This week, we talk to Kate Rogers who shares little glimpses into corners of her lovely, eclectic home on @overatkates. From deep tones to walls full of gorgeous, graphic prints, we really love her style.
We talk about inspirations, mottos and what she would do with an extra hour in the day!
Describe your style in 5 words
I always struggle with this question, I guess my taste is traditional with a slightly quirky twist. That’s more than 5 words I know – sorry!
What are the tools you use to create your feed?
I mostly just use my iPhone but I have recently been playing around with a camera I was given and am trying to decide whether to invest in one. You can’t beat your phone for convenience though! I’m also a fan of the Instagram filters which I know others will tell you to avoid, my tip is to use them at only 50% for a slightly more natural look!
Who or what inspires you?
I get most of my inspiration from Instagram! I love seeing homes that look lived in and real, sometimes the houses you see in magazines are just a little too show-home for me. Instagram homes are easier to relate to.
If you had an extra hour in the day what would you do?
Ooh if only! I would spend it moving things around in my house! My husband is always telling me off for getting distracted. He’ll leave me cleaning the kitchen and come back to find me fiddling with flowers or re-shuffling shelves! If I had an extra hour I would dedicate it entirely to faffing!!
What is your personal motto?
I don’t know if this counts as a motto buts something I always try and stick to is only buying things that I absolutely love! I think lots of people get impatient when finishing their homes and can sometimes rush into buying things just so that they can say it’s finished. For me, I would rather have an unfinished room for a while and wait to find the perfect pieces!
How did you get into the wonderful world of Instagram?
Actually I was really late getting into Instagram! I have only been on it about 18 months. It was my friends who nagged me to join, I kept saying I didn’t really understand it which makes me sound very old indeed doesn’t it! Now that I’m on it of course I’m hooked!
Which hashtag should we been exploring right now?
My favourite hashtag (which now has an account all of it’s own!) is #pocketofmyhome – I just love seeing homes from all round the globe and all the different ways people choose to style them.
Who else should we follow on instagram? Who’s your top three?
Gosh, it’s hard to choose only 3! There are so many super stylish people out there! If I had to choose just 3 I would go for… @kerrylockwood_ – I love her stylish home and think she has really individual and quirky taste! My second choice would have to be @oh.eight.oh.nine – just check out her gorgeous son’s nursery – so, so stylish whilst still being fun for her little boy. And lastly, this lovely lady was one of the first accounts I followed when I joined Instagram and still remains one of my faves, it’s @justinemartoni – I just love what she’s done with her small living space – so much inspiration!
Ending the post with an almost camouflaged #sinkstyle! Thanks so much for your time and lovely answers Kate. Head to @overatkates for some more interior inspiration…