Our Happy Home | A Bathroom Tour

A couple of months ago I turned a little shoe rack — that used to house towels in our bathroom — into a little bench seat in an IKEA bench seat hack. I took some pics whilst I was doing it, with the intention of creating a little tour for one of the smallest rooms …

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Our Happy Home | A Bedroom makeover & wallpapering a ceiling

wallpapering a ceiling

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we live in a wonky old house. Built in the 17th century — it is Grade 2 listed — has warm stone walls and a tin roof. There is thatch underneath the tin but, in the war, the thatch was covered in a layer of corrugated metal, in order to stop the incendiary …

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Scenes from Laura Ashley Press Show 2015

Last week I left the boys with their daddy for the day. I toddled off down to London for a little adventure; to the Laura Ashley press show 2015. I am big fan of Laura Ashley products — there are always such beautiful things to see each season. Often the brand is associated with more traditional home …

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A Beautiful Home | The Brighton Town House

We went down south on the weekend to visit a university friend of mine, Caroline, and her lovely family in their beautiful Brighton Town House It’s always a nice change for us to visit the coast. Living in the middle of the country we couldn’t possibly be any further away, so it’s always a real treat to breathe in a …

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A Chest of Drawers Makeover With Chalk Paint

Disclosure: I upcycled my IKEA chest of drawers with chalk paint I’d bought. But I was gifted some beautiful drawer-knobs to complete my chest of drawers makeover too. Trinca-Ferro have  so many lovely designs to choose from — pop along and grab some inspiration from their website. The Easter bank holiday gave me so many opportunities to roll up my sleeves and …

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A Rainbow Flower Arrangement Styling Challenge

Have you ever created a rainbow flower arrangement? A couple of weeks ago I was asked by the lovely folk at Rose and Grey to take part in a styling challenge. Now, you know me, I love a challenge. And, particularly, when the challenge involves something ‘interiors’ — or homes — related, I’m there like a shot! The task sounded simple …

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