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6 Decorating Rules You Can Totally Break

Oh yes, there are RULES for everything, aren't there? Even in design and decorating, you will hear plenty of 'rules' that you should probably be following. Many of these are great, don't get me wrong. They keep us from putting artwork too high on a wall or choosing a...

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Date Night Pizza & Beer Table Setting

I actually had no idea what to call this post but the idea came to me when I realised how many good nights my other half and I have shared over the simplest of meals. Of course, we love to explore new restaurants and moving to Shrewsbury has meant we have a whole...

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5 Tips to Make Cleaning Quicker and Easier

If there's one thing that most of us can agree on, it's that cleaning isn't the most fun way to spend your spare time. Believe me, I know this. And yet, when I spend time to really get 'down and dirty' with my home, I tend to fall in love with it all over again....

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Summer Picnic: How to Style It and What to Serve

If there is one thing I absolutely adore about the warmer weather we've been having lately, it's being able to eat alfresco. I'm not sure if it appeals to our primal instincts but enjoying a meal with friends or family in the great outdoors is definitely one of life's...

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Which Florals are ‘IN’ Right Now

So it's Spring (okay, nearly Summer) and that means florals. Florals are freakin' EVERYWHERE at the minute and it's just something that's natural at this time of year. Flowers blooming outside means flower patterns inside. There's not been a year since I started...

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How to Shop for Houseplants

As you probably know, I absolutely adore houseplants. I have always had quite a collection but when we moved house, I decided to retire a few that didn't make it through the winter, knowing that Spring would soon be here and that once we moved, I'd be able to update...

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Shelf Styling: How to Style a Shelving Unit

I've been wanting to share my tips on shelf styling with you for quite some time so I thought given I have a lovely shelf sat in my living room, it was a good opportunity to do just that. Of course, there are a million ways to style a shelf and that's probably why the...

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12 Signs You Might Be Addicted to Interiors

I've known for quite a long time that I'm pretty much just obsessed with interiors. That's not to say I don't have other interests in my life - of course, I do. I'm a normal, nuanced, multi-layered person just like you. But when it comes to interiors, there is a sense...

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Cheap Tricks to Give Your Home an Instant Lift

It's January. In the Northern Hemisphere - for many of us, including me - it's pretty much the crappiest month of the year. The weather is garbage, it's cold, it's bleak and you're probably a bit strapped for cash after the excesses of the festive season. You've...

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8 Things Every Home Office Needs

There are two times of year that I start naturally thinking about my home office. The first is September. I think it's just left-over associations with going back to school that have stayed with me all these years and so I start thinking of all my favourite...

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