Taking Back The Summer & Discovering Domu

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Finally Summer has arrived!  Sure, it’s muggy, and we’re expecting a thunderstorm any minute now, but it’s most certainly the most tropical it’s felt all year. Speaking of which, on one particularly nondescript Wednesday evening in June, I was invited to a #TakeBackTheSummer event hosted by the brand, Domu. Always up for a catchup with some of the North’s finest bloggers, I popped my brolly in

Need Interiors Inspo? Put the Kettle On…

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Interiors bloggers. Design junkies. However, you want to label them, over the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve come  across some seriously lovely ladies. They come from all walks of life, work to varying budgets, have different tastes and experiences, and all kinds of spaces to decorate. And one of the things they have in common is that they take great pride in what they

Photo Diary: Clerkenwell Design Week


I’ve been at it again! Out and about in London ready to get snap happy. This time, I visited Clerkenwell Design Week which ran in May. It’s home to more creatives and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet (according to the event) so as a bit of a design geek, I couldn’t well turn down a visit! It’s odd. Many years

The Grand Opening of Rose & Grey’s Manchester Showroom

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If you haven’t heard of Rose & Grey before, and you live in the Manchester area, you’re in for a treat. And I feel like I can genuinely say that because in my eyes, it’s quite simply one of those boutiques that has most definitely got something for everyone. I wrote a post recently about some interiors stores I visited in London, and how much

A Grandkid’s Bedroom Makeover: Phase 1


An exciting development has happened in our family; after five long years, my mum and step dad have moved back into our family home up here in the North. *does happy dance* To mark moving back in, they want to really make a stamp on the property, decorating it from scratch, and they’ve asked for advice… FROM ME. I’m so flippin’ excited. I’m not an

The Psychology of Colour: A Karen Haller Masterclass

be inspired to personalise your home in Stratford with Get Living East

It’s another masterclass over here on the blog today! A few weeks ago, I wrote about a recent London trip, when I visited the beautiful interiors store, Olive Loves Alfie, as part of the #MakeYourselfAtHome campaign with Get Living London and East Village, turning the former Athletes’ Village (y’know, from the Olympics!) into trendy urban accommodation. Read PART 1 on how to add personality through

‘Add to Basket’ – May 2016

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As a bit of an interiors geek, I seem to have accidentally (read: totally on purpose) found my way onto countless mailing lists, and I’m now the proud owner, much to my husband’s dismay, to a nice weighty stash of seasonal catalogues from some of my most favourite brands. (The pictures are so pretty – I can’t bring myself to bin them!) Every time I

How To Add Personality To Your Home: An Ashlyn Gibson Masterclass

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How much would you say your home is a reflection of you? I think a lot of people would say that actually, they’ve just picked what they liked from a catalogue and not really thought about how those features represent who they are – if they do at all! Don’t feel bad, you guys – I’m certainly guilty of the same. But it turns out,

Mastering Floral Artistry with Frog Flowers (& Champagne)


This weekend, I was invited to join Frog Flowers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I’ve made a really conscious effort in 2016 to get out there more. Talk to other like-minded bloggers, visit events and not be so afraid to shout about this hobby of mine that is slowly but surely becoming a part of my everyday life. So when the lovely Susie from Old Fashioned Susie

Photo Diary of an Interiors Mad Northerner Let Loose in London


Earlier this month, I found myself in London. It was a gorgeous day, I was completely alone so no parenting duties to worry about. It was just me, my headphones, and my camera for snapping. And as always when I’m alone, I get snapping all sorts of bits and bobs that inspire me. I had an hour to kill before an event, so I decided to