Reworking A Floor Plan

I’ve drawn up floor plans for the last few houses I’ve lived in, just as I would for clients. They’re so handy for space planning. This home is about 1100 square feet (102 square meters). Current Floor Plan As an interior designer, I’m constantly imagining what I could do with the space if I owned the home, and how we could make the floor plan work better for us. There are a few things that I’d love to fix. They stem…View Post

Mood Board | A Black And White Bathroom

Mood Board | A Black And White Bathroom

As a serial renter, I’m always thinking about what I would do if I had free reign on the homes I live in. High up on the priority list for our current house would definitely be a black and white bathroom renovation for the master suite. Of course, I already have a design plan in mind. A monochrome palette would work well with the design in the master bedroom, and adding brass and wood accents would warm the scheme up…

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Turning a Shared Kid’s Bedroom into a …

Turning a Shared Kid’s Bedroom into a Boy’s Room

I’ve made a few updates to the kids’ room I made over last Spring. We had them sharing for a year or so, but now this room is inhabited solely by our seven-year-old son and given his sister her own space. It didn’t take much to make it his rather than theirs. After moving one of the twin beds out, the blank wall felt unbalanced. Moving the bookcase over there fixed the problem. The bedside cabinet is a placeholder until…

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Design Finds | A Shibori Headboard & A Boho Rental …

Design Finds | A Shibori Headboard & A Boho Rental in LA

Finds // A Shibori Headboard I am head over heels for this shibori headboard from Urban Outfitters. I love shibori fabric, and upholstered headboards. It’s no longer available but a similar look could be achieved if you’ve got some handy DIY skills! Finds // Organic Terrariums West Elm have their cute wood and glass terrariums back in stock. I have a similar terrarium with a big air plant in it on our dining table and I love the organic element it brings…

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Design Finds | Concrete Lighting Under £175

Design Finds | Concrete Lighting Under £175

Concrete is having a moment in interior design, and I’m all for it. Lighting is an easy way to incorporate it into your decor. I recently chatted about my new (and stunning) concrete lamp the other day, but there’s a lot of pretty concrete lighting out there right now. I’ve rounded up a few options, all under £175. A good chunk of them are under £75, actually. I have to admit that these lights aren’t actually all concrete (namely #6…

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Design Finds | Frontal Factory Concrete Lighting

Design Finds | Frontal Factory Concrete Lighting

I promised one more post about my new work space, because I need to talk about the concrete desk lamp from Frontal Factory. I spotted this concrete and brass beauty at Design Junction. It belongs to a series called Form Follows Function. I got in touch with the designer behind Frontal Factory, Mehmet Birtane, to see if there was any way I could get my hands on one. My concrete desk lamp was one of a very limited number. Fortunately, though,…

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Design Finds | Love Your Home

Design Finds | Love Your Home

I bought a Chesterfield sofa bed from Love Your Home last summer, and I still love it in our living room. So much so that I recommended another one of their Chesterfields – the Charlotte – to a recent interior design client. Love Your Home is now my go-to for high quality seating for clients. They do sofas – and chairs, and chaise longues – very well. Sofas & Other Upholstered Seating So pretty. They have a huge range of fabrics,…

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Low-Key Christmas Decorating

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

I like to keep it simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same decorations every year, and generally only add to them when I can shop the sales after Christmas. Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so ours is full of cardboard and craft paper creations. It’s even got tinsel on it, at the kids’ request. There are bits with loads of baubles clumped together and other bits that are rather sparse, and the beads are…

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DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

The master bedroom in my house has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’d become a catch-all for clutter, and they were crying out to be better utilised. So, I built a DIY live edge desk top to turn the space into a double-duty office and vanity area. Where and How to Buy Live Edge Wood Live edge wood (aka waney edge) is where the natural edge of the wood is kept rather than cut straight, leaving an…

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