I’ve become obsessed with Black weatherboard cladding. I started researching ideas for cladding when it came to designing our annex conversion. The existing brick structure was ugly as a toad, and really needed taking down but with a tight budget we needed to find an affordable way to make it look pretty. Cladding an existing […]

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So up til now I’ve been rather bar humbug about Christmas. With a hardly decorated house, a new build on the go not to mention the puppy we’re picking up this weekend (I know I’ve been in denial about that too!), I’ve just seen Christmas as another thing to add to my insatiable do-do list. […]

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So with the end of the a fairly dismal 2016 coming to an end it’s time to look for new shoots of optimism as we march into the new year. I LOVE a new year. I’m not interested in the parties and hangovers anymore. I’m talking about the exciting expectation of a blank canvas, a […]

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This post is all about why I’m lusting over shiplap.We’re thick in the throws of designing the bathroom in the annex and during my daily drools over Pinterest I’ve come across a lot of Shiplap, which I am LOVING! Check out my board here for all my Shiplap inspiration. It’s a very American thing,  and […]

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What prompted this post was watching blogger and interior stylist Sarah Akwisombe’s late night Insatgram stories. Looking tired and drained Sarah bemoaned that it appears you need to be both rich, posh and from a good background to get ahead in this industry. She then hurriedly went on to say she has nothing against posh, […]

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So I’ve had a monumental clear out of my wardrobe. I’m a terrible terrible hoarder and find it really hard to part with stuff but my attentions are turning to decorating the Forever House and well, I’m dismayed about the mass of clutter I’ve accumulated. I bought the Marie Condo, The Life Changing art of […]

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