Back in (I think) May 2019, I wanted to start a hashtag on Instagram as a bit of an experiment. As a proud Welsh girl and after much thought I decided on something to represent my home country and settled for #instahomesofwales . I’ve used it ever since and occasionally had a little look to … Continue reading #INSTAHOMESOFWALES
A few years ago I joined Instagram in a personal capacity and for no particular reason. Sometime later, I opened a second account dedicated to all things “house” as I realised I might be starting to bore my friends and family with constant chatter about paint and blinds and bedding and… basically everything house. Since … Continue reading Insta community. How to make friends and influence people, literally!
Is it just my algorithms or is social media full of magazines and influencers telling you what should be in your house, what shouldn’t be in your house, things in your house that make you middle class, things in your house that make you a ….. Really? I know people need to make a living … Continue reading Being told what to do in your own home
Is the new year really time for a spring clean and an interior refresh? For us this is absolutely the case. After a reasonably horrific final quarter of 2019 ( my last blog will explain), I am desperate for a fresh start and, thanks to an absolutely cracking holiday over Christmas to recharge my almost … Continue reading What’s new for 2020?
These are two words that bring music to my Scandi interior loving ears. It combines the Ikea movement with imagination and that must be a good thing. Never heard of an Ikea hack? Where have you been? Just google those two little words and a whole world of interior possibilities lay in front of your … Continue reading Ikea Hacks
Yes, you guessed it! The kitchen is not quite finished. Probably not a huge surprise but I can report good progress... The base units are 99% there. Just a few little bits and bobs to finish off. My main delay (and frustration) has been the new cupboard and door purchased to cover the boiler. It’s … Continue reading Operation Black continues…
My Mum and Dad brought me up to know the difference between a want and a need. I would say it’s probably basic parenting and even as an adult, this concept still nags away in my mind. Many small purchases I can justify as, let’s face it, we all need a little treat from time … Continue reading When you want something but you don’t actually *need* it…
Things I love For reasons I do not understand, friends and family will ask my opinion on all sorts of things ‘house’ related. The questions range from colours to grout to accessories and floor plans . As I never feel qualified to impose my own personal taste on other people, I always use the following … Continue reading Fill your home with things you love
If you are a fan of Instagram, you’ll know the phrase 'a pop of colour' well. It’s very often a hashtag on the daily challenge pages and can completely transform a room with one simple addition. As our house is mostly white sprinkled with black, a little bit of colour in each room makes all … Continue reading Just add a little pop of colour – a budget makeover for any room
While I always knew about my love of all things white (see previous blogs) and my bias to many things black (I rarely have a car in any other colour), it was Instagram that made me realise that monochrome was my thing! This summer we will be embarking on a kitchen overhaul and as a … Continue reading Monochrome