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living room french doors

It’s perhaps no surprise that the home of Fritha – a.k.a. Tigerlilly Quinn – is bright, colourful and full of a vintage modern flair you simply can’t buy from the pages of a catalogue.

She’s an Instagram extraordinaire after all, running her own feed @TigerlillyQuinn along with second account @dresscolourfully dedicated to colourful outfit inspiration and a third account (curated alongside Lottie Storey from Oyster & Pearl) for all things home colour – @thebrighthome.

Yes, it’s fair to say, Fritha is a connoisseur of colour.

living room art work

“I’d call my interiors style a mixture of colourful Scandi and modern vintage,” says Fritha. “I basically love the clean lines of Scandinavian design but I could never commit to the monochrome look – I need colour to make me happy. I love collecting vintage pieces too but sometimes vintage inspired modern interiors are a better fit (and smell less of moth balls!).”

play toys living room

“When we bought our home my favourite room to design was my son’s room as I got to be really playful and colourful,” explains Fritha. “It took a few years to realise I was ‘allowed’ to be fun and playful in my other rooms too.”

marks and spencer bedroom

ms nursery

In a home bursting with bright pops of colour, it could be easy for the shades to jar with each other, creating a feeling of mayhem not unlike your local softplay centre on a Saturday morning. Not so in Fritha’s house. By keeping her background base a brilliant white and sticking with a few key colours Fritha’s home exudes a playful warmth that sits on the right side of stylish.

living room 2

tigerlilly quinn living dinning room

“I’m definitely drawn towards yellows, turquoise and pink and you’ll find that pallette throughout my home,” says Fritha. “It took a me a long time to learn how to mix colour with neutrals so although I’m always drawn to the bright sofas, rugs and wallpaper I would recommend using a bold wallpaper for a feature wall rather than the whole room, or to match bright prints and accessories with a grey sofa and white coffee table so the colours pop rather than fighting for attention.”

bedroom tour

bedroom vintage dresses

Like many of us, Fritha admits her home isn’t always Instagram-ready. “The biggest challenge is the mess!” laughs Fritha. “Neither myself or my husband are the tidiest of people. Throw in a nine month old and a four year old and it gets pretty messy. But I feel like my brain is a bit foggy when everything is cluttered, which makes it hard to work from home. We’re currently designing an office space for me to escape to on our landing!”


“I’m a homebody and I also work from home,” explains Fritha. “When we bought our house it was a wreck and living in a major ‘fixer-upper’ was really tough – especially when we had no floor for about six months and our living room furniture was a deckchair and stool! I think it’s always going to be a work in progres but I love working on it and it makes it so worthwhile to see the results.”

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A modern vintage family home packed with pops of colour with turquoise, yellow and pink colour palette




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  • Reply Kara September 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love Fritha’s home, it is exactly how I see my own taste, although I can not put up the funky wallpaper being rented.
    She knows how to work colour so well.

  • Reply Kathryn September 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Have always admired Fritha’s colourful family home. I particularly like her choice of prints and art work as well as the up cycled painted furniture too. xx

  • Reply Slummy single mummy September 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I always think Fritha’s home looks so beautiful! Plus I actually think it’s nice to know there are messy corners too, and that the whole house isn’t one big Instagram picture as it makes it feels much more achievable.

  • Reply Katie @mummydaddyme September 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I adore Fritha’s home, it just exudes colour which is my favourite- I am a big fan of colour especially yellow. But at the same time she is just so much more effortlessly cool than I am- its stunning. x

  • Reply Lori September 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    i love fritha’s home and the use of colour! I also can’t wait to see what the landing space looks like with an office in too. I’ll have to keep my eye on Instagram to see! x

  • Reply Laura September 20, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I absolutely love Fritha’s colourful and happy home, so beautifully styled with such individual flair and vintage touches. A real home.

    Laura x

  • Reply Adele at Beautiful Tribe September 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Your house is looking amazing, Fritha! I’m always so inspired by the confidence and creativity of your style.

    • Reply Molly September 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Same here!

  • Reply Eleanor September 22, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Great style! It must be very inspiring waking up in such a colourful environment, especially for the kids.

    • Reply Molly September 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it?

  • Reply Fritha Strickland September 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    aww thank you so much Molly and thanks for sharing mine and Lotties new IG account too! It’s so lovely to read all these comments as well! Big confidence boost. I love Roost as it always gives my inspiration! xx

    • Reply Molly September 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      It’s our pleasure – your home is such a bright and happy place. Love it! x

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