Woman spent 4 years and £30,000 transforming her home into a vibrant space inspired by ‘Disney, Alice in Wonderland and fairy tales’ – but admits critics say it’s ‘claustrophobic’

  • Lucy Hamilton, 39, who lives near Henley-on-Thames, has 37,200 Instagram fans
  • Also has millions of viewers on TikTok thanks to her daring and colourful decor
  • The mother-of-two renovates her ‘unique’ home with the help of her fiancé Steve

A woman has revealed she spent four years and between £20,000 and £30,000 on transforming her home into a vibrant space inspired by ‘Disney, Alice in Wonderland and fairy tales’.

Lucy Hamilton, 39, who lives near Henley-on-Thames, has 37,200 Instagram followers and millions of viewers on TikTok due to her daring decor and passion for clashing colours.

The mother-of-two renovates her ‘unique’ home with the help of her fiancé Steve, 44, an app developer, and shares the space with her daughters, who are eight and five.

But while the family love their eccentric abode, Lucy, who now runs her own homeware store, told The Sun that not everyone is a fan of her house – with some branding it ‘claustrophobic’ and ‘too much’.

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Lucy Hamilton (pictured), 39, who lives near Henley-on-Thames, has 37,200 Instagram followers and millions of viewers on TikTok due to her daring decor and passion for clashing colours

The mother-of-two renovates her ‘unique’ home (pictured) with the help of her fiancé Steve, 44, an app developer, and shares the space with her daughters, who are eight and five

The mother-of-two (pictured in her kitchen before the transformation) renovates her ‘unique’ home with the help of her fiancé Steve, 44, an app developer, and shares the space with her daughters, who are eight and five

Lucy said: ‘The majority of my messages are positive but I get the odd troll who sends me nasty messages, especially now I have more followers.

‘Some say it’s over the top, makes them feel claustrophobic or just “too much”. Others say they couldn’t live here, it would give them anxiety and they’d prefer grey.

‘That’s fine, there’s lots of grey houses out there. My home is to my taste and TikTok is a creative platform. I don’t know why they feel the need to comment.’

But while the family love their eccentric abode (pictured), Lucy, who now runs her own homeware store, said that not everyone is a fan of her house – with some branding it ‘claustrophobic’ and ‘too much’

Lucy admitted she tries not to pay attention to the negative reaction since she is on TikTok for the creator programme – where she gets paid per view. Pictured, her living room before her makeover

However, the mother-of-two explained that many people say how ‘inspirational’ they find her colourful decor. Pictured, her bathroom after the makeover

Lucy was an air hostess with Virgin for 15 years before quitting her job after the birth of her second child. Pictured, her bathroom before the transformation

Lucy admitted she tries not to pay attention to the negative reaction since she is on TikTok for the creator programme – where she gets paid per view.

However, the mother-of-two explained that many people say how ‘inspirational’ they find her colourful decor.

Lucy was an air hostess with Virgin for 15 years before quitting her job after the birth of her second child. 

Following this, the full-time mother has worked on renovating her four-bed property into a stylish home. Pictured, her stairs now

Lucy also works on designing rooms for friends alongside her online shop Lucy Hamilton At Home, where she sells new items of the popular products found in her house (pictured before the transformation)

Following this, the full-time mother has worked on renovating her four-bed property into a stylish home. 

She also works on designing rooms for friends alongside her online shop Lucy Hamilton At Home, where she sells new items of the popular products found in her house.

Lucy first began her Instagram page as a hobby three years ago but was soon inundated with followers asking where she had bought her decor from. 

Lucy first began her Instagram page as a hobby three years ago but was soon inundated with followers asking where she had bought her decor for her house, pictured, from

After realising she was selling a lot for other brands, she started her own shop instead filled with ‘fun, colourful, quirky pieces at a reasonable price’. Pictured, her bedroom now

When the family moved into their home (pictured) in 2015, it was a dull brown and beige – although, Lucy admits they haven’t changed the house structurally

After realising she was selling a lot for other brands, she started her own shop instead filled with ‘fun, colourful, quirky pieces at a reasonable price’. 

When the family moved into their home in 2015, it was a dull brown and beige – although, Lucy admits they haven’t changed the house structurally. 

Instead, they painted the whole house – including cupboards – white and then added clashing wallpapers, vibrant decorations and colourful paints, with Lucy’s partner doing all the painting.

Instead, they painted the whole house – including cupboards – white and then added clashing wallpapers (above), vibrant decorations and colourful paints, with Lucy’s partner doing all the painting

Lucy suggested she’s saved more than £20,000 by doing it themselves – but confessed that overall the makeover cost between £20,000 to £30,000. Pictured, her living room

Lucy suggested to the publication that she’s saved more than £20,000 by doing it themselves – but confessed that overall the makeover cost between £20,000 to £30,000.

The mother-of-two said she tries to stick to budget purchases from Ikea, The Range and eBay for most of her designs, but does splash out on expensive wallpapers.

For instance, one of her daughter’s beds cost £70 from Ikea, while a favoured zebra vase was £1 from Poundland.

Lucy’s bed is an original antique, worth around £1,000, which she discovered from a second-hand store for £150.

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