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Combining Old and New: Creating a Personalised, Eco-Friendly Home with Your Own Style

As an interior designer, I’m always looking for ways to make my clients' homes more beautiful and functional. One of my favourite ways to achieve this is by combining old, new, and eco-friendly elements in my designs. This approach creates a sense of timelessness and personalisation, making each home unique and truly special.

In this blog post, we'll explore how you can incorporate old and new elements into your home, while also making environmentally conscious choices and finding your own style.


One of the best ways to add personality to your home is by incorporating unique pieces that reflect your personal style and interests. Whether it's a vintage rug, a piece of artwork from a local artist, or a handcrafted piece of furniture, these items can add character to your home and create a space that's truly your own.

In this project my client selected this piece of art work from a local artist, and the floor lamp and table lamp came from sustainable lighting company Good & Mojo.

Don't be afraid to mix and match styles and eras, as this can create a sense of eclecticism and interest in your space. For example, pairing a vintage velvet sofa with a modern glass coffee table can create a sense of contrast that adds depth to your design.

In this project we used reclaimed wood to create the worktops, but used lively contemporary colours that reflected my clients personality.


Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important consideration in interior design. There are many ways to incorporate eco-friendly elements into your home, such as using reclaimed wood, repurposing vintage items, and choosing materials that are sustainably sourced. Not only is this approach better for the environment, but it also adds a sense of history and character to your space.

In this project we kept the existing purple, patterned sofa and incorporated into the design. The cream velvet sofa was also an existing sofa, but we had it reupholstered. When you have something reupholstered you can really personalise it, so we used purple piping to bring it all together.

Finding Your Style

When it comes to interior design, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone has their own unique style and preferences, and it's important to find what works best for you. Start by considering your favourite colours, patterns, and textures. Think about what makes you feel happy and relaxed, and try to incorporate these elements into your design. This might mean choosing a bold wallpaper for your living room or incorporating natural textures like rattan or jute into your décor.

This client had a very muscal family and this room was used to practise their instruments. I was so pleased when she loved this mid-century inspired musical wallpaper by Mini Moderns.

The key is to stay true to yourself and not be afraid to take risks. After all, your home is a reflection of who you are, and it should be a space that makes you feel happy and comfortable.

Combining old and new elements in your home can create a space that's both personal and environmentally conscious. By incorporating unique pieces, eco-friendly materials, and your own sense of style, you can create a home that's truly one-of-a-kind.

If you'd like help to achieve this, then why not give me a shout and lets discuss working together!

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