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
It’s nearly spring time, that time of year that we decide to dust off the cobwebs, get fit, loose weight and start again. So I thought I’d chat about decluttering my home, which in-turn declutters my life & mind! Which is harder than it seems….When you have grown attached to your belongings, no matter how little you look at them, it’s not easy! And … Continue reading Declutter your home & mind
Something I have started doing over the last few years is attending a Christmas wreath making workshop! Its a lot of fun, and can make you feel very festive! Being a creative person, I often think…why don’t I just do it myself, save some money for Christmas. But in reality its the experience I am paying for, and the expertise of the amazingly talented florists … Continue reading Wreath making & mindfulness
Today is the day that we are taking down our Christmas decorations for another year. Packing them all away carefully into their little boxes to be placed in our loft for 11 months. It makes me sad…It was only when I was looking to take down my amazingly beautiful handmade natural wreath that I thought…why just for Christmas. I love my wreath. I made it … Continue reading Wreaths…why just for Christmas?
I might be late to the party here, as I know that children receive christmas eve boxes now-a-days. This seems a shame to just treat the kids! Right?! Sooo…I have created my own ‘Christmas Eve box’ full of all the things I love, and think I deserve. It doesn’t need to be expensive either, just personal….I CANT WAIT! My box consists of… New PJ’S Local … Continue reading Christmas Eve Box
So…my challenge this year is to send as little to landfill as possible this Christmas. I know it’s going to be difficult…but if I’m thinking about it maybe you are too. I think the biggest impact could be wrapping paper. I have chosen this year to use recycled paper for my presents. I just bought a roll of recycled brown paper from WH Smith £4.99 … Continue reading Happy Eco Christmas
It truly doesn’t surprise me that a house in the Scottish Highlands has been awarded RIBA house of the year. I might be slightly biased, as I come from Scotland, however I think that it is a very inspiring part of the world and I feel that the space compliments the surroundings perfectly. Designers should think of the context to which their building / space … Continue reading RIBA House of the Year
We all love a bit of Christmas sparkle and cheer at this cold and dark time of year right? However…how soon is too soon to put up the tree? I am of two minds. I like the idea of a lovely sparkly tree for the dark evenings to lift the spirits…however…Christmas adverts in November..is a bit crazy! It’s not even December yet and Im SICK … Continue reading Christmas decorations-How soon is too soon?
As a designer, one of the hardest things to do, is to design for yourself. We have fountain of knowledge of styles and finishes, that actually trying to define our own needs is so tricky. So…then I thought I should write myself a brief…perfect! Create an invisible wall between my needs and my wants. I have been toying with the idea of doing up our … Continue reading Designing for yourself / Bathroom
I love an antiqued mirror, they are very much in style right now, and buying them from interior shop can cost a fortune….however charity shops are full of unloved mirrors…why not create your own! It’s so much fun, and very easy. Every mirror comes out different, and this is due to the properties of the black paint on the back of the mirror itself. The … Continue reading How to antique a mirror! Easy!