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

Budapest’s Love Affair With Yellow

Budapest Yellow

Happy New Year you beautiful lot. As it’s normally a little gloomy returning to work at this time of year, I thought I’d kick off 2017 by spreading a little joy. Back in November, I travelled to Budapest. Just for a few days, but it was enough to reignite my love for travel – one I’d supressed for a long time whilst we paid for

A 2016 Highlight Reel: Colourful Interiors, Euro Trips & Blogger Besties

2016

Well 2016 was a bit eventful wasn’t it? For me, it’s been a busy one! Lots of work, lots of blogging, lots of family adventures, and making more of an effort to attend events and travel. In a nutshell, it’s been brilliant. Busy is just the way I like it. Thanks to opening myself up to saying ‘yes’ to a lot more, I’ve met some

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