House tour: the nursery

Colourful animal Scandi unisex nursery | Angel In The North

When I first started thinking about how to decorate the nursery I thought I'd choose a monochrome or neutral scheme, but in fact we went for a colourful room - and I love it. It was about a year ago that I shared some ideas on how I was thinking of decorating the nursery at that ...

Anthropologie at Victoria Gate, Leeds

New Anthropologie store, Victoria Gate shopping centre, Leeds | Angel In The North

Much of the buzz around the opening of the new shopping centre in Leeds, Victoria Gate, has been about the city finally getting a John Lewis. But personally I was just as excited to see the centre's other stores open, like Cos, & Other Stories and Anthropologie. On the day Victoria Gate opened last month, I was ...

Object store, Chorlton, Manchester

Object concept shop, Chorlton, Manchester, UK | Angel In The North

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and decided I wanted to spend a day in Chorlton (just outside Manchester). I blame the launch of a cool new store, Object, for convincing me it was somewhere I had to visit. I enlisted a friend who lives in Manchester, and off we went. Chorlton is not ...

A late summer wish list

Late summer fashion and home wish list

Black hexagonal wire wine bottle holder, £25, Holly's House Wire and wood industrial shelves, £50, Cox and Cox Black and white striped laundry bag, £16, Future and Found Bar drop back rose gold earrings, £19.95, Howkapow Pom pom sandals, £9, New Look Embroidered blouse, £35.99, Mango Rose Muuto elevated vase, £79, Nest.co.uk* Swedish green ...

How to do classic Scandi home style

Animal nursery Scandi Vitra rocker chair

Scandinavian-style design has had a huge influence on our interiors over the last few years. My own home is no exception, as you'll know if you're following my house renovation. My Ferm Living triangle jute rug from Cloudberry Living has been moved into the nursery, and I've added another Scandi touch with a new grey moulded rocker. ...

House tour: garden ideas

Having shared with you the progress we've made so far on the back garden, I thought I'd also give you an insight into my inspiration and ideas for how I'd like some of the space to look when it's finished. In my mind, the garden has three areas: the decking; patio; and lawn and flowerbeds. Perhaps the ...

House tour: back garden update

back garden before photos (4)

Do you fancy a little update on my house renovation and a look at how things are going with fixing up the back garden? I'll be honest: progress has been a little slow, what with having a baby three months ago and breaking off to do work inside the house over winter. My husband started on ...

Women in Business: Maud’s House

Maud's House lifestyle shop, Skipton, North Yorkshire

More than once, Skipton has been named the best place to live in Britain. And the North Yorkshire market town just got better with the opening of a new lifestyle shop which I dare say will make folk even prouder of where they live and content with their lot in life. Maud's House has been opened ...

10 uses for deckchair fabric at home

Deckchair in a patio garden from Ici et La

There are few things that evoke British summer time like the traditional deckchair and its iconic fabric. The wooden chair and its multi-colour stripes are as much part of our seaside holidays as beach huts, knotted hankies, piers and Punch and Judy. But there's no need to restrict deckchairs to the beach. A cheery deckchair can brighten ...

Review: Leesa mattress

Leesa mattress review

Being a new parent, sleep is at a premium. It's something I spend a lot of time thinking about, hoping for and looking forward to. My husband and I are asked how much we're getting, we talk to each other about whether we're having enough, and we want to know whether other couples with babies of the ...