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 to…

Go Wild with Marks & Spencer Home | ad*

With summer finally here, I was thrilled when Marks & Spencer Home asked me to pick my favourite pieces from their SS19 range to style up my outdoor living space. It was my birthday yesterday, so this little entertaining corner at the end of our garden seemed the perfect place for a bit of summer…

LET THERE BE LIGHT with Vario by Velux | ad*

Have you ever thought about just how much time you spend indoors? Last week, I attended a breakfast hosted by Velux, where we were challenged to think about this fact in depth. The event was held to create awareness about an exciting new launch, Vario by Velux, the brand’s first made-to-order rooflight solution for flat roofs. Breakfast…

Keeping Plant Care Easy This Summer ~ with Homebase | ad*

Last weekend we took a much needed trip to our local garden centre in preparation for a good-old garden/plant overhaul. We are very lucky to live just a few miles away from our nearest Homebase store. In the 19 years we’ve lived in our home, it’s been our go-to shop for all things gardening and DIY….

Getting cosy with Baa Stool

Say hello to the newest addition at Little House In London, my sheepskin dressing table stool of dreams, Ffleur. Isn’t she just lovely? She comes in 18 different colour ways, I have chosen this stunning teal. I sat on her for about an hour when she first arrived. I mean, I couldn’t have been more comfy,…

Get Your Hygge On This Autumn

This Autumn, you will mostly find me padding around in fluffy slippers, lighting evocative scented candles, switching on ALL the twinkly fairy lights and generally revelling in the most cosiest of seasons. Last year, I discovered (along with the rest of Instagram) the phenomenon that is Hygge. Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, it’s a Danish and Norwegian word…

Front Door Makeover

The front door of my little Victorian home has always had many compliments. I’m told it was replaced in the 1930’s due to the design, but I think it fits in perfectly with our period style home. It’s been painted cream (the colour when we bought it 18 years ago) black and slate grey. On my…

Getting crafty with Argos Home

Yesterday, I attended a workshop with Argos, ‘a workshop with Argos!?’ I hear you cry, but yes, it’s true, Argos has just opened it’s first ever consumer pop-up shop in London, where they will be hosting a series of exciting events. Set in New Oxford Street, from the 14th-27th September you can try your hand at…

The Power of Yellow

Someone once told me, that if you look at the colour yellow for more than 10 seconds it makes you smile. Why not try it with this square below… worked for me! How about you? In the natural world, yellow is the colour of sunflowers and daffodils, lemons and bananas, canaries and bees. And let’s…

Greenwich Peninsula, an island of opportunity

Around twenty years ago, at the start of my career, I was working at The Sunday Telegraph. We were housed in The Tower, One Canada square in Canary Wharf. The view from the 11th floor stretched out over a vast empty industrial area and the construction of The Dome (that’s the O2 to you young-uns!)…

Spanish Themed Dinner Party

  Anyone who knows me, will know that I love hosting a dinner party. I really enjoy having friends over to share a bottle a wine, eat some hearty home-cooked food and have a good old catch up. Let’s not forget to add laughter into the mix, and of course some great music playing in the…

A Crafty Day

My daughter Ava and I just love a spot of crafting. At the beginning of the school holidays, one of the first places we head is Hobbycraft, as it’s been our go-to craft supplier for an age now. When Hobbycraft asked if we’d like to get stuck into some crafty projects*, we both (literally) jumped…

Laura Ashley Summer Revamp

I think most of you will agree, but there’s something delightfully ‘grown up’ about shopping at Laura Ashley. When we bought our home 20 years ago, it was one of the first places I headed, to kit myself out with candles, picture frames and a posh throw. I can often be found at the weekends…

Pre-teen bedroom makeover

My daughter Ava recently turned 11, so it was time to ditch the pale pink walls and Build-A-Bear wardrobe for something a bit more grown up. I let Ava loose on Pinterest, which of course, I instantly regretted, the ‘boho’ themes she was leaning towards included a jungle of plants and giant swing seats in…

Belly Basket Upcycle

I’m really pleased with how my little belly basket upcycle came out, so I thought I’d share how I did it. The colour I chose to use is called LemLem, a new colour that Annie Sloan herself has developed in collaboration with Oxfam. It’s inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown…

My first up-cycle

This little vintage table had been in my possession for many years but was very much in need of some love.  I decided to paint it to match my dresser that had been lovingly renovated and treated with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. According to the instructions there was no sanding required. I…

North Norfolk ~ A weekend away

A few months ago my little family and I were lucky enough to be invited* to stay at The White House, in Norfolk. Tucked away in a picturesque farm valley between Brancaster Beach and Burnham Market, The White House is a hidden gem within easy reach of the wide open beaches of the North Norfolk…

Christmas makeover with Marks & Spencer

For me, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Marks & Spencer. I mean, is it even December if you haven’t browsed the festive isles of this go-to store picking up treats and decorations ready for the big day!? I’ve given my living room a makeover with some fabulous *items from M&S. This year I’ve gone with a…

Christmas with Hobbycraft

When my daughter Ava asked me if we could buy some air drying clay to make some Christmas decorations, my heart did a little happy whoop. Memories of pottery at school came flooding back, after a quick browse of our go-to craft supplier Hobbycraft, we were set to go with our chosen project. Air drying…

Rudding Park Hotel & Spa

Everyone loves a spa break right!? I mean, what better way is there to de-stress than heading off for a few days with a good friend to escape the daily chores. Even better when the hotel in question is Rudding Park, a beautiful Grade I Regency house in Harrogate. With my cozzie and a dress for…