A late summer wish list

Late summer fashion and home wish list

Black hexagonal wire wine bottle holder, £25, Holly's House Wire and wood industrial shelves, £50, Cox and Cox Black and white striped laundry bag, £16, Future and Found Bar drop back rose gold earrings, £19.95, Howkapow Pom pom sandals, £9, New Look Embroidered blouse, £35.99, Mango Rose Muuto elevated vase, £79, Nest.co.uk* Swedish green ...

10 uses for deckchair fabric at home

Deckchair in a patio garden from Ici et La

There are few things that evoke British summer time like the traditional deckchair and its iconic fabric. The wooden chair and its multi-colour stripes are as much part of our seaside holidays as beach huts, knotted hankies, piers and Punch and Judy. But there's no need to restrict deckchairs to the beach. A cheery deckchair can brighten ...

How I’ll live more sustainably

Introduction to Ikea Live Lagom project

With a baby due in the spring, it really focuses your mind on what legacy our generation should leave the next. (Frankly, it's not looking too cracking at the moment, is it? But I'm hopeful). I think climate change is something we absolutely have to address seriously - now - but I appreciate it's not easy ...

Stylish storage solutions

Vintage crate as living room storage

I'm always looking for good ideas for home storage. You see, I like stuff - and have quite a lot of it - but I dislike disorganised clutter and I don't have a great big house. I've come to realise lately that while having places to put things away is vital, having certain things out on display ...

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

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 home style with Junction 32

Denby crockery Halo range. Home brands at Junction 32 outlet shopping village, Yorkshire

Because we're making over the whole house - and I'm always reading blogs, magazines or on Pinterest - my home is never going to feel completely finished. I'm often looking for ideas for the areas that are yet to be done, and - as I said last week - sometimes even for rooms that are (supposed to ...