The House with the Yellow Door – the BEFORE

It has been a few months since we moved in our [soon to be] dream home (even if it may not seem so at the moment). This house has everything we ever wanted – good bones, huge potential and a soul! We both knew pretty much straight away when we came to view the house that it was very special. Even with all the work that it needs doing, it didn’t scare us at all. If you want to see real updates, daily stories and our renovation journey in real time come follow me on instagram. As we are currently planning the work for the house, I thought it would be a good idea to document our reno journey and it is very important to show what the house looks like now..

I thought I would give you a quick tour of the house. There is an instagram video tour below if you want to skip all the photos!!

Current Layout

Hallway and Stairs

The wooden panelling turned out to be asbestos, so has since been removed. I do love the effect and we tried to save the dado rails, so hopefully I will be recreating something similar.

Living Room aka Pink Parlour

Behind the electric fire hoses a beautiful fireplace which is in working order! The Art Deco style will be completely changed, at the moment the plan is to keep the alcoves, the ceiling rose and the beautiful chandelier.

Dining Room aka Asbestos Palace

Yet again, the wooden panels and cornice is asbestos, so has since been removed by professionals! The radiator has also gone this room resembles a building site at the moment!


Downstairs Bedroom


Upstairs Bedroom 1 – [not so] “Mellow Yellow”

Upstairs. Bedroom 2 – “Wallpaper Overload”

Upstairs Bedroom 3 – [not so] Mellow Yellow No. 2

Toilet – “Pink Floral Dream”


Outside and Secret Garden

I have posted a house tour video on instagram if you fancy having a look!

3 thoughts on “The House with the Yellow Door – the BEFORE

  1. Love all the little niches inside..I assume this is not in the US as this looks foreign but a nice way to start. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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