How to incorporate metals into your home without overdoing it?

Brass, copper, nickel – some may call them fads, some may think they are here to stay. No matter what, metals have been invading our houses big time for the past 4 years. The challenge with incorporating metals into homes is that one can easily overdo it. I have seen many copper-everything kitchens or brass-everywhere bathrooms. […]

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Room inspiration – Staircase

Andrew and I are not born DIYers, far from it. I can paint walls, he can drill holes in them, but that is pretty much it. With our house, most of the work we have done so far has been pretty easy. Being a new build everything has been purely cosmetic and decorative. Until this […]

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Styling a sideboard

When going through the process of planning and decorating a space I usually keep the following four aspects in mind: the flow of the room, the proportion of the furniture in the space, the alignment of the decorative items and the aesthetic – what colours, textures, etc. I would divide the process of styling a space as […]

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TV wall – Reveal

After one year and nine months, I can finally reveal our TV wall. One would think that a TV area is pretty easy to set up – TV? Check! TV stand? Check! Enough plugs for all the cables? Done! As I mentioned in my TV wall inspiration post, I didn’t want this area of our […]

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Room inspiration – TV wall

This scene took place sometime in 2016… Andrew – “We need a new TV!” Claire – “Why? This one works perfectly well!” Andrew – “Yes but I want a bigger one and there is that new OLED technology which…” I stopped listening at that point. When you are married you have to pick and choose […]

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Our wedding

Something different on the blog today, as I have never shared that type of content with you but I thought that some of you may find it useful! On the 28th of May 2016, Andrew and I got married. It was the loveliest day full of laughter, dancing, hugging, kissing, eating and drinking. I briefly […]

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Favourite Interior blogs

I have always had an interest in interior design, as far as I can remember, I always enjoyed looking at a space and thinking of its layout and all the pretty things that could live in it. As a child I loved going tiles/wardrobe/lamp shopping with my parents, I loved looking at shapes, touching the […]

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Room inspiration – Home office

A change in my career means that I will in the new year use our home office a lot more. At the moment it is a bit of a pit, or in nicer words, a ‘storage room’. For this room, which is a single bedroom, I want to be bold. Small rooms do that to […]

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