The Bramwell Brown Blog
Meet the content creator and their Weather Clock
This week we are meeting Interiors Content Creator Jen from @thehousethatjenbuilt_
Can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Jen and I run the Instagram account @thehousethatjenbuilt_ I have two young children and I work full time for the emergency services so interiors is actually just my hobby!
Why did you set up your account?
I set up my Instagram account whilst I was on maternity leave with my second son just over four years ago. We had just moved into our home and I was using Instagram for décor inspiration then I just started sharing the progress and styling ideas and it just grew from there!
What's your favourite room in the house and why?
Our living room is still my favourite room in the house. It was the very first room we decorated when we moved in but it has taken time to get the furniture and styling right. We got a mid-century bar cart for one of the alcoves just before Christmas and I swapped the rugs around recently and I think I’ve finally got it just how I want it.
Where do you hang your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock and why?
We have our Bramwell Brown weather clock in our hallway. I love it there as it makes up part of a quirky little gallery wall we have in there and it means I can check the weather before leaving the house!
Can you sum your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock up in three words?
Beautiful, British, Unique.
Any tips for incorporating clocks into your interior design?
Like in our hallway I think clocks look great and add interest to any gallery wall. Like the Bramwell Brown weather clock, clocks can be pieces of art in their own right and should be shown off in the same way you would your favourite prints or pictures.
In the current climate we’re going to be spending even more time at home, are you planning on undertaking any home interiors plans during this time?
Our hallway is still ongoing after starting it 2 months ago… I didn’t appreciate how long it would take to prime and paint all of the woodwork in between working and looking after the boys! Whilst finishing that my mind is whirring with plans for my next project which is going to be the small bedroom, think cornicing, a ceiling rose and a pink ceiling – you’ll have to wait for the rest!
Finally, we love mechanical/ analogue objects; what mechanical/ analogue do you have in your home or remember from your childhood that you love(d)?
My grandparents had an old pendulum wall clock in their dining room which had the loudest tick and would chime every 15 minutes! Thinking of that clock brings back happy childhood memories of my Nanna cooking a Sunday roast for all the family and us all sitting around the dining table as that clock ticked away in the background.