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. ...

How I’ll live more sustainably

Introduction to Ikea Live Lagom project

With a baby due in the spring, it really focuses your mind on what legacy our generation should leave the next. (Frankly, it's not looking too cracking at the moment, is it? But I'm hopeful). I think climate change is something we absolutely have to address seriously - now - but I appreciate it's not easy ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nest.co.uk: inside a Sheffield design store

Bloggers breakfast at Sheffield design store Nest.co.uk

One of the best things about writing this blog is that I get to discover brilliant businesses - right on the doorstep. Sheffield design store Nest.co.uk has to go down as one of the most interesting I have found in our region. A few days ago a small group of bloggers were invited to their HQ ...

Cloudberry Living: £100 giveaway

Cloudberry Living Ferm Living round triangle jute rug

Over the last couple of years I've found myself more and more drawn to Scandinavian home style. I know I'm not alone and it's not hard to see why. Scandi-homes are light, clean, modern and flexible. Walls tend to be white, and paired with wood, but this neutral backdrop means rooms can get away with colourful ...

Ideal Home Show 2015, London

Ideal Home Show Olympia London 2015

I've not been that impressed, to be honest, by the two home shows I've been to so far, Interiors UK and Grand Designs Live. However (third time lucky?) this one was better. The Ideal Home Show has just finished a two-week stint at Olympia London, and we went along one rainy weekend. Two things have disappointed me about the big shows ...

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 ...

Yellow geometric print cushions

yellow geometric cushions

Sometimes styles come a little bit out of the blue - but then they completely bowl you over and suck you in. I would put geometrics in that category. Who'd have thought these angular shapes and patterns would have crept so fully into our lives, and fitted in there so well? We see them everywhere now. They're ...

From walls to works of art

Stickers for walls have been around for a while. Many don't set the world or your decor alight but there are a couple of ranges I've seen recently that have stood out as a bit special for me. As a renter, the appeal is obvious – you can apply, transforming your space, then remove when you ...