Recently, Cat from Cut Out + Keep asked me if I be willing to DIY a room for their series, which I must say is an incredible one. The idea behind the DIY a Room is that bloggers and members put together style-boards for what they'd imagine celebrities, fictional characters or their own dream homes would look like and use tutorials on the site to recreate those rooms.
I jumped up at the request, knowing immediately what room I was going to recreate. You see, the minute I saw the film "The Holiday" I fell mortally in love with Iris Simpkins's (played by Kate Winslet) English cottage. If you haven't seen it - I recommend it. It is a nice, lovely romantic comedy.
So I recreated her living room using tutorials I found on the site. See the tutorials I selected here.
What inspired me to choose this room?
As I previously said, I immediately fell in love with the warm and captivating English style that this room breathes with. I can imagine myself in one of the big and cozy armchairs, all snuggled up, with a good book and a cup of tea or hot chocolate, while the wood in the fireplace crackles away long into the night. Can you?