Our compact kitchen is now a much nicer room to spend time cooking in. The makeover is finished, and Stuart did it all himself (apart from the gas work) in two weeks – he’s getting very good at fitting Ikea kitchens! We needed the kitchen to be finished quite quickly and to a budget. So things … More Our before and after kitchen makeover
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, … More Nesting
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 … More Happy Friday!
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 … More Friday kitchen envy
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 … More Thinking bigger
My friend told me about the shop Labour and Wait, and I’m really pleased they did. It’s quite hard to find the sort of vintage utility items in the UK that American shops, like Schoolhouse Electric, do so well. Based in East London, their homeware and stationery products are lovely – simple, functional and a little … More Labour and Wait
This kitchen diner is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. Where do I start as to how much I love this space? Ok…the exposed brick, use of glass sliding doors to the garden, the glass roof, the gorgeous vintage quirky touches, those sinks, The Xavier Pauchard Tolix Stools, the amazing storage wall…’sigh!’ All … More Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
Donna Hay, one of the best known names in cookbook and food magazines, can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. I have lots of her cookbooks as her recipes are always fresh, simple and beautifully styled and photographed. So I am excited to see her kitchen and dining range for Royal Doulton does not … More Donna Hay for Royal Doulton