What Makes for Good Interior Design?

Today I’m tackling a hotly debated topic; what makes for good interior design? Like any art form, design is subjective which means one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. It’s highly divisive, and I’d argue that good design should be highly divisive. If you create something that engenders strong feelings in anyone, you’ve created something…

New Ways to Paint Your Walls

Want to give your home a fresh coat of paint? Wondering what you can do to change things up? It might surprise you to know that there are more ways than one to go about painting your home. Here I look at four creative methods to try. The Ombré Effect Image source: Puistolassa You might…

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

Pantone’s 20th colour of the year is Living Coral, “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” Image source: Woodchip and Magnolia According to Pantone’s press release; “In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are…

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…

Honey & Caramel

This is a condensed version of an article I wrote for November’s issue of The Bath Mag. Image source: Little Green Notebook Spiced Honey, a rich and warming caramel tone is officially Dulux’s 2019’s colour of the year. The paint brand announced its choice back in September, but caramel tones have been trending for many…

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…

Recent Project: Georgian Apartment in Bath City Centre

I recently completed a lovely residential project; a two-bed Georgian apartment in Bath city centre. I shared the details of the project in a feature for The Bath Magazine’s October 2018 issue. Here I share a slightly condensed version of that article. The Project Brief The client was a professional couple who had bought a…