Welcome to Peony and Velvet, we are Rachel and Lucy – 50 something virgin bloggers!

Lucy is an Educational Psychologist and  Rachel, an Occupational Therapist. We live in Southampton with two husbands, four teenage girls, five cats and one tortoise between us. We have known each other for twelve years and share a passion for interiors, fashion and travel.

We have spent the last decade and a half raising our families but now our daughters are growing up we have (more) time to devote to the things we are interested in.

This blog is by two real women (who’s guilty pleasures include; The Kardashians, Gin, Lorraine on ITV and the new Hush catalogue!) but still  want to have stylish homes and look good on a realistic budget. We will share our homes and ideas and hope you will find something that interests or inspires.