Category Archives: Room Makeovers

Dining Set Upcycle: Restoring my Vintage Mid-century chairs and table

March 8, 2022

 

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In 2015, just before moving into our current home, I began a search for a dining set. For the first time we were buying a house and not an apartment, and it was the first home we would live in with a formally demarcated dining space. I wasn’t sure that we would use it as one, but with a baby under one, I was conscious that someday it may be beneficial for family life. Stuck in the moment of identity loss you get on maternity leave I actually turned our dining room into an adult evening chill out space which I dubbed the cocktail room since it housed both a drinks trolley and a cocktail cabinet I’d bought when I was 18.Read More

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Pretty in Pink : Downstairs Bathroom Makeover

September 13, 2021

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Reader, meet Vera, my newly-pink blousy downstairs bathroom, if she had a name this would surely be it. Equal parts Barbara Cartland and Milanese cafe, she is bold and beautiful, a tiny bit stylised, and arriving fashionably late.Read More

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Period Porch Refresh – Our Budget Makeover

September 9, 2021

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September, it’s the start of a new school year in England, and for me, a time that always signifies fresh starts and new opportunities. But before I descend too far into cliche, I absolutely am not going to use that well used estate-agent-adage and tell you that this piece is about adding curb appeal to your home. Except, as much as this pains me to admit, I kind of am! And although I completed this little refresh of our front door just before the summer holidays, taking an online break over August, will you allow me to pretend it has just been finished so that in the flush of a new school year I can celebrate its new-ness?!?Read More

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Green Scandinavian Mid-Century Home office Revamp

September 26, 2020

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Autumn is upon us and I haven’t blogged for a while. I almost intentionally took the summer off, I wanted to make sure I was present with my son during these difficult and strange times we’re living through. But by 9.15 on his first day back to school I was already atop a ladder with paintbrush in hand ready to revamp spaces I’d been thinking about changing for months, starting with the home office. Read More

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Makeover Reveal : A Small Creative Home Office Space

March 31, 2020

 

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I started planning this room with some trepidation, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel moving to the smaller box room at the back of the house from my formerly spacious study.Read More

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