The House That Bloggers Built (the before pictures)

written by Eshé Brown September 12, 2017
the house blogger built exterior

The House That Bloggers Built: Creating my DREAM kitchen

Imagine you’re given the chance to design your dream kitchen, with no budget to tie you down and a whole list of aspirational brands to shop at. You’d jump at the chance, wouldn’t you? Well, that’s exactly what I did when I met Jasmin and she invited me to be part of her interior design project: The House That Bloggers Built.

Along with seven other bloggers, from all walks of life, I was asked to style one room in a four-bedroom townhouse in the heart of Brighton. Since I’m a food blogger, not an interior designer, I’ll admit I was slightly daunted by the task ahead but I didn’t let that stop me – it’s just not in my nature to pass up a great opportunity!

I was given the kitchen as my room to work on since it’s the place I spend most of my time in and it would allow me to bring in my experience of what’s practical, as well as stylish, into the design. The rest of the blogger team are a mixture of interior design, lifestyle and parenting bloggers with the rooms allocated between them as shown below:

1. Addicted to House – loft room
2. Brick Dust Baby– hallway
3. A Spoonful of Alice – middle bedroom
4. Hello Pea Green– lounge
5. Mad About The Boys– back bedroom
6. FiFi McGee – master bedroom

There was a big catch though – the house was an absolute wreck and we had just four weeks to complete the renovations before it has to go on the market and sell!

As part of the project, I also agreed to feature in a YouTube series that would follow the renovation of the house from the beginning to the end. Launching this Thursday 14th September, there will be four weekly episodes documenting the before and after of each room in the house. At the end of the series, one of us will be crowned the overall winner, once the guest judge, Charis White, has inspected each room and selected her favourite.

After my room is featured in episode three, I’ll follow with a post on here showing how the kitchen turned out and where all the items I picked came from. Plus, I’ll have a great competition to share in which you can win a number of goodies from some of the brands involved in the house.

To follow the series, head over to ‘The House That Bloggers Built” channel on YouTube and hit the subscribe button. And in the meantime, here’s the trailer with a teaser of what’s to come…

the house bloggers built

– The exterior of the house before any work –

the house bloggers built before pictures– Bathroom, bedroom & hallway –

the house bloggers built before pictures

– Living room, kitchen & bedroom –


Lucy September 13, 2017 - 6:52 PM

I love the idea of this! How amazing you got to be a part of it! Looking forward to the first episode. Lucy xx

Eshé Brown September 14, 2017 - 10:14 PM

It’s such a brilliant idea and the good news is there will be another series after this one Lucy, do you have a blog? Maybe you could get involved with the next series! xx


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