Hey guys! 

A few weeks back I shared the plans for an apartment in Southend on Sea that I was working with a property developer to renovate and redesign. I'm excited to now be able to share with you the proper images we shot and all links to shop products now this project is finished!

All pics are thanks to the wonderful Meg Taylor.



and after...

Here are the reveal pictures of my latest interior design project, an eclectic decor with pink walls, brass accents a red velvet sofa, neon signs and dark walls in the bedroom.

We had some fab sponsors help make this room come together, including the fabulous Willow & Hall who supplied the gorgeous Atworth Sofa bed in Paprika Velvet. They've also been so kind as to offer a 10% discount to anyone who uses the code: SARAHAKWISOMBE on checkout. How good is that?

British Ceramic Tile also helped us out with those incredible marble effect tiles in the kitchen. The big size means they are so easy to install and they look so stunning. Definitely a great choice for a kitchen or bathroom. 

Other products shown:

Martini side table, West Elm, £159

Crosley record player, Urban Outfitters, £89

Custom neon sign (POA) from Bag & Bones

Checked Cushion, IKEA, £3.50

Lighting leads, Clas Ohlson, £9.99

Brass Lighting plate, Clas Ohlson, £9.99

Lightbulbs, Clas Ohlson, £5.99

Lips coffee mugs, H&M Home, £6.99

Vinyl Flooring, £6.99 per SQm

Cinzano Poster,, £20.99





and the bathroom was transformed into... 

Once again British Ceramic Tile supported us by supplying the white gloss wall tiles, which gave this room a spin on subway tiling. 

Other products shown:

Gold plant pots, Ikea, £1.25

Bath Mat, Urban Outfitters, similar here

Black Oak cabdle, H&M home, similar here



to this!

In the bedroom I created an eclectic decor look with black matte walls, gold accents, black and white geometric flooring and a custom neon sign.
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The lovely guys over at Eve mattress supplied us with an uber cosy memory foam mattress for the bed in this room, meaning whoever sleeps in this apartment will get the best night's rest in a while! I have an eve mattress at home and insisted that they were put into this flat because a great mattress at an overnight stay really makes such a difference and gives it a luxe feel. 

I also hand made the artwork, you can see how here! 

Other products shown:

Alana gold bed, £349 from

Arnie clothes rail, £18 from Habitat

Bumble side table, £70 from Habitat

Zans velvet cushion cover, £50 from The Cuzon Market

Custom neon sign, POA, Bag & Bones

Vintage film noir poster, Etsy, from £6.95

eve memory-foam double mattress, £599

Bedside lamps, Clas Ohlson, £8.99 each (what an absolute bargain!)

Ceiling light, Vintage

Gold Hand, Audenza, £14.50

Curtains, IKEA, £25

As you can see this apartment was completed on a real budget and shows what can be done if you're uber frugal - it doesn't mean you have to compromise on the overall end look!

What do you think? Would you want to rent this on Airbnb and stay here? Well guess what... YOU CAN!

(if you're new to airbnb then sign up using this link to get £25 off your first trip!)