29 November 2015


If you've followed my blog for a while, then you'll know I love an upcycling project. I've painted a few pieces of furniture (check out my rocking chair renovation post here and my coffee table makeover here), both times of which I've used Rust-oleum. 

Rust-oleum, if you didn't know, is brand which offers a wide selection of paints, designed to go directly on to surfaces with minimal prep. For an inpatient girl like me, this absolutely perfect. For my previous projects I've used the chalk paints, which obviously as you can imagine gives a chalky finish. But when Rust-oleum got in touch to introduce their new Satin Finish range, I decided I wanted to update something I already own and give it a new silky makeover.  


28 November 2015


I can't tell you how much I enjoyed putting this post together. One, because it allowed me to flex my styling "skills" and two, it's Christmas themed - seriously, like two of my favourite things ever. 

So as you can guess by the title, today I wanted to show you how I would dress my table for the festive season. I actually worked in partnership with Heart of House for this post. You might recognise the name as it's one of the main concessions within Argos, but they also have their own website where you can view their furniture, homeware and accessories. Anyway, the brand asked me to put together a festive table design, and although you'd normally think of red, green, gold or silver, I wanted to go for less traditional style. 


27 November 2015


In the centre of Soho, London, sits the amazing Ham Yard Hotel. Literally a minutes walk from Piccadilly tube station, it's neatly tucked away in a courtyard just off Great Windmill Street. It wasn't on my radar up until the awards ceremony for the Amara Interior Blog Awards, but it made such an impression I couldn't wait to go back. 

Thankfully I didn't have to wait too long, as the Amara team kindly invited myself and five other bloggers to an afternoon tea last week to celebrate our win. Featuring a restaurant, a 188 seat theatre. a 50's inspired bowling alley, a spa and 91 amazing bedrooms and suites - plus 24 apartments for those staying in the city for a little longer - this has to be one of my favourite spaces in London. And it's pretty much down to the interior, designed by hotelier Kit Kemp.

24 November 2015


For the girl who loves the simplicity of Scandinavian styling, never did I think I'd be as enamoured with French inspired interiors as I am now. I can sometimes become so obsessed with mid-century furniture, subway tiles and monochrome that I forget to look at what other design styles are out there. 

But in a real effort to widen my reach on this little blog of mine, I wanted to start introducing something different to what I normally would, and that starts today with French boudoirs. We used to travel as a family to France most years, from the very north through to the beautiful ornate Chateaux and finally in the south of France with the affluence of Monte Carlo. I think that's why I'm such a fan of this type of interior.  

Although the French typically love a mix of bold colours and statement walls - especially in some beautiful Parisian town houses I've seen, there's also a real love for a muted palette comprising blush, cream and champagne - the latter being a particular favourite of mine. To get this look in your own house is relatively easy, it's about detail, detail, detail.



I've been a huge fan of Emma Bridgewater's crockery for a long time now so I was excited when View Quest (VQ) got in touch to see if I'd like to review one of their retro mini DAB radios, in collaboration with Bridgewater. 

With DAB+ Radio and Bluetooth connectivity, wrapped in premium leatherette, my Retro Mini came in this super pretty watercolour love heart print on a cream base. It's the perfect addition to my bedside table, and I'm a huge fan of brands which make technology more female friendly. Not only is this print beautiful, but the radio itself is small and perfectly formed. 

Available in 11 colours and prints, it features DAB, DAB+ and FM radio reception, which in basic terms means you have access to the full range of digital and analogue services across the UK and Europe. Not just a pretty face huh?It doesn't stop there because what I learnt with this radio is, you can connect to any smart device via Bluetooth and listen to your own music library. Other cable connections include a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB charging port - which means I'm almost tempted to plug this in to my car cigarette lighter and listen to it on the way to work seen as I no longer have a car aerial. No joke. The car wash snapped it off, boohoo. 

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