Category Archives: Trends, Ideas & Inspiration

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 ...

New home range from Harrods

Harrods rosemary and lavender candle and Dualit architect two slice toaster | www.angelinthenorth.com

There are few shop names that people the world over are familiar with. And of them all, Harrods is probably one of the best known. It's a brand that immediately conjures ideas of indulgence and luxury. Dropping by the London store is often a must do and special treat for visitors to the capital. But did you know ...

Where to find unique pieces for your home

Where to find unique pieces for your home, like this zinc initial letter | www.angelinthenorth.com

OK, there's no denying I'm a big Ikea fan, but I don't want my home to be completely bereft of some unique accents. You know I love shopping at markets, charity shops and car boot sales but you have to invest a lot of time in these things, going there regularly, to have a chance of ...

Cosying up with bedding and cushions

KandCo Dorma vintage quilt cover | www.angelinthenorth.com

For the first time ever, my bedroom is my favourite room in the house. I love being in it. Getting dressed, even the ritualistic chore of putting on make-up is more enjoyable, something to linger over that little bit longer. We're entering autumn, and while I generally much prefer the warmer months and longer days (did ...

Book review: A Life Less Ordinary

Book review: A Life Less Ordinary by Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre who run igigi general store in Brighton, UK | www.angelinthenorth.com

As I opened and began to read A Life Less Ordinary there were many things the authors had written that struck a chord with my lifestyle and the way I look at my home. I was beginning to feel an affinity through their talk of great friendships, a love of travel and upcycling vintage items to ...

Cheap and easy summer garden updates

Colourful DIY tyre planter | www.angelinthenorth.com

As with the rest of my house, my garden is a work in progress. While it does have an excellent rhubarb patch, it’s mostly overgrown weeds, bare soil and pockets of rubble. But with this unprecedented, long stretch of summer weather we’ve been having I’ve wanted to get out in the garden much more. So I’ve ...

Occa-Home designer homeware sale

Menu Dropp bowl at Occa-Home | www.angelinthenorth.com

Recently I found this bowl in my inbox and stared at it for a while. Isn't it interesting? As bowls go, of course. (bowl, £22.50 (was £45)) It led me to take a closer look at Occa-Home who have a sale on until Sunday with some things half price. Not everything is to my taste but there are some ...

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