Office Geometrics & Armadillo Lighting

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We once had big dreams for a home office. Joe owns about 3 computer towers, 2 screens, and so many other techie bits: boxes of cables, wires, spare cables, spare wires. Video to DVD converter, printer, shredder. I mean, think for a second at all the gorgeous imagery of home offices you’ve likely seen on Pinterest with crisp white walls and Eames inspired eiffel chairs.

Guest Bedroom Update: Part 2

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You know when you end a post saying “come back tomorrow” and then you’re too pregnant & forgetful to actually put the post live the next day? I think you know where I’m going with this… So here we are – albeit later than planned – with part 2 for our guest bedroom update. You can see post 1 here. Did you like the colour

Guest Bedroom Update: Part 1

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Over the past month or so, we’ve been putting  a lot of effort into Bedroom 2. As the label would suggest, it’s the second biggest bedroom out of our three, and whilst we could have made it a larger nursery instead of picking the box room, we made the decision that we can actually get a lot more out of the upstairs if this were

Bedroom 2 & 3 Updates: Getting Plastered

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This last week, we did something really exciting: we had both of our spare bedrooms plastered. It’s a pretty momentous occasion for us really, as it means we only have one room left to replaster in the whole house: the hallway & landing. And that’s a big deal. It’s an odd feeling having plastering done again. I wish I just had smell-o-vision to try and

Cushion Collecting For Our Guest Bedroom

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I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with cushions lately. I think because we’re still in ‘renovating mode’  I’ve looked for ways I can indulge in the fancy-shamancy decorating stage that I’m always looking ahead to. And cushions, I think, offer a way into that whilst not really affecting any major decorating plans. After all, we still have a bed and a couch

Hillarys Blind Review: Starting Off Our Neutral Guest Bedroom

Hillarys Blinds

Whilst we aren’t completely into the decorating stage yet for the majority of rooms in the house, Joe and I knew it was time for a few new essential additions. I remember when we added blinds to the lounge and it just completely changed the feel of the place. As the second bedroom is currently acting as our dressing room with our humongous wardrobes and

The current state of our third bedroom

Spare bedroom

We have been saying for a while now that once the wedding was done and dusted, focus would be swiftly moved back onto our first project: our beloved house. Well, Joe couldn’t wait that long. With time off work before the wedding, and after our wedding planner (ME) had done most of the last minute jobs that needed doing, he decided to crack on with the third

What a difference a month makes


It took us one whole month from getting the keys to the house, to making it decent enough to live in. Joe took some pictures of the house just before we had the keys, and here are some updated images now that we have got our stuff in, so you can see how much it has come along (and how much we still have to

The final countdown: Part 4

Saturday Today has been a bit overwhelming for me. Mum, my step-dad Nick, and my sister Amy popped round to the flat early this morning to help move stuff between the flat and the house, but me & Joe weren’t quite as prepared as we thought we were. However, as my mum often says, “You’ve got to be brutal.” I was hoping to be very

Mum’s the word

I was lucky enough to get 2 days off work this week (Thursday & Friday) to get some more done on the house. My mum (Angela) came to see the house for the first time and to lend a hand. It was so nice to see her and even better to put her to work! I remember when I was young and my mum would