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

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 Edwardian house in East Sheen, London, a spruce up. Catch up on the interior design plan for this room in Week One, and progress on the fireplace wall makeover in Week Two. More Painting I’ve done as much painting as needed for now – that is, all the walls have a full three coats, bar the window bay. I’m still in love with… View Post

ORC Week 2 | Living Room: Stripping & Painting

ORC Week 2 | Living Room: Stripping & Painting

Week One of the One Room Challenge is done, and I’ve made solid progress on the living room makeover in my rented Edwardian home in East Sheen, London. Here’s a refresher on the interior design mood board. I linked all sources in last week’s One Room Challenge post, and showed you the living room floor plan and before pictures. Stripping Wallpaper I wanted to tackle the fireplace wall first, because that was the most intimidating from a DIY perspective. Before,… View Post

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Eclectic Living Room

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Eclectic Living Room

It’s time for another One Room Challenge makeover. This time around, I’m redesigning the living room in our Edwardian home in Southwest London. If you’re not familiar, the ORC is a biannual event where interior “influencers” each 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 situation. So much amazing interior design inspiration comes out of this event, and I’ve loved swooning over… View Post

Do Capsule Wardrobes Actually Work?

Do Capsule Wardrobes Actually Work?

Keeping a thoughtfully curated wardrobe makes it much easier to keep your interior spaces organised and beautiful. I hopped on the capsule wardrobe trend two years ago. It took a few seasons to curate my clothing collection to the point where it might be considered a true capsule wardrobe, and you can check it out further down. But now that I’ve nailed it down, I thought I’d talk about how successful it’s been. What is a Capsule Wardrobe? In case… View Post

My Go-To Source for Affordable Custom Blinds | Mood …

My Go-To Source for Affordable Custom Blinds | Mood Board | Boy’s Room

I gave my son’s room a mini update not long ago. I added a mid-century dresser, moved his keyboard in, and switched the furniture around, but it still wasn’t completely finished. Today, I’m sharing my go-to source for affordable custom blinds, and talking about the impact the right window treatments can have in interior design. There were a few niggly issues in this room that needed addressing. The rug was too small, the bedside cabinet had seen better days, and the curtains… View Post

Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

Today I’m taking you on a summer tour of my home. I live in a rented three-bed terrace in Mortlake, South West London. I design interiors in an eclectic mix of styles, but have focused on a combination of global, mid-century and industrial design features in this 90s-built house. The Dining Area The dining area is at one end of a long living room, which is also my husband’s office. Because the room serves so many functions, I keep the styling… View Post

DIY | How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging …

DIY | How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging with Wooden Beads

I made a DIY boho wall hanging with wooden beads to go above the bed in my daughter’s bedroom. It was very simple, and I love how it turned out. For Your Wall Hanging, You Will Need: Yarn in the colours of your choice – I used white, mustard, blush pink and lilac Metal rings – mine were 12cm and 25cm in diameter Wooden beads in assorted sizes Scissors A plan (that’s what’s on the sheet of paper in the pic) 1. Plan… View Post

ORC Reveal | A Global Boho Kids Room

ORC Reveal | A Global Boho Kids Room

It’s One Room Challenge reveal day. The One Room Challenge is a design event in which a range of interior design bloggers makeover a room in their homes (or a clients) in six weeks, posting weekly updates. For this round, I gave my little girl a global boho bedroom makeover. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. Boho Kids Room Design Plan I started with a bland space and mismatched furniture (see the before pics in week… View Post

ORC Week 5 | DIY | How to Hang Removable Wallpaper

ORC Week 5 | DIY | How to Hang Removable Wallpaper

The removable wallpaper for my daughter’s boho bedroom makeover is mid-way through installation. Today I’m talking about the process, and sharing a few tips that make this DIY a little easier, if you want to try it yourself. Wallpaper can make a huge impact on a space. Our home is rented, though, and traditional wallpaper can be tricky to remove. Spoonflower has been on my radar for years, as they have a huge range of wallpaper designs, all of which are… View Post

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