Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper

This week's obsession is not the Royal Wedding for me, but the amazing new wallpapers which I keep seeing everywhere as new designers embrace the digital printing possibilities that are now available.  It seems that interior trends are embracing large scale and bright patterns, and while they may not be for everyone's taste I love … Continue reading Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper

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Final Makeover Post – Townhouse

GAH!  So I totally, totally forgot to do a final post about all the work I did in the summer and autumn renovating a city townhouse.  So here is a brief rundown of everything that was done.  New heating, plumbing, electrics, lighting, garden fencing, plastering, decoration, windows, plus a new kitchen roof with skylights and … Continue reading Final Makeover Post – Townhouse

House Renovation Diary Part 2

For the last few weeks I have not had a minute spare to post anything, and have been trying to juggle the renovation, still do another existing part-time job, carry out my school Governor role, look after my kids and still run the family home.  I kid you not, this is multi-tasking to another level.  … Continue reading House Renovation Diary Part 2

Wallpaper – The proper kind…

I saw this today online and had to share... it's like porn for interior enthusiasts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zirBcP5xWhY I love the old colour, the music, the voice-over and most of all the skills and time involved in making the papers. I know some papers today are hand-printed and hence very costly, but this film will make me … Continue reading Wallpaper – The proper kind…

12 Easy Furniture Hacks courtesy of Houzz

Give ordinary pieces a whole new spin with these crafty updates By Cheryl Freedman - Houzz Magazine Not the DIY type but still hankering after a creative interiors project? The answer could be the trend for style hacking – shorthand for taking an existing piece of furniture, be that a tired old chair or off-the-peg … Continue reading 12 Easy Furniture Hacks courtesy of Houzz

Raring to go… next projects plans

My over excitement at recent transformations knows no bounds, and I am planning new makeovers, (and trying to work out which one I should do first and stop procrastinating and just get on with them...). The Fireplace: I have a working fireplace in the dining room which has a lovely cast iron insert, but a … Continue reading Raring to go… next projects plans

Wallpapering furniture – The Result

I had decided to upcycle an old cupboard, and finally settled on a fantastic Colefax and Fowler wallpaper called Snow Tree which has brushstrokes and graduations of tone in the background. As a first attempt I decided just to wallpaper the inset panels and then to do a paint effect to match the background of … Continue reading Wallpapering furniture – The Result

Hand Painted Wallpaper ♥ Want Wednesday No. 1

De Gournay paper and murals from the masters of the most exquisite wallpaper hand made by artisans has always been Number 1 on my dream list for decorating a room, (or Gracie Studios as a close second as well).  However, you do usually pay a small fortune for hand painted wallpaper and murals on silk … Continue reading Hand Painted Wallpaper ♥ Want Wednesday No. 1