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
This will be the very first Christmas our families are coming to us – I’m really excited (and slightly apprehensive) in making the house nice in time and then for cooking and hosting and making everyone happy. I can’t wait though. I’ll definitely be treating our house to some sparkly new Christmas decorations! Ikea is always useful for new goodies to freshen … More Ikea Christmas 2015
We have moved into our new home, and it’s fantastic to have space at last! Now our little boy is super active, to have room for him to run around and play is really special. The house is so light and bright, exactly what we wanted. And all the features are in tact because it hasn’t been touched since … More We’re in!
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
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 … More Summer colour
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
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 … More west elm opening in London