How to Style a Christmas Tree

A friend of mine asked me recently if I'd ever done a blog post on styling a Christmas tree as she was looking for some tips for her own. And I realised that after so many years of decorating trees, I never have! So, as I celebrated the start of the festive season by...

How to Create a Coordinated Gallery Wall in Less Than an Hour

The following is a paid advertising feature for Desenio. I created my first gallery wall back in 2013. Eager to just fill up the entire area but with little clue to what I was doing, the end result was sadly, a bit disappointing. I tried to stick to a colour scheme...

In Defence of Anaglypta

When I moved to the UK way back in 2001, I admit, I had no idea what Anaglypta was, I just knew that in American homes, it wasn't particularly common as far as I was aware. I saw it in plenty of homes here, though, and after a while, came to understand it was...

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How to Style a Christmas Tree

How to Style a Christmas Tree

A friend of mine asked me recently if I'd ever done a blog post on styling a Christmas tree as she was looking for some tips for her own. And I realised that after so many years of decorating trees, I never have! So, as I celebrated the start of the festive season by...

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In Defence of Anaglypta

In Defence of Anaglypta

When I moved to the UK way back in 2001, I admit, I had no idea what Anaglypta was, I just knew that in American homes, it wasn't particularly common as far as I was aware. I saw it in plenty of homes here, though, and after a while, came to understand it was...

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How to Enjoy the Home You Have Right Now

How to Enjoy the Home You Have Right Now

I don't think I know that many people who are absolutely happy with their home as it stands right at this instant. There's pretty much always something to do, something that's not working, big plans for the future, items to save for.  Despite the fact that I feel...

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Design Advice

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.

How to Style a Christmas Tree

How to Style a Christmas Tree

A friend of mine asked me recently if I'd ever done a blog post on styling a Christmas tree as she was looking for some tips for her own. And I realised that after so many years of decorating trees, I never have! So, as I celebrated the start of the festive season by...

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How to Style a Bed

How to Style a Bed

So we'll start with a confession, shall we? Do I make my bed up every single day? Hell no. However, do I love when I spend those extra 2 minutes doing it? Absolutely. There's just something about getting into a nicely made up bed that feels slightly luxurious. It's...

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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.

My Living Room Midi-Makeover Reveal in Autumn Colours

My Living Room Midi-Makeover Reveal in Autumn Colours

I mentioned we were going to be replacing the flooring and the sofas in the living room on my Instagram not long ago, referring to it as a 'mini-refresh'. Well, I was very quickly corrected by someone who said, "A mini-refresh is some new cushions!" Ha! And I realised...

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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.

In Defence of Anaglypta

In Defence of Anaglypta

When I moved to the UK way back in 2001, I admit, I had no idea what Anaglypta was, I just knew that in American homes, it wasn't particularly common as far as I was aware. I saw it in plenty of homes here, though, and after a while, came to understand it was...

read more
Pets? Kids? Yes, You Can Finally Own a Velvet Sofa

Pets? Kids? Yes, You Can Finally Own a Velvet Sofa

The following is a paid advertising feature for Aquaclean Fabric. I've loved velvet furniture for pretty much as long as I can remember. Over the last decade, I've had 4 different velvet sofas, 1 velvet headboard, at least 4 or 5 sets of velvet curtains and I can't...

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Colourful Table Lamp Round Up

Colourful Table Lamp Round Up

However strange as it may sound, I felt a little bit hesitant when I ordered my bright orange lamp for my living room midi-makeover. After trying a few different lamps I already owned in that corner, I realised what I really needed was a statement colour in that spot...

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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.

How to Enjoy the Home You Have Right Now

How to Enjoy the Home You Have Right Now

I don't think I know that many people who are absolutely happy with their home as it stands right at this instant. There's pretty much always something to do, something that's not working, big plans for the future, items to save for.  Despite the fact that I feel...

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Candle Care: How to Get the Most From Your Candles

Candle Care: How to Get the Most From Your Candles

I'm sure it'll be no surprise when I tell you how much I love a good candle. Over the summer months, I don't burn them very often, simply because it's bright for so much of the day but when the Autumn and Winter months come, then it's basically no-holds-barred and...

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How I Changed My Money Mindset to Earn More & Work Less

How I Changed My Money Mindset to Earn More & Work Less

Money. It's one of those subjects that seems to be a bit taboo. It makes people uncomfortable. Not enough and you feel somehow that you are less than, that you aren't doing as well as you should be, that you're not succeeding. More than enough and you feel you should...

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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.

DIY Double Gold Hoop Fringed Wall Hanging

DIY Double Gold Hoop Fringed Wall Hanging

Obviously, summer is my prime 'DIY' time because I'm sharing two DIY projects in a row but this one is far easier than laying a whole parquet floor! I wanted a few bits for a small gallery wall I'll be putting up in the dining room and I didn't just want artwork so...

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DIY: Laying Engineered Oak Parquet Flooring

DIY: Laying Engineered Oak Parquet Flooring

It's been my dream to have parquet flooring long before we moved into our current house. Back in 2010, when we moved into our previous home, one of the very first projects we took on was laying new pine flooring in our living room. At that time, I loved the look of...

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Blogging

I’ve been blogging since 2010 – that’s practically a dinosaur in this industry. Long before Instagram or Pinterest was even around, I’ve been creating content and sharing it with thousands of people online. I’ve learned a hell of a lot about blogging in that time and have had to continuously adapt in an ever-changing world.

I often share my tips with my fellow bloggers so whether you’ve just started your blog, are a bit of a seasoned pro or even if your just curious about what happens here behind the scenes, you can check out these posts to learn more about this crazy, fast-changing industry we call home.

8 Productivity Hacks for Freelancers

8 Productivity Hacks for Freelancers

For all the many, many joys of working for myself, it does have its occasional downsides. Staying motivated when you have no one to answer to but yourself is one of the more difficult ones. I admit, there are some days where I get to the end of the day and wonder what...

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Why I Hate Being Called an ‘Influencer’

Why I Hate Being Called an ‘Influencer’

Ughhh... "Influencer". I swear every time I hear that word, I die a little inside. The word is pretty new, after all, and I've been doing this blogging lark for more than 8 years. I never got into it to make money and while the blog has grown and yes, opportunities...

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How to Use Google Analytics to Grow Your Blog

How to Use Google Analytics to Grow Your Blog

I recently shared my tips on SEO for Bloggers and while that's one subject that many bloggers are frightened to death of, there is another that many bloggers fear almost just as much. Google Analytics is one of those things that most bloggers know they need but once...

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