Tag Archives: Interiors

DIY painted coasters

DIY painted cork coasters

I know I'm not the first to do a DIY like this and I'm sure I won't be the last. I love coming up with original projects, but when time isn't on your side it's good to keep the creativity ticking over by seeing something crafty you like, and trying it out for yourself. Pinterest is almost awash with varieties ...

My Etsy art favourites

Be so good they can

Now our house is beginning to look something like we always knew it could, we're thinking of ways to make it our home. A big part of this is thinking about what to put on the walls. In truth a significant part of me is reluctant to tap anything into our perfect surfaces, but I'm starting ...

What makes a comfy bed?

Blue tufted headboard and grey campaign chest

Last weekend, I threw a sort-of afternoon tea for some of my best friends, a chance to show off them the kitchen and living room now the rooms are pretty much finished. It was also the beginning of my payback for all the times I've missed hosting a gathering due to the state of my living ...

Getting ready for Christmas

Matthew Hilton for Case Ballet Sideboard at John Lewis. Getting home and living room ready for Christmas

A few weeks ago, I imagined - fuelled by dreamworld telly and Pinterest - the run up to Christmas would be a few days of casually draping decorations around while sipping wine and listening to festive music. Our reality has been fraught: him DIYing before and after work and me painting the living room until late. (It wasn't anything in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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