How One UK Blogger Expertly Blends Old and New

Interior writer and blogger Lisa Dawson takes us inside her Georgian paradise.

For a little extra inspiration, the Domino editors' favorite Instagrammers takeover our feed each weekend. It's safe to say tips and covetable images are aplenty. Here's what you need to know about the most recent feature!

Lisa Dawson loves interiors. So when her and her family moved into their Georgian house in York, U.K., she was convinced she had finally found her dream home. She leveraged her experience in retail, decor, and real estate to expertly juxtapose the old and new in her space. Now, the British interior enthusiast has quite the following, including an award-winning blog where she shares tips, tricks, and endless inspiration, so we figured we could learn a thing or two from her keen eye. Last weekend, Dawson took to Domino’s Instagram to share some shots of her stunning home. After all, we already know that some things are better bought vintage, so here’s how to use them in your home.

Keep your eye out for unique finds
Curating glassware and silverware from flea markets and thrift shops is a surefire way to add to your collection in a truly unique way. We’re loving the rainbow pop that Dawson’s display pieces give her otherwise traditional living room. The rainbow hues feel fresh (P.S. rainbow decor is having a moment right now), but they also tie in the colors seen elsewhere in the room, which is an easy way to accessorize your space in a cohesive manner.


Keep your background neutral
A hotel-inspired bedroom with an added dose of character, history, and style—what’s not to love? Dawson’s master bedroom has a little bit of everything, but she pulls it off by keeping the base of the room neural (hello, bright white walls) that lets each element truly shine. Also, statement lighting, for the win.

Play up your home’s most unique elements
When you’re living an older home, finding and choosing decor that compliments its most unique or quirky features can sometimes seem like a challenge. Dawson chose to play up the nearly ancient staircase and original door by drawing your eye in with some fun paint and a beautifully curated gallery wall. It’s the perfect blend of her personal style mixed in with the home’s original craftsmanship.

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Published on July 24, 2018 - 5:00pm EDT

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