When my husband and I first stepped into what would become our house, in a matter of moments we knew it was the one for us. From that point on, it didn’t matter what the décor was like or if there was a mountain of renovations to undertake, it instantly felt like home.
And it’s a very similar story behind my latest ‘At home with’. Norwegian stylist, creative consultant and blogger, Hege Morris saw past the small dark rooms and bold carpets to create what would become the most perfect Nordic inspired, family home in Scotland.
Over to Hege to tell us more:
“I started my blog, Hege In France, back in 2011 when my family and I were living there, hence the name. After years renovating an old barn as well as designing and building our own house, we headed back to the UK three years ago.
Originally designed by a local architect in a Mid-Century style, our home, which is in a small village near Glasgow, hadn’t been touched since the 70s.
Buying an old house often comes with surprises, and thankfully we were able to rent a flat for the first 6 months while the rewiring, plumbing and plastering was done.
Since moving in, we’ve also knocked down a wall to create a large open plan kitchen and dining space, converted the upstairs bedrooms into two offices, as well as created a super handy washing room from part of the garage.
This year we had planned to transform the outside of the house, working with a local architect student to make it really modern. However, as with most things it has had to be postponed for now, this will be a project for next year or whenever it can be done.
My favourite part of our home has to be our living room with its beautiful large window and bright, evergreen views. For me, it’s the perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee and enjoy the peace and quiet.
I don’t display a lot of family photographs, but an artist friend who lives in France, painted a picture of my son Magnus from a small photograph. It’s minimal and monochrome and it holds the most special memories. It’s personal pieces like this that really makes a house feel like home.”
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
10 quick fire questions, to find out more about Hege and her home:
- Tea or coffee?
- Chocolate or cheese?
- Watching TV or listening to music?
- Reading a book or flicking through a magazine?
- Bath or shower?
- Slippers or socks?
- House plants or fresh flowers?
That’s really hard, but probably house plants.
- Candles or lamps?
Candles, but I love lamps too!
- Cushions or blankets?
- Dog or cat?
I’ve never had either, but growing up I did have rabbits.
WANT TO SEE MORE?
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us Hege.
Photo of Hege by Tiffany Grant-Riley, all others by Hege Morris, Hege in France.
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