A Conversation with… Rachael from Eclectic Eccentric Home

First up in the new series of Conversations with Interiors lovers is Rachael from Eclectic Eccentric Home.  Rachael lives in Braithwell, South Yorkshire and has a variety of different disabilities in the house with lots of conflicting needs.  She’s a lover of vintage and antique furniture as you will see from her colourful Instagram feed! […]

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A Conversation with … Introduction

Welcome to the introduction to a new series of blog posts regarding disability, design & accessibility.  Since starting my blog I’ve been approached by lots of people in a similar position to me and Mr Wheel Chic Home and have given me nothing but support in my blog. After a few conversations I realised there […]

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How to find a fabulous wheelchair ramp that matches your style

It’s odd isn’t it, how I can add the word ‘fabulous’ next to ‘wheelchair’ in the title, as when you think of a wheelchair ramp you think of something pretty dull. Mr Wheel Chic Home has recently spent a little more time in the wheelchair than usual due to a number of falls needing stitches […]

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Customisable Grab Rails with Rails Direct

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I have a thing about grab rails and how in general, they can be ugly.  I’ve talked before about my super toilet roll holder and some ideas that are grab rails disguised as some thing else.  I’m always looking for options to help disguise […]

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Tips for Moving House if you have a disability or are elderly

Having spent the large part of the last two weeks helping my mother in law move house after 45 years in her last home it got me thinking.  As I had the time to spare I’ve been helping her sort out before the move and get unpacked after the move, it made me think about […]

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My Top 3 Design Favourites for Wheelchair Accessible bathrooms

The first issue with our bathroom is that it’s a typically tiny British bathroom, just enough floor space for the bath, boiler, sink and loo.  No more room and no opportunity to make it bigger unless we take a bedroom and competely overhaul all the pipework.  So – we are a little stuck with it. […]

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How to make your home accessible for your guests

We were recently invited to a BBQ and for most people you look up the date, see if it’s free, collect the beer and head off to hang out with friends.  For us, it’s a little more difficult.  We have to make sure the house is accessible for Mr Wheel Chic Home, otherwise we would […]

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My Top Design Favourites for Wheelchair Accessible Kitchens

Whilst we’re not looking to upgrade our kitchen just yet, I have started to look around (because I’m an interiors obsessive so why wouldn’t I?) for the best kitchen ideas and adaptations to suit our needs. There are a few things that we need to consider, that you may not think of if you’re not […]

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My favourite fabulous grab rails

Now I know this is a niche post, but even if you don’t need a grab rail yourself, your grandparents or parents might.  Or you might have a disabled friend looking for some help.  I’m guessing most people will have seen those standard grab rails in hospitals or disabled loos or in your doctor’s surgery.  And […]

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Top Tips for Choosing a Coffee Table if you have mobility issues

Regular readers to this blog will know that the husband has wobbly legs and uses crutches or a wheelchair to get around the house.  This causes us some issues when choosing lovely things for the home and the coffe table is no exception. In previous posts, I’ve talked about the bed, sofa, dining table and […]

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