Welcome to The Velvet Home blog! I’m Tasmine and I’m utterly obsessed with all things homes decor, interiors and our cocker spaniel, Milo.
I’ve always had an obsession with home decor for as long as I can remember, back when I was aged 9 and given free reign to decorate my own bedroom. The result was all four walls painted in a garish hot pink, Twilight movie posters on the walls, a CD rack filled with JoJo, Steps and Gareth Gates and an abundance of Playboy Bunny stickers adorning each and every surface. Take from that what you will.
Now, I’m glad to say, my interior taste has evolved into a passion I love creating content about!
My fiancè, Tom, and I bought our first home together back in 2019. It’s a 3-bed semi-detached new build in the heart of a little town in North Yorkshire and we love it! I always said I’d never get a new build, but Tom persuaded me and for our first home it’s been perfect (although we are definitely on the hunt for a reno for our forever home!).
I started an Instagram account for our home a few months after moving in, mostly to look for inspiration on how other new-build homes had styled their rooms, and found it really helpful, so decided to start my own to give others some inspiration, too. My main aim is to show that new builds aren’t just white boxes – there’s so much you can do to make them your own and even add a bit of character!
I’ll be sharing everything from my home decor, wish lists, D.I.Y guides, room makeovers and more. Hope you stick around x