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 ...

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 ...

Life lately…

walk with pram in sunshine

Of course, life lately has been mostly taken up with meeting the needs of the new little person in our lives. Last week I blogged about Sam being a month old already. As scary as it is how quickly time is passing, it's fascinating watching him grow and become more alert, responsive and playful. ...

Hallway renovation – before and after

Hallway renovation | Angel In The North

The hall, stairs and landing have been the last part of the house that we've renovated. For quite a few months, they've been the only areas to still show signs of the dodgy décor we were surrounded by when we moved in three years ago, much of it seeming to have been untouched since the house was built in the 1970s. I ...

Our kitchen in a magazine!

Ikea Veddinge grey kitchen featured in Your Home magazine. Photos by Photoword

It was funny walking into W H Smith and seeing my face smiling back at me from the cover of a magazine. It was funny seeing the same thing in my local supermarket a few days later, when I'd sort of forgotten and wasn't looking for it. I didn't know whether to speed away from the magazine section or hang ...

House tour update: kitchen art

Kitchen art

For 12 months after finishing the kitchen renovation, we've been reluctant to nail anything to its pristine, newly-plastered walls. But recently we've accepted that, well, we live here now, will do for some time and that personal touches beat a perfect finish any day. So recently we got some kitchen art and prints up; some old, some new. (And it ...

Ideas for decorating the nursery

I'm currently entering the 'just how much sh*t is this tiny human going to need?' phase of preparation for parenting. One thing that's not in dispute - even though arguably there are more practical things to be doing, researching and buying - is that I want to get started on the nursery soon. The baby's room will be the smallest of ...

New hanging ceramic pots

Red Candy Umbra Trigg ceramic geometric wall vessels

My living room is in a slight state of disarray, but these hanging pots have added some Scandi style to one wall. Now we're back to winter, husband has returned inside and is tackling some of the inside jobs that didn't get finished before he moved outside and started working on the garden. That means tools lying ...