I have written before about a doing a quick makeover on my daughter's student flat last autumn, and have just spent the last 2 days finishing off a new makeover. What became really apparent since the last time was that good storage was needed, and some room shifting was a necessity as a result. Thus the siting … Continue reading Weekend Makeover – Student Digs
As mentioned in the last post, the final item left to complete was my door to nowhere. This the odd doorway/architrave mid way up the top stairs. A nice, but quite bizarre period feature in the house (?!). You know that song 'We're on the road to nowhere' by Talking Heads, it has now morphed … Continue reading My ‘Door to Nowhere’..
In my earlier post, you may have been aware of my procrastination about finishing off the top floor of my hall and stairs. But it is finally done, with some serious hanging off bannisters paining techniques. I forced myself to start yesterday, and it is now finished, well very nearly.... This was looking up to … Continue reading Stairs & Landings – the ‘nearly’ finished results…
Or how the # has become second nature... It is a fact that I love Instagram, and I am always amazed and delighted by the creativity out there that I can peruse... from nature photography to food to clothes to interiors. It means I follow so many people that it takes ages to scroll through … Continue reading Instagram Challenges
Picture the scene, I am at an auction and am supposed to be selling off unwanted furniture. If you have been to auctions, you know there is a lot of waiting around for your lots, and there are also a lot of chairs about that you sit in whilst waiting for the said lots. So … Continue reading When you really need a proper upholsterer…
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
'Jewel In The Crown' This week my house featured in the December 2017 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes. The house was dressed to the nines with Christmas cheer, and styled beautifully by Sian Williams and photographed by Brent Darby. It's the second time one of my houses has been featured in the magazine, so thank … Continue reading Photo Shoot for 25 Beautiful Homes
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
This week I was near London with the eldest child whilst she was performing as part of the Hatfield Chamber Music Festival. We had an hour free afterwards, and although this was not much time at all, it seemed madness not to go into the house and have a peep. Hatfield House is the home … Continue reading Hatfield House – the best ceilings in the world ever…
Finally, it is done.... For those who have noticed a somewhat silent blog recently, I do have a very valid reason as I have been slogging away 7 days a week over the last couple of months to get this house completed. My life has been consumed by this project, but I now it is … Continue reading Before & After: The house renovation is complete.