This month House Envy visits freelance designer and blogger Teri Muncey to discover what inspires her minimalist Scandinavian interior style.
Where do you live?
I live in Shepherds Bush, West London.
Sum up your interior style in 3 words
Minimal, white, Scandinavian.
What is your favourite room in your home & why?
My favourite room is definitely the living room which is actually an open plan room with the kitchen and dining room joined. The fact that it’s open plan makes this area of our home sociable and gives the small space room to breath.
This along with the high ceilings and large bay window makes the room feel much bigger than it really is and means it’s flooded with light for most of the day.
We weren’t keen on the sandy coloured carpets when we moved in but our monochrome patterned rug from Carpetright covers most of that in the living room and ties the whole room together to give a cosier feel.
There’s a particularly large space on the main focal wall of this room which I filled with a giant painting I spontaneously created. It ended up being a great way to get all sorts of colours into the room in a subtle way, whilst picking up on tones that I have elsewhere in the space.
What is your favourite object in your home & why?
The object I love most in our home is our grey Habitat sofa! For so long we had ‘hand me down’ brown leather sofas that didn’t fit our home style at all so when we finally replaced them I was over the moon. This new sofa makes the whole room brighter and is so comfy.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from the design projects I’m working on, shops in London, interior blogs and home tours and of course Pinterest.
I found it quite interesting to use Pinterest to find out what my style is. I pinned a whole slew of interior images over a few months and only then looked at the board once in a while. The use of white space didn’t surprise me but previously I had no idea I was so into muted tones and monochrome.
What is your view on D.I.Y?
I love small scale DIY projects to put your stamp on a place and take it from house to home.
As our flat is rented we couldn’t make any wild changes but there are a few Ikea hacks dotted around the place including our bed side tables and lots of the wall art has been made by me along with hanging planters to give our blank canvas some personality.
I also managed to update some items that we got for free like our bed. This used to be a horrible orange pine colour and simply by painting it white, the whole room was transformed!
Whose home do you have House Envy of?
In line with my monochrome obsession I’ve been wide-eyed as I’ve followed Fiona and Bobby Burrage (Nor-Folk) on Instagram and had a little window into their stunning abode, filled with light and sporting a very cool, minimal vibe.
I’ve also been lusting after the home of Jeffrey Renz and Irene Blazquez. I love it’s rough round the edges charm and abundance of greenery in each room. It’s styling looks effortless and laid back.
I love Brittni Mehlhoff’s retro style. Her home is full of gorgeous mid century pieces mixed with modern furnishings and I really admire her confidence with colour.
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Take a look at last month’s House Envy for even more interior style inspiration, this time in the home of interiors blogger and journalist Ros Anderson.
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