Insta Inspo: Hayley at @iamhayleystuart

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    The profile of interiors blogger and mum of two Hayley Stuart is full of beautiful inspiration

    Head over to Hayley’s blog and you’ll find everything from upcycling tutorials and DIY projects to entertaining ideas and high street edits – not to mention snaps of her own gorgeous Hampshire home. Also mum to two boys, Rex, five, and Mack, three, she has since amassed more than 16,000 followers.

    Why did you start your blog, I Am Hayley Stuart? 

    I started another blog about three-and-a-half years ago, because I felt like I’d lost myself a bit since having children. I’ve always been creative, so starting a blog about my home and DIY projects felt right. My first blog wasn’t very consistent though, so I decided to scrap it and start again in January 2016.

    What in particular sparked your passion for interiors? 

    Moving into our farm cottage was the initial motivation. The more I did, the more I learnt, and my style has evolved so much. I used to love fashion, but that has taken a back seat since becoming a mum, mainly because my body has changed but also because I don’t have the same lifestyle I used to have.

    How will you be dressing your home this Christmas? 

    I always get really excited to put our tree up! Generally I go with gold and silver decorations and position the tree inside my Fortnum & Mason basket.

    What’s on your wish list? 

    It’s a bit of a boring one, but it’s a new lens for my camera. I love photography and can’t think of anything else I would use more.

    Where do you get your inspiration from? 

    There are loads of great interior accounts on Instagram, but actually my main inspiration comes from Pinterest.

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