bio

Hello and welcome to The House That Black Built!

Maybe you know all about us from our Instagram page? If you do, feel free to skip this bit and search for the photos of Mr S. If you don’t, then this is what you need to know…

The House That Black Built is an interior and lifestyle blog based on our - that’s me, Chelsea, my husband, affectionately known as Mr S and our two fur babies Loki and Rain - 100+ year old Victorian Villa on the Cheshire/Shropshire border.

The blog started as an Instagram account to document the renovation of our home, which it still is, but has also since expanded to cover much more of our daily lives, mainly due to my compulsion to over-share. I’d like to think that people follow us because of our curated feed and for interior design inspiration but more than likely, its due to our honest, unfiltered and sometimes amusing approach to renovation life, unwavering enthusiasm for DIY (that’s mine, not his) and the fact that my husband has somehow become a pin-up for the interior world of instagram.

If this sounds like it’s your thing, and you enjoy stuff painted black, then you’re in the right place! I hope you enjoy a further look into The House That Black Built. If there’s anything at all you need - just ask.

K, love ya, bye x

Photo by Katie Grant as part of our pre-wedding shoot in Snowdonia, Wales

Photo by Katie Grant as part of our pre-wedding shoot in Snowdonia, Wales