Interiors Q&A With Blogger Feathering The Empty Nest

Interiors Q&A With Blogger Feathering The Empty Nest

You might remember during summer we invited some fabulous interiors bloggers over to our showroom for a lovely lunch. While we sit here planning our next event we wanted to re-visit some of our guests, including the gorgeous and charismatic Elle from Feathering the Empty Nest.

If you follow us across social media, you will know we have a very sweet spot held for Elle. Her story isn’t quite the same as other mum’s out there, her life didn’t go to plan. When she lost her gorgeous baby boy Teddy last year, after just a few days, Elle tried to navigate her way through a whole new level of loss and her home and interiors became a lifeline.

“I have always loved our home; since the moment we walked through the door to view it almost two and a half years ago, not long after we married, I knew this was the house I would make a home.  I never thought that this home would, quite frankly, save me.”

We sat down with Elle for a little Q&A to share with you, sit back, grab a cup of tea and enjoy.


Describe your style in 4 words.

Relaxed, country, scandi, light.

Which is your favourite time of the year for home style?

Spring as I love styling with spring blooms and the house always looks best when the days are getting longer and the light starts to creep in again.

How would you spend an 8th day of the week?

I’d definitely spend an extra day with my husband and our pug Boris just at home or in the garden.  We love gardening, going for long walks and just pottering around in the house, it’s been a real comfort for us the last year or so.  My husband works hugely long hours and I don’t see him during the week, so an extra weekend day of doing what we love would be just perfect.

What’s your favourite social media platform and why?

Instagram because I find it both positive and inspiring.  A great place that women can come together and share their passions in life, and a place that is seldom interrupted by politics and religion as other social media platforms tend to be.

What inspired you to start Feathering The Empty Nest?

After we lost our son, Teddy, at just three days old on 19th May 2016 I began using our home as a way to help me heal.  My passion and dedication to feathering our nest went into overdrive and I quickly realised I was using my creativity to busy my mind and help with grieving for him.  I began the blog eight months later in January 2017 and have since been lucky enough to write for brilliant writing platforms such as Rock My Style and Rock My Family. I wanted to show people who are experiencing any challenges in life that sometimes you only have to look around you to see the things that can save you the most.

Which is your favourite room in your home?

Definitely our sitting room. It’s the only room in the house I would consider to be “finished”.  It’s light and bright, and yet I find it cosy and warm in equal measure.
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Which is your favourite piece of furniture?

Our dining table.  It’s made of reclaimed oak boards and was made by my husband as a special one-off piece for our home. He’s not a carpenter, but has a passion for creating things for our home just as I do.
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We are huge supporters of the work Elle is doing for the Little Roo’s Fund at Ashford & St Peters hospital and are looking forward to a little partnership coming soon…. :-)