Student flat 24 hour makeover

You know when time slips away from you...I am feeling full of guilt as I have not posted for ages, and I apologise to those of you who nudge for an update. 24 HOUR MAKEOVER I have been really busy of late, my daughter has moved to London to study music at a Conservatoire and … Continue reading Student flat 24 hour makeover


A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a weeny budget

This was a very old kitchen.  It is orange wood, is really tired and the expense of the recent roof-light saga has put a replacement total replacement kitchen on hold.  So I had to do something to make it less hideous for a minimal cost and which was less brutal on the eye.   It … Continue reading A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a weeny budget

Organizing For Your Lifestyle

ORGANIZATION Being a pretty obsessive OCD organizer, (mainly due to a lot of 'stuff' in my home which if I don't control results in chaos within hours), I can happily spend hours sorting, catagorizing and decluttering areas. I find this a really calming thing to do, whereas to others it might seem like hell. I … Continue reading Organizing For Your Lifestyle

Dream Living Room Plans

I have been looking at a fabulous website called Arhaus who are based in the USA, and am seriously wishing they would open a shop in the UK, (hint, hint....).  Their collections are really beautiful, very classic, and I would snap up a lot of their items, especially the furniture, in a flash to use … Continue reading Dream Living Room Plans

Ikea Hack – Bookshelf Unit, Part 1

PLANNING: Yesterday I was over at my sisters house.  She has been working really hard recently on decorating, de-cluttering and generally removing the ravages of children over the years.  She has a sitting room with a newly installed woodburner, (she enlarged the fireplace and taught herself how to lime plaster to help install this, bravo!), … Continue reading Ikea Hack – Bookshelf Unit, Part 1

Easter Flower Ideas

These brilliant ideas come from Catriona Summerhill at Homes & Gardens. DAINTY EGGCUP DISPLAYS Hollowed-out eggshells make naturally beautiful containers for the smallest of flower arrangements. Selecting blue hen’s eggs adds a pretty touch to this simple idea, which requires just a few hallmarks of spring, such as delightfully scented lily of the valley and … Continue reading Easter Flower Ideas

Great Bookshelf ideas

I saw this post on House & Garden and there are some great ideas for displaying books here: Get organised: stylish bookshelf ideas From brilliant bookshelves built into stairs to floor-to-ceiling libraries, these bookshelf ideas for living rooms, the study and beyond are just as inspiring as the tomes that fill them. Fancy creating a clever book … Continue reading Great Bookshelf ideas