Anna is renovating her forever home in Bristol and is a fan of using bold colours and textures in her interiors. She describes how no part of her home is untouched by vintage.
How would you describe your interiors style?
My style is a bit eclectic so I don’t neatly fit into a particular style type per say. It’s joyful, slightly 'English country-eccentric' if that's a thing, warm, relaxed, verging on maximalist, full of charm and never takes itself too seriously.
How do you use vintage in your home?
I use vintage absolutely everywhere – I have vintage furniture, lighting, fabric, artwork, curtains, rugs, ceramics, and even port – no part of the house is untouched by vintage. I use it to add personality and I love anything with a bit of patina because it stops me from ever feeling precious about it, which is important when you have small humans and a dog inhabiting a space.
What do you love most about buying vintage?
I just love conjuring up stories of the lives of people that a vintage item has been through and the journey it went on to get to me. It gives that object meaning and value far beyond a price tag and reminds me that we are all caretakers of things as they can't be ours forever.
What does home mean to you?
Home is the place that, whenever you go anywhere, has a hold on you that makes you always want to get back there in the end. That comes from creating a home that provides an immutable feeling of peace and sanctuary. Vintage really helps create that feeling, there's something rather stoic and reassuring about a sideboard that is still going strong after 150 years.
Photography by Anna Hope