At home with Real Housewife Nermina Pieters-mekic
The Real Housewives of Cheshire star, 28, gives Closer a sneak peek into her home, where she lives with her husband Erik and their two dogs Blue and Simba
Although our home was decorated by an interior designer, I had a really clear idea of what I wanted – from the colour of the walls to the style of furniture. I wanted it to look glam, but it was important that it felt homely, too. I’m very pleased with the outcome. I enjoy cooking in our open-plan kitchen, so Erik and I (Stoke City footballer, 30) spend a lot of time there. We always try to have breakfast together and we often have friends over for dinner – it’s a great space for socialising. When it comes to interiors, I usually choose designer pieces over high street. If I see something in someone’s home that I like, I’ll call my designer and get them to find something similar. As it’s just Erik and me (plus their Maltese Blue and boxer Simba), the house can feel pretty big. But I’d never want it to feel like a showroom. I try to keep it as homely as I can with lots of pictures, cushions and flowers.