Updating my bathroom – a much-needed DIY renovation project

Guess where I’ve spent this week? I’ve had a week off and did I spend it in the sunshine? By the sea? In a beer garden? Nope, I’ve spent it indoors, ripping out my old, dated and leaky bathroom. What else would I do with a week off than more DIY?! Yes, the house renovation […]

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Spring interior design inspiration – Pastel blue hues

It’s the first fresh sunny day of the year today and, even though there’s frost on the ground, my thoughts have already turned to spring interiors. I found myself on Pinterest looking for pastel colours and design inspiration, despite the fact that it’s still darkest winter and I need the coal fire on to keep […]

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DIY furniture makeover: A quick & easy distressed chair

After packing away all the Christmas decorations, this time of year always gets me thinking about having a good old clear out and a bit of a tidy up. I often take a look around my home in January and pick out the things I haven’t used over the past year. With space at a […]

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Autumn colour trend ~ Mykonos blue

According to colour trend-setters Pantone, this shade of blue is THE ultimate colour for Autumn 2013. Not denim, not royal blue and not quite electric blue, it’s a difficult colour to imagine. However, if you have ever been to the Greek island of Mykonos, you will easily be able to picture it: gorgeous blue skies, […]

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My little vintage caravan project ~ Floored or flawed?

You may have noticed in my last blog post about the caravan that there was a roll of carpet plonked in the middle of my seating area. And the even-more eagle eyed of you will have noticed that I’ve painted my inner wheel-arch cover with a dark pink shade. This was in preparation for laying the carpet! […]

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My little vintage caravan project ~ A fresh start with a new look

If you’ve not already read about my new caravan workshop project, please have a read of how I came across my little caravan (and all about clearing it out in preparation for painting) the links are below. I like the shape of my caravan – I think it’s small and round and cute, but I don’t […]

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Inspirations for a retro living room – more garish vintage storage!

You may remember this blog post that I wrote  when I found my first record box from the vintage vinyl fair at Southwold last year. I have never loved a record box, or any storage for that matter, “at first sight” but this time it was different. Because it was orange. And floral. And tastefully garish. […]

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90s cheesy pop at its best – review of The Big Reunion concert

I don’t know about you, but I loved the 90s. And the Noughties. The cheesy pop music of the era was (and will always be) my favourite music of all time. Ok, it’s not cool to love boybands, girlbands and one-hit-wonders, but a catchy tune will get you in the end – and cheesy music is notorious […]

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The Disappearing Building

I saw this fantastic design for industrial buildings recently when I was on my way back to Suffolk from Buckinghamshire and the faded blue coloured walls really caught my eye (or not, as the case may be!). These colossal units are the John Lewis and River Island buildings which I think are alongside the A1. […]

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Famous Tutus – Katy Perry’s wacky wardrobe

As her music videos and red-carpet outfit choices often show, Katy Perry is a fan of all things weird and wonderful. She seems to live her life in a Willy Wonka world of sweeties and fluffy things and this sickly concoction of lilac and neon blue is no exception! I love the A-line shape of […]

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