Biophillic design vs Real nature

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

My little world

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

Wellbeing within Interior Design

  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

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Upcycling dining chairs

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

Bathroom Refit- use space well

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

Declutter your home & mind

  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

Christmas decorations-How soon is too soon?

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?

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Designing for yourself / Bathroom

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

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How to antique a mirror! Easy!

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!