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…
Confession: I absolutely HATE cleaning! There, I’ve said it! I work hard, full time, high stress... so why do I have to come home and start all over again? Yes, I have tried getting a cleaner but then I simply end up cleaning up in readiness for the cleaner (well, I don’t want her to … Continue reading The Hinch Revolution
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