When we were viewing new-build family homes a couple of years ago this particular house style really appealed to me mainly because of the stunning hallway. It is large, spacious and light and has a lovely sweeping staircase. I looked at Hubby when we walked in, grinning wildly…we literally had to have this house! The entrance hall in our previous home had been a really small space and so this felt like such a treat for our growing family.
This new hallway not only looks nice though but is also very practical for our daily family life. It sees plenty of daily activity such as shoes & coats on and off, the twins playing in it, greeting visitors, taking deliveries, as well as storage of accessories and our general ‘stuff’. It is such a busy family space and we use it so much.
HomeSense here I come
If you read my blog regularly (thanks a lot for that!) then you’ll know how much of a HUGE HomeSense fan I am. As well as being a loyal customer myself, I have also been lucky to work with them a lot over the last few years. I adore their products and stores – it’s like an aladdin’s cave of treasures and finds for the home. I absolutely LOVE nothing more than having a mooch around the Worcester or Cheltenham stores as you can find so many stylish, cosy and on-trend pieces for your home.
I have therefore been delighted to work with them again here this week to update our hallway once more for 2017 – adding in pieces such as storage (the two baskets) as well as cosy touches for autumn (the two candles, the rug, pineapple ornament).
I wrote a similar blog post on our hallway, regarding working with HomeSense two years ago – and you can see here today how much our hallway has come on since then (and my photography!). The magnolia is now gone and has been replaced with white & grey walls and I feel as though it looks a lot more contemporary. I also think that by simply painting the walls, adding the radiator cover and adding some quality accessories in has helped to give it a more finished look.
Work with Uganda
If you are after some new storage baskets too for your home this autumn, then HomeSense wanted me to let you know that there will be a range of beautiful and colourful Ugandan products on sale in all of their stores from 16th October 2017. HomeSense have been working with communities in remote areas of Uganda to help provide a vital income, enabling children to go to school. The income received from the baskets goes towards this effort.
There are very few schools in the remote mountainous regions. Where there are schools there are often over 60 children per class, teacher shortages, few books or materials and makeshift classrooms. HomeSense have therefore supported education facilities and developed a sustainable trade programme which helps parents increase their income from coffee, cocoa, cotton and craft.
Baskets perfect for any kind of storage in the home
For more on the work they do with Uganda and other good work please find more information here.
Love, Jess x
Please note: this post was written in collaboration with HomeSense.