Having decided to swap London life for a home in the countryside, Lucinda Mitra took to Instagram to document the refurbishment of her new family home. After rapidly amassing over 30,000 follows, Lucinda’s account, nest_twenty_eight, is now an online destination for fresh, contemporary styling.

Lucinda has painted her living room in deep, rich Farrow & Ball Hague Blue

Lucinda has painted her living room in deep, rich Farrow & Ball Hague Blue

The Be Big poster is from Print Club London and the sofa is French Connection for DFS

The Be Big poster is from Print Club London and the sofa is French Connection for DFS

Lucinda wrapped fairy lights left over from Christmas around a branch that she found whilst out walking. The circular mirror above the fireplace was from IKEA

Lucinda wrapped fairy lights left over from Christmas around a branch that she found whilst out walking. The circular mirror above the fireplace was from IKEA

Lucinda sourced the velvet sofa in the playroom from DFS and the zebra rug is IKEA. The wallpaper is ‘Honolulu’ Palm Green from Graham & Brown

Lucinda sourced the velvet sofa in the playroom from DFS and the zebra rug is IKEA. The wallpaper is ‘Honolulu’ Palm Green from Graham & Brown

A photograph of her grandfather has pride of place on a cow hide drum that belonged to Lucinda’s parents

A photograph of her grandfather has pride of place on a cow hide drum that belonged to Lucinda’s parents

Since having Sienna the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat. “I don’t have as much time these days,” says Lucinda, “but on Instagram I can just take a picture, write a caption, and put some hashtags on it.”

Since having Sienna the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat. “I don’t have as much time these days,” says Lucinda, “but on Instagram I can just take a picture, write a caption, and put some hashtags on it.”

The kitchen units are painted in Farrow & Ball Railings. Lucinda took the knobs and the cooker hood details off and sprayed them copper

The kitchen units are painted in Farrow & Ball Railings. Lucinda took the knobs and the cooker hood details off and sprayed them copper

Lucinda’s parents used to store their plastic supermarket bags under the Singer sewing machine before it found a new home in her dining room

Lucinda’s parents used to store their plastic supermarket bags under the Singer sewing machine before it found a new home in her dining room

Liking its shape, Lucinda painted the radiator in the main bathroom black and updated the basin unit with sample pots of Farrow & Ball

Liking its shape, Lucinda painted the radiator in the main bathroom black and updated the basin unit with sample pots of Farrow & Ball

“I tend to switch things round a bit in here. The yellow throw and bedding is from Homesense, the geometric cushion is from Made.com and these cushions are from IKEA to match the rug on the floor.”

“I tend to switch things round a bit in here. The yellow throw and bedding is from Homesense, the geometric cushion is from Made.com and these cushions are from IKEA to match the rug on the floor.”

Accents of black, white, grey and yellow contrast with the pure white walls of one of the spare bedrooms

Accents of black, white, grey and yellow contrast with the pure white walls of one of the spare bedrooms

The suspended lamps in one of the two spare bedrooms are from Wickle in Lewes

The suspended lamps in one of the two spare bedrooms are from Wickle in Lewes

Lucinda covered the laminate floor in Sienna’s room with a large cowhide rug from Homesense

Lucinda covered the laminate floor in Sienna’s room with a large cowhide rug from Homesense

The bed and side tables in the master bedroom are from Warren Evans

The bed and side tables in the master bedroom are from Warren Evans

Groupings of prints and objects line shelves along the walls and above the bed

Groupings of prints and objects line shelves along the walls and above the bed

The large mirror in James and Lucinda’s bedroom is from Hoopers in Tunbridge Wells, given to the couple as a house warming gift

The large mirror in James and Lucinda’s bedroom is from Hoopers in Tunbridge Wells, given to the couple as a house warming gift

The newly finished en suite

The newly finished en suite

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Lucy Fleming

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