L’Anatomie Poster

It seems many of you love the poster I have in my dining room. A human anatomy print, in French. It reminds me of something my favorite  TV family (The Addams Family) would have in their home. Don’t you think? Well here’s the thing, it’s actually wrapping paper, with a perfectly fitting Ikea frame and mount surrounding it (Mossebo in white- possibly discontinued). The frame and mounting elevates it to something that is easily mistaken for a…

Art Print Giveaway (NOW CLOSED)

Hello, you lovely lot. Would you like to win these three art prints pictured? I’ve been having lots of clearouts over the past twelve months and I’d stashed these brand new prints away, completely forgetting about them. We already have a lot of art and other stuff on our walls so these are surplus to requirements. I thought they’d make a great little giveaway prize. These are all brand new art prints, and still in their wrappers. You could…

Checklist ~ When Buying An Older Property

My home was build in the late 1920s, making it nearly 100 years old. It’s fair to say that although I love period properties, there is a lot of things that you should consider before buying one. To be frank, unless they’ve had gentle and caring owners, old houses are money pits. For us, there is always something that needs doing and usually, it unveils another three jobs whenever we get started on any work. Having said…

Afternoon Tea Week with Spode

When Spode got in touch recently to team up with them for Afternoon Tea Week, how could I refuse? Renown for great products I was thrilled to say yes. I love a good afternoon tea, endless Earl Grey with lots of finger food. There’s plenty of worse ways to spend a few hours. The thing is I’d actually been looking to update the crockery at home. I’ve been doing a lot of purging recently, it feels good to…

The Bohemian Floor

this is an advertorial post in collaboration with Kersaint Cobb The eclectic, bohemian look is something that comes quite naturally to me. I’m a bit of a collector and love to bring things back to use in my home from my travels. These two traits make it easy for me to curate that bohemian style at home. One of the key elements of this look is texture. The layering of textures creates a warm, interesting and…

The Nora Mattress and a Kids Bedroom update

this post is in collaboration with Wayfair, all opinions my own obviously  Hello dear readers! How are you? I’ve had a little writing break and I’m back feeling revived. Today I’m sharing an interiors post. Something I feel like I haven’t done for ages.  (I got a tad distracted by my novel, more on that soon.) I’m collaborating with Wayfair on this post, a brand I’ve worked with in the past, and bought from independently. They are somewhere I often…

A Photoshoot at Home

Recently I had the pleasure of being the subject of a photoshoot at my home. Today I wanted to share a taster of the shots. I’d known of Alex‘s work through the Manchester blogging scene and could see he held himself to a high standard. I love the tones and the earthiness of his images. He seems to capture a faraway, dreamy vibe whilst still being very much in the moment, grounded in realism. If you…

A Happy Bed for my Happy Girl

This is a collaborative post When you have kids it can sometimes feel like they don’t stop growing. Well, not until they’re about eighteen anyway. My eldest is now eight and she’s had a full sized single bed for around four years now. She has a Leesa mattress, which she and I love, but there was one problem; the bed constantly moved around her floor. She has bare floorboards with a rug (from Next last summer), and…

Staircase Makeover

Oh my, this has been a long time coming. Previously, we had a thick carpet in a deep shade of salmon running up the staircase, and onto the landing. I hated it so much. At that time it was way down on our list of things that needed sorting in the house. So we lived with it until I just snapped one day and pulled up all the carpet on the stairs. We then lived with…

Ten Reasons Why I’ll Always Prefer White Walls

White walls are easing me into writing about interiors this year. Let me share my thoughts with you. My focus will always be more on my own home than it will be on interior trends, as I don’t tend to follow them. Aside from the costly nature of trying to keep up with trends, there is more to life than being a consumer, don’t you think? As a blogger, I’m bombarded with emails about new trends…

A Gentle New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you are having/have had a good break? I’m popping online to share with you a post I wrote for the Laura Ashley blog all about starting 2018 in a more gentle way. What I mean is, not to rush in with extreme New Years resolutions. Instead, be kind to yourself. Self-improvements usually are high up on the list for New Year thinking, and I’m fully behind the idea of self-improvement. But make…

A Year of DIY & Home Renovations

DIY has been a bit of a theme this year for us. This post is just as much for me, as it is for you as I didn’t realise how much we’d done until I started writing. Oh, and it’s a long one so make yourself a cup of tea! Looking back on achievements is so important, so often we just plough on to the next goal. So, I’ve taken the time here to list all…