Green is the New Black

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 your home more environmentally friendly. Furniture…

How to Hide Unsightly Electronics

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 to reclaim your restful space.…

How to Upcycle Charity Shop Treasures

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 used items and materials to transform…

Five DIY Projects to Try this Winter

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 Image source: Burkatron A stylish mid-century inspired…

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

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 three ways to give your…

Four Uses for the Spare Room

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 Image source: Hannah Gale I’m a little…

Six Things Every Homeowner Needs

Image source: Clair Strong Interior Design Whether you’ve just bought your first house or you’ve lived in your property for years, there are certain things every homeowner needs. The following is a short list of absolute essentials to keep your home safe, secure and stress-free. An Emergency Fund Being a homeowner is expensive, and there…

DIY: How to Make Your Own Bespoke Lampshade

If you’ve ever spent hours looking for just the right lampshade, only to have to settle for something that’s good enough (but not great), I have the perfect solution for you today: DIY fabric lampshades! Choose your own fabric, shape and size for a completely bespoke lampshade that will suit your interiors perfectly. Image source:…