Dulux colour of the year 2020 – Tranquil Dawn™

Dulux colour of the year 2020 – Tranquil Dawn™

It feels like only yesterday that Dulux announced it’s 2019 colour of the year, Spiced Honey. But here we are again looking at what colour trends lay ahead for the next year and Dulux have gone with Tranquil Dawn™

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Choosing Garden Shades With Cuprinol

Choosing Garden Shades With Cuprinol

Compared to my house, my garden has always been a bit lacklustre. I’m not a gardener you see, not that I wouldn’t like to be! I just don’t know where to start and it scares me a little if I’m honest with you! We have grass, yes, but we even managed to kill that after paying the GDP of a small country to have a new lawn laid…

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How To Use Dark Green in Your Living Room

How To Use Dark Green in Your Living Room

One of my favourite colour combinations has to be dark green and gold. I love the richness of these colours and always dreamed of having Dark Jade bridesmaids’ dresses with gold accessories for my wedding…

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My Sofa.com style is... Choosing a New Sofa With Sofa.com*

My Sofa.com style is... Choosing a New Sofa With Sofa.com*

At the end of last year, sofa.com got in touch with me to see if I would like a new sofa for our living room and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We bought our old corner sofa when we lived in a house with a much larger living room and a huge open brick fireplace, so it was very large, brown and beige…

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How To Paint And Stencil Your Decking

How To Paint And Stencil Your Decking

Adding a decking in the garden is such a great way of creating a social space for your family, providing a great extra living area for the warmer months. The problem in the UK is our weather! We created our decking space back in April 2017 and within two years it had become dirty, damp and unsightly.

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Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

What are the first rooms you look at when you are viewing a property? I always make a beeline for the kitchen and bathroom and if I’m happy with them, the rest will do. I feel that we (me) were a little blindsided by the size of our kitchen when we viewed the house we currently live in and didn’t really take into consideration the size of the other rooms and in particular the bathroom

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How To Make Your Own Spring Wreath

How To Make Your Own Spring Wreath

I really wanted a spring wreath and absolutely loved seeing all the beautiful creations appearing on my Instagram feed. I already had some faux eucalyptus and flowers around the house so used what I already had to create my own wreath. Here is a step by step guide to how I did it…

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Pantone Colour Of The Year - Red, Orange or Peach?

Pantone Colour Of The Year - Red, Orange or Peach?

Pantone have just announced their colour of 2019 and it’s….. Living Coral?!? Immediately it conjures up bridesmaid dresses, all twee and meringue like or a nail varnish that gets left unused in your make up bag…

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A Quick(ish) Kitchen Update

A Quick(ish) Kitchen Update

Our house was always a doer upper. We bought it as a renovation project as I always prefer to put my stamp on a property and not pay through the nose for a house that has already been renovated, but not always to my taste. And after 5 attempts of painting and decorating the kitchen, I’m finally happy with the results…

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Mood Boarding and Kitchen Design

Mood Boarding and Kitchen Design

Why has mood boarding not been a thing in my life? At the best of times I’m disorganised and indecisive, so to be able to put all my thoughts and inspirational ideas onto one page has been a revelation…

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