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…

An evening with The White Company

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to spend the evening with The White Company. The event was held at one of their flagship stores, in Marylebone. The store is simply stunning, this image above is just one of the beautiful displays. I was, to put it in simple terms, in White Company…

Spring Cleaning

Ok, so I know this may sound a bit strange, but I love a bit of spring cleaning. I find it very therapeutic and the finished cleaning session always ends with me lolling around in the room(s) feeling totally smug and cleansed. Then, lighting of a scented candle and scornful looks to all who dare…

Power To The People

I’d like to talk about energy, it’s come to that time at Little House where our current energy deal has ended and it’s time to ‘switch’ suppliers. In doing our research we came across this amazing new ‘green’ tariff (+IMPACT). When I first read about it, it actually warmed my heart (as well as possibly my…

Home styling tips ~1~

I thought I’d start sharing some basic styling tips that I use here at Little House. I’ve picked up some great ideas over the years from my days art directing interior photo shoots and just generally enjoying faffing with and styling up the rooms in my own home. I’ll talk about things that work for…

~Round Up~ Scented Candles

As you can see from this photo I’m a true advocate for the scented candle, I have them dotted all around my home. With our sense of smell being the most powerful trigger for emotion and memory they can uplift a mood in seconds. The prices and scents vary from candle to candle depending on…

A love of Vintage

It’s difficult to say exactly what my ‘style’ is when it comes to an interiors theme. I like to mix the old with the new, love a bit of boho but also I’m drawn to the scandal vibe. I suppose my biggest inspiration comes from the Art deco era, the 20’s and 30’s seem to…

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…

Chalky grey

This vintage dresser features in a lot of my posts on @littlehouseinlondon. It’s been up-cycled (not by me, I commissioned someone to do it) in Annie Sloan chalk paint, the shade is Paris Grey. It’s a stunning hue and the finish matte and chalky. I’m just about to jump in at the deep end and…