At Home With Marcia Leone

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The home of Marcia Leone, founder and editor of award-winning website Not So Mumsy, strikes a perfect balance between stylish and child-friendly.

Photography Hannah Blackmore / Styling Claudia Stephenson / Words Jacqui Greig

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“When it came to styling my home, I wanted to create a light and bright space with pieces I loved,” Marcia explains. “Even though some pieces aren’t technically kid-friendly (hello white sofa!), I just modified by adding throws.”

Marcia worked with interior stylist Crystal Bailey to create a chic yet relaxed abode. Combining boho and coastal luxe design elements, the colour palette is neutral, with pops of colour and plenty of greenery, including Marcia’s healthily over-sized fig tree (“I have no idea how I’ve kept it alive!”).

Thanks to a fabulously global lifestyle courtesy of her successful online platform Not So Mumsy, Marcia has incorporated pieces from her travels into her home, and many of the artworks are pictures from her trips. She also appreciates sustainable wares with a human story, such as her Klaylife chandelier with clay beads hand-rolled by a community of women in South Africa, and her Beni Ourain rug from Tigmi Trading, which was made by artisans in Morocco.

With its abundant natural light, original floors and stained-glass windows, Marcia’s home radiates charm with a modern touch.

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“I DIDN’T WANT A SHOW HOME. I WANT A FAMILY HOME THAT FEELS COSY AND WHERE THE KIDS CAN RUN AND JUMP – THEY JUST NEED TO TAKE SHOES OFF FIRST!”

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