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A home of your own by Sally Coulthard

One of my presents for my recent birthday was a firm favourite – book vouchers! With them, I treated myself last week to a delicious new hardback – A home of your own: Creating interiors with character┬áby Sally Coulthard.

A home of your own book jacket

A home of your own by Sally Coulthard

This beautiful book aims to inspire anyone to add character to their home. I love adding to my nest. My home is my refuge and a place to express myself, my relationship and my family. Coulthard sums it up nicely by saying: ‘Homes with character hit you as soon as you walk through the door. They are visually appealing places, but more than that, they exude warmth, laughter and love.’ I think getting to that stage can take a lifetime of collecting special furniture, mementos and, for me, books of course. Recently, a couple we are friends with have had their flat featured in a Design Sponge article and I thought it was a wonderful example of a beautiful, personal home with character and filled with love. My own home isn’t quite in such a perfect state, but we’re getting there gradually, one memory at a time.