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


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


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


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

How to DIY a Marble Window Sill

DIY marble window sill

With Luna’s birthday as well as Christmas approaching, Joe and I woke up one day and decided that our hallway was a bit scruffy looking and needed a refresh. I say refresh, but what I mean is we’ve practically redecorated it. I’ll be doing a full blog post on this soon but one feature that’s done and making me smile each day is our marble