My Christmas tree is a collection of everything from the last 20 years and is now growing with handmade decorations made at school! Some people like to change their decorations yearly, they even have colour schemes! Oh to have a colour scheme, I try, then turn my back for a second and everything we’ve ever bought … More Baubles, Baubles, Baubles.
Marble is a huge trend at the moment in interiors from accessories to furniture, to huge expanses of marble flooring and tiles. It is, however, pretty pricey so I tested out a couple of techniques to help you recreate the look with a bit of paint and creativity. images sourced from pinterest, view my board … More How to marble two ways
I am my fathers daughter through and through. We’re both hoarders, both skip rats and both love a Yorkie. He was a truck driver in his early career and I was always playing drivers mate, keeping him amused while my mam and sister slept on! When I grew up my Dad always did all the … More Cheerz Dad
I recently joined forces with the Emmaus UK charity for National Recycle Week to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling. Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again. Their communities across the UK work … More Upcycling with Emmaus UK for National Recycle Week
It’s awards time again and I had a lovely mystery person nominate my blog for the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Thank you whoever you are! These are the big ones for any self-respecting interiors blogger and I missed out on last years shortlist so I’d love to make the shortlist this year. I’ve been nominated … More Amara Interior Blog Award Nominee
I’m a little bit – okay, a lot – excited about being shortlisted for the new Northern Blog Awards. The awards have been created to showcase the blogging talent that is outside of London and put us Northern bloggers on the map. There are some amazing blogs up for the awards so I’m feeling humbled to … More Northern Blog Awards Nominee
Your bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in your home, but can be one of the biggest expenses. It’s not a task many of us can take on ourselves, we need plumbers, plasterers, electricians and tilers. A simple refit with no redesigning can run into thousands without even trying. With the average spend of … More My Home: Bathroom on a budget
We’ve all made dens from blankets and dining chairs on rainy days when we were children, and if you’re a parent you’ve more than likely built these again with your own budding builders. I think we need to teach our children from an early age about recycling, repurposing, upcycling and the best way to do … More Who doesn’t love a den?
With two designers in our house, choosing paint colours can go on for months and involves so many changes it’s unreal. It’s not just a case of deciding on a grey scheme, or a blue scheme, we spend hours picking colours apart, it’s like the scene from goldilocks – too much red in it, too cold, … More Paint inspiration at the Manchester Art Gallery with Farrow & Ball
Not normally one to write travel posts, but I’d forgotten how much I love London and I’m feeling inspired. It’s 15 years since my last visit for pleasure rather than business, which is unbelievable, but this time around we were taking our son for his first visit. A whole week away from my desk, no upcycling, no social … More Falling in love with London again