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

A Beautiful Rug That Wasn’t Meant to …

A Beautiful Rug That Wasn’t Meant to Be

So I accidentally bought a rug. Something that has happened more times than I’d like to admit. In my design board for the living room, I had a neutral Beni Ourain in here. I love them, but they’re everywhere, so I was having reservations. Then I stumbled across this Kazak beauty on eBay… It looks coral in the listing photo (above) and I thought it might work with my coral chairs, so I put an impromptu bid on it way… View Post

Art to Hang Over A Large Sofa

Art to Hang Over A Large Sofa

Get ready for a barrage of indecisiveness. Again! Today’s subject: art. One of the major things I want to update in our living room for the #1Room30Days challenge this month is to get some art hung above the sofa to replace the set of party tassels that have been up there for six months. As I have mentioned twenty-seven times, I am planning to replace the sofa with a beautiful navy velvet Chesterfield; a little different from the one in… View Post

Living Room Progress And To Do List

Living Room Progress And To Do List

I shared the plans for our living room here a few months ago, but here’s a refresher: This isn’t a cheap room redo – there are a few new pieces that will be investments, for sure, which is why it’s taking time. That said, I do want to get it to a point where it looks mostly put together, which is why I’m joining in with the #1Room30Days challenge hosted by Alaya at Behind the Big Green Door. I’m bored of… View Post

Mood Board | Masculine Neutral Living Room

Mood Board | Masculine Neutral Living Room

Look, it’s a blogger mood board! Kilim pillow: check ✔Plenty of plants: check ✔Something mid-century: check ✔White walls: check ✔ I have to admit, I’m very much into the look at the heart of The White Wall Controversy, and I’ve been dying to use those chairs in a mood board for months. So here you go. #sorrynotsorry The overall look leans masculine, with a neutral colour palette and clean lines. But layers of texture and prints in varying scales keeps… View Post

Some of my Favorite ORC Rooms

Some of my Favorite ORC Rooms

There was so much good stuff that came out of this round of the One Room Challenge, and I’m going to share a few of my faves today. I’ll stick with my top three of the twenty featured designers. I am head over heels for Waiting On Martha’s new team office – I love industrial spaces anyway, and this one is so wonderfully calm, warm and refined – such a lovely juxtaposition… Making It Lovely’s bedroom/den space is just dreamy. And again with… View Post

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