In the house: Amanda Cotton

I love looking for inspiration from fellow interior lovers, and how they’ve designed their spaces. My latest ‘house tour’ is with Amanda who is a fashion designer and homes blogger.


Here she kindly opens her doors to me…

WHO LIVES HERE: Amanda, husband Jess, son Otis and Louis the black cat! 

LOCATION: Watford, Hertfordshire 

TYPE OF PROPERTY: Victorian Mid Terrace 1901 

I work in fashion design, and believe interiors and fashion go hand in hand. If you can pull a colour palette together for clothing, then doing one for interiors should be no different.

Kitchen - Amanda

Our kitchen was one of the first rooms which we did. The kitchen units are all from Ikea and counter tops were purchased separately from a local granite/ stone masonry.


The best advice anyone ever gave me was investing in expensive worktops and fittings such as the taps etc.

Bathroom ceiling

As a designer, I travel a lot with work and have found myself inspired by a range of different things from New York hotels to Korean fashion boutiques. Our pink loft bathroom was actually inspired by a fashion store in Seoul called Style Nanda.


We used Florence Broadhurst wallpaper and the decor tiles and bathroom suite were from Wickes. Our cupboard came from La Redoute and pink leopard rug from Cotswold Trading.

Sitting room

Our lounge is painted in Farrow and Ball Railings. I love the darkness of this room, and how the light makes it feel sometimes a paler bluey grey shade.

FRONT_ROOM_11The velvet sofas in navy and green make the room feel super cosy like they’re giving you a big hug! I like layering things from rugs, soft furnishings to vases and trinkets and paintings. I also like a home to flow and feel joined, and not too ‘themey’ per room.

HALLWAY_1The hallway is also painted in Farrow and Ball Railings, with a divine savages deco Martini wallpaper. I used the same paint so the rooms feel like they join and not look too different. BEDROOM_1

I would describe our place as a dark, eclectic maximalist home with plenty of stuff! I love prints – especially wallpapers. For our master bedroom, we bought our bed from


Our bedside tables came from west elm and lighting from pookey lights.


Our ensuite bathroom is painted in Farrow and Ball pink ground. 


The drench crittal shower screen, marble decor tiles, and brass hardware all from Aston Matthews.


For our son Otis’ nursery, we decorated in Milton and King Jungle Palm wallpaper. I love it so much!

NURSERY_5I love how it captures his imagination and we spend a lot of time playing and pointing at the Fiona Walker animal heads on the wall, and at his toy giraffe!

Photo credits: Brook Harwood photography

Special thanks to Amanda. Do check out her fabulous inspo on: for more design inspiration.


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