ORC Week 8 | Eclectic Living Room Reveal

ORC Week 8 | Eclectic Living Room Reveal

It’s One Room Challenge Reveal Day! Over the last eight weeks, I’ve been working to make the living room in our Edwardian house brighter, happier, and more functional. I’m calling the overall vibe “Global Eclectic.” The house is rented and the budget was pretty tight, so it’s not the most dramatic makeover. And Covid sprang a few shipping delays on me, so it’s actually not 100% finished. But it’s close enough to share. Goal #1: Make It Lighter & Brighter… View Post

ORC Week 7 | Living Room Design Updates

ORC Week 7 | Living Room Design Updates

Hello lovely people. Today marks one week until the “big” reveal of my new living room. I’ve spent the last seven weeks faffing around with the room design to make the space lighter, brighter, cosier and happier. This room makeover is part of the One Room Challenge, an eight week design challenge that you can read more about in week one. If you want to catch up on progress posts from the rest of the challenge, there are links at… View Post

ORC Week 6 | Living Room: Shelf Styling

ORC Week 6 | Living Room: Shelf Styling

I’m six weeks into the One Room Challenge, doing up the living room in our rented house in London. This week I’m talking about the shelfie situation, and hanging the monster TV over the fireplace. The goal for this room was to make it lighter, brighter, happier and more livable, and it’s getting there. I don’t have a big budget, and obviously can’t do anything major coz it’s not really my house, so it’s not the most dramatic design plan.… View Post

ORC Week 4 | Living Room: New Plans!

ORC Week 4 | Living Room: New Plans!

We’re basically half way through the One Room Challenge. Quick recap: the ORC is an eight week design challenge where a whole bunch of interior designers & design influencers makeover… can you guess? Yep – one room. I’m giving the living room in our rented Edwardian semi a bit of attention to make it lighter, brighter, happier and more livable. (You can catch up on previous weeks progress through the links at the end of this post.) So what’s been… View Post

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 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

ORC Week 1 | Eclectic Living Room Plans

ORC Week 1 | Eclectic 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

Favorite Things: Brass-Inlay Storage & A Pink Bathroom

Favorite Things: Brass-Inlay Storage & A Pink Bathroom

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, in a good way. We had friends up during the kids’ half term, family the following week, a couples trip to Amsterdam (we stayed in the cutest place – more on that soon), and I managed to share a full house tour in the middle of it all. I’ve also been featured around the web a couple of times by some lovely people, and spotted some lovely things that I can’t keep to… View Post

Favourite Things: Love Your Home

Favourite Things: Love Your Home

You may remember me raving about how much I love the sofa we bought over summer. It’s the Clementine Chesterfield Sofa Bed from Love Your Home, and I genuinely have nothing but love for it. So much so that I recommended another one of their Chesterfields – the Charlotte – to a recent e-Design client. My love for this company doesn’t end with sofas, though, although they do do sofas – and chairs, and chaise longues – very well. Sofas & Other… View Post

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