• Shelf life

    by  • May 25, 2016 • 0 Comments


    The ‘shelfie’ craze, where people share images of stylish shelf displays online, continues to gather momentum. Whether you want to show your intelligence with a library of literary classics, colourful collectables or gorgeous glassware, it’s a brilliant way to express your creativity while adding personality to a room. The owner of this sitting room has put together a pretty display with an easy breezy coastal feel, where light filters through the delicate blue glass. Tall see-through shelves are a great idea because they can also serve as a room divider in an open-plan scheme and contents can be admired from both sides of the room.

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    When industrial met country…

    by  • May 21, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Just because you live in the countryside in a picturesque cottage with exposed beams and period details, doesn’t mean you have to decorate in pretty florals and install Shaker-style cabinets. This just proves that if you really like a style, you can make it work in your home.

    This country kitchen

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    Welcome home

    by  • May 20, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Hallways are often just used as a general dumping ground, which is a shame because whether big or small, they offer a great opportunity to express your style and individuality. The entrance point to your home should be a welcoming sight every time you walk through the door, giving you that ‘it’s so good to be home’ feeling. Not only that,

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    Rise ‘n’ shine

    by  • May 19, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Who wants a weekend lie-in, when the sun’s shining? Certainly not me. An early breakfast in the garden, before the day gets really warm (hopefully), is a cracking way to kick-start the weekend.

    Although this pretty summery bedroom maybe enough to tempt even the most ardent early riser…

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    All white is all right

    by  • May 18, 2016 • 2 Comments


    I always find it difficult to understand those who believe an all-white interior can be a practical choice for busy families with young children and their sticky little fingers. I do like the idea of a clean and serene scheme – especially in a room that’s light deprived – but the reality is that

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    Fresh start

    by  • May 16, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Planning a bathroom can be very challenging – do you want a separate bath and shower, does it need to cater for children or is it a personal en suite, what window treatments should you go for, and what finishings do you want? The list is endless! But ultimately, it’s important to create a space where you can relax and unwind. 

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    A place to potter…

    by  • May 13, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Many of us dream of having a peaceful, creative space in our home, where we can quietly indulge our hobbies, whether that be crafting, sewing, or gardening. If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space for a summer house, or a potting shed, then all the better to escape the four walls of the home. The owner of this cute, vintage-style potting shed has created such a tranquil, pretty space, that you’d need no excuse to only enjoy it during the summer.

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    All things bright…

    by  • May 12, 2016 • 0 Comments


    It’s all about hot, bright colours this season – to match the hot, bright summer we’re definitely going to have!

    If you’re not brave enough to replace your tasteful pale cream/cafe au lait/ecru living room scheme, quite yet, then why not start upstairs?

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    Farmhouse of the future

    by  • May 11, 2016 • 1 Comment


    Just because you live in a farmhouse, it doesn’t mean you have to go down the tried-and-trusted traditional route. Here, a mix of country and contemporary touches blend seamlessly together creating a stylish modern-rustic look. This design style sits somewhere between classic country and urban contemporary, bringing a characterful old property into the 21st century.

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