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How to Make Space for Your Hobbies

If you’ve taken up a new hobby for 2018, or are planning on turning your pastime into a profession, you’ve probably come across the issue of storing all the stuff. Whether you mountain bike or macramé, most hobbies come with a bit of gear. And the usual problem is finding a practical home for the…

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Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg

Image source: Smeg Domestic appliance makers Smeg and luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana have collaborated for a second time on an artful range of small appliances. This somewhat surprising collection has been getting fans of both brands rather hot under the colour. And it’s easy to see why. The collaboration sees Smeg’s award-winning small…

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Minimalist Maximalism: The Best of Both Worlds?

Maximalism has been hailed as the excessive and opulent antithesis to minimalism. Where minimalism embraces cool neutrals, clean lines and limited clutter, maximalism calls for bold patterns, bright hues and mismatching furniture. It’s hard to see how these two concepts could ever work together. However, as a self-confessed clutter-loathing minimalist I believe it’s entirely possible…

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Home Organising Tips from the Professionals: Part 2

Image source: The Kitchn I’ve been collating my favourite tips from professional organisers, ready for spring cleaning season. Last week, I published part one of this mini-series (if you haven’t read it yet, click here to check it out), now it’s time for part two. Enjoy! Don’t Buy Storage… Yet As tempting as it is…

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Home Organising Tips from the Professionals: Part 1

Image source: Who What Wear It’s coming up for spring cleaning season. For me, spring cleaning isn’t just an opportunity to finally defrost the freezer and dry clean the curtains. It’s time to get the entire house in order. I’m talking decluttering and organising cupboards, drawers and wardrobes like my life (and sanity) depends on…

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Three DIY Projects to Try this Month

I’ve resolved to do more crafting this year and I think you should join me. Why? Because you can make really beautiful, genuinely bespoke pieces for your home without spending piles of cash. It’s a cheap and cheerful way to spend an afternoon, and I promise it’s actually fun and not just a stressful, mess-making…

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How to Create Wow Factor in Any Room

If you want to create a space that impresses, amuses, inspires or tantalises, you need to create wow factor. In interior design, the best way to elicit that response is by doing something unexpected. Here are four ways you can do just that: Play with Colour Photograph by James Merrell for How to Decorate by…

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No-Cost Ways to Transform Your Space

Around this time every year, I feel inspired to make some changes in my home. Alas, the indulgences of Christmas often mean my decorating budget is practically non-existent come January. If you’re in the same boat, this article is for you. Here are four ways to transform your space without spending a single penny. Rearrange…

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Year in Review: 2017 on the Blog

Image source: Kate Lavie This time last year, I posted my first ever Year in Review. Taking that trip through my blog archives was so much fun, I’ve decided to do the same again this year. So without further ado, here’s a round-up of my favourite posts from 2017. I hope you’ll enjoy them too.…