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Tess Montgomery

Tess Montgomery,
model and blogger.

8 years ago, Tess Montgomery packed her bags and moved from Stockholm to London to work as a model and enjoy all that the big city has to offer in shopping, nightlife and pulse. With her interest in beautiful things, whether it's fashion, design or interiors, Tess has created and built up a popular blog on the Swedish online magazine Stureplan.se, where her readers can follow her exciting life in the English capital.

Tess Montgomery
(Photo: David Sessions)

Inspiration for your Living Room

We did it! Garth and I have taken the big, scary yet wonderful step. We just bought our first flat here in London. It took 10 different estate agents, 4 months, 47 viewings, 1 loosing bid, 1 accepted offer, 4 weeks wait for the mortgage to come trough, 1 seller who almost pulled out and 1 big portion of stubbornness. But now we can proudly call ourselves the new owners of a ground floor Victorian garden flat with an abundance of potential. Don't get me wrong, this is not a dream home, yet. Actually it's not even liveable at the moment, unless you fancy mold and a hole in the wall between the kitchen and the bathroom. Even though a tub with a kitchen view sounds quite appealing, we will have to rebuild EVERYTHING.

- First we are moving the kitchen in to what is now the master bedroom and removing the wall between it and the living room, to create an open plan living space in the front of the property. The room has a lovely fireplace and lots of evening sun, so I can see myself throwing some lovely dinner parties in this space.
- After this we move on to build a full wrap-around extension in the back. The old kitchen will become a guest bedroom, the bathroom will get a bit bigger and the tiny bedroom in the end will be our very spacious master bedroom with glass doors leading out to the garden. Dreamy!

Floorplan
Pictured on the bottom half is our existing floor plan and above it you can view the vision of our ideal floor plan

As you might understand its a bit of a project, especially for us who are first time buyers. Luckily Garth is a project manager for a big construction company. So we will have really good help and input, otherwise I would be way to scared to do all of this. The best bit about it is that we have rented furnished so far, so we have to buy all new furniture! For me this is such an exciting opportunity to play around with a completely blank canvas and create our home from scratch. I really hope you will follow our adventure here on my page at RoyalDesign and on my blog at stureplan.se This collage is a bit of inspiration of the feel I'm striving for in our new living room. All the products are from RoyalDesign.



Moss Cushion (Incl. Cushion Inner)

Moss is a beautiful and charming pillow that fits perfectly on the couch or in bed as a stylish and comfortable interior detail! Thanks to its simple color the cushion can be combined with any other textile.

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Light & Flowers Clear, Vase Round

Embellish your home with beautiful flowers in this lovely vase Light & Flowers. You can both have it with or without flowers in and it will be a beautiful interior decoration.

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AJ Floor Lamp 60W, black

AJ is a stylish floor lamp that suits everyone! Spread a cozy and pleasant light in the living room, office or bedroom!

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Gunnel Plaid, Black/White

Gunnel is a warm, cozy and lovely plaid in a graphic and stylish design. Perfect to have on the couch as a warming interior detail or on the bed like a neat bedspread.

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Decorative Tin Candle, Mokara, 25h

Fill your home with the scents of orchids, lilies and moss and create a harmonious atmosphere. Or give away as a treasured gift or present!

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Serving tray, Black

Everyone needs to have a serving tray, and this stylish and functional tray from Eva Solo really suits any home! We eat with our eyes, feelings and senses, and to serve the food on a beautiful tray always gives a "little extra".

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