This week I am joined with lovely new internet friend Fiona Burrage. Owner of a super stylish converted factory, up in the ever creative Norwich. She has a beyond gorgeous little boy Stanley, and runs the click design with her husband- a creative brand agency. All photos credit to Ricky-Joe Burrage.
Welcome Fiona. Thanks for the interview and inviting us into your home! First off, tell us, what is your favourite thing in your living room?
The light. We are very fortunate to have a sky light that runs the full length of the apartment. We are also blessed with double aspect windows that not only provide a wealth of natural light but they also provide a stunning view of Norwich's beautiful skyline (and the changing of the seasons).
Favourite thing in the kitchen? I must say I love your plumen's!I'd probably agree with you. I love minimalism and simplicity. You can't get much more raw that an exposed bulb and, in particular, I love the form of the plumen. We've positioned them above the worktop and the black cable draws your eyes vertically reinforcing the height of the ceiling.
Eugh, nothing. This is very much a work in progress. We have designed and will be building custom fitted plywood cupboards, wardrobe and bed at Christmas and I can't wait. We bought the apartment just over a year ago and the bedroom was the very last thing on our agenda. We're looking forward to this becoming our sanctuary and having lots more storage. You know you're old when you're pleased about more space to store your bed-linen!
His muji CD player. Bobby said it was a must and whilst it doesn't have the best base it's perfectly adequate for a one year old. He loves pulling the cord to play CD's. He's particularly fond of Calvin Harris at the moment.
The bespoke built shelves. We wanted to give the bath a refresh (on a budget) so we bought the cheapest tiles just to give it a face lift. As the tiler was removing the old ones, the plasterboard fell away revealing a cavity. We utilised the cavity to make two custom built shelves that are great for storage. There I go again!
What are you inspired by when you shop for your home?
Clean lines. I look a lot to Japanese and Swiss design. I hate clutter and will often buy a new product if it does the job of two (selling the other two).
Any brands you'd like to claim your undying love for?
This is a toughie. I guess we are mostly furnished with Ikea and Hay, so it should probably be those. The first is superb value for money and the latter albeit expensive adds the finishing touches to a room.
Finally: what's on for wish list?I have a very different wish list to Bobby's but you're not asking him! On mine would be an outdoor shower and tap. The roof terrace won't hold the weight of a hot tub and we don't really have the space so this would be a great compromise. I can imagine it being a scorching day next summer and we enjoy a quick shower to cool down. Also we're in the process of drawing up plans to remove/replace our stairs so we can have an upstairs shower, matt black fittings obviously! And then the decorating would almost be complete. Although I'm not sure what I'll do with myself once we're finished!
Thanks so much Fiona! Your home is truly beautiful, we would love to do a factory conversion one day! I will leave you with a few more shots of the incredible factory!