Interiors blogger Amanda Cottingham writes at theanamumdiary.co.uk and is a self confessed lover of all things quirky. Amanda, who has more than 250,000 followers on Pinterest, can spot a good textile from a hundred paces and has a keen eye for detail.
“My biggest interiors tip is that if you love it, go for it. Yes, you can go with current trends, but I think homes should be filled with your personality. If you love something – whether it’s a style or a particular piece – start with that and work your room around it.”
“Because I travel quite a lot, I chose a console table with a display shelf that I keep travel memories on. It holds things like Tanzania shillings and a spaghetti charm from Florence. I’m also a little obsessed with photography and cameras, so I keep those there too.”
“My office is at the far end of the living room. It was important that the style was integrated into the space. I decided to surround myself with my collection of magazines and vintage bits and bobs.”
“My favourite room is the smallest in the house: the en suite. It’s light, bright and a reflection of my eclectic interiors style. I love the floor tiles, which I was told wouldn’t work. I’m so glad I pushed for them because they make the room.”
This metallic pineapple pot has a fun design that would work really well in an eclectic home. Fearne Cotton Home Pineapple Pot, 6UGAW, £25.
“I’m a bit like a magpie, collecting different things that catch my eye. I’m a fan of colour and metallics. The only looks I can’t embrace are minimalism and monochrome.”