My Top Tips for buying a Storage Bed

The space under the bed is usually one of the least utilised spaces in our home and yet it’s a large opportunity for storage that we don’t often think about.  I’m on the look out for a new storage bed in my spare room and so I wanted to share some ideas… If you’re a […]

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My Budget Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Our kitchen is an awkward shape, being “L” Shaped, with the shorter part of the L being the original kitchen and the longer part being an extension (from before we moved in).  The original kitchen part is dark, with no windows and full of cabinets and the newer part has windows on three sides.  It’s […]

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Find your interiors style – by making mistakes…

We’ve all done it haven’t we?  We’ve all had a great decorating idea and after we’ve finished, (or even halfway through doing it) we’ve stood back and held our head in our hands because it doesn’t look how you thought it would. Many people stick to neutrals for this reason, they don’t want to make […]

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Is the Tropical Trend here to stay in 2018?

In case you were asleep during 2017, the Tropical and Botanical trend was well and truly in full flow.  Much of this came from the colour of the year ‘Greenery’ and there was a growth in plants, trees, flowers and bold themes enter our homes. In 2018 it doesn’t appear to show any signs of […]

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The Art of Compromise: My tips for a budget kitchen update

As you may have seen from my Instagram stories recently, I’m refurbishing the kitchen on a limited budget at the moment.  We all know kitchens and bathroooms are the most expensive rooms in the home and also the most disruptive when we want to make them over.  But there are ways to make even these […]

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Are Silver Tones set for a return in interiors in 2018?

The last couple of years you couldn’t move in the interiors world for copper, gold, rose gold and bronze accessories.  Everything from stationery accessories to furniture to wallpaper – they have all embraced the warm metallics and poor old silver got shoved out of the way after taking prime place for so long.  But could […]

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A Cosy & Calm Bedroom Moodboard

We live in a three bedroom bungalow and we love it, but unfortunately the bedrooms are a little small.  The previous owner had split the long living room into smallish bedrooms which we use as our spare rooms. It doesn’t bother us too much as they are spare rooms, not used all that often.  The […]

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How I revamped a lampshade with Chalk Paint

I’m a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as you will know from some of my earlier posts.  I’ve used it very recently to makeover my TV cabinet, chests of drawers, and even beams and bannisters in my friend’s cottage.  It’s such a versatile paint and I’ve used it for some other things, including dying […]

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Add a bit of Glamour with a Velvet sofa

Velvet always evokes this feeling of luxury, it’s a beautiful, textured, tactile fabric that always gives you a feeling of glamour and decadence. Velvet sofas are on the rise again (if indeed they ever went away!) and there are a brilliant choice of colours and shapes to please everyone – and they’re not as expensive […]

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Notes from The Styling Your Home Workshop

Just a quick post today, I wanted to share my notes about the workshop I attended yesterday, which was run by Lisa Dawson and Dee Campling. The workshop is called STYLING YOUR HOME: FOUR STEPS TO NO RULES INTERIOR COOL.  What I liked about this is ‘no rules’.  Interior designers will discuss with their clients certain […]

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