Category Archives: Trends, Ideas & Inspiration

George at Asda wish list

Asda George autumn winter 2014 home living room wish list

Like I said earlier in the week, as we near the end of renovating the kitchen our thoughts are starting to turn to the living room - but I'm running a little short on inspiration. I guess it's normal, when you're renovating room after room, to become more stumped for ideas or get a bit tired of interior ...

Thoughts: living room storage

Living room storage built in shelves in alcove

Guys, the kitchen is so nearly done. The end of a project always seems to take forever but the room is looking great, I just want it to be perfect before showing it off. It's still only semi-usable - we have a functioning fridge, washing machine, sink, dishwasher (ahhhh!) and oven and hob and for the first time ...

Double Merrick giveaway

Merrick Angle of Double Merrick

It's no secret that I dream of living in France one day. Today's post is not helping my impatience to be living that phase of my life now, rather than in a couple of decades. This is the home and work of Merrick Angle, a designer originally from East Yorkshire but now living in Limousin, France who ...

Handmade Huddersfield home

Felt Mountain Studios handmade home in Marsden Huddersfield Yorkshire

How many of us have been in this situation: you're home from travelling, you're working low paid jobs, you're back living with mum and dad and you can't afford to rent your own place let alone buy. Well I'm about to tell you about one Yorkshire woman's ingenious solution. Stephanie Bertenshaw took three garages next to her parents' ...

Virtual Bathrooms competition

Virtual Bathrooms bathroom design competition

It may be only a few months since we completely renovated our bathroom, but that doesn't mean I never think about things we might have done, or what we might do in a bathroom of the future. Bathroom supplier Virtual Bathrooms are currently running a competition for people to use their bathroom designer tool to create their perfect ...

My dream office space

Glass walled office in woodland of Selgas Cano architects Madrid

My place of work is functional and pleasant and we've recently had a few improvements done that has made the space feel bigger and more open. But it's not what you would call inspiring. We're a small team, and in that the-grass-is-always-greener way of thinking most of us adopt a lot of the time, I sometimes wonder ...

Kitchen update/summer ready

House renovation - kitchen, dining room, living room

We're kind of wishing we'd started our downstairs renovation earlier, because the new layout and especially the new French doors have made such a difference to the light in the kitchen/dining area. It would have been glorious in this beautiful weather to enjoy our evening meals with the wide double doors thrown open and the sun ...

Willow and Hall sofa beds

Willow and Hall sofas and sofa beds

We finished our spare bedroom at the beginning of the year and, as I've said before, I'm struggling a bit with its purpose. Not that it needs one, particularly, but if you know what you want it sure makes kitting it out a lot easier. It's in good use at the moment as our makeshift living room ...

Kitchen renovation update

Living room and dining kitchen renovation update

It's about a month since I showed you the disaster area work in progress downstairs in my house. So what's happened since then? Well the major change is that the supporting wall has come down between the kitchen and dining area (without the rest of the house collapsing, *air punch*), a huge metal beam has gone ...

Ask Her Friends blogger panel

Ask Her Friends May blogger panel picks

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to join the bloggers panel at Ask Her Friends. (Even better that my name was put forward by one of my favourite bloggers Lisa). The idea is that, each month, AHF asks their bloggers to choose gift ideas on a particular theme. So May is my first month ...

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