Viv Yapp


United Kingdom

Designer/maker based in Bristol. I make handcrafted homeware with Jesmonite, an eco-resin.
A TikToker's Viral Kitchen’s Just ONE of the Lovely Rooms in Her Home
See inside contemporary artist Farwa Moledina’s U.K. home, where she’s added character and personality to a previously bland new-build.
Aug 7, 2023
Before & After: A Run-Down Hong Kong Flat Gets a Gorgeous, Ingenious Facelift
Erin and Ben's flat sat vacant for two years and was run down and leaking in areas before they bought it. “However, when we saw it, both my husband and I knew it was what we had been looking for. It was a place where we could design from scratch what we wanted our home to be like..."
Nov 9, 2022
A Small UK Rental Features DIY Projects, Luxe Gold Finishes, and Lots of Velvet
Scarlett Langdon and Xandice Armah’s home, known as The Gal Palace, is full of their personalities. “When we moved into the flat it was our first time living together, and our first time living somewhere unfurnished where we could properly put our stamp on it,” Scarlett says.
Jan 10, 2022
This Victorian House Built in 1894 Is Dark, Gothic, and Gorgeously Glam
Video House Tour
Interior blogger, Instagramer, and owner of this black, gold, and glam UK home, Rachel Edmonds, says life is too short to conform to the norm. "Your home should be a happy place."
Oct 5, 2021
A Bristol Home Features a Limewash Wall, Cool Coffee Spot, & Glass Conservatory
Graphic designer Claire Latchem and her music director partner, Dan Broadley, bought their home in early 2020, have worked to transform it into a home that inspires creativity.
Sep 2, 2021
This Vibrant Home's Pink & Red Striped Floors Aren't Even the Most Fun Detail
Ms. Pink and Mr. Black share this three-bedroom flat set over three levels in a Victorian house conversion with three sons, and their cats, Coco and Tommy.
Jul 12, 2021
In This Blogger's Lively Pastel London Victorian, Gallery Walls Work Double Time
Dr. Geraldine Tan is a medical doctor by day and an interior and lifestyle blogger by night, and her big Victorian terrace house in London is beautiful and colorful!
Jul 7, 2021
A Formerly Beige UK Home Got a Major Transformation During Lockdown
Rich O’Gorman has only owned this two-bedroom Victorian home for a year, but he's spent that last year absolutely coating each room with gloriously colorful murals.
Jul 5, 2021
This Interior Designer's UK Home Is a Treasure Trove of Stylish Ideas
British stylist and interior designer Emily Rickard might finally be a homeowner after renting around the world, but she's still an absolute expert in renter-friendly style ideas that won't break the bank... plus inspiration for working with what you already have!
Jun 2, 2021
A Street Artist's Bristol Home Features an Incredibly Colorful Exterior Mural
Alex Lucas's home has a gorgeous mural inside on the kitchen cabinets, too!
Feb 8, 2021
Gorgeous Paint, Art, and Tiles Turned This Old Bungalow into a Cheerful Abode
Lj and her partner Nick have converted this former bungalow into an airy and light family home thanks to lots of fun ideas, like DIY wood wall paneling, creative wall paint jobs, and even making a lightshade inspired by a higher-end item.
Jan 1, 2021
An Old UK Victorian Is an Explosion of Colorful, Dramatic Maximalism
Artist Marta Hutt and her husband DIYed a lot in their Victorian, from replacing the "ugly '70s fireplace" to stripping walls and learning how to plaster, to replacing the flooring.
Nov 17, 2020
The Winner of "Interior Design Masters" Lives in an Utterly Stunning Victorian
The winner of the first season of "Interior Design Masters" Cassie Nicholas shares this antique-filled Victorian terrace with her husband Edd and their dog Beecher.
Nov 11, 2020
This Gorgeous, Dark and Romantic UK Home Will Convince You That Faux Flowers Are Cool
Jade Oliver's faux flowers are so popular, she counts among her customers film production sets including HBO’s Games of Thrones and Netflix’s The Crown.
Aug 1, 2020
How To Make a Beautiful Pendant Lampshade Out of Wrapping Paper
I have always loved the look of an origami lampshade — the simplicity and graphic nature makes it a statement piece in any home. When my friend Erin showed me her new book Paper Parties, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to replicate one of these at home, for a fraction of the price you will pay in the shop, and you get to choose any pattern you would like!
Jul 20, 2020
This Textile Designer’s Home on a Busy Street Inspired Her to Start a Creative Business
The homeowner's creative solution for her ground-floor windows has become her main business.
Jul 18, 2020
A Book-Filled Maximalist Home Has Must-See Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Lou Watkins is an HR manager by day and a DIY enthusiast by night, and lives in a 1930s house in Kingswood in quirky Bristol.
Mar 15, 2020
This Graphic Designer’s Entire Home Has Sunny Living Room Vibes
This home has a bright, window-filled room the homeowners call their "conservatory" with a small sitting area that feels like the coziest reading nook ever.
Oct 10, 2019
Find Loads of Color and Pattern Inspiration in This Lovely UK Home
This colorful and cool home is located in Easton, an artsy and quirky part of Bristol that has recently been revealed as one of the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
Oct 8, 2019
This Eclectic UK Home Features Some Seriously Enviable Secondhand Scores
The velvet chesterfield sofa in the living room only cost $60!
