Find Your Style with John Lewis

STYLE ADVICE JOHN LEWIS

It’s taken me a long time to find my interiors style. I think my mum would probably categorise it as “bonkers”. Some of my mates would probably class me as a “maximalist”, often shunning plain walls or empty shelves. I think it would probably be most accurate to describe my style as a bit off-the-wall (pardon the pun). I like my walls to be rich

The Honest House Tour: The Lounge

Lounge Tour

Hi everyone. Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments on my last honest house tour – if you haven’t seen it yet, see the kitchen tour here. If you’re a first-time visitor to my blog – WELCOME. You’ve arrived at an interesting time. Y’see, we’re moving. In fact, we’ve already accepted an offer. IKNOWRIGHT? Things are moving fast. Nothing is set in stone with

The Honest House Tour: Kitchen Diner

kitchen tour

So I can’t believe I’m saying this, but our house is on the market. The house that we’ve rebuilt from scratch over 6 incredibly tiring but fun years. It’s not been an easy decision and I’m probably going to burst into tears when we leave, but we do ultimately want something bigger and as many parents tend to do, we’re moving in order to better our

April Showers: Wayfair Artwork for a Rainy Day

Rainy day art from Wayfair

Drip, drip, drop Little April shower Beating a tune As you fall all around It feels quite apt that it’s been absolutely absolutely heaving it down with rain this week. My little girl has had bursts of additional naps following days of splashing in puddles, with her raincoat hanging up to dry over the radiator shortly after. Manchester isn’t called ‘rain city’ for nothing. I know

10 Colourful Floors for Kids!

colourful floor for kids

You only need to take a look at my Instagram to know that, like so many others… #IHaveThisThingWithFloors So when an e-mail dropped into my inbox from a brand called Atrafloor with an absolutely bonkers amount of cute floor designs, I knew it was something I couldn’t keep to myself. The brand currently prints designs onto a premium vinyl. Now, I don’t know about you,

Ethereal Style, High Street Prices

glam dressing table

I think the high street have really upped their game over the past few years when it comes to homeware. It’s no accident that they’re stocking the likes of copper baskets and marble serving platters – the trends that keep on giving. Items you used to find in the stylised heavens of the department stores you can find when you do the grocery shopping. It’s

Llama Trekking in Yorkshire (& Vlog!)

llama trekking nidderdale farms

“What are you up to this weekend, Karen?” “Me and my husband are having a weekend away. Getting a babysitter and off to walk a llama.” “Sorry, what?” Yeah so that was pretty much how most of my conversations went earlier this month. You see, for my birthday last year I asked to go llama trekking! My in-laws treated me to just that, but it’s

War of the Whiffs: Candles Vs Wax Melts

an itroduction to wax melts

It’s time for a showdown! This week I’ve had a little playabout with wax melts. I know, I know, these aren’t new. Wax melts have been around for ages, but truth be told, I’ve never thought much of them. Whilst the hubster is a big fan of smelly candles, and we visit IKEA often enough to top up our stash, candles were always our go-to

Why Dr Seuss is My #1 Designer

WHY SEUSS WAS THE GREATEST DESIGNER

It’s probably not much of a secret that I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss. I’ve long loved his illustrations and adored his books as a child. Myself and my sister, often mistaken for twins, acknowledge each other as Thing 1 and Thing 2, lovingly of course. As an adult I can appreciate Dr. Seuss for the philosopher he was (and if you’re not aware

Manchester on Insta: WALLS

Manchester Instagram

Manchester street art has long been admired, as has our mish-mash of architectural styles, and that twinkle of colour around every corner in the concrete jungle. It’s what I love about this city that I’m proud to call mine. You only have to take a look at my Instagram to know that, or the Manchester Instagram community in general. The truth is, I’m a big believer that negativity