Do you ever feel like you’ve lost your spark?

Like you need a new challenge to get stuck into?

Well this is exactly where I am. At the age of 34 I wanted something new to focus on. I have wanted a do something different for quite some time and have decided to embark on a new journey of interior design.

This also got me thinking about where my passion for interiors came from. 
I was thinking back to my childhood and ever since I was small I have always had an interest in interiors in one way or another.

A lot of it comes from my mum who has always had a fabulous eye for colour .

My first memory was my huge double bed at the age of 7. It reminded me of the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. A huge antique brass double bed with drapes from the ceiling! Not your average childhood bed but one I’ll always remember.

Next came the constant desire to paint my bedroom. Almost every year as a teenager I would take a roller to my walls and redecorate . I would choose the colours and do all of the decoration myself. I just loved the satisfaction I got from the finished result and choosing my new bedding and accessories to match.

The next sign was when my parents bought me a beautiful chaise longue for my 21st birthday. Most people get a piece of jewellery or a new handbag but not me. A gift I would forever cherish as I moved out of home.

I have always loved looking at other people’s work and when ever I have visited someone else’s home or a hotel I have always had a silent opinion on the decor. ‘Wow this looks amazing!’ ‘Why did they choose this style?’ ‘What would I have done  differently?’ ‘Could I use this style in my own home?’

I have recently bought my first home with my partner. A 3 bed detached new build. Not what I imagined for my first home. I always dreamt of living in a small cottage with an open fire. But still… A blank canvas! A whole house full of white walls just waiting to be given  a personality!

I have really enjoyed decorating and shopping for furnishings for my home. Mixing old and new. Experimenting with colour. It was at this moment that I realised I actually have a real passion for this! I get excited at the thought of going to a boot sale or a charity shop. What might I come across and can it be upcycled? They say one
mans trash is another man’s treasure and it’s true!

So this was my thought process leading up to signing up for an interior design course. I realised that yes I have always had a passion for interiors and why not delve in and learn some more on the subject?

I am halfway through the course and have to say it has been the best decision I’ve made in a while!

Going back to studying at this stage of my life was a little daunting but when you really enjoy something it’s worth pushing your boundaries and taking yourself out of your comfort zone.

Well this is pretty much the beginning of my new adventure. I just wanted to give you a little insight into who I am and I hope you’ll enjoy my future posts about all things interior.

Jamie-Lee x

One thought on “From the Beginning…

  1. I used to think the exact same thing with your bed, I couldn’t believe you had such a big bed, we could barely get on it!!


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