rvk_loves Hallway + Office

So many of us work from home nowadays and Rebecca from Roses & Rolltops is no different.  Today we are visiting Rebecca's home office and hallway.

From Rebecca: The hallway really shows off the original features of the house with the sweeping staircase and quirky doors which we fell in love with as soon as we walked into the house for the first time. You’ll laugh when I tell you that they had green carpets in here and swirly yellow patterned wallpaper when we got the keys. We stripped the staircase back and painted the panelling in Farrow & Ball Cornforth White. Then we had the original floorboards sanded and stained like in the lounge so it all flows together. We added stair rods and a carpet runner to finish the stairs as a feature. We’ve put some old family wedding photos in a gallery on a wall above a wooden settle bench picked up from an antique market. Our shoes are hidden underneath it although I’ve left my welly collection on display.

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I work from home so having an area that I can sit down and work at makes me feel more productive. In theory at least… in truth I end up drifting to the sofa with my laptop some of the time but I do try and work up here as much as I can.  This space just kind of happened by accident but I love how it doesn’t feel too officey whilst still blending into the landing as you come up the stairs.

Aesthetically I’ve tried to make it feel as bright and part of the landing as possible rather than a separate office. We’ve kept the walls light throughout {Farrow & Ball Wimborne White} and we’ve used antique wooden furniture to blend it in with the rest of our decor rather than choosing a typical office style desk and chair. The desk and chair are both vintage from Ben’s old family home. I’ve tried to incorporate some of my favourite things to perk me up whilst working, pretty stationery and used wire baskets to try and keep it tidy. We had bought these ikea picture ledges for our last house and not got round to using them so I was pleased to find a home here to display some photos and prints. I’ve gone for a bit of a travel theme on the landing and the framed Instagram photos of our travels by the Little Square gallery is one of my most treasured possessions! As is the fiddle leaf fig plant. We bought the botanical fern print back from Australia with us and the cushions are from H&M. The prints leaning up on the stair ledge are all from Desenio

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Photography: Claire Graham Photography | Paint: Farrow & Ball | Picture Frames: ikea | Cushions: H&M | Prints: Desenio

My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones. 

I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary.  Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.

I'm excited to bring you stories that promote all those moments in life that give us value and meaning; inspiring  us to live beautifully.

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.  If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed.  Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it.  Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl