• Posts Tagged ‘country’

    Don’t forget 14th Feb

    by  • February 14, 2017 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments

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    It’s the 14th February today – and we all know what that means. Yes, it’s the day we start sprinkling slug pellets on our flower beds, to prevent the little critters from eating all our plants. Which hopefully means our gardens will look like this, come summer.

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    A cushy number

    by  • September 22, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments


    This bedroom looks quite masculine with it’s autumnal colours and woodland-theme.

    However, despite the neutral colours, the plain walls, the solid, sturdy furniture and the stag’s head, lots of people (I mean men) wouldn’t like this bedroom because of the cushions on the bed. Lots of people (again, I mean men) don’t see the point of cushions that are purely decorative; cushions which you take off before getting into bed and put back on again when you get up.

    Cushions that other people may ask you not to lean against, or use as an extra pillow…

    However, I think the cushions add colour, interest and a bit of a country boutique hotel vibe, to what would be a rather bland scheme.

    As the nights draw in and the mornings stay darker for longer, this looks like the perfect place to hibernate until spring.


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    Bathroom bliss

    by  • September 14, 2016 • Bathroom bliss • 0 Comments


    Don’t you just love the bright white and soothing watery shades featured in this bathroom? Wooden wall panelling and painted floorboards help break up the white surfaces while giving the room a warm country vibe. Above, a collection of vintage mirrors reflects light around the space while

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    Goodbye, summer

    by  • September 8, 2016 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments



    Oh dear! September already. My lawn is speckled with fallen leaves and the nights are drawing in fast. Soon, sitting in the garden for hours on end, or eating lunch al fresco will be a distant dream. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, this is when it will come into its own.

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    Hurray, Bake Off’s back

    by  • September 1, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    Never mind Strictly, it’s The Great British Bake Off, that has me glued to my TV every week.

    I don’t know which company has provided the pretty pastel islands they use in the tent, but it’s a look I would very much like to copy and I think this kitchen, with its simple, country style units is a pretty good match.

    The perfect perfect place to try to replicate Mary Berry’s homemade Jaffa Cakes, or lemon drizzle cake.

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