Mylands paint in the Haymarket No. 47 shade and the protection is brilliant” 

Which home is your favourite and why?

“The living space is my favorite place. We painted it Bancha by Farrow & Ball and I’m obsessed with the color.

“It’s the space that feels most finish, with the shelving remaining property to some of the treasured belongings we have located over time in charity outlets, antique marketplaces and automobile boots. My grandparents use to be antique sellers, so I’m really influenced and have learned a good deal from them.

“Most of our other products are from the vintage shops that we really like discovering in Hastings Old Town, this kind of as Roberts Rummage, The Rye Emporium or Sivyers Antique Emporium in Bexhill.”

Ashia Redhead's colourful living room
Ashia Redhead’s colourful dwelling space

What has been your major renovation challenge?

“Our biggest challenge has to be our exterior. At first, we imagined we just required to paint it even so, when do the job started, we uncovered out it essential rendering in areas, new guttering and the roof wanted patching. It was a a great deal larger occupation than we had envisioned. It took a thirty day period to do in full and we employed Johnstone’s Paint matched to Farrow & Ball’s Scotch Blue shade.” 

What do you would like you understood in advance of setting up your renovation?

“I would like we experienced not preferred the paint color for some of the rooms right before going in. You surely will need to reside in your dwelling to see how the space gets gentle in the day.

“The colour we chose for the dining home ended up currently being far too dark and we had to repaint it, going from a pretty dim shade to a neutral.” 

Ashia’s favourite household Instagram accounts

  • Chez Shez

    “A fellow seaside house owner who has introduced a home by herself. I adore her use of daring colours and designs through.” 

  • A Modest Semi

    “I really like this colourful dwelling account and the Sunday Scroll series in their highlights.” 

  • Millennials Pad

    “They’re hilarious, and what a journey they’ve been on. A actually huge renovation though continue to possessing tons of pleasurable.” 

Photography courtesy of Ashia Redhead


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