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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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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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Balmy Nights: Beat the Heat for a Better Sleep

Balmy Nights: Beat the Heat for a Better Sleep

Smack dab in the middle of summer. That's where we are right now and while we haven't quite had the unrelenting heat of last year (I seem to remember our back yard brown and yellow, burnt to a crisp by now), the temperatures are set to rise again next week. Of course,...

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Best of the UK Summer Sales for Home

Best of the UK Summer Sales for Home

While I don't normally like to do two blog posts in a row which encourage you to shop, I really couldn't resist sharing some of the summer sales with you today. Mid-summer is normally a really good time to stock up on anything you need in your home as stores are...

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My Mini Spring Home Haul

My Mini Spring Home Haul

So the UK had some incredibly beautiful weather this past weekend. Add to that, because it was the Easter bank holidays, we had an incredible 4 day weekend of sunshine and warm temperatures so I'm going to say that, yes, Spring has officially arrived. Now, as much as...

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15 of the Best Indoor Watering Cans

15 of the Best Indoor Watering Cans

Now that Spring is officially here, I've started to satisfy the urge to surround myself with lots of greenery. I absolutely adore how house plants add a certain bohemian and organic texture to my rooms and have done for a long time now and that love has never really...

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Animal Magnetism: Animal Print Home Accessories

Animal Magnetism: Animal Print Home Accessories

It is no secret that I love good animal print. Leopard has been one of my favourite patterns for years and years and I've used it repeatedly in my own home. As someone who's loved it for a long time, I probably have a bit of 'confirmation bias' but one thing I've...

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17 Cute and Affordable Storage Solutions

17 Cute and Affordable Storage Solutions

Like so many other people, I binged watched Marie Kondo's Netflix series in the first few weeks of January. To be fair to us, we did well before we moved house last year, ridding ourselves of so many items we no longer needed. I donated loads to charity, gave plenty...

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Why I Always Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree

Why I Always Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree

I was recently interviewed for an article in Real Homes Magazine (it's the December 2018 issue so if you're quick, it'll still be available) answering the question: Are Real Trees Better Than Fake? It was a friendly sort of debate between myself and a woman with three...

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