a vintage-inspired 1930s home in Oxford

You know that experience when you discover an astounding pre-liked piece that’s particularly what you’ve been hunting for? Content creator Anna Eager is all far too acquainted with it.

A transient look around her stunning property – which you can find perfectly-documented on her Instagram account, @theinteriorframe – and the pristine overall look could have you believing that almost everything was acquired brand name new. But it is Anna’s knack for secondhand deal searching and transforming items to do the job for her area that is the crucial to her envy-inducing interiors.

Anna Keen's living room
Anna Keen’s living place

Describing her fashion as “your nan’s residence but make it fashion”, Anna expertly combines pre-liked pieces, a neutral colour palette and private touches – mixing conventional with present day accents to make a distinctive, mild-crammed spouse and children residence. 

“Almost each individual merchandise of home furniture in the home is secondhand. We’ve utilised a authentic blend of objects – significant and (primarily) small-conclude things,” she tells Stylist. “All the wallpaper in the house has been leftover rolls of House of Hackney wallpaper that I acquired on eBay.”

Listed here, she tells allows us in on the aspects of her 4-yr household transformation – from moving in and starting the process with a 3-month-outdated and a 19-thirty day period-outdated to her favourite Diy hack and where she sources all her secondhand items from.  

What was your biggest décor inspiration when beginning your renovation?

“I really like old properties and regular style, so I was normally heading to lean to that style of inside. I also obtained inspiration from Pinterest, inside design and style guides and the superb interiors neighborhood on Instagram. A ton of the goods I use are secondhand (by using eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and so on) so I generally start out with a secondhand uncover and then style and design the rest of the area close to that.” 

toilet just before, lavatory soon after

Which Do-it-yourself hack are you most very pleased of?

“Probably the vintage washstand that our toilet sink is on. Our very last home experienced incredibly minor worktop space in the kitchen, so I bought an Edwardian marble top rated washstand on eBay for £30. It was the excellent top for tiny types to ‘cook’ on. But when we moved in this article we did not have a location for it, till we re-did the bathroom and repurposed it as a self-importance unit for the basin. The finest pieces of home furniture can abide by you from property to property, adapting as your space and demands transform.” 

Which place is your favourite and why?

“My favourite area is the kitchen. It was an extension, so it’s the place the place we have experienced the most structure input. I love the mild you get in there and it is just a fantastic space to cook dinner and hold out in.” 

Anna Keen's light-filled kitchen
Anna Keen’s gentle-filled kitchen area

What has been your largest renovation challenge?

“The early times were being challenging as our babies were so youthful and the home needed so considerably do the job. I try to remember so lots of evenings stripping wallpaper until the early hours and then (when I was midway by means of and included in bits of woodchip) a newborn waking for a feed. We moved in ideal away and the home essential a whole lot of operate, which include a complete rewire, new boiler and get the job done to the drainage process.” 

bed room before, bed room following

What do you would like you’d recognised in advance of commencing your renovation?

“How a great deal of our time (and income) it would choose. I also wish I realized to love the journey a small bit far more. Embrace the chaos of the renovation. But I suppose that is much easier to say now we are mainly completed.” 

Anna’s favourite residence Instagram accounts

  • Palette Notes

    “Hannah’s perception of type is just beautiful and I love her residence.” 

  • Package and Co

    “Megan’s design is genuinely beautiful and subsequent her account has inspired me to experiment far more with colour and pattern.” 

  • Paige Kontrafouris

    “Paige is based in the US. She takes advantage of a lot of secondhand furnishings and did an astounding kitchen area renovation on a major funds. Really like her account!” 

Pictures: courtesy of Anna Eager