Now you may be familiar with Lucinda’s (@nesttwentyeight) home as we’ve featured her beautiful interiors on our instagram ALOT! We caught up with Lucinda to chat all things lockdown, interior inspiration and what’s keeping her busy! Scroll down for the Q + A and a little insight into her gorgeous home!
Hello! I’m Lucinda and since leaving London with my husband and my job as teacher to become a Mum, I’ve been having a ball doing up our first home. As we don’t have an unlimited supply of disposable income, I have done 99% of the painting and decorating myself and have loved the process so far. For me, keeping costs low without compromising on style is key and I have always wanted to call myself a ‘Project Manager’; it makes me feel like I’m on my own version of Grand Designs, except there’s no Kevin McCloud or a hard hat in sight- just little old me.
Our home is a 4 bedroom detached house, in rural East Sussex, where we’ve lived for the last 5 years. My husband, James and I used to live in Clapham, London where we rented a flat, but moved here to buy our first home together and now live here with our 4 year old daughter, Sienna.
My style is a mash up of Scandi, rustic and modern. I like to think my extreme style caters to all sides of my personality!
This is so hard to choose! In terms of sentimentality, I would always say something that has meaning and history. So, anything that I’ve inherited from my parents, like my vintage Singer sewing machine that I’ve repurposed as a side table in my kitchen. My Mum bought it from the Friday Ad for a fiver in the 80s and it brings back so many childhood memories every time I look at it.
I barely get time to read with a 4 year old in tow…! However, a friend bought me an audiobook of ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover for my birthday last month, which I listened to every night before bed and it was an incredibly moving and powerful true story.
I’ve always known what styles I like, but have definitely taken my time in developing and building upon them at home.
Home schooling Sienna, small DIY projects that I’ve been putting off and creating new content for my Instagram feed.
The fridge for food, the cocktail cabinet for Friday night drinks and all the art that has made the four walls we’re confined to all the prettier to look at…!
I LOVE leopard print and own a lot of it, so I’ll go with classic; Pat Butcher vibes all the way…
I love cooking and food; as we’re currently in lockdown due to the Coronavirus, we’ve been making the most of bringing the restaurant experience to us: homemade sushi, pizzas and Nando’s spicy rice have all been highlights!
Socialising with family or friends in the summertime, with a BBQ on the go and listening to some banging tunes in the garden!
Without a doubt, Van Gogh. I am fascinated by his story and how his paintings truly reflect his state of mind during his challenging life.