Wanna have a nose around the Oliver house? 'Course you do!
Here, by snooping through her Instagram pictures, we take a look inside their dream house – and how to pick up some of their design ideas on the high street.
From the Aga to the enormous farmhouse table, the kitchen is clearly the heart of the Oliver home. We can imagine happy homework sessions, boozy dinner parties and, of course elaborate children’s teas take place here.
It’s all so ‘lived in’ isn’t it? We love the homemade Valentine’s Day decos, that 40-year-old Jools fills a jam jar with wild flowers and that a nostalgic Hampstead sign (the couple lived there before the kids) is hanging on the wall. Check out the teal Le Creuset cookware and four-year-old Buddy’s Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair too.
The sitting room
OK if we had a room like this, we’d call it a library. And whizz about on those ladders on wheels. And maybe wear a monocle. But gorgeous 39-year-old Jamie uses it to curl up with Buddy for a cuddle. Adorbs.
£699, World Stores Milano Vintage Leather Chair
Holy cow. They only have a full-on fireplace in the bathroom. Jools says that as soon as she’s finished snapping an adorable picture of her clan it all kicks off between the kids. ‘Two seconds later one of the kids is crying, another is having a tantrum – we always laugh at what goes on behind the scenes of Instagram,’ she says. Her honesty means we’ll forgive her for having the most glorious bathroom we’ve, like, ever seen.
With a supersize family, you need a supersize bed. This chateau-style beauty, is, we think, the Olivers’ bed. We’re digging the wallpaper too.
£739 The Furniture Market French Chateau White Super Kingsize 6ft Painted Heavy Carved Bed
The rocking chair, the Cath Kidston-style curtains, the teeny table and chairs. Jools gives us all a masterclass in kid-centric design for their stunning playroom.
£195, Designers Guild Little Owl Emerald Kids Rug
£34.99 gettingpersonal.co.uk, Personalised Children’s Wooden Chair
Even the Oliver playhouse is la-la-luxury. It has two flipping storeys and fits all four kids, (Poppy, 12, Daisy, 11, Petal, 5 and Buddy, 4) inside! That’s what a Mothercare children’s clothing range and an international restaurant chain buy you.
£385.99 Wayfair Double Storey Playhouse
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