How To Use Natural Light In Your Home

how to use natural light in your home

I was never quite sure why Spring has been so explicitly associated with cleaning the house. Maybe it’s the freshness in the air and a feeling of new beginnings. Or perhaps it’s just the change in season and it’s a good excuse as any to make your home fresh as a daisy. But no, I’ve figured it out. It’s all in the shadows. It’s that morning

Now Open: Oliver Bonas in Manchester

Oliver Bonas Manchester

I first visited an Oliver Bonas store last year – I was in London on a press day and seeing the brand in an actual brick and mortar store and not just on the teeny screen of my phone was still quite a novelty for this Northerner. Scoot ahead to 2017, and things are looking very different for them up here in Manchester. They tested the

Afternoon Tea at Wedgwood

afternoon tea at wedgwood

Who doesn’t love a good afternoon tea? Whilst I’m not a traditional tea drinker (I know, I’m a rubbish Brit), I do like flavoured teas. And cake. Boy, do I like cake. I recently took my bestie to the World of Wedgwood for this very reason – and because it was her birthday. Fancy a sneak peak at how we spent the day? For those

4 Unmissable Bars in Budapest

where to eat and drink in budapest

So if you’re not sick of me going on and on about it yet, I visited Budapest in November of last year as a birthday treat to my husband. We stayed in an epic Airbnb which I blogged here, and I even gave you a little glimpse into the colourful architecture which you can read about here. What I haven’t covered yet is the food

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?

My Top 3 Paint Brands to Update Furniture Like A Boss!

How to paint furniture

Hey! Today I want to talk about paint – more specifically, painting furniture. Over the past few years I’ve found an evening at home giving a new lease of life to an otherwise unloved piece of furniture is one of the most relaxing things I could do. Perhaps it’s the creativity it gives without the need to sit in front of a screen. I can

Independent Interiors: NONSENSE

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

How To Hang A Wall Mural (Memphis Design, Toddler Helpers & Video!)

how to hang a wall mural

My little girl is no longer quite so little, and as a result of her outgrowing the box-room nursery, in late 2016 we moved her into a bigger bedroom. What we’re left with, after lots of clearing out, is a previous guest bedroom/office which is now full of random piles of toys with some nursery furniture. Sounds to me like it’s time to decorate! A

What CBeebies Land Taught Me About Interiors

cbeebies-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