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Client Project  – The Tadelakt Bathroom

Client Project – The Tadelakt Bathroom

Everyone loves a good before and after, but this project has to be one of my favourites to date. In Spring this year, I was commissioned to work on ...
A Utility With a Difference – The AFTER!

A Utility With a Difference – The AFTER!

This weekend we have been away in our (very brown) caravan, enjoying some much needed downtime (I won’t say rest because, let’s face it, ...
Meet the Maker – Leila and Azalea

Meet the Maker – Leila and Azalea

It’s been a couple of months since my last Meet the Maker post and so happy to be back and talking about a lovely business with the kind of ...
A Utility Room with a Difference – The Before

A Utility Room with a Difference – The Before

What were the things that you always wanted as a kid?  I mean, everyone I know was lusting after Mr Frosty but I don’t think I can remember a ...
Top Ten Tips for Aspiring Interior Designers

Top Ten Tips for Aspiring Interior Designers

When I started thinking about this post I was very conscious that my own interior design career is still in its toddler years and therefore you ...
Fourteen Days to a Tidy Home

Fourteen Days to a Tidy Home

Back in October I wrote a post about designing anxiety-free interiors which seemed to hit a real chord with many of you. For myself I know that a ...
Go Wild With Tiles

Go Wild With Tiles

A few years ago when we knocked down the wall between our kitchen and playroom we made the decision to remove a fire surround and hearth and install ...
Meet the Maker: The Basket Room

Meet the Maker: The Basket Room

This month on Meet the Maker I’m so pleased to be talking to Holly and Camilla, founders of the brilliant ethical homewares supplier The ...
Arts & Crafts Rediscovered – Vincent Trading

Arts & Crafts Rediscovered – Vincent Trading

Image: Vincent Trading In a blog post towards the end of last year on interior trends for those who don’t do interior trends (such a snappy ...
10 Sale Buys You’ll Love in 10 Years

10 Sale Buys You’ll Love in 10 Years

Happy new year everyone!  I hope you’ve all had a fantastic break with plenty of family, friends and of course food.  My tree is down, the ...
Kids’ Bedroom Makeover

Kids’ Bedroom Makeover

It’s been a while now since we finished the main thrust of decorating in the kids’ room but, as ever, it’s the finishing touches ...
Meet the Maker – Plum Chutney

Meet the Maker – Plum Chutney

This month on Meet the Maker I’m really pleased to be interviewing Anita Mackenzie from Plum Chutney, a design-led interiors boutique inspired ...
Christmas Gift Guide – Part Two

Christmas Gift Guide – Part Two

Image: Unsplash Ho ho ho and a very merry welcome to the second instalment of my Christmas Gift Guide.  This time around I wanted to put together a ...
100 Years of Bauhaus

100 Years of Bauhaus

Image: Wassily Kandinsky 2018 is coming to a close and we will soon be at that confusing time when you can’t quite remember what year it is, ...
Christmas Gift Guide – Part One

Christmas Gift Guide – Part One

Image: The Basket Room Ho Ho Holy Moses I can’t quite figure out where this year has gone.  One minute I’m travelling around Wales in a ...
How Can We Sustain Sustainability in a Black Friday Culture?

How Can We Sustain Sustainability in a Black Friday Culture?

Image: Lived In 365 As I reach the end of my first year running my own interior design business there are a whole host of things that I have learned ...
Should We All Be Doing Something We Love?

Should We All Be Doing Something We Love?

Fun fact. Before I started out in interior design I worked in corporate finance for 17 years. If you don’t know what corporate finance is then ...
Meet the Maker: Bright Corner

Meet the Maker: Bright Corner

It’s somehow already November – the fireworks are popping as I write – and time for my fourth Meet the Maker post. I’m ...
A Happy Home – Designing Anxiety-Free Interiors

A Happy Home – Designing Anxiety-Free Interiors

Image: Sulking Room Pink: Farrow & Ball Social media can be a negative experience in so many ways so I was really heartened, earlier this month, ...
Sustainable Interiors – Buy Sustainable, Buy Vintage and Just Don’t Buy

Sustainable Interiors – Buy Sustainable, Buy Vintage and Just Don’t Buy

If you are a lover of fashion as well as interiors as I am you will most likely have been hearing a lot about Stacey Dooley’s recent ...
Meet The Maker: mosnox

Meet The Maker: mosnox

  In the third of the Meet the Maker series I’m talking to mosnox – a brilliantly innovative brand designing plywood furniture for ...
20 Brilliant… Places to Buy Wall Art

20 Brilliant… Places to Buy Wall Art

Image: Audenza When I think about, or am asked about, my own interior style I always find it difficult to articulate.  It’s a little bit ...
Top 10 2019 Interior Trends For Those Who Don’t Do Trends

Top 10 2019 Interior Trends For Those Who Don’t Do Trends

Image: Iconic Lights It’s time to admit defeat.  Whilst there’s nothing I’d rather think about less right now than Christmas I can ...
20 Brilliant…. Wall Lights

20 Brilliant…. Wall Lights

Image: Original BTC x Superfront For this week’s 20 Brilliant… shopping post I polled Instagram to ask for some suggestions of what ...
Planning a New Bathroom? – Read this First… Part 2

Planning a New Bathroom? – Read this First… Part 2

Image: Bathroom Takeaway www.bathromtakeaway.co.uk Nothing quite like starting a new week with a blog post about toilets.  There’s really no ...
20 Brilliant…Faux Plants

20 Brilliant…Faux Plants

We’ve made it to Thursday which means the weekend is in sight and, even more excitingly(!), it’s time for the second in my series of ...
Meet the Maker: Peg & Board

Meet the Maker: Peg & Board

In the second in my series of Meet the Maker I’m talking to Laura from Peg & Board, a newly launched pegboard business selling the most ...
20 Brilliant… Bathroom Accessories

20 Brilliant… Bathroom Accessories

Image: Dunelm It’s Thursday which means it must be time for the first in my series of Thursday shopping posts. Why Thursday? Well we’re ...
Planning a New Bathroom? – Read This First… (Part One)

Planning a New Bathroom? – Read This First… (Part One)

Image: Bathroom Takeaway www.bathroomtakeaway.co.uk If you’re in the early stages of planning a new bathroom there are a few things that you ...
Autumn is Here (Sad Face)

Autumn is Here (Sad Face)

Courtesy: Swoon Editions I must admit I’m not an Autumn lover. Ok, I get the Instagram version with picturesque walks through crunchy leaves on a ...
Spice up  your Life

Spice up your Life

Courtesy of Dulux It’s always an interesting day when one of the major paint brands announces their new “Colour of the Year” – mostly not for the ...
Playtime – Playful Interiors for the Grown Ups Too

Playtime – Playful Interiors for the Grown Ups Too

There is something hugely liberating about designing and decorating children’s bedrooms. Out go any inhibitions about bold colour and pattern, in ...
Meet the Maker: Studio.ENH

Meet the Maker: Studio.ENH

Do you recognise this house? If you spend any time surfing interiors on Instagram the answer to that is most likely a resounding yes. In the first ...
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

This light box is brighter than the sun but I love the contrast with the midcentury shelves. When I think about what makes me sit up and take notice ...
Reading Room Revamp

Reading Room Revamp

Inspired, as so many of us were, by Lisa Dawson and Bianca Hall’s recent Revamp Restyle Reveal Bonanza, I thought to myself, “what a perfect ...