Meet Maxine

Hey. I’m Maxine.  

I’m the voice voice behind We Love Home blog. I’m an award winning Interior Stylist from Brighton.  I live in a peppermint coloured Victorian terrace house with my dog, Teddy.

Back in the day, I was Style Editor for interior magazines working in London. It was my dream job – styling glossy cover shoots, writing about the hottest home trends, and chatting all things interiors.

Then after a messy break-up, I made a life-changing decision…I gave up my career to go travelling around the world. It was amazing – I ended up doing style shoots in New York and Australia. But after six months of living out of a suitcase, I came home with the intention to find my forever home.

That plan took waaaaaaaay long that I anticipated (as anyone knows when buying a house). I spent five years saving (couch-surfing for six months) to be able to afford my first home.

The only house I could afford was a frankly, a total dump. It had been empty for seven years. Everything needed replacing – from the leaking bathroom to the damp kitchen, to the overgrown garden. There wasn’t one area that didn’t need work. So the dog and I moved in with just a mattress, a basket of toys and suitcases of clothes.

When it came to renovating my home, I looked for inspiration on how to renovate (and furnish) a very small home on a tiny budget. I couldn’t find anything that reflected my home style. And this gave me the idea to start an interiors blog.

That is what We Love Home blog is about…

It’s an on-line space full of insider decorating tips, bargain finds and secret styling tricks – all designed so you can make your home look fantastic no matter what your budget or the size of your home.

In the Decor and Trends section you will find inspirational ideas – as well as brilliant decorating looks. Inside the Beautiful Rooms section you’ll find ideas for every single space in your home and my helpful How-To YouTube videos (including the one where I tiled my staircase on a cracking hangover). You’ll see a lot of photos of my home in that section too.

My Interior Styling section gives you amazing insight into how I got my job as an interior stylist, as well as behind the scenes photos from my latest photo shoots (like this one here for Good Homes magazine). There’s lots of advice if you’re considering a career in magazines.

There is a link to the Styling Workshops that I host around the UK – where I share with you my professional styling tricks (including one on how to get your pillowcases to stay straight on a photoshoot using masking tape).

And now that my house is almost finished, in the Lifestyle section – I cover the best my home town of Brighton has to offer, my shopping trips away, as well as eco-fashion and beauty buys – all of which I know you will love.

So welcome in, put your feet up and I’ll go pop the kettle on.

Love

Maxine

Ranking

Feathr Top 20 Trending Interior Blogs – worldwide. HIBS Top 100 Interior + Lifestyle Blogs 2018. VOH Top 30 Interior Design Blogs 2017. Real Homes Magazine – No 1 Interior ‘Inspiration Instagramer’ and one to watch of 2018. Eat Sleep Live Most Essential Design Blogs 2017. Blogger of the Month – Houzz 2016

Awards

Social Media Influencer Of  The Year 2018. Shortlist Best of Pinterest 2018. Shortlisted Best Of Pinterest Award 2017. Nominated Best Home Improvement #IBA17. Shortlisted Best Interior Inspiration #IBA16. Nominated Best New Homes Blog #IBA15. Winner Best DIY Videos 2015. Finalist Best Newbie Blogger 2015, Bloggers’ Lounge. Shortlisted 2015 Brilliance in Blogging ‘Fresh Voice’.

  • Reply
    Kathryn
    11th March 2015 at 9:23 am

    I can’t wait to watch your little home transform into an oasis of style.

  • Reply
    Trevor Bradford
    16th March 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Maxine,
    Best of luck with your project and thanks for including us in your post on brilliant whites, we are noticing a swing back to paler shades from stronger colours of recent seasons.

    We will be watching your progress with keen interest!

    Trevor

  • Reply
    Teresa Colbeck
    4th April 2015 at 7:22 am

    Maxine,

    I love your new home and the style of it. You have done so much already, in such a small space of time.

    I am having my kitchen redesigned, it is completely new…but still not finished. Do you have any advice on how to keep things moving when builders are so slow?

    Teresa

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      6th April 2015 at 9:14 am

      Hey Teresa, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m in the middle of having my kitchen redesigned so I fee you pain when builders slow things down. I’m going to do a blog post in reply as I think it is something lots of us would want to know. Maxine x

  • Reply
    Suzie Snell
    14th April 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’ve just watched the decorating vlog! Brilliant and the room looks great!
    Keep up the fantastic work Maxine x

  • Reply
    Anna Chan
    11th June 2015 at 10:35 am

    Hi Maxine,

    Love the style of your blog and the pooch is incredibly cute too. The images of your home are beautiful.

    Thank you for blogging, Anna xx

  • Reply
    Phil Gregory
    18th August 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Maxine.

    I found your website when looking for Home Style bloggers and loved it. I wondered if you’d be interested in writing about some products that our client Alfresia sells.

    If you would be interested, please drop me an email and we can chat more. I’m keen to talk to you.

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      23rd August 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Hey. I’ve just dropped you an email.

  • Reply
    Simonne Vickers
    26th January 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Hello,

    I hope you are well.

    I am contacting from MatalanDirect,com, the home furnishings and improvements brand.

    I wanted to enquire as to whether you take bespoke written content on your website, and if so, how we would go about this? We have a team of experienced content writers who specialise in interior trend led content. Please see here for examples of their work.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Many thanks,

    Simonne

  • Reply
    Rosanna Alicia Design
    18th August 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Maxine your house is so stunning!! *Heart eyes*!! xx

    • Reply
      WeLoveHomeBlog
      19th August 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Rosanna

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