Ten Ways To Stay Sane When You’re Having Your Home Renovated

July 2017 for us was all about renovations, indoor and outdoor. I’m so grateful we are able to do all the jobs, and actually own our own home. But I’m also happy to have my house back! I’m sharing here my top tips for staying sane when you are have building work done, or other types of renovations on your home. 1- Get more supplies than you think you’ll need. So all of the following come…

Hallway Floor Reveal with Harvey Maria

A few weeks ago I shared some inspiration for our hallway makeover. Today I can finally bring you the reveal! We had this new floor fitted some time ago now, but I’ve been struggling to get good photographs due to the weird “summer” weather we’ve been having here. (Read that as rain and cold) To say we are pleased with the flooring would be an understatement. As you know we collaborated with Harvey Maria on this…

Made.com Blogger Supper

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a bloggers supper in Manchester. The event was hosted by Made.com to showcase their ongoing collaboration with rental trailblazers Uncle, ” A landlord that’s got your back”. It was such a great evening! There was a handful of interior bloggers there and it was lovely to catch up with, what are virtually, my colleagues. We were so well looked after and the food was amazing. Catered by Grape…

Hallway Floor Inspiration

Hallways, entryways; or what whatever you like to call the space on leaving or coming home, its a space that is high traffic but usually isn’t somewhere we spend a lot of time. It’s exactly because not a lot of time is spent here, that the hallway often is neglected. Becoming a dumping ground for shoes, coats, bags, deliveries, laundry waiting to be put away, the list goes on. The thing is, I think the hallway/entry…

Pretty Little Knots- Macrame!

Instagram can be a weird and wonderful place. It can make you realise how small the world actually is. Often, I feel the people I’ve met via the photography sharing app, are often more closely in alignment with me than those, “in real life” {IRL} whom I’ve known for years. Sam from Pretty Little Knots is one of these. After meeting up we discovered that we’d grown up within a couple of miles of each other,…

Green Velvet Sofas

Or 50 shades of green velvet… {alternate title} Green and Greenery are key colours for 2017 but I think shades of forest greens are more than just a fad. They can be classic colours that will stand the test of time and passing fashions. If you are a regular reader you will have seen my green velvet sofa, that I’m still head over heels in love with. I thought it’d be useful if you are sofa…

Hanging House Plants ~ an Ikea Hack #UKHomeBlogHop

{Part of the UKHomeBlogHop organised by Kimberly from Swoonworthy} If you’ve arrived from Lazy Daisy Jones HELLO and welcome! Today I’m taking part in a blog hop showcasing my Summer style! I’m bringing you a slightly 70s, bohemian feel, indoor plant room. This blog hop is basically 27 brilliant interior blogs all sharing their “Summer Style” over one week! So much inspiration, the idea being you hop from one blog to the next. We are all…

Shutters- the big reveal!

Finally I can show you the shutters! The fitting happened a couple of weeks ago now and it was so quick it only took a couple of hours. It probably took the guy longer to unpacked the shutters than it did to actually install them! As you can see we went for white to match with the window frames. Despite covering the windows, you can see there’s loads of light coming through. I mentioned before that…

Scaffolding Board Shelves

Today I’m sharing a recent update we’ve done in the kitchen. Our kitchen is over two years old now and it is from Ikea. They also installed it for us, and I’m still in love with the space we created. It is so much more usable than what it was like when we first moved in. Click to see the “Before” photos of our kitchen! I love an open look in the kitchen and have always…

Shutter Stories

Hey there, Readers! I’m back after a little Easter break with the first instalment of our Shutter Story. As you’ve seen over the past few months we have been working on our Dining Room. If you fancy catching up on the dining room you can go here and here. You’ve already guessed we really fancied shutters for the windows of this room. Up until just before Christmas we had Venetian blinds in the four sections of the…

My Manchester on Instagram

I think I might make this a series but lets see how we get on shall we? I get asked about where I take my photos of in Manchester and its surrounds. I thought sharing locations here would be great, so you can go and check them out for yourself! First up is this gorgeous combination of walls and chairs. This is in Leaf on Portland Street in Manchester city centre. The space was previously an…

Design your own Footstool

We are in the very slow, but steady process of improving our Living Room. I think working on your lounge or living room, or whatever you prefer to call it, is often slow because you spend so much time in there. I know we do. So you put off bigger jobs, that’d cause upheaval because you just want to sit and relax and the end of the day. Sitting and lounging has been much improved since…