Hey there and welcome to my blog! manchester lifestyle and interiors blogger personal style

First of all thanks for visiting, without you I wouldn’t be here.

So what can you expect here at Old Fashioned Susie?

What you’ll get from me is a down to earth approach to interiors and home style. There’s also a little bit of my personal fashion loves here, as well as the odd cocktail and vegan cake… Covering all the major food groups obviously 😉

I’m based just outside of Manchester and I really love my city, having lived here most of my life. There’s some fab posts about Manchester here on the blog.

You’ll find inspiration on how to mix old and new, vintage and high street, handmedown and off the shelf; To give you, and your home an individual and unique look and feel, just like you.

If you DONT want your home to look like something out of a showroom then this lifestyle blog is for you.

modern scandi inspired white and wood kitchen with pops of vintage and colour

If you DO want your home to be a nest, a personalised retreat, something that reflects you, your likes, your travels, your history, your family, then stick around. You and me will get on well.

I’ve been blogging since 2010 and this is now my job. Creativity has been a theme throughout my life and I think I’ve finally settled on this writing lark.

I’m 36 and have two daughters and a husband, who enjoy fluffing my nest for. I’m a real homebody but do love to travel too- Berlin and Whitby being two of my favourite places.

I love brands that have heritage and will usually prefer a classic, timeless look over something that is “in fashion”.

If I work with a brand, it is always something I’ve carefully considered and it is always because I like the brand- and think you will too.

I do dip into trends of course, but I dont run my life by them, and like to pick and choose what suits me and/or my home.

I’m a bit of a perfectionist (some might say fussy mare!) but once I’ve an idea I like it to be just so, although I have learned to comprise when it comes to home renovations and actually what is possible with our budget.

My favourite social media channel is Instagram so you can always find me on there– come say hi!

I also do a weekly (sometimes fortnightly!) newsletter about what I’ve been loving/reading/listening too so if you fancy the sound of that sign up below.

If you are are looking to work with me (thanks!) and please check out this page.




  1. January 6, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Hi Susie,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Old Fashioned Susie has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Vintage Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Vintage Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    • January 6, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Many thanks! I got your email- I’m still in holiday mode…

  2. Lisa Patti
    January 17, 2017 / 12:00 am


    I love the Cavallini italian postcard wrap, do you know if there is a way to get one of his wraps done in wall covering? I would like to use this behind some shelving in an office. I also found a designer named Nicoletta Pagano in Italy who has some beautiful designs but only in wrap as well.

    Also trying to find a wallpaper I saw in Bella Italia in on Hanover St. in Edinburgh but have not been able to find too many UK design sites — it was a vintage Italian retro wallpaper, any ideas of where to look? Have contacted the business to find out who designed their restaurants to see if I can track it down.

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