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AW21 Interior & Homewares – My Top Picks

How am I already talking about Autumn & Winter Homewares? I literally feel like I’ve blinked this year and ended up in October! It’s been…

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Our New House Renovation So Far… Part 1

We are now on week 5 of our house renovation and extension and I thought I would write a blog post about the progress and…

10 Outdoor Living and Garden Ideas for Autumn

That mini heatwave fooled us all didn’t it? We had started to think about packing away our garden furniture, locking away all our outdoor cushions…

Bright Skies™ – Dulux Colour of the Year 2022

Every year, trend experts from across the design, fashion, colour and architecture world come together to predict what colour we will be using in our…

Dulux is 90! How Colour Trends Have Changed Over the Decades. Part 1

Can you believe that Dulux has been around for 90 years? That’s 9 decades of providing gloriously colourful paint for our homes, helping us to…

Our Exciting Family Bathroom Plans

Sponsored post – I will be working with Burlington to update our family bathroom Why are family bathrooms more difficult than kitchens to plan? When…

Metal Lockers – 10 Reasons Why Every Home Should Have a Fabulous Mustard Made …

A Featured Partner Post I had a metal locker in the latter stages of High School and it really made me feel grown up! We…

20 Pergola and Parasol Ideas for Your Garden

It’s a quick blog post all about Pergolas and Parasols from me today. I always write my blog posts towards the end of the week,…

How to Use Green in Interior Design for a Calm Home

You cannot go wrong with using green in your home and I will challenge anyone to a duel who says otherwise! The thing is, take…

How to Create a Pallet Table for your Garden

We love our pallet table and it gets used all the time in our garden. Last year, when we were in lockdown and basically everyone…

The Natural Trend – 50 Rattan, Wicker and Cane Homewares

Rattan, wicker, cane and bamboo are showing no signs of going away and are becoming increasingly popular in 2021. We are bombarded with images of…

Panelling a Wall – An Easy Guide

Ok, I know you’re all taking a huge deep breath and thinking, really Mel? Another blog post about panelling a wall? You are so 2019!…

Using a Cricut Maker for a Quick Upcycle of a Magazine Rack

Recently, I was asked by Cricut UK if I had any small DIY projects I wanted to do and I immediately thought about a magazine…