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 ...

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 ...

Interiors UK show 2014

Light up letters and tan leather sofa at Interiors UK show 2014 | www.angelinthenorth.com

As you know if you've been following my house tour, we're gradually renovating the entire house. So I'm always looking for inspiration and ideas, and was pleased to be invited by Neville Johnson to attend the Interiors UK show at Birmingham's NEC. I took a friend who has recently bought a house which is also a ...

Festive focal points (not fireplaces!)

Ideas for Christmas decor focal points if you don

I'll be honest, we aren't really going to town on our Christmas decorations this year. It's hard to muster enthusiasm to get all the trimmings out when, firstly, I'm not exactly sure where they are (loft somewhere?), secondly, we've all on to keep everything relatively straight and tidy with the renovations going on without bringing out ...

DIY Christmas ribbon wreath

Country Baskets Festive Face-Off: DIY Christmas wreath | www.angelinthenorth.com

Country Baskets is usually my first port of call for well-priced crafting basics, so I was pleased to be asked to get involved in their Festive Face-Off challenge. I'm one of 30 bloggers taking part, and we have to create a Christmas decoration with a generous hamper of materials sent to us. We stand to win £250 ...

New home range from Harrods

Harrods rosemary and lavender candle and Dualit architect two slice toaster | www.angelinthenorth.com

There are few shop names that people the world over are familiar with. And of them all, Harrods is probably one of the best known. It's a brand that immediately conjures ideas of indulgence and luxury. Dropping by the London store is often a must do and special treat for visitors to the capital. But did you know ...

Exploring an emporium: The Imaginarium

The Imaginarium, York | www.angelinthenorth.com

A truly fascinating shop opened in York about a month ago. I'd seen snippets and odd snaps on social media, and it was my other reason (as well as the new Hobbs opening) for making a trip to Yorkshire's ancient walled city recently. Nothing can really prepare you for entering The Imaginarium. Incongruously placed just a couple of ...