Tag Archives: Interiors

10 easy ways to save water

10 easy tips for saving water. Yorkshire Water

I've always been a bit of a stickler for saving water. I became even more so last summer when - during the kitchen renovation - we had a water meter fitted. Overnight, it took our water bills down from about £70 a month to less than £20. Result. Yorkshire Water's latest water conservation campaign 'Save a little, save a lot' ...

The stunning new showroom of interior designer Rachel Usher

Interiors by Rachel Usher showroom at Bawtry, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Interiors by Rachel Usher showroom at Bawtry, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

As soon as I walked into Rachel Usher’s new interiors showroom in Bawtry, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, I sensed something special. As we talked over a cup of tea, that thing I couldn’t at first put my finger on became clearer. It wasn’t just Rachel’s passion for design – many people have that – but the clarity ...

Introducing: Object Style

Object Style look book

I first met Rachael Adams when she organised Home is in the North in Manchester. I made no secret of how much I enjoyed that event and approved of the friendly, interactive vibe and the brands chosen to be part of it. A few months ago, Rachael began to post on Twitter and Instagram under a new name. The things ...

At home: 3 favourite things

Three favourite things at home

I'm lucky I know to live in a home that I love, and where I feel safe and secure. We've lived in quite a few different houses, and never regarded any of them as somewhere we'd stay for a long time. But your home isn't really about the bricks and mortar, it's about the things inside. ...

5 uses for a storage room

Garden studio workspace

I'm always wishing I had more space in my house. If you had a spare room inside your house or a space elsewhere, what would you use it for? Here are five ways I might put extra storage space to great use. Blogging and writing I love writing. It's the reason I started this blog. If I'm in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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