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How to Prepare for Overnight Guests

How to Prepare for Overnight Guests

For as much of an introvert as I am, I really do enjoy having friends and family over to stay at our home. Part of it is that I feel a bit more in control of the situation (anxiety tends to rear it's ugly head when I'm in more unfamiliar territory) and part of it is...

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Styling a Colourful Christmas Bar Cart

Styling a Colourful Christmas Bar Cart

The following is a paid advertising feature for Boë Gin. If there is one thing I couldn't ever call myself, it's a minimalist. Especially around Christmas time. I like glam and I like sparkles and I like ALL THE GOLD. I'm also partial to a bit of cheery colour...

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My 2018 Christmas Dinner Table Setting

My 2018 Christmas Dinner Table Setting

I adore doing Christmas table settings. Actually, I just enjoy doing table settings in general but at Christmas, I feel like I can really pull out the stops and have a bit of fun with it. Because if you can't go all out on the decor at Christmas, when can you? While...

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6 Decorating Rules You Can Totally Break

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

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

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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1 Glam Bedroom – 3 Different Budgets

1 Glam Bedroom – 3 Different Budgets

You may remember that I recently created a blog post called 1 Glam Living Room 3 Different Budgets which you guys seemed to really like. So since I had such a positive response to that one, I'm back again today doing something similar but this time with a bedroom...

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Summer Picnic: How to Style It and What to Serve

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

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

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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