Home, Interiors, Kitchen

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 Friday kitchen envy

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Home, Interiors

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 west elm opening in London

Design, Home, Interiors, Retro, Vintage

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 1960’s house envy

Decoration, Design, DIY, Home, Interiors, Vintage

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 Our before and after hallway makeover

Decoration, Home, Interiors

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 Ikea Christmas 2013

Design, Garden, Home, Interiors, Kitchen

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 Thinking bigger

Design, Home, Interiors, Vintage

Friday house envy

Happy Friday! To help us through the last day of the working week, here's an amazing midcentury gem to swoon over. This house  in Wales looks as it would have done when it was built in 1966. I love the coloured bathroom suites (I am convinced these will come back into fashion soon!), built in storage… Continue reading Friday house envy