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Step inside this dark and moody Edwardian terrace home

A dark and moody living room with gold mirror and green chair
WE'RE HUGE FANS OF THIS VINTAGE MIRROR (AND THE REFLECTION IN IT)

WordsNina Bragg

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Meet Reece, whom you probably know from his Instagram account.

Reece is 31 years old and lives with his husband Paul and their miniature Dachshund, Izzie. Employed as a children’s intensive care & transport nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Reece is no stranger to hard work. When he’s not busy at work, Reece loves to garden, cook and indulge in his passion for interiors and architecture. A self-confessed perfectionist, Reece’s home looks fresh out of a glossy magazine and we’ve been left drooling over his stunning 1904 Edwardian terrace home. @littleedwardian

Wooden console table with black frame and plants
REECE WITH HIS HUSBAND PAUL
Dark living room with black velvet couch
THE STYLE OF REECE'S HOME IS VERY WELL DEFINED - BLACK AND BOLD

When they bought the house, they knew they had a lot to do in order to turn it into their dream home. Continuing to renovate over time – Reece and Paul tick off projects as the days off work and budget allows them to. 

Dark and monochrome bedroom with brown and green accents
REECE'S DREAMY BEDROOM... IN BLACK, OF COURSE
Chevron floor with dark walls with dark wood motifs
EVERY LITTLE DETAIL IN REECE'S HOUSE IS RIGHT WHERE IT SHOULD BE, EVEN IN THE HALLWAY

Reece describes his style as dark, moody, masculine and maximalist; admitting that he only really discovered this in recent years;

"I love House of Hackney, they are the holy grail of styling and maximalist design. I also get my inspiration from many homes I see on Instagram, magazines and homeware shops. Black is bold and I love, and have always loved, dark colours. I think it’s about embracing and being confident with what you like and don’t like. Walk the streets, note places you visit and things you see on TV – everything is inspiration, as long as you own your own style!"

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“Black is bold and I love, and have always loved, dark colours. I think it’s about embracing and being confident with what you like and don’t like.”

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