Tag Archives: Interiors

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
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 ...

Winter living room inspiration

Black, grey and berry winter living room inspiration

Have you ever finished decorating a room and, a short time later, wish you could do it again? That's kind of where I am with our living room. I know that sounds crazy, after all the blood, sweat and tears poured into getting it finished in the first place, just a few months ago. Blame it on the changing seasons ...

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 ...

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