• What have you done?

    by  • June 24, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Today sees the launch of National Upcycling Day… what do you mean you hadn’t noticed? But National Upcycling Day it indeed is – and as well as sharing some of our favourite revamped pieces today, we want to see examples of what you’ve upcycled in your own homes, too. The scheme aims to show how easy it can be to create something amazing, and to inspire the British public to think twice before throwing something perfectly good away.

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    In or out?

    by  • June 23, 2016 • 0 Comments



    Everyone needs a little green space to call their own. Just big enough for a couple of garden chairs and a barbie, perhaps. Ideally, south-facing and secluded, somewhere to lose yourself with a G&T and a book…

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    A room with life

    by  • June 21, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Life. Nina Simone sang about it (Ain’t Got No, I Got Life); Mae West praised it (‘It’s not the men in my life, it’s life in my men…’); George Bernard Shaw philosophised about it (Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself’). And when I saw this picture

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    Bring summer inside…

    by  • June 20, 2016 • 3 Comments


    Summer officially starts this week – we all saw the friendly reminder pop up on our Facebook feed. But then we opened our curtains to the pouring rain and felt like jumping on a plane to an exotic island instead. However, if you’re not lucky enough to be escaping the UK, I think it’s time to think of other ideas to make it feel like the warm weather 

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    Have some fun!

    by  • June 18, 2016 • 1 Comment


    Sometimes, when it comes to decorating, it pays off to step out of your comfort zone and be brave. It’s time to steer clear of on-trend greys and neutral schemes that make it easier to sell your house and go for something that shows off your personality. 

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    Beyond the pale

    by  • June 17, 2016 • 0 Comments


    An all-white bedroom instantly conjours up images of a calm, restful and pure space. But it doesn’t have to be all-white all night. While a neutral white space works beautifully as a monochrome scheme, it can also serve as a blank slate that’s easily refreshed by changing up your choice of accessories.

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    Game on

    by  • June 16, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Let’s face it, TV’s are not pretty things. If your other half  is enjoying Euro ’16 right now and planning on watching all three games each day, plus the build up before and the analysis afterwards, he could easily be clocking up seven hours of TV a day.

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    Making the most of a mini garden

    by  • June 13, 2016 • 0 Comments


    If you’re not blessed with a rolling, green garden, it can be easy to let what outdoor space you do have become an afterthought, or a dumping ground. But with some clever styling ideas, even a small terrace or patio can become a vibrant and welcoming spot to enjoy the summer (now we just need the weather to cooperate!)

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    Feeling patriotic

    by  • June 10, 2016 • 0 Comments

    White country kitchen, wooden island unit, bar stools, brown floor tiles, pendant lamps, union jack bunting.

    Will you be celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday this weekend? We certainly will (although I may be a bit more enthusiastic than some of my colleagues as I’m part of the organising committee for our village street party – tiaras at the ready!). But I can’t think of a better excuse to enjoy tea, scones, strawberries and Pimm’s.

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