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May 13 2009

Kirstie’s Homemade Home

Published by at 8:26 pm under Decorating,Interiors,Renovations

I missed the first couple of episodes of Kirstie’s Homemade Home on Channel 4 on Thursday evenings but have seen the last two episodes and apparently tomorrrow night is the grand finale – seems an incredibly short series.

I always liked Kirstie when I used to watch her on Location, Location, Location many moons ago when living in England, I particularly liked her eccentricity, eclectic taste and direct talking. While I’m enjoying the series, some aspects are annoying me. (by the way, I detest the basin in the bedroom above – think it makes it look like a bedsit or a B&B bedroom before all became ensuites – or am I being unfair?)

I think it is great the way the programme is showcasing local crafts and such talented craftspeople for example, but it is slightly annoying to see Kirstie become so excited at being able to knit 6 rows, yet poses with some very complicated knitted articles, likewise, last week, she laid out some patchwork squares, sewed four together and then left the quiltmaker to finish it and arrive with the finished article.  So, it is a handmade product (and gorgeous to boot) but not exactly homemade.  Having said that, it has inspired me to contemplate starting crocheting or patchwork come the winter months and I love checking out Made Marion’s blog for her latest creations.

I do like the colours in this Master bedroom and at the other end of the bedroom is a gorgeously decadent bathtub and Victorian sink.

I loved seeing Vanessa Arbuthnott’s home in the last episode, having received her new brochure the other day and I’ll be posting about her fab wallpaper some day soon.  Considering other craftspeople etc were interviewed, I thought it was a shame that Vanessa herself wasn’t featured.

Apparently, Meadow Gate is available to rent (I presume for holiday lets).  It is an absolutely beautiful house, pity the series isn’t longer.  I have to admit I have been green with envy to have the opportunity to renovate such a gorgeous house – maybe someday ….

Last episode tomorrow night at 8pm!

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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Kirstie’s Homemade Home”

  1. Miseon 14 May 2009 at 8:29 am

    Yes, it’s a lovely house and nicely done but the whole house says ‘British B&B’ to me to some extent, so it’s not a look I’d like to live with.

    I was going to blog about the new Vanessa Arbuthnott brochure lately (I had her fabrics in mind for the playroom) but they wouldn’t give me permission to use one or two of their photos on a blog feature, which I thought was a bit upcooperative – maybe you’ll have better luck as you’re a retailer!

  2. Lornaon 14 May 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Hi, yes, I think it’s the sinks in the bedrooms that does that! I’m not sure I could live in it either but I wouldn’t mind spending a week’s holiday in it in Devon :-)
    Am surprised at what you said re Vanessa Arbuthnott, would have thought they’d welcome the publicity.

  3. Mrs Con 18 May 2009 at 11:35 am

    Was browsing your blog and recognised the bedrooms from Meadowgate (how sad am I!). Have to admit I’m a Kirsty fan, however, love the philosophy behind the program but her style is not for me!!

  4. made marianon 19 May 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Lorna, thanks for the link above. Kirstie sure is an inspiration alright, I just picked up a candle making kit from the parcel office……another new craft to try out.

  5. Aisha Woodon 21 May 2009 at 9:38 pm

    We felt the same way about Kirstie’s ‘homemade’, I’m sure it annoyed some of the crafters too!

    I love the Eiderdowns in the last photo.