Mirror Mirror in the hall

Some months back, amidst the dust and chaos of the building site that was our home, we were contacted by Exclusive Mirrors to see if we would like to review one of their exquisite mirrors for either our home or garden. more “Mirror Mirror in the hall”

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A place to sit, to breathe, to be… Sloane and Sons Angel Chair review

Regular readers of my blog will know that this summer we stepped into our second major renovation project in our current home. Having extended the ground floor with a kitchen diner in 2015, we had dreamed long enough of a loft extension and we decided to make it happen. more “A place to sit, to breathe, to be… Sloane and Sons Angel Chair review”

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How to add value to your home

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, or plan to in the next 5-10 years, it’s worth knowing how you can add the most value to your home. There’s the obvious ones, getting an extension, converting your garage and a loft conversion, but it doesn’t always have to cost you the Earth if you want to add value to your home. more “How to add value to your home”

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An underwater children’s bedroom makeover with Wallsauce wallpaper murals

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Back in 2014 when we revamped our nursery for daughter number two, we toyed with a couple of ideas; one being an under the sea theme and one being a silver birch tree and birds design.  more “An underwater children’s bedroom makeover with Wallsauce wallpaper murals”

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#ColourYourPersonality What do the shades in your home say about you?

If you look around your home, do you see a trend? Colours which repeat again and again or seem to find their way into every room? I was asked by Julian Charles to take on the #ColourYourPersonality campaign to see if the shades in my life are telling more about me than I ever realised… more “#ColourYourPersonality What do the shades in your home say about you?”

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Loft Extension Update Week 8

Back in mid May we opened our doors once more to the same building company we used for our ground floor extension in the summer of 2015, and we begun the loft extension project we had been thinking about for years. more “Loft Extension Update Week 8”

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Our second summer at the Allotment

This year sees us muddling through our second growing season at our five rod allotment plot. This time last year we were total novices, and to be honest, I’d still bracket ourselves in that category! more “Our second summer at the Allotment”

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Guest post: The dependable guide to designing a master bathroom

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This week our loft extension is picking up momentum and we are at the stage we need to pick out a bathroom suite. Having been pinning and lusting after all sorts of designs for months, we’ve got to the pivotal moment of making it into a reality…but all of a sudden, where do we start? more “Guest post: The dependable guide to designing a master bathroom”

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Cost Effective Ways to Update Your Bathroom

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Having a nice bathroom to chill out in is a blessing, especially in today’s frenetic world. After a stressful day, being able to get into a deep tub filled with hot water and bubbles to soak away all your aches is lovely. more “Cost Effective Ways to Update Your Bathroom”

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The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion

So yesterday, after months of clearing out the excessive amounts of ‘stored stuff’ in the loft, the builders have moved in. There’s no going back now, and after months of taking a vague interest in plans on pieces of paper and conversations about structure and permissions, I can finally get a bit excited about the parts of a big building project that I love.  more “The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion”

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