ORC Week 3 | Living Room: Creating More Light & Space

It’s Week Three of the One Room Challenge, where I’m giving the living room in my rented house a wee spruce up. Catch up on the design plan for this room in Week One, and progress on the fireplace wall makeover in Week Two. Honestly, I’ve struggled with motivation this week. I think mostly just because I’m so very much over not seeing people, and this whole situation. I know you feel me. But I did get some stuff done,… View Post

ORC Week 2 | Living Room: Stripping & Painting

ORC Week 2 | Living Room: Stripping & Painting

Whaddup. Week One of the One Room Challenge is D-O-N-E, and I’ve made solid progress on my living room makeover. Here’s the living room mood board, if you need a refresher. I linked all the sources in last week’s One Room Challenge post, and dished on the floor plan and a bunch of before pictures. I wanted to tackle the fireplace wall first, mainly because that was the most intimidating from a DIY perspective. Speaking of before pictures… it had… View Post

UAL Graduate Diploma Interior Design | An Honest Review

UAL Graduate Diploma Interior Design | An Honest Review

From 2017-2018, I took a Graduate Diploma in Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts, which is part of UAL / University of the Arts London. I got a bunch of questions about why I was doing it, what it was like, and whether it was worth it, so today I’m dishing the deets. Chelsea’s Graduate Diploma Interior Design is the equivalent of the third year of an interior design undergraduate course. It’s full time – around 35 hours in… View Post

ORC Week 1 | Living Room Plans

ORC Week 1 | Living Room Plans

It’s time for another One Room Challenge! This time around, the living room in our Edwardian semi is getting a makeover. Woot. If you’re not familiar, the ORC is a biannual event where a whole bunch of interior “influencers” transform a room over (usually) six weeks, posting progress deets every week. This time round, we get an extra couple of weeks, because of the Corona sh*tstorm. So much amazing design inspo comes out of this event, and I’ve loved swooning… View Post

DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

This post was originally published in April 2011. I needed a functional coffee table for the living room, but I basically had a budget of zero dollars. This little Ikea Lack hack was my solution. Lack Hack Supplies An Ikea Lack coffee table Spray Adhesive (this might also work with wallpaper paste, but I haven’t tried it) ModPodge Shellac Wallpaper or very thick wrapping paper A craft knife A paint brush Decorative nails (I used 3/8″ nails with a nickel finish) or nail… View Post