Five Quick Jobs to Do Around the Home this Weekend

Image source: Clair Strong Interior Design It’s officially spring cleaning season. I like to use this time of year to deep clean, de-clutter and fix any maintenance issues around the home. I also like to tackle some quick wins; jobs that take between five and fifteen minutes, but make a noticeable difference to how my…

Best Of: Four-Poster Beds

Image source: Nick Smith for Clair Strong Interior Design Four-poster beds are commonly associated with Tudor royalty or grand hotels but modern designs have seen them become less stately home, more detached three-bed home. They’re more accessible, affordable (in some cases) and popular than ever. Here’s the evidence… Gjora Bed Frame, IKEA Gjora Bed Frame…

Green is the New Black

Image: Robyn O’Mahony for Kitsch Stitch Eco-friendly living is a focal point of interior design in 2019. From sourcing sustainable materials to embracing upcycling and greenery, sustainability is perhaps more important now than ever before as our relationship with the environment is pulled into sharper focus. This week I explore simple ways you can make…

How to Hide Unsightly Electronics

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design Almost every home has the need for an array of electronic devices. But while helpful and necessary, electronic devices tend to bring with them lots of unwanted clutter. Here I suggest helpful way to clear and camouflage all those cables, cords and the more unsightly of your devices, allowing you…

How to Upcycle Charity Shop Treasures

Image source: Clair Strong Interior Design Your home has the potential to reflect your creativity and there is no better way to do this than by upcycling pre-loved pieces you’ve found in your local charity shop. To get started take a trip to the vintage market, charity shop or car boot sale and pick up…

Five DIY Projects to Try this Winter

Image source: Clair Strong Interior Design As you may have noticed by now, I love a good DIY project. I’ve written a few blog posts on the matter already, and this one is no different. Today I’m sharing five DIYs I’d love to tackle this winter. Let’s jump straight in. Mid Century Plant Stand by…

Living with Animals: Stylish Pet Supplies

Pets are one of the greatest joys in life. There’s nothing better than an excitable dog or indifferent cat to welcome you home after a long day. The only real downsides are the cost of pet-ownership and the sheer amount of stuff pets tend to accumulate; beds, toys, food bowls, toys, blankets, toys… you get the…

Three Ways to Give Your Kitchen Wow Factor

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design It doesn’t take much to create a good kitchen; decent cabinetry and well-placed tiles are about all you need for a solid space. But a great kitchen is a different matter. It requires that little extra something that makes you stop and stare every time you walk in. Here are…

Four Uses for the Spare Room

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design Has your spare room become a clutter catch-all? Or is it empty and neglected; the last room in the house to get any attention? Well it’s time to turn that spare room into a beautiful, useful space. Here are some creative ideas… Guest Bedroom / Second Living Room I’m a…