In my teens, I went out with a guy called Luke (these days, he’s an award-winning illustrator – he always was always very talented and never without a sketchbook!), and we used to hang out in his family kitchen in London eating doughnuts. It was a small, two up, two down cottage and always felt so cosy. Scrolling through Instagram a few days ago, I came across @teawithruby and Jane Day’s cottage in Northeast England and it took me straight back to my teens! 
Jane, Robert and Ruby’s house was built in the 1980s and is located in the town of Billingham (which Jane describes as ‘not the most glamorous of places, but once we close the door to our space, it’s home!’). As with many of us, Jane’s style has changed a lot over the years, but she always come back to ‘calm and stillness’. Think muted tones, tactile textures such as wood, wool and linen and most importantly, Jane tells me, ‘One thing our home has is lots of love!’
Ready to feel inspired? 
What a lovely, homely house! 
I can just imagine the three of them sitting at the table, sipping tea (Jane is making the most of her time left with Ruby at home before she heads off to university). 
For those of you wondering if vintage finds can be a good marriage with a relatively modern build – this is your answer. Absolutely! The muted yet contrasting paint colours do wonders to set the tone. 
For more pictures of Jane’s lovely home, check out @teawithruby
Now that I’m on a roll going down memory lane, shall we take a peek inside a few other English homes today? 
And… 
All living spaces in the home of Jessica Hearne! 
Happy Lillördag (little Saturday) friends! 
Niki
Photography: Jane Day / @teawithruby, shared with kind permission

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In my teens, I went out with a guy called Luke (these days, he’s an award-winning illustrator – he always was always very talented and never without a sketchbook!), and we used to hang out in his family kitchen in London eating doughnuts. It was a small, two up, two down cottage and always felt so cosy. Scrolling through Instagram a few days ago, I came across @teawithruby and Jane Day’s cottage in Northeast England and it took me straight back to my teens! 
Jane, Robert and Ruby’s house was built in the 1980s and is located in the town of Billingham (which Jane describes as ‘not the most glamorous of places, but once we close the door to our space, it’s home!’). As with many of us, Jane’s style has changed a lot over the years, but she always come back to ‘calm and stillness’. Think muted tones, tactile textures such as wood, wool and linen and most importantly, Jane tells me, ‘One thing our home has is lots of love!’
Ready to feel inspired? 
What a lovely, homely house! 
I can just imagine the three of them sitting at the table, sipping tea (Jane is making the most of her time left with Ruby at home before she heads off to university). 
For those of you wondering if vintage finds can be a good marriage with a relatively modern build – this is your answer. Absolutely! The muted yet contrasting paint colours do wonders to set the tone. 
For more pictures of Jane’s lovely home, check out @teawithruby
Now that I’m on a roll going down memory lane, shall we take a peek inside a few other English homes today? 
And… 
All living spaces in the home of Jessica Hearne! 
Happy Lillördag (little Saturday) friends! 
Niki
Photography: Jane Day / @teawithruby, shared with kind permission