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Still Learning: The Evolution of My Coffee Table

Still Learning: The Evolution of My Coffee Table

What a weird name for a post. But I just thought I'd share a little story with you.  Ya see, when if like me, you start blogging about interiors before you really have a clue about interiors and styling or photography or hell, even writing, three and a half years...

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Autumn Refresh: New Vignettes in the Living Room

Autumn Refresh: New Vignettes in the Living Room

A few times a year, I like to swap around my accessories - it just makes the room feel a bit fresh and it doesn't cost a thing (that's kind of the best bit).  So while they aren't massive changes, it's just enough to make the room feel ready for the new season.As...

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OMG!  I’ve Got Living Room Curtains!

OMG! I’ve Got Living Room Curtains!

You may remember if you've been reading for a while that I've spent a very long time debating what kind of curtains to get for the living room and what direction I should go.  I've changed my mind a ton of times - do I go with raw silk (expensive) or a pattern (too...

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Pin It to Win It!: Velvet Love Tub Competition

Pin It to Win It!: Velvet Love Tub Competition

This posting once a week malarky is not working for me.  I've got so much to share!  But life has been so manic lately over the last few weeks with my birthday celebratories then a long weekend in Stockholm for Meet The Blogger and two magazine interviews and a...

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I So Wood (Part II):  Decorative Logs (At Last!)

I So Wood (Part II): Decorative Logs (At Last!)

After my slight error of judgement in my last post, I thought I should rather redeem myself today that not all my decorating decisions end up with a smug boyfriend mouthing, 'I-told-you-so'.  Sometimes, in fact, they end rather well. Remember this post? I So Wood:...

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All Things Bright:  More New Art for the Living Room

All Things Bright: More New Art for the Living Room

If you recall from my last couple posts around my living room, I've been looking into getting some different artwork in there.  The framed pictures had been up for the last 2 years and I was craving something a little different, a little more colourful. So when...

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Animal Magnetism Part II:  Of Cowhide and Coffee Tables

Animal Magnetism Part II: Of Cowhide and Coffee Tables

Happy Monday!  In the UK, it's a Bank Holiday, so we've all got the day off.  Which is pretty sweet as I booked Friday off as well so a 4 day weekend has been mine!  It's been brilliant and I've been getting through all sorts of odds and sods and little projects here...

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Animal Magnetism:  White Cowhide Rugs

Animal Magnetism: White Cowhide Rugs

We moved into our home back in June 2010 and for as long as we've lived here I have dreamt of something a little bit special, a little bit indulgent for our living room:  a white cowhide rug*.  I know there are a lot of other colours and styles you can get out there...

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Colour Wash:  Spring Style in the Living Room

Colour Wash: Spring Style in the Living Room

With Spring finally within reach, I have been itching for some colour in my home.  While I do really love subdued tones like blacks, greys and white mixed with natural colours and textures, lately it seems I've been drawn to vibrant shades. I reckon this new direction...

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Before and After:  Wallpapered Chest of Drawers

Before and After: Wallpapered Chest of Drawers

So I did a little refresh over the weekend involving some new hardware, a bit of paint and some wallpaper that I already had. A closeup of the handles Here's the chest of drawers that got the treatment.  You might remember it previously from my dressing room. I...

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Bloomin’ Lovely:  The Power of Flowers

Bloomin’ Lovely: The Power of Flowers

Flowers make me giddy like a schoolgirl.  I just love them.  I remember when I was young, before I moved out of my parents' home, that I promised I would always have two things when I had a space to call my own; the first was fresh flowers and the second was good...

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