Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek inside Lorraine Kelly's new house. Having moved into the new house a little over a year ago, Lorraine's still in the process of redecorating and discovering new interior trends.
Here she talks about the new home, her personal interiors style and why the kitchen is the family's favourite room in the house.
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For inspiration to transform her home, Lorraine has worked alongside interiors experts Wayfair.
At home with Lorraine Kelly
You've been settled in your home for just over a year now, how have you transformed the rooms?
'Our new house is smaller than where we lived in Dundee, so we had to do a lot of downsizing – getting rid of a lot of furniture and bits and bobs!
The space is very light and airy and situated right on the river, so we’ve incorporated a lot of blues and greys into the decor.'
How would you describe your interiors style?
'I’ve always made sure my home is comfy and a little quirky! A home should reflect your life and where you’ve been. My husband and I have loads of old books that we’ve collected throughout the years, and photographs from our travels that mean a lot to me. It’s very special for me to have personal touches.'
Which new interiors trends are you most excited about trying in your new home?
'It feels like interiors inspired by destinations are having a moment – safari or tropical inspired décor. Also animals are everywhere, from textile prints to decorative objects. It’s no
secret that I’m obsessed with penguins... we recently snapped up a few weathered wooden ones from Wayfair that I adore – they’re in my conservatory!'
Which interiors trend do you wish to leave in 2018?
'Minimalism! I personally love an eclectic home and wouldn’t want to strip back too much. I’m much more about interesting objects and having a lot of cushions and textiles. I also think feature walls have been out for a while...if you’re going to wallpaper one wall, do them all!'
Which room is the social hub of your home?
'My favourite room in the house is the kitchen, it’s where the family comes together. I love to sit with my husband while he preps a meal, with our wee dog Angus running around – it’s just lovely. I always find when people come to see us that everyone always ends up in the kitchen, it’s where we feel most comfortable.'
Lorraine's Daughter's bedroom makeover
Last month the busy working Mum carried out a makeover on daughter Rosie's bedroom. The result is a calming retreat filled with watery pastel hues – with metallic touches and tactile layers aplenty!
What was the inspiration behind Rosie’s bedroom makeover?
'I really wanted this to be a welcoming room for Rosie when she came home from Singapore. The furniture was looking quite tired before and there were so many soft toys! I think it had been a little neglected'
What were the most important items to include?
'It had to be stylish with lots of storage space and somewhere she would feel happy to spend her time. It is now completely transformed and I love how bright, modern and elegant it looks.'
How does the room reflect Rosie’s personality and style?
'Rosie is very stylish and she has always loved fashion and design. She was involved with the makeover from the start and is over the moon with the end result'
'I personally love the colours – which are a bit like a Neapolitan ice cream – and the clever use of space. It’s cheeky, yet elegant, which is exactly Rosie’s style. The wardrobe is full of extra clothes that she doesn't need in Singapore but will be invaluable whenever she is home.'
Wayfair's Resident Style Advisor Nadia McCowan Hill says of the makeover, 'Lorraine really emphasized “comfort is key”. We therefore placed cosy textiles at the heart of this look.'
Nadia goes on to explain. 'To allow Rosie to work from home, the room features a petite desk. Positioned next to a bright window, this area also doubles up as the perfect spot for Rosie to do her make up each morning.
See more of Lorraine's house: Take a glimpse at Lorraine Kelly's new guest house
We can't wait to see which room Lorraine decorates next.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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