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

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

I stick with simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same stuff every year, and generally only add to it when I can find pretty things in the sales after Christmas. Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so it’s 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… View Post

e-Design: A Calm Country Cottage Living Room

e-Design: A Calm Country Cottage Living Room

I’ve been working on an e-Design plan for the cottage living room of one of the loveliest families ever. They’ve got two gorgeous kids, aged 4 and 2, and they wanted to carve out an adult space free from all the plastic paraphenalia that comes with living with small people. Inspiration The brief was a calm, clean, clutter-free area space with a traditional vibe, “typical of a Country Living feature.” I pulled together a few photos that, I thought, summarised the… View Post

My New Chesterfield Sofa Bed from Love Your …

My New Chesterfield Sofa Bed from Love Your Home

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you will have heard me harping on about my dream sofa…a navy velvet Chesterfield. Well, I shall no longer be banging on about how much I want/covet/need one…because I finally have one. In my actual house. That I am sitting on right now! A lot of time went into selecting “the one.” I decided on one from Love Your Home over a year ago because they’re solid, great quality, and well… View Post

Woven Wall Hanging

Woven Wall Hanging

In my original mood board for our living room design, I’d included a woven wall hanging. I started procrastinating about it though, because the piece I’d used was basically impossible to get hold of. I’d had a look at other weavings on Etsy, but I wanted something both very textured and very neat, and everything I found was either one or the other. So I largely gave up on the idea, and wrote this post about all the options I was… View Post