The living room is a place to relax, unwind and spend time with the family. It’s where you snuggle up with a good book, host parties, watch a film and open presents on Christmas and birthdays. The room is multi-functional, so your lighting needs to be too. This guide will tell you everything that you need to know about lighting in your living room. You need to have three types of lighting in your living room – ambient, accent and task. Ambient lighting is designed to provide the room with its overall illumination, task lighting is for the different ‘work… View Post

We’ve been back at home about 6 weeks now and life is starting to get back to normal.  There is still a lot left to be done (I’m currently sat in my un-tiled kitchen) but most of this is adding the homely, finishing touches to each room. For so long we had a brown and cream base to our home and I love that very little of that remains but what it does mean is that a lot of our home accessories no longer go.  The main colours are now off-white, grey and navy and I’ve found myself drawn to… View Post

130 days after we started our extension, 9 weeks after moving the family out, 3 weeks after splitting up and living in separate houses we are back home in our house.  Despite having no furniture, no TV, only one usable bed between us (luckily it’s a super king), no curtains in that usable bedroom and enough boxes to make the most epic of fortresses for the boys we returned home. There is still an awful lot of work going on in the house this week.  The beautiful herringbone floor is taking day and days to be complete, the lights in… View Post

I love my bed, always have done.  When I was at college and university I would often take myself off for an afternoon nap, I still try to now if I ever get the chance.  Is there anything better than curling up in bed on your own for a quick power snooze? As I am now considerably older than I was in my college days I am no longer happy to rest my head in a messy room, I want my bedrrom to be as peaceful and as calm as possible.  I think this becomes even more important when you… View Post