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. ...

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 ...

Stylish storage solutions

Vintage crate as living room storage

I'm always looking for good ideas for home storage. You see, I like stuff - and have quite a lot of it - but I dislike disorganised clutter and I don't have a great big house. I've come to realise lately that while having places to put things away is vital, having certain things out on display ...

Winter home style with Junction 32

Denby crockery Halo range. Home brands at Junction 32 outlet shopping village, Yorkshire

Because we're making over the whole house - and I'm always reading blogs, magazines or on Pinterest - my home is never going to feel completely finished. I'm often looking for ideas for the areas that are yet to be done, and - as I said last week - sometimes even for rooms that are (supposed to ...

Winter living room inspiration

Black, grey and berry winter living room inspiration

Have you ever finished decorating a room and, a short time later, wish you could do it again? That's kind of where I am with our living room. I know that sounds crazy, after all the blood, sweat and tears poured into getting it finished in the first place, just a few months ago. Blame it on the changing seasons ...

Budget balcony makeover

Competition with Morgans Leeds to makeover a balcony on a £150 budget

As some of you will know, our next big job on the house renovation is to fix up the outside. In fact, as I write, my dear husband is digging and hammering outside. (Shortly I’ll have to withdraw to provide due admiration for the drains he’s fitting). Knowing how quickly design decisions can creep up on you, ...

Hallway inspiration

Hallway inspiration with patchwork tiles, wire shoe rack, wood bench

We're still on a bit of a go slow with the house renovation. My husband's been suffering with a bad back these last few weeks which is painful for him and frustrating for us both. There's not much still to do inside, but we expect the outside to be a monster of a job. We thought ...

My Etsy art favourites

Be so good they can

Now our house is beginning to look something like we always knew it could, we're thinking of ways to make it our home. A big part of this is thinking about what to put on the walls. In truth a significant part of me is reluctant to tap anything into our perfect surfaces, but I'm starting ...

What makes a comfy bed?

Blue tufted headboard and grey campaign chest

Last weekend, I threw a sort-of afternoon tea for some of my best friends, a chance to show off them the kitchen and living room now the rooms are pretty much finished. It was also the beginning of my payback for all the times I've missed hosting a gathering due to the state of my living ...

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 ...