I’ve mentioned before that the main reason we came to initially view our house was because of the garden. My husband knew it was a decent size and as we were planning a family home that definitely appealed to us. I don’t think either of us realised quite how big it was. As lovely as it is having a big garden it can be very time consuming, and as busy parents of two little boys, who both work full time we don’t have the time required to dedicate to a high maintenance garden. When we were planning the extension one… View Post

Most of us think about updating our wardrobe once the seasons starts to change, and that includes workwear. You want to get the balance right between being smart and professional, and being warm and cosy, no matter what the weather throws at you. Here are five tips for updating your winter work wardrobe. 1. Work out what’s missing — before you go shopping The first thing you need to do is go through your existing work wardrobe. Donate anything that doesn’t fit, take worn clothes to a fabric recycling point, and then make note of everything that remains. From there,… View Post

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