Instagram’s most loved-up couple have been together for four years and engaged for nearly two. The couple bought their three-bed townhouse in West London nearly 18 months ago. Since then, the pair have been knocking down walls, meeting with interior designers and out shopping for antiques, all in the quest to create their dream home.
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You won’t find Oliver Proudlock sipping Taittinger on The Kings Road anymore, instead you can find him and his fiance, Emma Louise Connolly, cosied-up in their brand-new snuggle room.
They documented every step of their home renovation from initial structural work to choosing the finishing touches in a Youtube series: From Crib to Casa. The series has been hugely successful reaching well over a million views. Subsequently, they’ve been approached by production companies like Netflix, who are interested in giving the millennial power-couple their own interiors show, see ya later Kirsty and Phil.
Their beautiful new four storey home has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a downstairs lavatory. They’ve kitted the place out with azuric colours of deep ocean blues and greens, gold finishing and a variety of trendy textures including cow-print and velvet. Rich and soothing oceanic hues really make a statement in 2020, as you can see if you pop your head inside the door of H&M Home. The pair have personalised artwork, a Carrie Fisher-inspired walk-in wardrobe, an armchair dedicated to tea and cake and a gold Diptyque candle the size of my head. They also upcycled the bathroom suite, inherited furniture from family and found some crackin’ bargains on eBay.
We spoke to the millennial power-couple all about their new home, their inspirations, the journey and where they’re at now. As a lot of us enter isolation amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, now is the perfect time to renovate your home so we are taking some serious inspo from the power couple. Here’s what they shared with GLAMOUR…
How did you start planning the renovation of your home?
A Ollie: This was and still is to date the biggest project we have undertaken, so when it came to renovating we were a little indecisive at the start for sure. It was daunting as we were going into the unknown, but the renovation process was made a lot easier thanks to our incredible team. We both have a very specific style and had so many ideas but in order to make these visions a reality we needed our amazing interior designer Georgina. From the start she immediately got our style and vision for the house, ‘Ralph Lauren meets Buster and Punch’ was the underlying message. In terms of structural work we didn’t want to disrupt too much of the build, but transforming one bedroom into a walk in wardrobe, as well as creating the cinema room downstairs were two things we had both dreamed of. Through many weeks of moodboarding, picking fabrics, pantones, furniture, accessories, we came up with a clear vibe for each room with the same underlying feeling of warmth and comfort.
Q What did you take inspiration from?
A Ollie: We had two main inspirations when designing the house with Georgina from G&G Designs, one being Buster and Punch and the other Ralph Lauren. Ems is a huge fan of Buster and Punch, they somehow manage to make plugs, door handles and light switches sexy (?!), and I have loved Ralph Lauren interiors for a very long time. We really wanted a mix of an edgy, dark, rock and roll vibe incorporated with a cosy homely feel.