Tell us a bit about yourself, Adele…
‘Well’, Adele takes a deep breath and begins.
‘My name is Adele and I live in Scotland with my husband and 2 young kids. I work with offenders in the community, which I enjoy, but I’ve always had a massive passion for interiors. I probably inherited this from my Mum as she was always decorating and trying new things in our house when I was growing up.’
‘We started renovating our house, over 3 years ago now, when I discovered the world of Instagram. It took awhile for me to build up the courage to start my own page but eventually did it to document the progress of our renovation.’
‘Now my Instagram page is literally like a hobby. I absolutely love the interiors obsessed community on there and it gives me a creative outlet.’
I would describe my style as ‘warm Scandinavian minimalism’. My home is definitely influenced by Scandinavian design and the idea of blending modern and rustic.
We noticed Adele uses a lot of wholesome materials throughout her home decor. So, we wanted to know if this was a key part of her interior style. Adele went on to tell us…
‘I use natural materials around the home, especially wood. I love the look of clean lines and having things quite pared back, but then warming it up with texture and textiles.’
It’s always good to share with our readers, how and where interior enthusiasts find their inspiration. Adele shared her secrets with us
‘I always turn to Pinterest for inspiration and I am a self-confessed interiors book addict! I just love looking at beautiful imagery. So before decorating a room I usually save tons of pictures and ideas and then look to see what the common theme is.’
‘From there I shop around and always recommend creating mood boards (even just using simple ‘collage’ apps on your phone) to pull everything together.’
Your home is stunning but how do you combine beauty and function when it comes to your bathroom?
‘Storage is always a priority when decorating a room. The bathroom was no different, it’s a well used space so it needs to hide away all those daily essentials.’
‘Like the rest of my home, I used baskets anywhere I could in the bathroom. They hide away lots of clutter, look good and add in different textures. I also used wall mounted storage wherever I could to maximise the space.’
‘One of the things I love so much about our bathroom suite, is how easy it is to clean. All those modern, clean lines means no difficult nooks and crannies to clean or look grubby.’
“My favourite trends for bathrooms at the moment are the use of large scale tiles which can give the look of one big slab of stone on the walls.
I also can’t get enough of all the more organic, curved shapes that are coming out in bathroom designs.”
We love how completely original your bathroom decor is. Is there anything you drew inspiration from?
‘I kept being drawn to images of bathrooms abroad. So when deciding on the design for this bathroom, I definitely wanted it to have a “resort feel” and be a natural, warm space.’
‘This was the only room we didn’t renovate back when we first moved in so it’s amazing to finally have such a nice space, it feels like a little sanctuary. Thanks so much Big Bathroom Shop for making it all come together!’
Shop Adele’s Warm Scandi Look
Rikki has a passion for interior design and an even bigger passion for writing about it. When she isn’t writing about gorgeous bathroom interiors, you’ll find her discovering all of the latest trends.