A few years back one December we had just (I mean literally weeks before) moved into a new house and we thought it would be a great idea to host people over the festive break. Within three weeks we had fitted a whole new kitchen, decorated most of the rooms and got our house ready [...]
The autumn leaves brushing your boots as you wander to the train station with a cup of hot coffee on your way into town. You get to the platform and watch as the warm glow from the sun glistens over the trees in the distance. The reality is usually quite different, usually involving me running [...]
I, like most people, would love to adorn my walls with a mixture of gorgeous original artwork that I have sourced from antique markets and big auction houses. In reality that is completely unrealistic and - like a lot of other areas in my home - requires a bit more research to find the best option for my budget. Below I have pulled together just some of the options I have found over the past few months whilst I have been researching some ideas for the gallery wall I am planning to go above the sofa in the lounge (more to come on that very soon).
Spring is the season of hope. Colour starts creeping back into the garden, the nights get longer, the day gets brighter, the clouds occasionally lift long enough to take your coat off and expose your ankles. For me, it is the seasonal equivalent to a Friday. You still have the whole season ahead to look [...]