We bought our house around 3 years ago (I think)…my memory is failing me now I’m nearing 37 😉 so I thought it was time to share it in full after a recent shoot with photographer Omar Khan of Living Home Photography. The house looks extra tidy due to the shoot so don’t be deceived into thinking it’s always like this. #iwish

I’ve supplemented a few pics here with some older ones of mine too but most are Omar’s…I do love a little snoop around people’s homes (invited of course, not stalker style) or via blogs and vlogs, so I thought you’d enjoy a look around our home too.


We live in a picturesque village in Yorkshire overlooking open countryside, about 30 minutes from York. It’s been a dreamy part of the world to raise babies who are now little people and it’s only a 15 minute drive from my folks’ house allowing us to all spend quality time together.

For superfans 😉 you might remember that I first blogged about the downstairs of our house a few years ago and of course our bathroom c/o Wickes last year as I tried to recreate the Flake ad, so you can check these posts out after reading this one, if you fancy it too!

For now though, come take a look around our 4 bedroom detached house.

I’ve excluded the utility room due to mess/low lighting and also the office/fourth bedroom as it was just too messy to showcase-the husband is clean but it’s organised-chaos in there and definitely not ‘blog-ready’ ;). My #mumboss office is the dining table (close to the fridge), just how I like it!

Now let me show you around…

Hallway and downstairs toilet

I love a mirror to open up space. Chandalier was from Home Base I think.


Heart shaped mirror was picked up a few years ago and my memory fails me on where we got it from. Print was a gift from my Mum when we moved in.




I love our lounge but we don’t spend enough time in there, as the kitchen is the heart of the home.

French Connection sofas, cushions and coffee table c/o DFS. Variety of prints L-R c/o Desenio, stunning prints Red Rot Rouge and The Woman of Paris c/o of Cara Gray.

Another Desenio print below too.


We’ve also recently added to the cushion collection with Lisa Todd Design‘s stunning linen, luxe geometric print cushions kindly gifted to us.

Photograph below is of the room when we first moved in, before the flooring was put in place and the carpet removed. It was all cream sofas and chocolate hand prints-argh!



kitchen diner

I love how bright and vibrant the kitchen/diner is. It lets in all the light too and we love the holiday home vibe our house has.

Oak dining table and chairs were a wedding present from my Mum. Hanging light from Habitat. Memory fails me on where we got the huge mirror and clock. Soz!

Kitchen bar stools c/o MDM Furniture.


table setting

Local artist Rosemary Abrahams’ vivid contemporary oils with pastels hang above the dining table cum office and also in the lounge and landing.


The kitchen diner leads into the conservatory/playroom, where the kids spend most of their days.


Toy basket, shelves, desk, table and chairs all from JoJo Mama Bebe. Library c/o Tidy Books. They also gave us the book case below, in Oliver’s bedroom.


Exterior of the conservatory and back garden.

Swings in the garden c/o Wickey.


Now back inside and upstairs (told you it was a house tour)…Our master bedroom feature more prints from Desenio. I’ve also included a close up of the dressing table too from an older post as I cleared it for this recent shoot.

Chandelier from Homebase again.

We love our Queen size bed and lucky we have it as Alexander still likes to join us in there most nights!

master bedroom

More Desenio prints above my dressing table, and statement wallpaper is from Homebase.

dressing table

Mine and Peter’s bedroom leads into a Spanish style en suite wet room which is Peter’s favourite.

I prefer the bath (as many of you will know 😉 ).

wet room

luxury bathroom c/o Wickes-Honest Mum in a bubble bath

Across the hall is Oliver’s bedroom (which is larger than it appears here but there were too many photos on the wall from school so Omar kept it as a tight shot). Both his and Xander’s beds have a movable desk underneath making it ideal to do homework on. There’s also lots of storage for toys, books and clothes. I’m struggling to find the exact model but these are similar.


Alexander’s room below (again smaller that it actually is features the same bed and cute quirky pirate curtains. Xander cried when he first saw that he didn’t have the same anchor curtains as Oliver though. Sorry, I can’t remember where we got them from but there are some great choices here from Dunelm.

boy's bedroom

Adjacent to their rooms, is our dreamboat of a bathroom c/o Wickes.

luxe bathroom


luxury bathroom

heated railway

And that’s it. Our maison.

Hope you like it!


