Easy Updates for a Glamorous Garden

Remember those freaky sunny days we had back in April and then the gorgeous weather for the early May bank holiday? Wasn't it amazing? It's spurred me on to smarten up our back garden a bit and I’m planning a glamorous makeover. Have a look at the quick and easy updates I’m hoping will take my garden from drab to glamour-fab.

5 Decorating Tricks to Save You Money

One of the downsides I find in loving interiors is that I don't often have a lot of spare cash to decorate. I'm not going to pretend I don't get grumpy about it but it has forced me to think a little bit differently.  When I look back over the past couple of years, I can see I've developed five tricks that have allowed me improve my home and save hundreds of pounds.

What to Expect During Your Loft Build

If you've come on over after reading my last post about things to consider before work begins on your loft conversion, then welcome! It's full-on, isn't it? It's tempting to think you've done all the hard work. But if my experience is anything to go by, you still need to keep your eye very much on the ball when the building begins. So, what can you expect?

How to Prepare for a Loft Conversion

We dithered and put off doing our loft extension for so long. I’m talking years. We knew it was going to be an upheaval, and then there’s the mess, but most of all I think I was daunted by the sizeable financial commitment. I was scared of making mistakes or regretting decisions down the line. But we took a deep breath and went for it and it was the best thing we've done to our home by far.

Things You Need to Know When Decorating with Dark Paint

Painting our living room was my first proper experience of decorating with a dark colour.  After months of dreaming, I had a lot of faith that it would work out.  So my first surprise was that I had a few wobbles early on and questioned if I’d done the right thing.It turned out to be completely the right thing, so lesson number one is not to give up at the first coat.

Attending a Design Fair When You're Not in the Trade

For one reason or another, I haven't ever been around to attend the London Design Festival. This September was my first chance and although I was really looking forward to it, I was also a tiny bit apprehensive. Some of this stuff is for 'the trade' isn't it? Would I be seen as a time-wasting outsider? Would I stand out a mile among all these creative types?

9 Signs You're Ready to Decorate with Dark Paint

Decorating with dark paint is quite a scary move. Yes, you can re-decorate if it turns out not to be for you, but who wants the hassle and cost of that? Err, not me! I knew deep down that dark paint was something that I just had to try. If you recognise these signs, perhaps it’s time you took the plunge…