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A Tree House Stay in North Devon

The Tree Houses have to be my favourite part of Pickwell Manor and are the newest addition to the estate. Pickwell is surrounded by beautiful woods with views to the Atlantic Ocean and the owners wanted their guests to feel connected to nature and the landscape as much as possible during their stay…

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A Short Break at Pickwell Manor, North Devon

My family and I were kindly invited* to stay at Pickwell Manor in north Devon for two nights and we were lucky enough to have a tour of the apartments in the Manor and the grounds…

Topps Tiles Tile of the Year 2020 – Syren in Midnight Blue

On the 12th of September I was invited to a stunning location in London where Topps Tiles were revealing their Tile of the Year 2020…

A Bedroom Update With Valspar

Our guest bedroom. Probably the least used room in our house, but the most used room when it comes to redecorating!

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™

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™

An Afternoon With Artist Jessica Zoob

On Saturday 14th September 2019, I was lucky enough to be invited to the East Sussex Studio of artist Jessica Zoob to preview her latest collection – Inspired By Asia.

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…

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…

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…

A Little Bit Of Garden Luxury With Argos Home*

I recently revamped our decking in the garden and was very pleased with what I managed to achieve, creating something a little different to enjoy. Our problem now was, we had quite large and bulky furniture…

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.

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