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A Breathtaking Home That Celebrates Slow Living

Do you sometimes find that you walk (or click) into a shop and love absolutely everything you lay your eyes on? That's how I feel about INGREDIENTS LDN. Owned by Nina and Craig Plummer, the boutique interior and lifestyle store celebrates a slower pace of living. "It's about taking time to do things with care and intention," Nina says. "It’s a recognition of the importance that time and attention play in enabling us to savour the small moments that give everyday life meaning and value." The duo's incredible Georgian apartment in Edinburgh shares the same simple, calm and organic feel. I asked Nina to describe the renovation and décor in her own words.

"Last year we moved into an old Georgian apartment with beautiful proportions and large windows but with little else going for it. Pretty much every corner was in need of complete renovation. Several spaces had been subdivided during the 1960s which disrupted the carefully considered Georgian proportions."

"What is now the kitchen had actually been divided into three separate cramped, dark spaces. We set about renovating and restoring the entire apartment, including removing walls and moving bathrooms. We are only just approaching the end of the long renovation phase with some work still going on and much of the furniture and décor still to be added."


"Our home was renovated and decorated in line with the ethos of our store INGREDIENTS LDN. We used natural materials such as linen, wool, ceramics and bare wood. We also used materials that acquire a patina over time such as brass or copper and a neutral, calming colour palette."




"Our kitchen was made using sustainably harvested wood and natural marble that ages beautifully, with brass and copper finishes. Most of our furniture is vintage and the details and finishing touches are a combination of vintage items and the artisan-made items we offer in our store."

"The use of natural rather than synthetic materials is the central aspect that binds both the visual aesthetic of our store and our home together. Using this value as a guiding light helped us to achieve the calming space we were after, that could serve both as my studio and as a peaceful place for my husband and myself to retreat to."  
 
"Our home is still very much a work in progress but we want to let it evolve slowly and naturally with time and use. Our home is where we rest and recharge, but it also serves as my place of work and the backdrop for our business. The fact that we can fulfill the various needs of our business and our personal lives in one space is what I love most about it."

"All of the products we offer in our store pass through our hands, many of them are used by us on a daily basis so that we can truly understand their merits and unique qualities. As we continue to discover, test and add new unique products and artisan made goods to our range, I am sure our home too will continue to evolve in interesting ways."


Thank you so much for inviting us into your breathtaking Edinburgh home Nina!

Looking through the pictures I was immediately transported back to my days at  The University of Edinburgh - my flatmates and I lived in a few different Georgian apartments, but they didn't look quite like this (there were traffic cones in the hallway for starters....). If you've never been to this Scottish city it's definitely one for the travel list!

For more inspiration you can also read their online journal and follow along on instagram (I'm an avid follower of both!). And of course get the look by shopping away at INGREDIENTS LDN!

Is there anything that stood out to you in particular? 

Have a lovely day!

Niki

I've finished my design talks on the Scandinavian cruise and we're now Dover bound! So looking forward to giving my family a stor kram (big hug) back in Sweden!


Photography courtesy of INGREDIENTS LDN.



LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. PLEASE proofread your blog before posting. It's only common courtesy to your readers, and it really makes you look bad when you miss something as obvious as "out" instead of "our." Not to mention the abuse of "its" and "it's." Thank you!

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    1. Wow why read the blog if the grammatical errors offend you ?Get a life !

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    2. How brave of you to criticize anonymously. I hope you thought about it later and decided to make it a better day.

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  2. What a beautiful home! Seriously loved it! And can I just say thank you so much for sharing these homes with us each and every day, it lifts my mornings.

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  4. Wow, those ceilings--I live in a San Francisco victorian and I thought MY ceilings were high! What a beautiful space . . .

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    1. I love the sound of your home. These ceilings are a crazy height! So incredible!

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  5. So gorgeous!! I dream of living in a space with this type of aesthetic.


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    1. Me too Andrea! The bones of the building are simply incredible, and I love the way Nina has decorated it so that the architecture can shine.

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  6. What a beautiful space, I love it all and so many textures. Totally dreamy. You always write beautifully Niki. We are all allowed to make mistakes sometimes! ':0 I too am a writer and I can't tell you how many I make. Keep inspiring us with your dedicated home selections, we love them all! S

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  7. Thank you Sarah - lovely you, just what I needed to hear! It's been one very long, very tiring week. But we're almost there - hooray!

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  8. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous home with us. Every detail of this home reflects my love of Scandinavian simplicity and would never have guessed it's close to where I live. Too bad very few homes here have those beautiful achitectural bones.

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    1. The architectural details of this home are absolutely beautiful - and I agree, the way it's been decorated really reflects Scandinvian simplicity. So beautiful!

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