Back by popular demand! The next in our house proud series is with the wonderful Lindsay Radcliffe of Lindsay's Feast. Not only does Lindsay have some of the most mouth watering deserts on the gram, she has a beautiful home in Hampshire and she's been kind enough to share with us some of her household favourites and what makes her home so precious.
What makes you proud of your home?
There is nothing better than welcoming friends and family into our home. I love it when there’s something simple, but delicious, cooking in the oven. The drinks and conversation are flowing. The kitchen table is laid, the candles are lit and there’s a simple jug of flowers or herbs picked from the garden. I always feel so proud when people are able to completely relax and feel at home themselves.
What one home essential could you not live without?
This is a tricky one, but I’d have to say storage. I live in a period house with very few cupboards, so I’m always trying to find space for things, especially all my pots and pans. I have lots of really big woven baskets all around the house, where I store anything from bed linen to frying pans.
What item are you most proud of in your home and why?
There is no one item, but I love all my ceramic bowls and plates, especially if they’re made or given to me by a friend. I’m building up quite a collection and each piece has a special story.
Are there parts of your home you see differently now that you're spending more time there?
I’ve definitely learnt to be more accommodating to my toddlers. I always used to like everything really tidy and in the right spot, but that’s completely impossible now. I’ve decided to just embrace the chaos and have recently realised that it carries it’s own kind of beauty!
Have you come across any great eco-friendly home products that you'd recommend?
There are so many great ones out there, but one of my favourite brands is KINN Living Eco products, especially their Neroli laundry detergent.
What makes a house a home to you?
I love it when a home tells a story. Whether it’s through the photos on the mantelpiece, the paintings on the wall or the teacups hanging in the kitchen. It could be an old dresser full of well-thumbed books; or a beautiful old armchair with a dip in the cushion from years of family members sitting in it. It’s the story that makes a house a home.
If you don't already know Lindsay, here's an introduction in her own words
"I’m a cook, photographer and writer. I live in a little cottage in the Hampshire countryside with my husband, two little girls and a very naughty dog. Over the years I’ve lived in Hong Kong, Spain and South Africa, but never feel quite at home as I do in the English countryside. I recently completed a culinary diploma at Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, but still very much think of myself as a home cook. I have an insatiable sweet tooth and a passion for classic French recipes."
If you've got kitchen envy as much I do and want to hear more from Lindsay make sure you connect with her on Instagram @lindsaysfeast or head over to lindsaysfeast.com where you will find her delicious recipes and food inspirations.
Don't forget to let me know what makes me proud of your home in the comments below!