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24-03-2020 22:00

A garden makeover: The ‘before’ photos

I have to admit that I’m cringing a bit showing you some of these photos. We had to take the decision when working out our renovation budget what we...
19-03-2020 22:02

Restoring internal doors: Part one

I am fully aware that this is a very worrying time and to some talking or reading about doors will feel very trivial – I totally get that and please...
16-03-2020 22:03

What to do with our bare stairs

Our stairs are still languishing in their bare, rough, paint and plaster splattered state nearly eighteen months after moving in. Ideally I would carp...
03-03-2020 22:05

Top 10 bedside tables

I have been meaning to do this round up for ages ever since I asked on Instagram whether anyone could recommend a bedside table that was ideally made ...
27-02-2020 22:02

Paint colours and finishes

I asked in my last post and over on Instagram what would be useful to know more about when it comes to renovating a house. Thank you so much to those ...
25-02-2020 22:10

Five arguments we had during our house renovation

I’ve been meaning to write in more detail about the renovation process but haven’t really had the time until now. I often get messages from people...
11-02-2020 22:04

New Year House Resolutions

I know this is a month late but hey ho. I never make resolutions for myself but I decided to make a couple of house resolutions this year. I think bot...
04-02-2020 22:01

Creating a play space and toy storage in a small home

Happy new year all! I promised at the end of last year that I would begin 2020 with a blog post about toy storage so here we go. Mimi started pre-scho...
30-01-2020 22:09

Being energy efficient this Christmas

*This post is written in paid collaboration with E.ON We caved early this year and got our tree at the end of the first week of December (I?ve got all...
23-12-2019 22:06

Why I want curtains in every room in my house

*This post has been written in paid collaboration with Couture Living As you know I have been working on transforming our box room of doom to make it ...
26-11-2019 22:00

Printing photographs to create wall art or special gifts

*This is a paid collaboration with Snapbook Discount code for 20% off everything at Snapbook: APARTMENT APOTHECARY I made a promise to myself a few mo...
23-11-2019 22:00

A new winter look for my sofas and 25% off for you

*This post is written in collaboration with Bemz – use code aptapoth25 for 25% off their entire range until November 25th. I?ve already told you abo...
20-11-2019 22:01

DIY cane panelled cupboard

We are currently decorating our spare room, which until now, has been a dumping ground. As we’ve worked around the house trying to make each space o...
31-10-2019 22:07

Our finished bathroom

When we were in the planning stages of our bathroom we were certain that we wanted to knock the loo and bathroom together to make the room a decent si...
29-10-2019 22:08

My top lighting tips

Last month I went over to Paris for the design show Maison et Objet. I was invited by Hudson Valley Lighting Group, who you may not have heard of as t...
14-10-2019 22:01

Buying my first house – what I wish I had known

*This is a paid collaboration with Local Heroes When I left university I moved straight into a rental flat with friends in Brixton where I lived for t...
07-10-2019 22:04

A neutral bedroom with lots of natural textures

As I showed you this week I’m getting very close to finishing our bedroom. There are still a few finishing touches that I want: a lamp with any one ...
20-09-2019 22:01

Creating a tranquil bedroom

*This is paid collaboration with DFS Someone left a comment on my recent house tour for the US site Apartment Therapy saying that my house wasn’t dr...
17-09-2019 22:00

Decorating tips for Airbnb properties

*This is a paid collaboration with GuestReady* Two weekends ago I went and stayed in an Airbnb with my two sisters, one of whom lives in Manchester so...
04-09-2019 22:01

A house tour for Apartment Therapy

I was so pleased recently to be asked to be part of Apartment Therapy‘s The World At Home series, which takes readers on mini tours of houses around...
31-08-2019 21:57

Choosing art work for your home

I think there are two issues that make it so hard for us all to get art work up on our walls; figuring out what we like and then having the confidence...
25-07-2019 22:02

Knocking down walls to create an open plan living space

As I discussed in my last post about whether taking on a renovation project was the right thing for us one of the keys to making our small house feel ...
04-07-2019 22:05
24-06-2019 22:04

How to frame your art work with eFrame

I have waited nearly eight months before hanging anything on the walls after moving in to the house. Firstly, I’ve been waiting to figure out what I...
21-05-2019 22:00

Finishing off our kitchen

We moved into our house just over six months ago now and at the time we promised ourselves that we would finish off the kitchen within that first week...
03-05-2019 22:01

Adding storage to my bedroom with an ottoman storage bed fro

Moving to a three bedroom house from a two bedroom flat has definitely given us more space but there is one room in our new house that is significantl...
01-04-2019 22:03

Painting my uPVC front door

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a good break. I don?t know about anyone else but my fave part about the holidays is the time between Chris...
08-01-2019 22:06

My bedroom update

My bedroom is the room in the house that I have been struggling with the most. I think that is because we want inbuilt wardrobes in both alcoves and u...
05-12-2018 22:06

Mimi’s room before and after

I’d say Mimi’s room is the only room in the house that is basically finished. The reason for this is that we pretty much lifted everything that wa...
01-12-2018 22:02

Our unfinished hallway and need for storage

I hope you enjoyed having a look at our living room last weekend and as promised I want to show you the hallway today more than anything to gee me up ...
15-11-2018 22:08

Living room progress so far

Right. I’ve finally bitten the bullet and taken some snaps on my iPhone around the house to show you how it looks so far. Usually I don’t feel ver...
11-11-2018 22:08

Space saving solutions for a small bedroom

Now that the main building work is done and we are due to move in to the house at the weekend I have been working hard on planning the details of how ...
05-09-2018 21:58

A kitchen on a small budget of 1000

You know when you want to recreate this… But you start out with this… Not very realistic but you’ve got to try, right" Even if you only have abo...
03-09-2018 21:57

The end of our renovation project (almost) and a DIY fail

Hello and sorry for the radio silence! We’ve been very busy feeling tired (ha!), running around after a toddler and trying to wrap up the end of our...
27-08-2018 22:02

Designing our bathroom

The bathroom in our new house was divided into a separate loo and bathroom when we bought it and not only was it old and very dirty but the two separa...
25-07-2018 22:05

Weeks five and six: Our house renovation

We have just started week seven of the renovation and so I need to update you on week five and six. Week five was crazy! Jules was at the house all we...
23-07-2018 22:00

Adding character back to a period home

I’ve been getting lots of questions from you lovely lot about what style I am going for in the new house – not so much with the furniture and styl...
21-07-2018 21:58

Weeks three and four: Our house renovation

I actually can’t believe that our builders have only been working on the house for four weeks as so much has been done already and it kind of feels ...
14-07-2018 22:01

Bathroom inspiration

We decided as soon as we viewed our new house that we would completely strip out the bathroom and start again, including removing the wall that divide...
05-07-2018 21:57

Why choose a 1930s house and where to find inspiration to ma

I grew up in a large Victorian house and then we moved to a Georgian townhouse when I was a teenager so I feel very comfortable in period homes. In th...
04-07-2018 21:56

Week two: Our house renovations

Before I start my update for the week I want to let you know who our contractor is as I have had lots of questions and queries. We were recommended Ja...
20-06-2018 21:58

Creating the perfect canvas in our new house

Taking on this house is a long term project to create a lovely home over time – we definitely can?t afford to make it perfect from the start. In thi...
12-06-2018 21:58

Week one: our house renovations

We excitedly rushed down to the new house yesterday morning to see the progress that has been made this week as our contractor started on Monday (you ...
10-06-2018 21:59
 



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