Found: the Corner Sofa of my dreams

We’ve been on the look out for a corner sofa for so long. Literally about two/three years. Finding a corner sofa that suited our budget, taste, size of the room seemed to be impossible. All the ones we liked in style were too big or so small it was pointless changing, and all the ones that had a price we liked, the style just wasn’t us. We eventually found a corner sofa that we agreed on,…

Incredible Interiors Manchester

Secret interiors tour of Manchester with some blogging mates? I couldn’t get throughout the Paypal checkout fast enough. I’ve known about these tours for a while, just never having the chance to to go on one. Finally the stars aligned, and I booked myself onto the Incredible Interiors tour. The tour is a walking tour around the city centre of Manchester and lasts two hours. I’m not going to tell you every place we went to…

Dining room additions that make the difference

The dining room has been a slow work in progress, but we’ve made a couple of additions recently so I thought I’d share them with you as I think they’ve transformed the room. I last shared the room just before Christmas, we’d finally sorted the fireplace out – take a look here. We’ve added a rug and switched out the dining table for a slightly smaller one. Our previous dining table was a huge Ikea extendable…

When Fashion & Interiors Collide ~ Terrazzo

Terrazzo has been on a slow boil in the interiors world for the past year or two, slowly slipping in where marble once was before. I do love it when the interiors and fashion world blend together and this terrazzo thing is a great example. Terrazzo is a marble and cement composite which was created in the 16th century as a way to reuse marble offcuts, waste not want not. Today it can be a mix…

Ten Hotels to make you go oooooh….

This time of year I start longing for a little sun and some luxury, or maybe just a change of scene to get through ’till Spring. A girl can dream! I’ve come up with ten hotels where I would just love to spend some quality time. This is by no means  an exhaustive list, I could’ve easily come up with about 20 more. But ten will do for now. This is a “money no object” type list-…

Finding Refuge in Manchester

On a rainy Saturday morning in January recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a few blogger friends who also happen to be local to Manchester. Our venue of choice was Refuge, inside the Principal hotel on Oxford Road. I’d been hearing loads of great things about the rejuvenation, and lets face it completely brilliant restoration job, that was going on at the former Palace hotel, now renamed The Principal. The downstairs hotel bar and restaurant area…

Five to Follow- Instagram

Hello and Happy New Year! I’m back, we’re all back, to our routines and I’ve enjoyed a lovely break from blogging. The end of 2016 felt rather like a marathon and I needed some time to recuperate. I thought I’d ease us into the new year with sharing some of my current Instagram crushes. I’ve discovered most of these ladies fairly recently and I’m really enjoying their feeds. I thought you might like them too, so…

Christmas Dining Room

Hello there- you lovely lot! I’ve been a bit quiet as you may have noticed susanearlam.com has a new look. What do you think? I’d love any feedback, if you cant read the font or something isn’t working (or you just love it) then I’d love to know! We’ve finally got our decorations up now for Christmas and I thought it was the perfect time to show you our Dining room which we have been working…

Vintage Modern Bathroom Source List

As promised I going to share with you every source for our bathroom makeover. If there’s anything I miss off, do let me know! I’ve said already that we didn’t do it ourselves, we used a local company which project managed the whole thing for us. I didn’t have to source different tradesmen/women it was all in-house so to speak. If you are local to me (South Manchester/Cheshire) then do check out Bathroom Installation Services which…

Bathroom Reveal

So- here we are, the bathroom reveal! It’s overdue, but then the best things worth waiting for, right? In this post I’m sharing images of our new bathroom and the thought processes behind it. I’ll be writing another post with all the product sources in very soon. So this post is more about the WAYHEYness of a new bathroom 😉 Lets get straight down to it then. Remember this corner? Well the boiler was here, housed…

New Bathroom on the Horizon

Gosh we are so close now, I can almost smell it. Our new bathroom is looking like an actual bathroom again- but like 200 times better than the last one. There’s a handful of small jobs needed to finish it, but I’m sharing a couple of snaps here as I just cannot resist showing you… Can you tell I’m excited!? I never knew I could get so enthusiastic about a towel rail/radiator. This one has the…

Bathroom Update- Behind the Scenes of a Bathroom Renovation

Hey hey hey! I’m back with a bathroom update. We are at the mid point with the bathroom now and it feels like it is just taking forever… This is the second weekend without a bathroom. Thank goodness for the downstairs loo! I wanted to show you some photos of how it’s going and how a bathroom remodel looks in real life. It’s easy to show the before and afters I think, but the bit in…