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60 Responses

  1. Sudarshan Kar

    Lovely minimalist design! I especially like the bathroom (Idk why, but I do have a thing for neat and simple bathrooms). You have a great house too btw; a house that can be called a home! Keep shining 🙂

  2. Mrs T

    A great family home. Love the vase on your dining table with the cream rose detail where is it from? X

  3. Victoria - Lylia Rose

    I can’t remember if I commented before and my computer is playing up so I can’t see, but just popping over from your linky for another nose around your lovely house! I love the bathroom – I really want to convert our attic into a bedroom with ensuite and would love a wet room style shower, they always look so impressive and no need to clean a glass screen ever again! 🙂

  4. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    What a treat having a sneaky peek into your lovely house! I absolutely love all sorts of home features as am always on a look out for ideas and inspiration. Absolutely love your kitchen diner Vicki with wonderful splash of colour and that bath… Has anybody mentioned the bath yet? 😉 Love it! x

  5. Susie / So Happy In Town

    Love your maison and am hoping you’ve just hidden all the clutter in a cupboard for these photos! Love the yellow in the kitchen and that bath is awesome. It’s really beautiful Vicki and tasteful but I’m hardly surprised xx #brillblogposts

    • Honest Mum

      Ha yes Susie, kids were at school and nursery when we did this shoot and everything got cleared out of view! So glad you like it lovely, thank you x

  6. Lucy At Home

    I love seeing people’s homes! I think the yellow accents in your kitchen are gorgeous! Also midi-sleeper beds are great for kids, aren’t they – just get that extra bit of floor space/storage space. #brillblogposts

  7. Oldhouseintheshires

    You have a lovely home! We lived in the same style home about 12 years ago! How funny. I loved the shape of the house as it had a separate lounge and I could shut the door and not see any toys at the end of the day! Love your bathroom. #brillblogposts

  8. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    Your. House. Is. AMAZING!!!! I now have a raging case of house envy. That conservatory would be just amazing for writing…or just daydreaming. I’m daydreaming about myself sitting in it right now….Too creepy? Seriously though, your sense of style ROCKS. Congratulations on your beautiful digs!!

    • Honest Mum

      Yes my Mum likes to put a chair in there and read. Such a sun trap. Not creepy at all, lovely! Thanks for your kind words x

  9. Clare

    Love your home darling!!! I do like a good snoop!
    You may have just inspired me to do mine 😉 Big love Cx

  10. jodie filogomo

    Just stunning, Vicki!!
    I love those pillows, and the yellow accents in your kitchen are marvelous. My mom (the 70+ model on my blog) always loves a yellow kitchen, so she has yellow countertops. Hers are not as bright though, especially because they’ve faded over time. But she would just drool over your kitchen!!

  11. Suzy

    Your home is absolutely beautiful, Vicki. It makes me a little homesick for England (but just a little, mind you lol). I’m from Yorkshire so I LOVE that part of the world but don’t visit anywhere near enough, although we visited Harrogate for the very first time last December which was amazing.
    I have a feeling you might like my en-suite bathroom. My hubby specialises in designer bathrooms so it is pretty special! I’ll put the link here:
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner

  12. Laura - The Mamma Fairy

    Wow your house is just gorgeous, we are in the middle of renovation a 1970s house that is like taking a step back in time literally nothing has been done to it since it was first built. I’m taking some style tips those bathroom are just gorgeous.

  13. Notmyyearoff

    Your house is just stunning and I love all that space everywhere and how vibrant your kitchen is. Oh and that bath….one day I will have that bath (shop bought, obvs, not your exact one ;))

  14. John

    Thank you for the gorgeous home tour! Your home has so many beautiful details to take in! You have done an amazing job decorating your home!

  15. Mel

    You’ve got such a beautiful home, ma belle! I love the print your mum chose for you when you moved in and that bath is so so dreamy! xx

  16. Alexandra | Mrs Hodgson

    I love it, you really get the Mediterranean vibe, especially in the kitchen. It’s just gorgeous. I am in love with your bathroom. Just stunning lovely, and the garden, so much space. Beautiful family home xxx

  17. Melanated Matriarch

    Love the kitchen and splash of yellow! Bathroom is a DREAM! We desperately need to swap our 3bed semi for a much wanted 4bed detached. Lovely ideas for our next home 😉


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