Pantone’s Greenery: The Kitsch Edition

Pantone Greenery kitsch

Greenery. Where to begin. After Pantone announced in December that it was to be its colour of the year 2017, like many others who write about interiors and design, there was a bit of pause for thought. Do I like this colour? Why the heck did Pantone pick this lime green Kermit the frog monstrosity? Are we really expected to use it in our homes?

Independent Interiors: NONSENSE


Don’t you just love stumbling across somewhere and it turns out to be your new favourite place? That happened to me this weekend. NONSENSE Concept Store is a little shop and coffee spot in Prestwich, Manchester which Joe passed one day and thought of me. He actually messaged me something along the lines of: “I’ve just passed this place I think you’ll love. It’s got

The Pursuit of Happiness in Hamburg

hamburg street art

Whether you think street art or graffiti is a piece of art or just plain old vandalism, what’s unquestionable is its effect on the landscape of our cities. I for one, have a bit of a soft spot for it. You only have to visit Manchester’s Northern Quarter for sky-high artistry, or Stephenson Square for regular portraits of well-loved celebs. (I don’t use the term

What CBeebies Land Taught Me About Interiors


Not long before Christmas, December in fact, we took a weekend away with my husband’s family. We had my little girl in tow, and her best friend/partner in crime/cousin for a Santa’s Sleepover event at Alton Towers Resort. I’ve not been to the hotel before, but our trip included a stayover, food, pantomime, swimming park, and access to the open theme parks – on this

7 Subscription Boxes For Interiors Geeks

interiors subscription box

Do you have a friend who is always dragging you around the homeware stores “just to have a look”? Well, I’m afraid I’m one of those – GUILTY AS CHARGED. And I know how hard we can be to buy for, not just at Christmas, but all year around. However, I’ve done a bit of shopping around and decided that there is plenty out there

UK Blog Hop: Our Festive Felt Family Christmas

kitsch christmas

If you’re new around these parts and arriving from Ana Mum Diary, HELLO. You’re very welcome here. Grab a cuppa and expect lots of chatter and mish-mash decorating attempts. Let me start by telling you how proud I am to be a part of this group of 20+ interiors bloggers – the first of its kind over here in the UK and organised by one

Our Quirky Airbnb in Budapest


If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ve probably heard me wangin’ on about Budapest as of late. #SorryNotSorry You see, in the almost 11 years that Joe and I have been an item, we’ve not had all that many holidays – two in fact, with one being our honeymoon. What with renovating, wedding planning and Luna’s arrival, it’s just never quite

7 Statement Marbles for Maximalists

statement marble

I remember about 3 or 4 years ago, just as we were shopping for worktops as part of our kitchen renovation, I read in the newspaper (yup, an actual physical paper) that marble was making a comeback. It feels a bit weird saying that because it’s so widespread on the high street now – and if I’m being totally honest I’m not sure it’s “come

Wallpaper Wonderlust with Graham & Brown

how is wallpaper made?

Earlier this Autumn, I was invited to take a VIP tour of the Graham & Brown offices as International Wallpaper Week approached – a little behind the scenes excursion learning all about how wallpaper is designed and printed. As a self-proclaimed interiors geek, I couldn’t very well say no, could I? Probably why I ended up taking about 300 pictures. Oops…Fancy taking a sneak peak?

Dulux’s ‘Denim Drift’

Dulux Denim Drift Trend

I’m not really one for trends generally. I’m certainly of the view that you should decorate to your own taste and who cares what anyone else says? Saying that, sometimes it’s hard to know just how much you love something until you see it splattered all over a wall, styled, and experimented with in its full glory – and that’s something that seasonal trends gives