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
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
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’m sitting here tonight, listening to the wind whistle through the trees, watching the flames of my ‘white pumpkin’ candle flicker and fill the room with autumn scents, it’s relaxing and I love it! Autumn is by far my favourite of the seasons, not only for cosy nights in, but because it brings amazing colours, and flavours to the home. So lets celebrate it! Its … Continue reading Autumn is here! Pumpkin time!
I hate hanging baskets….there I said it! In my opinion they are boring, unimaginative, and largely associated with the older generation. However, I know hanging baskets are all about the beautiful flowers, and bursts of colour. I get it! But why just make it about the flowers? I think anything that you hang outside your home should be an expression of yourself. Take little designer … Continue reading Unique Hanging Baskets