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    This is for anyone who loves their home to be filled with gorgeous things, both old and new – a round-up of lovely vintage products, design inspiration and DIY projects (tested out on my new Victorian flat!) that needn’t cost a fortune.
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Nesting

I am a bit late in sharing this news with you all, but my husband and I are expecting our first baby! Baby Robinson is due early September. We have chosen not to find out if baby R is a boy or girl – although most bets are on boy at the moment. We’re really excited, … Continue reading

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Ikea PS 2014 collection

I’m back from a lovely week in Madeira, and rather than letting the post holiday blues get to me, I’m thinking how we can update our flat with new projects, paint and products. The new Ikea PS collection for 2014 has some really nice items, with bold colours and quirky design features. Here are my top … Continue reading

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Time to escape

We’re going on holiday this weekend to Madeira, for a week of relaxation.  We chose Madeira because it looks peaceful, which is exactly what we want for a week. We’re staying in a lovely hotel overlooking the sea. I can’t wait! If I was to book another holiday anytime soon though, I’d like to stay … Continue reading

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Summer colour

After months of winter grey, the sun is out and London is starting to look more colourful again. I’m starting to think of changing things around in our flat, ready for warmer days (hopefully) ahead. Zara home has some great inspiration for injecting some summer colour into homes, with lovely accessories and details. I especially love the … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Wow this week has been a manic one, I’m looking forward to taking it easy this weekend hanging out in Crystal Palace, looking around vintage shops and eating nice food. There’s a whole Friday to get through before that though, so here’s a cool and quirky house to stare at for 10 minutes and make … Continue reading

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Friday kitchen envy

We now have planning approval for our extension, see here for the plans, which is really exciting. It does mean that our horrible kitchen needs to stay as it is for a while longer until we can knock it down and build a nice new one! However, as yet another tile spontaneously falls off the … Continue reading

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west elm opening in London

I’m very excited to find out that west elm is opening a store in Tottenham Court Road, London next month. I see lots of lovely items online from this American homeware store, so I can’t wait to go and see it all for myself. Here’s my top 10 favourite west elm items on their site … Continue reading

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1960′s house envy

  Wow what a beautiful house. It’s for sale for the first time since it was built in 1967, and the owners have carefully maintained it’s original details. Designed by the renowned architect Peter Aldington, the four-bedroom property was given a rare Grade II listing by English Heritage in recognition of its outstanding design. It’s in South … Continue reading

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Our before and after hallway makeover

Our one bed basement flat may be small in many ways, but we do have our own front door and a really good sized hallway (both plus points in small London flats). When we moved in it was a damp and dark space, with dodgy floorboards and dirty magnolia walls. It had one sad looking … Continue reading

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Ikea Christmas 2013

The nights drawing in mean I’m already looking forward to transforming our flat into a twinkly fairy light Christmas extravaganza! I’m looking to update some of our decorations this year, and Ikea is my favourite place for inspiration and ideas… I’m loving the metallic looks. And it’s not a proper Christmas without some new lovely lighting… … Continue reading

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