Aug 27, 2019
A Comedian’s UK Home Is Full of Humor, Cacti, and Paintings of Ships
Stasia and Michael have been renovating this garden flat ever since they bought it a year and a half ago AND they've been doing everything themselves.
Aug 9, 2019
An Environmentally Conscious Couple Has Designed an Incredibly Playful and Modern Victorian House
Interior design, decor, and the environment don’t often collide, but in this colorful Victorian remodel, they do so beautifully.
Jul 2, 2019
This Illustrator’s Colorful, Maximalist Bristol Home Is Extraordinarily Joyful
We dare you NOT to smile while looking through this stunning and stylish home.
Jul 1, 2019
With Bold Colors, Quirky Decor, and Plenty of Pattern, This Paper Artist’s House Is Undeniably Fun
Designer and paper artist Helen Ward shares this incredibly fun UK home with her family.
Jun 5, 2019
A Synesthete’s Home Is Minimal and Muted for a Very Specific Reason
Name: Abi Dare Location: Horfield, Bristol Size: 1000 square feet Years Lived In: 4 years, owned Minimalism isn’t exactly a new design concept these days, but there’s a really valid reason why stylist and blogger Abi Dare is drawn to neutral colors. “I have a condition called synaesthesia, which is when one sense merges with another rather than being experienced separately,” Abi says.
May 21, 2019
Before and After: A Kitchen Reno That Didn’t Break the Bank
You may remember Nisha and Tim Stevens’ house in South East London. Having spent most of their budget buying the house, Nisha and Tim had to be creative when it came to decorating. Luckily the couple is pretty handy and they saved a lot of money by renovating most of their old kitchen themselves. Nisha’s Advice: Paint an ugly kitchen worktop with an oil based blackboard paint. Ours was a not-very-nice wood-look laminate which we sanded back and then painted.
May 3, 2019
There’s Still Time! A Quick & Easy Idea to Decorate Your Tree for Less Than $4
Is it really only two weeks left until Christmas? It seems as though there’s an endless list of things to be done — decorating the house, buying presents, ordering the turkey…no wonder they say Christmas is the most expensive time of the year! Having said this, I absolutely love Christmas! And decorating the Christmas tree is our favorite thing to do.
Apr 30, 2019
A Boho Rustic Victorian Home Is Cozy and Scandi-Inspired
Name: Kyla Magrath Location: Bristol, United Kingdom Size: 1,000 square feet Years Lived In: 14 years, owned I first came across designer Kyla on Instagram, where she regularly uploads snaps of her Victorian home she shares with her husband, two children, and a dog in St. Werburghs in Bristol. Kyla is certainly not afraid of colors, especially the darker tones.
Feb 25, 2019
Empty Nesters Discover Their Dream Home Is Contemporary, But Comfortable
Name: Debbie and Martyn Wright Location: Clevedon, North Somerset, United Kingdom Size: 3200 square feet Years Lived In: Owned for 4 years After the children left the nest, Debbie and Martyn Wright decided it was time for them to create their dream home. Having searched for four years, they finally found this 1960s bungalow, which sat on an amazing plot with uninterrupted views of the countryside.
Jan 30, 2019
This Novelist’s Eclectic London Home Is One of a Kind
Writer Damian Dibben has really added his own quirky personality in his home and created something that is truly one of a kind.
Oct 29, 2018
A Designer/Artist Duo’s Creative Hong Kong Home
Julie Progin and Jesse McLin have their own homewares brand called Latitude 22N.
Sep 21, 2018
This Handsome Hong Kong Space Has Style (and Lots and Lots of Cool Chairs)
"I love all my chairs. I'm a chair person, and all my chairs have a story," interior designer JJ Acuna says.
Aug 23, 2018
A Fashionable Feng Shui Expert’s Hong Kong Home Is Elementally Cool
Name: Thierry Chow and Peter Yuill Location: Hong Kong Size: 1,600 square feet Years Lived In: Rent for 2 good years Forget all the outdated notions of what you think feng shui is about—that isn’t what expert Thierry Chow practices. Under her company, TRE, this modern master blends ancient feng shui concepts in all aspects of design (including fashion) with the contemporary world.
Aug 13, 2018
This Hong Kong Home Is the Best Use of 370 Square Feet
Nelson Chow bought this tiny apartment a year ago and made good use of a small space by building a "treehouse" bed loft.
Aug 1, 2018
There Are More Plants Than Furniture in this Sunny New Zealand Loft
And we're not mad about it.
Jul 24, 2018
A Perfectly Imperfect, Colorful New Zealand Home
Name: Amanda Holland, Mike Brunel, daughters Millicent and Eva Location: Wellington, New Zealand Size: 230 square metres (approximately 2,476 square feet) Years Lived In: 11 years, owned Interior stylist and design/lifestyle store owner Amanda Holland (of Small Acorns) lives in Wellington with her husband and their two daughters Milly and Eva. The couple bought this home 11 years ago when it was really run down and had no one living in it for two years.
Jun 27, 2018