Here are some of my favourite pieces out at the moment that I have found in high street shops as well as small independent shops - I hope it provides a little autumn inspiration for you. Starting from the top Spark and Bell T bar pendant light, £168 Urban Outfitters, Soap dispenser, £14 Smallable vase, £5 Ian [...]
Here are my favourite Ikea buys for under £25. It was hard to keep it at just 12 to be honest. Looking down this list I have almost all of the items and the bits I don't have are already in my basket for my next big Ikea order! Yes I am obsessed but I [...]
Here is part 2 of my cultural shop edit as I had too much to fit into last weeks one. These are just some of the highlights from these shops and I would always recommend having a look around them as you really can find some hidden gems. The profits from the shops are often [...]
I don't know about you but I absolutely love a museum/gallery shop. The buying is so well considered and you can often find a real hidden gem. Over the years I have turned to these shops a lot for interesting art to hang at home or for general inspiration for interiors. In the best ones [...]
I absolutely love crockery - I might even go as far as saying I am a little bit obsessed. I have always dreamt of owning a hand thrown set but my budget over the years just hasn't allowed for it. I even went on a pottery course to see if I could learn to do [...]
Stonewashed linen From bedlinen to tablecloths and napkins stonewashed linen is a trend that isn't set to go anywhere fast. The best thing about it in my humble opinion is that ironing said materials is completely unnecessary. Embrace that crumpled look! I particularly like lots of linen in the same tone to give a layered [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lighting a candle is one of my top ten tips for helping to brighten your winter days. I particularly love scented candles, although I also do love non scented candles for the dinner table so that it doesn't mask the smell of the food you have cooked. Ikea and Tiger stores are great places to [...]