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…

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…

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…

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…

Garden Plans & Arbours

Spring is here now, (thank goodness!) and for many of us it is a chance to get out into the garden and enjoy the outdoors again. Our garden is large, but has taken a back seat on our To Do list. There are things which are of a higher priority to work on (and in) the house itself. We don’t have an unlimited budget, so the garden has taken a hit really in terms of our time,…

Win £100 to spend on Scandi Homewares with Stressless Ekornes

Hello! Just recently Event City at the Trafford centre played host to the Ideal Home Show and I popped along on the Sunday to take a closer look. I parked at the Trafford centre and walked across as the sheer volume of cars can get rather bonkers when there is a show on at Event City. First on my list was to get my bearings inside the venue, these events are massive but I’m pleased to…

Giveaway- Botanical Artwork for your home

Images of plants and other flora and fauna are a huge trend in 2015. Botanical prints can be picked up from most home and interior shops… They give a real feeling of freshness and new start- very Spring like. I’m not sure if Spring is in the air yet but I’ve certainly started noticing it’s not getting dark quite as quickly in the early evening. More time for doing things that are best done in natural…

Capturing colours- Choosing paint colours

How do you choose paint colours when decorating your home? Despite my art background, it can be rather overwhelming when I’ve got a blank canvas to work with. What if I get it wrong- we’ll have to live with it until we’d be able to carve out more time and money to fix it. Pinterest, as usual, comes to the rescue… I was searching for a warm grey shade of paint colour (is there such a…

Sleeping with Eve

Who doesn’t love to sleep? I thought I’d give you a break from me wittering on about my kitchen today, and tell you about a mattress I’ve had the pleasure of sleeping on now for about a month. Now when we moved house one of the first things we promised ourselves was to get a King Sized bed…. But we didn’t, as I’m sure you know plenty of other things come up for you to spend…

Home Is… In the North- an interiors show

This weekend I popped in Manchester to visit travelling interiors fair Home Is In… The North. Held in the stunning Halle St Peters in Ancoats it was a hub of interiors specialists, designers, crafts people and artists. It was a nesting birds idea of a great afternoon out- full of ideas and inspiration, as well as beautiful, unique products for you to invest in for your home. Products ranged from ceramics to illustration, and lighting to up-cycled…

Hinchcliffe and Barber Kitchenware Giveaway

Today I’ve a giveaway for you! I’m trying to make giveaways a regular occurrence here on the blog as its a great way to thank you, my readers, and for brands to get themselves some coverage and hopefully new fans. This kitchenware giveaway I think will appeal to many of you- I almost kept the prize for myself but that’s not really the spirit of things is it! Hinchcliffe & Barber are a Dorset based British design…

One year on, in my home #storyofmyhome

We’ve lived at our “new” home for nearly a year now. But it still feels so new! It cant be a year, can it? On 1st October 2013, after two weeks of delays within the chain, we finally moved into our forever home. I was heavily pregnant with Littlest and we had what felt like a million boxes to move. Safe to say we had removals men and a few helping hands. I was so anxious…