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my home in one photo

'The rest of the house is full of baby things': Emma-Jane shares a favourite corner of her living room

(With a stylish sideboard that doubles as a storage unit for toys.)

Each week, we ask someone based in Ireland with a passion for interiors to share one photo of their favourite spot in their home.

This week, Emma-Jane Ward (@ejsinteriors) chatted us through her favourite spot: this stylish corner of her living room. Emma lives in Co Derry with her husband and two children.

unnamed Emma-Jane Ward Emma-Jane Ward

What do you love about this part of your home?

With us just having a new baby in April, the house has been taken over with baby things. I love that this corner of the living room always looks nice and tidy. The sideboard gives us another little bit of storage to put toys etc into when they aren’t being used and it’s still a nice piece of furniture in the room for me to style.

What’s your favourite object in here and why?

My favourite thing here at the minute is the pampas grass. It was cut from my friend’s garden in Donegal and it makes a beautiful addition to the room. I also love the Buddha artwork on the wall – my mother-in-law brought it back from Thailand for us a few years ago.

Be honest: How much tidying did you do before taking this photo?

Not a lot, to be honest. I just moved the nappy caddy and disposal bin out of the way.

What was your inspiration when you were putting this room together?

There was no one style in particular, I just love finding things to style up a space and I love a good book stack. Here I have my Louis Vuitton Catwalk book, which I just love the colour of, and Mad About The House by Kate Watson-Smyth, which is a lovely book for any interior lover. I also have The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking, a gorgeous feel-good book, especially for Autumn.

Is there anything in here you’d like to change?

I change things around here depending on the season or when I find a new piece that I think will look good there. Once we get into October, I will add some faux pumpkins and autumn leaves.

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