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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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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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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Moving into Autumn with Colour – my Favourite High Street pieces

I’m rather enjoying some of the colours I’m seeing out and about on the High St at the moment. With autumn approaching thoughts naturally turn to warmer colours and apart from ‘Halloween Orange’ there’s a going to be a lot of rusts, terracottas and oranges coming your way as we go through the autumn and […]

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My Favourite Patterned Wall Tiles

Yes, you read that correctly – patterned wall tiles.  But I don’t mean chickens, peaches or twee country scenes, there’s a re-emergence of patterns in the past year or two.  There are wall tiles including those influenced by Moroccan design, as well as geometrics and other designs inspired by Victorian or retro mid century influences. […]

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How to create a bright and colourful garden deck or patio using paint

Regular readers to my blog will know that I’m a big fan of Annie Sloan paint.  I’ve used it on bannisters and ceiling beams, bedroom furniture, my TV Cabinet and I’ve even painted my lampshade (more to come on that in another post).  This time I decided to take my paint outside and brighten up the […]

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Top Faux Brick Wallpapers under £15

So as my living room makeover has been completed, my mind turns to the next couple of rooms that I want to work on.  These are the hallway and office, but first – the kitchen. For the kitchen I’m clear on what I want to do (unlike my previous trauma on the living room, which […]

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Favourite Finds – 10 Tribal and Folksy Cushions

This week I’ve been hunting for cushions to match the new living room colour scheme and to get rid of the old ones we’ve had for a few years, I’ve come across some lovely ones in my travels and thought I’d share them with you. I do love a few cushions on the sofa and […]

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In praise of the Gallery Wall

I’m a big fan of pictures and canvases.  Generally speaking, I’d rather buy a picture than an object or accessory for my house.  Usually I go with some cheaper and mass produced stuff alongside some old favourites so I can switch it quickly and easily as my tastes or decor changes.  But I also have […]

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