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Kitchen accessories

Kitchen accessories

Earlier in the week I shared our finished kitchen. Although I had a few reservations about choosing grey - mainly about whether it's a colour fad - I'm glad I dug my heels in and went for it. It's a fair responsibility because I knew my husband would be putting in hours and hours of work and I wanted ...

Kitchen reveal!

Kitchen renovation reveal. Ikea Veddinge grey kitchen with wood worktop and white subway tiles

Renovating our kitchen has definitely been a labour of love. It's been seven months of labour, but we're completely in love with the outcome. As is invariably the case with DIY and renovation projects, it's all taken longer than anticipated. Our original estimated finish time was about two months ago, and although I'm calling this a ...

Deck the Halls with Matalan

Scandi-style red and white Christmas living room

For the first time in a long time, this year I'm feeling festive long before the 23rd of December. I think it must be because, for the first time in ages, we're having Christmas at home and cooking for 10. So Christmas has become our absolute deadline for making sure the downstairs renovation is done. Our schedule is ...

Thoughts: living room storage

Living room storage built in shelves in alcove

Guys, the kitchen is so nearly done. The end of a project always seems to take forever but the room is looking great, I just want it to be perfect before showing it off. It's still only semi-usable - we have a functioning fridge, washing machine, sink, dishwasher (ahhhh!) and oven and hob and for the first time ...

Double Merrick giveaway

Merrick Angle of Double Merrick

It's no secret that I dream of living in France one day. Today's post is not helping my impatience to be living that phase of my life now, rather than in a couple of decades. This is the home and work of Merrick Angle, a designer originally from East Yorkshire but now living in Limousin, France who ...

Bathroom additions

House renovation tour: bathroom accessories additions

While husband is busy banging, building and bricking up downstairs there's not a great deal for me to do, except keep it all tidy-ish and dream about the kitchen I'd like to have in the end. (No, we've still not completely decided). What do idle hands do? They shop. Hence I've bought quite a lot of little extras ...

Eclectic home store: RE

RE eclectic home accessories store in Corbridge, Northumberland | www.angelinthenorth.com

At the beginning of our recent few days in Northumberland we stopped off in the small town of Corbridge. "We're here," I said, as we parked up in front of a rather uninspiring rural petrol station. My husband shot me one of his familiar "where have you brought us now?" looks. But wonderful things are yet more rewarding when ...

‘Home for now’ book review

Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill book review | www.angelinthenorth.com

It's funny, I spent my entire childhood living in the same house. My parents are still there, nearly 40 years after moving in. But as an adult, I've had six homes in 12 years (10 if we're counting student digs and that summer I spent working in Cornwall). I've had lots of 'homes for now', including the ...

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 ...

DIY geometric bowl

DIY Sharpie project: monochrome geometric bowl | www.angelinthenorth.com

This old black and white bowl had been hanging around in our various bathrooms for a number of years. It was about to go in the bin, but its life was saved because it happened to be the perfect size to fit on a particularly awkward shelf below the new bathroom cabinet. I've been shopping around ...

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