Category Archives: Trends, Ideas & Inspiration

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 ...

Home Is In The North, Manchester

Home Is In The North, Halle St Peters, Manchester | www.angelinthenorth.com

A few days ago, I had one of the loveliest days I've had in quite a while. I headed over to Manchester for Home Is In The North, billed as a travelling pop-up event hosting independent interior designers and boutique homeware brands. Afterwards, my friend and I explored the Northern Quarter, home to a cluster of the ...

Living room design ideas

Dark sofas with colourful style via Apartment Therapy

Pretty soon, we'll be ready to start work on destroying renovating the downstairs of our house. So my head is currently whizzing with ideas about how I'd like the living room and kitchen diner to look. Certainly for the lounge, my Pinterest board tells me I'm usually drawn to neutral floors and walls with standout accessories. (via Apartment Therapy) (via ...

I love antlers (and I don’t care!)

Antler decor: stag antler shield from Rose and Grey | www.angelinthenorth.com

It's hard to explain to a co-habitor why you want to put something in the house you share that seems completely incongruous. If only my husband spent as much time on blogs and Pinterest as I do, he would immediately understand my love, and need, for antlers. I know we live in a three bedroom suburban semi ...

Statement floral decor

Contemporary statement floral decor | www.angelinthenorth.com

The throw on the bed in the last picture in my recent post about my spare bedroom got me thinking about florals. These statement prints appearing on walls and fabrics everywhere are far from chintzy: florals have shaken off their 'old lady' connotations, and many designs have now moved on from the shabby chic trend of ...

How to decorate a 1960s house

Leeds 1960s house tour: how to decorate a 1960s house | www.angelinthenorth.com

I love my house, but not how it looks. We bought this place because it was in the right place at the right time and was a sound investment. I love what we're doing to the inside, but it's hard to renovate in the way that we're always told we should: by being true to the ...

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