Being an interior designer I often wish I had the money to buy and install the beautiful furniture on my wish list, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it pushes me to find alternative ways to add a bit of design to our home. Our extension, aka our studio, was finally finished last year after 10 long months (let’s not go there!) and work was very busy for me in 2016 so everything was dumped in there from my son’s bedroom, previously my studio, and to be honest it’s been a pile of fabric, and general creative mess ever since. My hubby and I are complete opposites in the way we work, he’s very tidy and I’m not in the slightest so he’s itching to get his space finished at least, which has spurred me on to sort out my creative mess.

I designed this shelving unit over a year ago before we even started work on the extension, with the purpose of fitting all hubby’s comics and our CDs which have been sat in a box ever since we moved in. I can’t lie, it’s been quite stressful bringing it to fruition but I’m proud of my hubby for cutting, sanding and staining the scaffolding boards with help from a friend, which I cheekily spotted when the big commercial building behind our house had scaffolding up, so I went round and asked the builders if I could have some. It turns out that was the easy part as my hubby is not a DIY person, but after a few hours and a bit of arguing with his dad, the shelves were assembled, and finally hung on the walls with these fab brackets from Bogglewood to complete our ‘rustic look.’

They may not be expensive, perfect or even completely straight but I think they sum us up perfectly; handmade, rustic, charming and a perfect fit for our music and hubby’s comics (definitely the geek in him.)

Do you have an item in your house which sums up your style or personality?

Written by Vicky Morse

The designer behind Accidental Vix and mum of gorgeous and boisterous baby boy and wife to fab and supportive hubby with an aim to just be creative.