DIY: How to Build a Raised Rendered Planter

If like me you have lusted over Pinterest images of rendered planters but ruled them out as too expensive, you may be suprised to know they are actually fairly easy to build yourself. My husband and I constructed one in our garden without any prior experience of building blockwork walls or rendering and we are… Continue reading DIY: How to Build a Raised Rendered Planter

The Garden Makeover: Part 1 (Before + After)

As summer is drawing to a close, so is the first phase of our garden makeover. When we bought the house in August 2016 the 'garden' was devoid of any planting and looked very bleak. There were several layers of fencing partitioning areas for bins around the house and a seperate seating area at the… Continue reading The Garden Makeover: Part 1 (Before + After)

Featured as a #HabitatVoyeur

One of my bedroom photographs has been picked up on the Habitat website! The photo (bottom left-hand side) features in the voyeur gallery in the 'Your Homes' section. Not bad for a snap with my iphone! Items in the photo from Habitat include the Tatsuma bedside table, Bobby lamp and bedding.

4 Ways to Embrace the ‘Lagom’ Concept

Last year, in the pursuit of being as happy as the Danes we were all buying cashmere socks and embracing 'Hygge'. Now it seems Hygge is old news and lifestyle magazines are championing 'Lagom' instead. So I found out what it's all about and why we need some in our lives. Lagom is a Swedish… Continue reading 4 Ways to Embrace the ‘Lagom’ Concept

Review: Ikea + HAY Ypperlig collection

The fantastically named 'Ypperlig collection' will be launching in Ikea shops in October and I for one will be at the front of the queue! The collection is a collaboration between the Danish Design company HAY and Swedish mega homestore Ikea and features a variety of beautifully designed items. All the pieces encompass HAY's distinctive… Continue reading Review: Ikea + HAY Ypperlig collection

DIY Customised Wardrobe

I am delighted to have had so much interest in the customised bedroom wardrobe showcased in my last post: Bedroom Transformation, and as it was so simple to construct I thought I would share with you how we did it. If you missed the post, we converted a useless old cupboard in the bedroom into a fully… Continue reading DIY Customised Wardrobe

Bedroom Transformation Complete! Before + After

I am very pleased to say that after a fair amount of hard work our bedroom remodelling is finally finished! Well.. not completely finished (we still need to replace the lights and I've seen some beautiful chambray curtains....) but nevertheless we are delighted with the transformation so far. When we bought the house last year… Continue reading Bedroom Transformation Complete! Before + After

5 Ways to Refresh your Garden for Summer

1. Colourful Lounge Chairs   Lounge chairs are a great way to add a pop of colour to your garden as well offering a more relaxed seating arrangement than bistro-type traditional dining sets offer. I love wire bucket seats based on the popular Mexican Aculpuco chairs from 1950's and widely available from many retailers this… Continue reading 5 Ways to Refresh your Garden for Summer