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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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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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Thinking bigger

We’ve been living in our one bed Victorian basement flat in South East London for almost 2 years now. We’ve been renovating the interior on and off during this time, and it’s unrecognisable from the sorry state it was in when we first moved in. But the space is still small. And we have A … Continue reading

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Our wedding stationery

Even though my blog is all about interiors and a love of vintage, being a graphic designer means I also have a passion for paper. Stationery, invites, illustrated prints, cards – I love it. So when planning our wedding, I couldn’t wait to design our save the dates and invitations. Our ceremony was in a National … Continue reading

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