6 Styling Tips for Refreshing Your Existing Furniture

I've read enough home makeover blog posts and magazine articles where the homeowner, upon leaving their previous home, decide to sell every piece of furniture and start completely from scratch again. There's something rather romantic about the notion of a totally...

SwoonWorthy Scents: What’s Happening Behind the Scenes

While I've talked about this a bit on my Instagram Stories, I haven't really talked about it at all on my blog and I figured I'd let you guys into what's been happening here. I realise I've probably been posting less than normal since lockdown began but there is a...

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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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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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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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.

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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Transforming the Neglected Back Facade of Our House!

Transforming the Neglected Back Facade of Our House!

The back of our house has been a bugbear of mine for quite a long time. When we'd first moved in 2 years ago, it was certainly liveable (I knew we'd eventually want to repaint it) but it was only after we put in the small extension for the kitchen that the situation...

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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...

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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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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.

Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

Well suffice it to say, I haven't posted much on my blog recently simply because, like everyone else out there, I'm a little lost for words. It feels insensitive to be talking about home interiors when things are feeling quite serious out there in the world and to be...

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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.

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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How Not to Paint a Deck

How Not to Paint a Deck

Don't bother testing the paint colours because you know that its going to take 3 weeks for the paint to arrive for those retailers which are actually even shipping at this point in time and so just choose 2 colours that look kind of nice and neutral on the website and...

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