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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A Conversation with … Pati Robins

This week on my Conversation With series I’m talking to the instagram queen Pati Robins, the diva of DIY, dark interiors and maximalism.  If you’re an interiors obsessive on Instagram you’ve almost certainly come across Pati.  Not only are her dark interiors famous, her DIY solutions are innovative and inexpensive, and she’s also a blogger and […]

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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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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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