Five for Friday: Antique Wallpaper, Hair History and a Home Tour You Don’t Want to Miss

If you have a spare five minutes. check out these five links I've found from around the web... this week is all about antique wallpaper, hair history and a beautiful home tour!Another Friday, another five things! Well, six, actually, as this week has been choc-a-bloc with great things to show you…

Beautiful wallpaper on the English Heritage blog

I didn’t know English Heritage had a blog until I came across this post. Isn’t the library at Brodsworth Hall beautiful? (And as an aside, would you ever contemplate putting up wallpaper like this in your own home? Or does it only work because it’s in such an old property?).

This article makes me want to start journalling.

I’m going to buy a journal tomorrow, and I’ll be sure to report back on how I get on with it and if I find it brings about any benefits. And by the way, I don’t always read the Telegraph… it just seems to keep springing up in these lists!

This Instagram feed about hair history

I’m fascinated about the way in which we’ve seen women thorough history, and in particular their hair. Random, huh? This painting is particularly lovely, and I’d like to learn more about it. And perhaps hang it on my wall…

This home tour featured on Remodelista

Have you ever seen a home tour online and thought “This is it – this is my perfect interior, and now I have something to point to when I’m describing my grand plan to other people”? Well, that’s this home tour for me. I love the colours of the walls, the fabrics, the old furniture, the use of wood, and even the use of pattern. I just wish I knew what ‘style’ to call this so I could search for it on Pinterest. Any ideas guys, please?

This photography project by Eric Pickersgill

You may have already seen these photos before, but if not, they’ll give you a surprising reality check about what life looks like while we have our faces buried in our iPhones.

And, a bonus ‘thing’ – Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s feature on Curbed.

This is the most beautiful piece of writing on choosing paint colours, of all things. Even if you don’t much care for homes & interiors, I’d recommend that you read this (because it’s not really about paint colours at all). This bit particularly stood out for me: “I had begun the hard work of setting myself into this space and living in it and taking it for all its flaws. I had made it a place for myself and for my family”.

So tell me – have you found any links you love around the internet this week? Or is there anything you’ve written on your own blog that you’d like me to check out? Feel free to leave a URL below in the comment section and I’ll have a read. 🙂 Wishing you a very lovely weekend!


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