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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Exciting News – Nominated for Domino Magazine Blog Awards!

Last month I sadly didn’t make it to the finals of the Amara Interiors Blog Awards and I have to confess I was a little disappointed – I truly appreciated everyone’s votes and I know so many people shared it on their social media time and time again but sadly I didn’t get enough votes […]

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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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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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Should we try to keep up with interiors trends?

This post come from a woman who, when everyone is wearing skinny jeans or jegging clings onto her bootcut jeans with a passion.  You’ll have to prise those out of my cold dead hands!  This is someone who doesn’t particularly follow fashions and who says when looking at the new fashion ‘I wore that stuff […]

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Home Selling – How to style and stage your home on a small budget

I wanted to share my recent experience of how I staged and styled a client’s home for under £25 (yes, really!) to get the best from those all important estate agent photos that will be plastered on the interweb for ever more. I’m not saying I’m an expert on this, nor do I profess to […]

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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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Living Room Makeover Reveal

Finally!  My living room is all but finished and I’d like to share some images and the story with you.  I’ll put together separate posts on the upcycling projects I did for the living room in due course but wanted to give you the view of it now and I’m thrilled with it! This has […]

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