Soooo…. I’ve finally finished my bathroom. And honestly if I could spend my whole day in my bath, I absolutely would. I’m so proud of it and the rearranging the sink & radiator was so worth it. Now onto my next challenge! Kitchen/livingroom. Unfortunately the rearranging of my full downstairs space is going to mean making sore sacrifices when it comes to furniture, as I … Continue reading Kitchen planning
Christmas time is a great time of the year to snuggle… Eat loads and open your presents for santa! For the last two years I’ve decided to decorate recycled wrapping paper ( to be recycled again) for my present wrapping. It’s a little bit more effort… But I want to feel like I’m making a small step to saving the planet… Even at Christmas! Here’s … Continue reading Save the planet this Christmas.
Life is so busy, I find myself constantly over stimulated with work, family and trying to make time for friends. Then squeezing in some time for me… Which always comes last. And I know it shouldn’t, but I that’s how my brain works. This week I’ve felt the city somewhat suffocating me. All I want to do is drive away…back the Skye.. Glencoe or Plockton … Continue reading Biophillic design vs Real nature
Hello!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new blog. We’ve had a tiring couple of months…Holidays…Work… Life… Our wee bathroom is finally starting to feel well balanced. The colours & finishes are almost right with a few pieces to finish off Skirting painted & secured New ceiling trim Plaster waste pipe boxing Paint waste pipe boxing Prime & paint windowsill Install Tom Raffield … Continue reading My little world
I have to say the last few weeks at work have been probably the most challenging I’ve had in my career. Keeping with up the 21st century as an interior designer- learning to create cgi images- isn’t for the faint hearted or motion sick. We live in such a fast paced environment where ‘time is money’ and life needs to just slot in somehow. I’m … Continue reading Work life balance-finding the little things that make you happy.
As everyone knows by now…I love to save a bit of cash on my home…& when we were getting in quotes for over £5k there was no way I was going to pay that…our bathroom is less than 3m Sq! ! Jeez Thankfully I have my dad….of whom I get my “whit I’m not paying that!” Attitude from. My dad has taught himself everything..basic plumbing, … Continue reading Interior designer by day…Tiler by Night
I have been reading the ‘Mrs Hinch-hinch yourself happy’ at the moment, and even though I am not very far into it there have been some very amazing points raised about how we treat our homes, and interiors in general. Mrs Hinch talks about ‘creating a home for you, not to impress others’ which I think is so important. As long as you love … Continue reading Wellbeing within Interior Design
Creating unique storage ideas can help bring a bit of character to a space. Like this IKEA unit. It was really easy to assemble. I then ordered pin feet from an online manufacture based in England. They lift the unit slightly and give it a contemporary look. One thing I would say is, I needed to add a little bit of support in the center … Continue reading Creating unique storage
I enjoy nothing more than taking old pieces of unloved furniture and giving them a new lease of life! And it doesn’t have to be a hard slog or expensive. Classic chair. Copyright Littledesignerlou I bought a set of two chairs from a charity shop close to my home. I thought they had a very classic shape which I could up-cycle very easily, whether it … Continue reading Upcycling dining chairs
I have been thinking of replacing our bathroom for a few years, perhaps over thinking it much like many people. Many factors can be at play…budget, hassle & whither you would get your money back when you sell your house. All are extremely relevant. I personally think our house would definitely benefit from a refurb, but mainly because we currently do not have a bath, … Continue reading Bathroom Refit- use space well