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.
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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’.