Furniture, Homewares, Interiors & Style

Stand Aside For The Tops In Domestic Organisation

I had a visit to make to a former committee colleague from years ago.  We’ve remained good buddies and she is one of those people who busies themselves on behalf of the entire village.   When she was really poorly last month, I did some visiting and realised why she’s so popular as a member of […]

Pop Of Colour Brings Spring Rays Even In Winter

Usually at this time of year we enjoy a little indian summer – lots of warmer than expected weather with no rain and just a little breeze.  Nowhere near as balmy as a hot summer day, but good enough for a picnic in the park on a Sunday or a bar-b-que on the patio with […]

Royal Wedding Sparks Home Improvement Frenzy

We’ve enjoyed several big public occasions this year – two royal weddings and at least two royal babies born and now we have the excitement of yet another royal pregnancy to keep the news editors happy!  These incidents are the mainstay of our newspaper industry and for the most part, keep the rest of us […]

A Hunting Room – What Everyone Needs

When you study old houses, it’s amazing how labour intensie those kitchens and laundries used to be.  I help out at a heritage house ad pat of the attraction is to see the ewly opened ‘below stairs experience’.   The Butler’s Pantry starts that part of the tour off – where the footmen used to take […]

Holiday Finds Influence Change Of Decor Direction

Last night was something of a revelation – I’d been looking after a relative’s little dog whilst they’d been away on holiday and a ‘thank you’ evening was arranged.  Great idea, they’d brought back port and ideas for tapas and other fist foods for an indoor picnic.  I tried all kinds of things that I’d […]

Christmas Sorted -Time To Enjoy My New Decor

As we sit here in the blistering heat of a summer’s day it probably seems a bit strange to be also thinking ahead to winter time and that comes with it – the marvellously over the top festival period of christmas and new year.  Previous years have been anxiety ridden, very spending based and not […]

Complete Furnishing Turnaround Brings Results

If you’ve stayed put in your home for quite a few years, like I have, it can be pretty daunting to get out there and start looking for more modern furniture and effects.   It’s so easy to get into a comfort zone with the current 3 piece suite, after all it’s still gots lots of […]

Multi Colour Choices Bring Cheer Back Home

For the last few years there has been a generally grim, grey and black side to home decor and furnishings.  Every single advertisement in a magazine would involve a suite in some sort of grey, or black with grey.  I seriusly began to wonder if we’d entered a dark period in social history.  I personally […]

Classy Relatives – Holidaying In Style

I have been staying away from home with some relatives.  It was absolutely fab as they have a really gorgeous house and have been very selective over their choice of furniture and effects.  Nothing too loud or bulky – very pale colours to keep the light airy nature of the house pure.  The carpet is […]

Updated On Furnishings To Modernise Home

Oh how this grim very wet weather is making everyone feel tetchy and bad tempered.  Down the town this morning I noted that folk were getting upset over the smallest little thing – in shop doorways and in the supermarket car park.  We are always more relaxed and happier in nature when the weather is […]