Oh Whats This

An Interview With: Claire from My House Candy

INSPIRATION & TRENDS 11 Jan 2018 Rachael OWT

It’s time to kick off the interviews with our gorgeous resident stylists. If you haven’t seen already you can shop our Stylist Picks from our collection of interior stylists, designers and influencers helping you get an expert look in your home. Each week we’re going to be introducing one of them to you and share their interior wisdom and trend predictions.

First up is Claire, creator of interior blog My House Candy. She tells a story through her own home interiors, her eclectic finds and transformations. We love her classic style with a dash of gold glam here and there. You can see her stylist picks on OWT here.

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Claire’s interior mantra teaches us to show our best at all time. Hear hear!

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Let’s hear some interior tips from Claire of My House Candy and find out which colour should be on your radar:

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INTERIOR INDUSTRY?

I started blogging three years ago.

WHAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?

Elegant, with a dash of rock and roll.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO TIP FOR INTERIOR NOVICES?

I know it’s a cliche but you must follow your heart! Think about what makes you unique and indulge that vibe in your home. No two people are the same so no home should be the same either.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVE INTERIOR TRICK/TIP YOU USE ON PROJECTS OR IN YOUR OWN HOME? 

Add a dash of unexpected colour in every room. It can be a bright bunch of roses, a cushion or a vibrant painting but it must catch your eye.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?

My kitchen extension has turned into a top to bottom house renovation. It’s become very time consuming but I’m determined to finally get this old Victorian property back to its former glory. It had been neglected for a very long time and it deserves better.

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WHO / WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?

My mum dragged me round antique fairs and junk shops throughout my childhood so I think that’s where my love of vintage comes from. Feminine icons with a strong sense of style always inspire me. I’m currently obsessed with Debbie Harry in her Blondie days.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TREND PREDICTIONS? 

Brown! It gets bad press and is actually very versatile.

WHICH IS YOUR FAVE ROOM IN YOUR HOME?

I have to say my new kitchen because I have been involved in every detail and it’s made me appreciate how crucial design is to the way a space works.

IF YOU COULD PICK ONE ITEM TO HAVE RIGHT NOW FROM THE OWT SHOP WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

I’m currently coveting the tan leather dining chairs. They have a relaxed, 70s vibe about them and will only improve with age. I think they’re a future classic!

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