'My homely rented cottage reflects my style'

'My homely rented cottage reflects my style'


Posted 11th Dec 2017

When Hayley Stewart first saw this place on Rightmove, she suspected it’d feel too secluded, but she couldn’t have been more wrong...

A bit about me

I’m Hayley Stewart and I live with my husband, Jordan, our sons; four-year-old Rex and three-year-old Mack, and Arthur, our French Bulldog.

Where I live

My home is an extended three-bed cottage from the 1930s in a small village called St Mary Bourne, in Hampshire. We’ve been renting it for just over three years.

What I wanted to change

Sadly we aren’t able to alter the kitchen and bathroom, which would’ve been top of my list, but I was also eager to get rid of the magnolia paint.

How I made it my own

I love vintage items and upcycling so by mixing that with current trends, it helps keep the rooms unique.

My favourite part

The dining room. I had doubts at first, but I think it’s beautiful!

If you would like to find out more about what Hayley did to her cottage, you can purchase our May issue as a digital download for only £0.99 here.






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