Here is an edit of some of my favourite bits from our living room, lots of which we had in our previous house and a few key new bits which we fell in love with. I did the Create Academy course with Rita Koning and one of the many useful tips she shared was that - unless you are significantly downsizing of course - you should take all of your furniture with you to your new house. It is better to have a table for your drink, even if it isn't perfect, rather than to have no table at all. The Ikea bedside table below had been sitting in our loft for years and we bought it to the new house on the off chance there might be a home for it and, there it now sits next to the armchair. We might get a new one at some point but for now it is great to have somewhere to put that glass of wine.
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 [...]
One of my favourite Christmas traditions as a child was waking up (ludicrously early) on Christmas morning, frantically finding my stocking at the bottom of the bed and running upstairs to my sisters room. We would then sit in her bed under the duvet and open our stocking presents, one at a time. We usually [...]
I love being able to find a stylish on trend item from big high street retailers like Sainsburys home, Matalan and Ikea at brilliant prices when you have a bit of time to do your research however when I am buying presents for people I often prefer buying them gifts from small businesses. Christmas feels [...]
Christmas 2017 - table setting and decoration The holidays are coming and it is the time to dig out your decorations, dust off your fairy lights and start adding those festive touches around the house. I have included some inspiration and tips below on table settings and generally how to add a festive atmosphere as [...]
Autumn/Winter 2017 - Evergreen The restorative effects of greenery has long been documented - in fact it is amazing how many psychological and physiological benefits there are when we surround ourselves with nature. The Evergreen trend that has recently emerged in homeware therefore is exactly what you need to feel good and update your home [...]
Autumn/Winter 2017 - millennial pink Millennial pink is the perfect version of this sometimes controversial colour. With just the right amount of grey it has a soothing effect and can work perfectly in just about every room. There is some disagreement about what the exact colour 'millennial pink' actually refers to, but I don't think [...]