When we finally completed on our 1960’s house in August, we knew we had some major work to do. The house had the original wiring, including no fitted sockets which fit our ‘modern’ plugs – it still had the old mini plug sockets – and there were no ceiling lights anywhere in the house. There was a … More Our midcentury living room
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
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 … More Ikea PS 2014 collection
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!
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 … More Our before and after hallway makeover
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… … More Ikea Christmas 2013
How great is this wallpaper? Osborne and Little have produced this colourful wallpaper which is a collage of front covers of the early Penguin paperbacks. A really fun conversational piece for bookworms and fans of vintage design, take a look at Osborne and Little’s site here.
As much as I love Urban Outfitters for their fashion, I usually ignore the small home section full of cute but often pointless stuff to clutter my already full flat. Now though, they’ve extended their range into furniture and other homeware, and from what I can see in the lookbook, it looks pretty cool. It’s … More Urban Outfitters Furniture
It’s been so long since I put up a post I’ve almost forgotten what to do! I’ve been consumed by Christmas and New Year fun, and planning our wedding! All very exciting, but it’s about time I shared some pictures of our bathroom, which is now finished! The bathroom in our London basement flat before … More Our before and after bathroom makeover