October 18, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Leather v fabric, traditional v Scandi – finding the perfect sofa

I’ve finally started to plan out my living room. To tell you the truth, I’ve been avoiding decorating it for a few months now. Even though I stripped off the woodchip wallpaper and gave it a coat of white paint when we moved in, I’ve still not styled it any further. I think that’s because it’s the room we spend most of our time in, so I want to get it right. It’s a good idea to live in a space for a while before committing to a design, and now it’s finally time to start gathering my thoughts… Continue reading “Leather v fabric, traditional v Scandi – finding the perfect sofa” »

October 17, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Vote for my blog & you could win £100 gift voucher!

Fantastic news! I’ve been shortlisted in the DotComGiftShop Blog Awards 2017! Please could you spare a minute to vote for me in the “Best Interior Design Blog” category?? The voting page is here and when you submit your vote, you’ll automatically be entered to win a £100 voucher to spend on anything you like at DotComGiftShop!

You can vote for as many or as few blogs as you like – even if you just leave one vote for Cassiefairy.com in the interiors category, that would be amazing and would really mean a lot to me. Voting closes at 11pm on 27th October so please could you vote now?! Eeeek! Continue reading “Vote for my blog & you could win £100 gift voucher!” »

October 16, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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3 simple ways to update your home for autumn

If you’re looking for some creative ways to get your home ready for autumn/winter, today is your lucky day! I’m sharing some simple seasonal updates that can transform any room in your home. This post will look at three easy ways to update your house this autumn to keep your interiors looking and feeling both fresh and on-trend: Continue reading “3 simple ways to update your home for autumn” »

October 15, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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A peek inside Prue Leith’s garden + WIN a copy of The Secret Gardeners

Ever wanted to nose around the gardens of the stars? Have you wondered what Sting’s back garden looked like? Or wished you could peep into Richard Branson’s Or poke around in Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall’s veggie patch? Well, the good news is that ‘The Secret Gardeners’ by Victoria Summerley does just that. And more good news – I’ve got two copies of this glossy coffee-table book to give away to two lucky winners! Read on to enter the competition below… Continue reading “A peek inside Prue Leith’s garden + WIN a copy of The Secret Gardeners” »

October 14, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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How to care for your mattress this autumn

While a mattress may seem like nothing more than a comfy place to lay your head at the end of a long day, for some people it can be a source of discomfort and even severe reactions. Those who have allergies or asthma can react to all kinds of different triggers, and for many, their mattress is a trigger. A typical bed has about 10 million dust mites living in it. I know, gross, right? They leave behind body fragments and droppings, which can cause some pretty serious reactions in those who have dust allergies. So, what can you do to make sure your mattress is as clean and allergen free as possible? Here are some tips you can use… Continue reading “How to care for your mattress this autumn” »

October 13, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Upcycling shipping containers into a garden offices – is it do-able?

I was reading an article in this month’s Reloved magazine about container homes and boy has that put a cat amongst the kitchens in our household. Let me explain…

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Until now, my husband had been planning to build a wooden shed in our garden to serve as a workshop. He’s an artist and photographer, so he needs a space to create work, hang prints to dry and generally house all of his creative equipment. I’m currently setting up my home office in the spare room, so he has free rein over the garden…

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October 12, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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4 Things you forgot to clean this year…

That feeling of satisfaction after vacuuming the living room, wiping the bathroom mirror or changing the bed sheets is lovely. I don’t know about you, but I tend to put off non-essential cleaning tasks (well, who has time to wipe that mirror anyway?!) because I’m so busy trying to keep on top of the basic washing-up, laundry and bed-making tasks of daily life. So finding that extra time to keep our homes neat and clean is no small achievement. However, while cleaning the seemingly big stuff is great, there are minor things that we tend to forget to wash or disinfect. Read on to learn the things you should add to your list the next time you devote an afternoon towards cleaning your home, you may have forgotten all about these… Continue reading “4 Things you forgot to clean this year…” »

October 11, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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The cutest Halloween accessories for softies

Today I’ve put together a little round of all the cutest Halloween accessories I’ve seen this year. I’m not someone who likes to get dressed up for Halloween in horrifying outfits or cover myself in faux blood – it scares me too much, to be honest with you! I figured that there might be more of us softies out there who are happy to join in with the fun of Halloween but in a slightly more cuter way, hence today’s blog post… Continue reading “The cutest Halloween accessories for softies” »

October 10, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Three tricks to help you grow in confidence

For a lot of people, there’s one thing that seems to be standing between them and everything they really want both in their personal and professional lives: confidence. Many people see confidence as this strange, foreign idea that other people have but that they’ve never really managed to understand or achieve. As if confidence is something that you’re simply born with and if you don’t have it, then you’re doomed to be that way forever. Well, the truth is that’s totally ridiculous! Very few people are born with confidence and even the shyest person in the world can learn to be a little more outgoing. Here are just a few things that you can do to finally come out of your shell. Continue reading “Three tricks to help you grow in confidence” »

October 9, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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5 Tips for choosing the right sewing machine for beginners

Last century, sewing was a skill that many people wanted to master. Sewing meant freedom of choice and the ability to be able to create your own textiles such as clothing, curtains, bedding, and other items for the home. Sewing was also a way to make money and earn extra funds to help put food on the table. So why would we ever stop sewing?  Continue reading “5 Tips for choosing the right sewing machine for beginners” »

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