5 small interior details which make all the difference

When it comes to interior design there can be very small and subtle differences between an okay room and a really well-thought space. Often when our friends come around I get little compliments on small things I didn’t think were that special or I get asked “how do you do it?”. So because sharing is […]

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Dark walls and small spaces

A controversial topic I know, but I think dark walls can get a pretty bad reputation when it comes to small spaces. Shrinking the room! Sucking the light away! Are these presumptions actually justified? I thought I would give dark colours a chance and show you how they can turn the smallest room into the […]

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Home office – Reveal

A while back I showed you my inspiration for our home office. I was aiming to share with you the reveal a few weeks later but we had major delivery delays with our new desk. The reality of decorating a house! The process was long, I finished painting the walls in 2016 it then was […]

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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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