Laid Back Maxi Dress Style

Once upon a time there was a girl who had so many dresses in her wardrobe, she didn’t know what to do with them. This was me, a penchant for a vintage silhouette or a novelty print. Lo and behold, a full wardrobe that no longer fitted my lifestyle. After reading about capsule wardrobes, I realised it was something I needed to sort, for my own piece of mind. Having a clear-out is extremely cathartic, because…

Amara Interior Blog Awards

Hello you lovely lot! How are you? It feels like a while since we last chatted but it’s only been a week since my last post! I have been to Brussels in-between though so that’s probably why. I’ve a little favour to ask of you today. It involves you showing your support for me and this blog by voting for me in the Amara Interior Blog awards. This will be the third year I’ll have been…

Kerb Appeal Makeover

Before you ask, I assure you we are not putting our home on the market. I think kerb appeal isn’t just for potential buyers of your property but also for yourself, and the people actually living there. We all deserve a nice looking home, and it really does make the difference when you come back after a long day. Seeing your home from the street, in an ideal world, should give you a feeling of happiness…

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…

Bohemian Garden Floral Inspiration

Hi lovelies! You might’ve seen on my Instagram Stories (follow me here) this week that we are having some work done in the garden. The work is structural but I wanted to share my floral inspo as I’ve so many shots on my phone of beautiful flowers. Once the work is done it will need flowers to pretty it up right? I previously shared our garden plans here if you want to have a look at…

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…

Revisiting Berlin

Hey, and welcome to my rather overdue post on my latest trip to Berlin. You can see my previous posts here and here, if you fancy doing some research for a future trip. We stayed in West Berlin and there were so many preserved pre-war buildings. Many of them covered in plants. This time we stayed in a hotel. Despite loving our Airbnb last year, we found prices had gone up and we managed to get…

Joanie at the Vintage Beauty Parlour

The Vintage Beauty Parlour in Chorlton, Manchester is one of those places where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Since even before Bethany opened her salon back in 2014 (I cant believe it was that long ago btw!) she has been treating the ladies of Manchester and beyond to an authentic taste of hair and beauty from the Golden Age. I hadn’t visited for a while, feeling a need to move away from a…

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…

Working on my Capsule Wardobe

Hey lovelies! A little break from interiors today and I’m sharing some progress on my capsule wardrobe adventures. Since doing a Winter 10 items/10 days capsule wardrobe challenge, I’ve been working my way (slowly) through a brilliant book called The Curated Closet (more here on that). This book is in depth, but not complicated. To get the most out of it I think you need to put time and work into it. Yes work! There are…

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,…