Choosing The Worlds Favourite Colour

April 24, 2017

G F Smith The Worlds Favourite Colour

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What’s your favourite colour? When was the last time someone asked you this? I know, past high school dating games in girls magazines I’m not sure I’ve thought about this or considered it important for over twenty years. Which is odd as I am a pretty colour obsessed person. But committing to just one? That sounds like an awfully big commitment to me. Far bigger than who you choose to spend your life with say! Happily, for those of you that are slightly more balanced than I, somebody does want to ask you this. G.F Smith who have been manufacturing quality paper of all colours and hue since 1885, along with Colourplan, are trying to ascertain what the worlds favourite colour is. Read More

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Green Fingers | The prettiest Cat-Safe House Plants

April 16, 2017

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Happy Easter people, I hope you’ve all done you’re duty and consumed your weight in chocolate this weekend. If you are looking for some virtue to alleviate the confectionary sins, then I bring my fellow cat owners a piece on bringing the botanical trend into your home whilst taking care of your pet at the same time! I know, slightly tenuous, but you can thank me later.  I confess, I had absolutely no idea before becoming a cat owner that common plants and flowers could be poisonous to pets. Read More

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Workshop | Paint & Pineapples with Annie Sloan

April 10, 2017

Annie Sloan paint everything bloggers workshop painted and gilded pineapples

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Now I know what you’re thinking, but bare with me, I haven’t been breathing in paint fumes, well not exactly, but this is yet another paint post of sorts! Read More

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Bedroom Makeover | A Scandinavian Spring Refresh in the bedroom

April 3, 2017

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The beauty of simplicity, this table from Houseology is one of my favourite pieces, ever.

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Good morning friends, and welcome to a new month. It’s now officially Spring in the UK, which means official home makeover time, right? My goodness, I am so happy with the Spring refresh in the bedroom.Read More

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Design Tips | My Secrets for Painting a Room Professionally Yourself

March 31, 2017

Painting and decorating tips from an interiors blogger, tips and tricks for new decorators

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There’s no doubt about it, it’s the time of the year when we’re all thinking about changes and modifications in the home (or so I reassure my husband so that he doesn’t feel unfairly shackled to an interiors obsessive, not sure how successful I’ve been at duping him on that one) but this is about the time of year that large d.i.y companies start trying to lure us in to their barn like stores Read More

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Design Trends | Crushing Over Cork

March 22, 2017

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Cork table and kitchenalia, image via Atelier, CPH.

Cork?! Did you say cork? Oh dear. No. Definitely not. That’s been the reaction of a few people I’ve mentioned cork to recently. Reactions are a bit like Marmite,Read More

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Styling| How to Style the Perfect Surface in Your Home

March 13, 2017

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I’ve spent a lot of time recently moving trinket-y objects around the house, partly because I’m trying to style the house properly for photo shoots (which I’m sure will be re-styled on the day!) and partly just to shake things up a bit,Read More

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Colour: Farrow & Ball’s shades of 2017 (and how to use them in your home)

March 10, 2017

Farrow and Ball colour forecast 2017 Studio Green

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Walking along the road from Parsons Green station yesterday, passing my old school, which I haven’t seen for 18 years, I was struck for the first time not by feelings of panic, dread or rebellion (though I’m sure they’re buried there somewhere) but by how much I had enjoyedRead More

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D.I.Y: How To Make A Simple Spring Wreath

March 6, 2017

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It’s very nearly Spring. Hurrah to that, in two weeks time official British Spring time will be upon us and I am so ready. I love the change of seasons, all of them, the contrast always jolts me into thoughtful mode as I anticipate the months to come. And, like many of you, there’s no new season I love more than the start of Spring, especially this year after an especially dark and overcast winter, I love the fresh colours stirring after a long sleep and the interludes of bright clement weather.Read More

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Lifestyle: Chasing Slow – 9 Tips For Mindfulness & Slowing Down

February 20, 2017

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Good morning friends, if you have dropped along here to find the usual dose of Monday interiors inspiration, or you want to know where these fabulous cushions are from (Murmur, H&M, Also Home and La Redoute, since you ask) then you may just be in the wrong place on this occasion as today’s post is more personal than usual.Read More

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