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…

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

SleepOrange Mattress – Designed With Your Kids In Mind

Kids can sleep anywhere can’t they? In the past I have found my kids asleep wrapped around the toilet, on top of the kitchen counter and under (under?!?) the sofa. So, I never really thought too much about where they slept at night and what they were sleeping on…

Under Stair Storage Ideas

Now this is a story all about how my life got switched, turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there. I’ll tell you how I became the owner of some storage under the stairs. Sorry, blatant rip off of Prince of Bel Air there, but my new under stair storage needed something a little more exciting to introduce it other than, nice shelves in a small area….

What My First Full Year On Instagram Has Taught Me

2018 started with a bang for me, my Instagram posts were consistently getting extremely good engagement and my follower count was growing by the day. Ironically, fast forward to the end of 2018 and with 50,000 more followers, my posts are now getting less likes and comments than they did a year ago…

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…

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…

Can’t Afford a Mural? Create Your Own Doodle!

I have previously done a very small chalkboard doodle in my guest bedroom, so decided to give doodling a go on the office wall after a planned gallery wall didn’t work…

A Stay at the Savoy Hotel – London

Recently, my Husband and I were invited to a ball at Mansion House in London and Mr B surprised me with an overnight stay in the Savoy Hotel, London. It really is as swanky as they’d have you believe…

Our Successful Kitchen Renovation

It’s all about the kitchen! They are not wrong when the say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so when we were looking for a new house to buy, I was very keen to do a kitchen renovation ourselves and put our own stamp on it. This is how we did it.

Bringing the Outside In

I’ve always thought plants make a home. They bring personality, life and a calm quality to a room and let’s face it, they look great!

Grand Designs Live 2018

I was lucky enough to be given tickets by Axa Insurance UK to attend the Grand Designs Live show in the Excel Centre, London this week and what a fabulous day it was! I have always been a huge fan of the show and have watched it since the beginning…

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…