Give the gift of Art

*AD Like many of you this Christmas, I’m trying to change the way I gift. Gone are the days of plastic packaged gift sets that get shoved at the back of a drawer. I’m planning on buying things that are not only heartfelt, but more importantly to be used, on display, loved and ultimately not…

A Weekend in The Surrey Hills

Having visited Surrey several times as a child, I’ve been desperate to return to this beautiful part of the world. I was thrilled when Julie from Surrey Hills Cottage Holidays invited me and my family to stay*. Our home for the weekend was 2 Limetree cottages, one of the two properties Julie and her parther…

The Snuggle is Real

*AD Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore the front door of my Victorian terrace. My little blue beauty gets thousands of likes on Instagram, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, once open, the actual gap to bring furniture through is a mere 70cm. Nineteen years ago, two chunky leather sofas were…

Brighten up your space with Kalanchoes

Ad* Let’s talk about colour, a thing I used to be very afraid of when it came to home decor, I was even fussy about what colour flowers I’d buy. Fast forward three years, and I can safely say I’m really embracing the joy colour brings into my life. I haven’t been brave enough to…

Garden Update ~ Decking Reveal

*Ad Here it is, my new deck in all its glory. I hope you’ll agree that these stunning Trex grey composite boards look as fabulous as I hoped they would in my little London garden. I’m currently on the lookout for the perfect table and chairs set to finish this area off (once I can…

Sneak Peek ~ NEW Decking

Ad* Last week a very exciting thing happened… Our new garden decking was fitted! To say we’re over the moon with it is an understatement. What’s more, the build itself went  incredibly smoothly. Since then we’ve been planting up around it, ahead of the final reveal. For now, here’s some sneak peeks, plus some information…

Colour crush ~ BLUE

After a recent holiday to Crete, I’m crushing on blue BIG time. Walking the pretty streets of the most quaint little fishing village we discovered, Plaka, was like being in a movie set. Baby blue, teal, cornflower, turquoise, aqua call them what you will, shades of blue are sure to make you feel relaxed and…

My Eco-Friendly Decking Plans

Ad* It’s finally happening… I’ve actually decided on a new decking material. My tired old wooden deck hasn’t lasted as well as my husband and I had hoped, in fact it’s a health and safety nightmare! So, after much thought and research, I’ve decided to go with a very eco friendly composite material. I’m thrilled…