Tamsyn morgans
Tamsyn Morgans
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Tamsyn Morgans

August 2016

Tour a wonderful vintage home

Tamsyn Morgans, a freelance stylist and full time blogger behind The Villa on Mount Pleasant is passionate about making a beautiful home with vintage finds and textiles. A self confessed car boot fair addict, she loves giving a new lease of life to vintage furniture and flea market treasure, reusing and repurposing, and weaving them in with modern homeware.

Here Tamsyn shows us how she has renovated her run down Victorian house and created an eclectic, comfortable home.

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Bedroom botanical prints my painted furniture floral bed linen print

A bit about yourself:

When I'm not hunting for vintage treasures or taking photographs for my blog, I love listening to music and camping with the children up at the beautiful coast we have here in Norfolk.

Where you live and who you live with:

I live in Norwich, Norfolk with my two children, Lola and Finlay.

Favourite/coolest item in your home:

So many, but I really love my beautiful vintage venetian mirror I picked up a car boot fair. The original Victorian range cooker in my dining room is pretty cool too, I've repurposed it by filling it with antique books.

Fail-safe decorating trick:

Paint it all white, live with it for a while to get a feeling for the room, then introduce colour through paint, wallpaper, wall art and textiles.

First thing you thought of this morning:

That it is going to be a beautiful sunny day, quickly followed by my 'to do' list!

Bedroom my vintage wardrobe lampshades shabby chic
Living room beautiful chandelier vintage shabby chic

A talent you wish you had:

I would love to be able to sing. Sadly I send people running when I start crooning.

Advice to your younger self:

Stop obsessing over your weight, you look lovely, and believe in yourself.

Favourite band of all times:

Ooh this is tricky...it would have to be Nirvana. I'm a bit of a rock chick!

Your style icon:

I take inspiration from so many - for classic elegance, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

For 1970's rock chick glam, sequins, and eyeliner - David Bowie, Debbie Harry and Joan Jett.

Vivienne Westwood has got to be my top style icon though, she is a legend.

Study home office craft room vintage glazed cabinet painted furniture
Kitchen with retro fridge gorenje dining room
Garden outdoor my summerhouse vintage daybed

Favourite /least favourite colour:

My favourite colour at the moment is greeny-turquoise, but it changes with the seasons.

Least favourite - Yellow.

Best way to de-compress:

By listening to music with a glass of wine with good friends.

A superpower you wish you had:

I'd love to be able to fly, that would be amazing. No more getting stuck in traffic!

Cats or Dogs:

Both, I adore them both. I'd love a dog but the time just isn't right at the moment as I want to travel. Maybe one day.

Living room my sofa and picture frames vintage shabby chic
Dining room wall art my vintage style radiator

Little black book of Norwich

Coolest thing about Norwich

It's a really fun, vibrant city with fab places to eat and drink, plus you can always go and watch live music at one if the many gig venues. Then you only have to drive for 30 minutes to get to the most beautiful deserted sandy beaches. We have the best of both worlds.

Where you like to hang out :

Biddy's Tea Room do the best tea and cake, and the decor is amazing. There are so many lovely pubs in Norwich, but I love The Ten Bells or Gonzos if I'm out with my friends.

I love throwing dinner parties too and decorating with lots of twinkling tea lights in jars and fairy lights.

Favourite restaurant/ bar /café :

The Bicycle Shop. Delicious food in a gorgeous, quirky setting.

Top 3 local stores :

Loose's Vintage Emporium, St Gregory's Antiques and Collectables, Cath Kidston.

Top 3 online interior stores/brands :

Etsy, Anthropologie, Toast.

Study home office my craftroom vintage pastel shabby chic

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