How to Choose Your Perfect Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors

The following post contains a paid advertisement for Eurocell. Ever since I moved to the UK way back in 2001, I've had a soft spot for period properties. Our previous home was Edwardian, which was built just outside of Manchester in 1906 and we now live in Shrewsbury...

How to Make Your Old Victorian Tiles Look Good as New

If you have a Victorian home and you're lucky enough to still have original tiles, you might be wondering how to restore and clean the tiles so they look good again. I wanted to share how I tackled a small Victorian tiled hearth and got the old grimy tiles looking...

The Daily Habits That Make for a Perfect Day

The following contains a paid advertising feature for Berocca. All images and thoughts my own. Since lockdown began, we've all had to find ways to maintain our wellbeing while sticking to guidelines to stay home and keep ourselves safe. As you may know, I've worked...

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The Daily Habits That Make for a Perfect Day

The Daily Habits That Make for a Perfect Day

The following contains a paid advertising feature for Berocca. All images and thoughts my own. Since lockdown began, we've all had to find ways to maintain our wellbeing while sticking to guidelines to stay home and keep ourselves safe. As you may know, I've worked...

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How to Make Your Old Victorian Tiles Look Good as New

How to Make Your Old Victorian Tiles Look Good as New

If you have a Victorian home and you're lucky enough to still have original tiles, you might be wondering how to restore and clean the tiles so they look good again. I wanted to share how I tackled a small Victorian tiled hearth and got the old grimy tiles looking...

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If you’ve ever stared into your room and knew something wasn’t quite right but you didn’t know how to fix it, then you’re in the right place. Long ago, I felt exactly the same. I had a million ideas but no idea how to execute them.

With my advice posts, I’m spilling all those interior design secrets that took me years of trial and error to learn. Check out all my how-to’s, tips and tricks here.

7 Tips for Styling Your Open Kitchen Shelves

7 Tips for Styling Your Open Kitchen Shelves

One day last week, I began the process of cleaning my kitchen (like proper cleaning where you take things off the sides, not just wipe around them) and realised I'd not really had a re-style of my shelves since the kitchen was installed back in September of last year....

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Why You Need Something Vintage in Every Room

Why You Need Something Vintage in Every Room

I've always loved eclectic design. Long ago, I read a quote in an interior design book (and I so wish I remember who it was to credit them) but to paraphrase it essentially said: nothing dates a room faster than everything being of the same era. If you think about it,...

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My Home

My blog is a place I love to share my own home and there are a wealth of posts about the changes and updates we’ve made both in our current and our previous home with all the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

I catalogue our entire journey of each room through its evolution and so if you love to have a nosy around other people’s homes (and why wouldn’t you?!), then check out all my posts to see what we’re working on next.

A Few Cute Additions to the Guest Bedroom

A Few Cute Additions to the Guest Bedroom

I have to admit, one of the things I've really missed about the restrictions we currently have in place is that I haven't had any overnight guests for months. It's something I really love and finally having a dedicated guest bedroom to provide to friends and family...

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Stuff I Like

If there’s one thing I like shopping for more than anything else, it’s my house. So I’m always on the lookout for beautiful things – from soft furnishings to furniture, accessories, lighting, art and more.

These are the posts where I shout about brands I’ve come across that I adore and pull together fantasy moodboards, my best shopping finds and gorgeous pieces to create the perfect look – from budget bargains to luxury splurges.

Why I’m Tired of the Gendering of the Colour Pink

Why I’m Tired of the Gendering of the Colour Pink

I answer a lot of questions about my home. Because I have put my home online for others to see, I expect the usual questions: "Where did you get [insert thing here]?" "What colour paint is that?" "What are you planning on doing with [insert room name here]?" These are...

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Lifestyle

It’s not all just interiors around here. As much as interior design is my biggest passion, I’m a nuanced multi-layered person just like you! I adore travelling, cooking, makeup and beauty products, fashion and sometimes I just need to talk about being a flawed human.

These are the posts I explore topics from my favourite breakfast recipe to what it’s like being an ex-pat to getting a better work-life balance and more.

The Daily Habits That Make for a Perfect Day

The Daily Habits That Make for a Perfect Day

The following contains a paid advertising feature for Berocca. All images and thoughts my own. Since lockdown began, we've all had to find ways to maintain our wellbeing while sticking to guidelines to stay home and keep ourselves safe. As you may know, I've worked...

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DIY

I’ve been a big fan of do-it-yourself for a long time both for the cost-savings as well as the gleeful satisfaction of a job well done. But if there’s one thing I’m not a fan of, it’s DIYs that look like DIYs. So you won’t be finding that here.

While I’ve had lots of things I’ve tried that haven’t gone exactly to plan, I only share those projects that have been super successful for me. And while I don’t consider myself a super crafty person, I do love creating things that are really easy to do but also create an amazing end result. You’ll find all my most successful ventures into craft and DIY in these posts and happily, no one will ever know you’ve done it yourself until you proudly tell them so – because you’ll want to, trust me.

How to Make Your Old Victorian Tiles Look Good as New

How to Make Your Old Victorian Tiles Look Good as New

If you have a Victorian home and you're lucky enough to still have original tiles, you might be wondering how to restore and clean the tiles so they look good again. I wanted to share how I tackled a small Victorian tiled hearth and got the old grimy tiles looking...

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DIY Standing Raised Bed Planter

DIY Standing Raised Bed Planter

Emboldened by our attempts at making our own raised planter a couple of months ago, I knew we'd be able to tackle something a little bit more complicated - a pair of standing raised planters to sit in front of the kitchen window. If you recall, we've been working on...

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Simple DIY Raised Bed Planter

Simple DIY Raised Bed Planter

So this is going to be a bit of an odd post because we actually started this DIY raised bed planter project at the end of last summer and only just got around to finishing it this Spring! I know, I know, that sounds slightly baffling (I'll explain why in a second) but...

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