I don't know what it is about getting older but you get so much more picky about things... your taste levels go up and you become less tolerant of crap quality. When I was younger I didn't really appreciate good quality bed linen. I'd find the cheapest thing on offer, and as long as it looked alright and was in the right colour scheme I didn't give a monkeys about the feel or quality. Well, all that has changed! I hear things about types of cotton types and thread count... so what is Egyptian cotton? Here are some reasons that I think you should be thinking about investing in good quality bed linen, along with some helpful educational facts about cotton that I basically learnt from the university of google.Read More
I noticed pretty early on in my interiors career that it was actually super simple to create a statement space with a ton of style and confidence by just doing a few key things. In this blog I'm sharing ten ways that you can create that effortlessly cool statement look that everyone loves.
Pens at the ready!Read More
Brrr... do you feel that?
Oh yes people, that is the sweet feeling of an Autumn chill. Don't deny it, it's happening. I'm embracing the shivers this month, but instead of reaching to hit the thermostat just yet (let me save those last few pounds), I'm wrapping up in cosy blankets and throws. So I've handpicked TEN bold and beautiful blankets that will keep you warm whilst looking COOL!
Plus, there's something for every budget...
I'm often asked by people how to mix different prints and patterns, whilst maintaining style and avoiding overkill! I have very eclectic tastes, so have a plethora of different things in my home, but by following a few basic tips, its very easy to achieve a stylish finish. With SO many beautiful styles, trends and options out there it's almost impossible not to buy differing pieces. Here are my three main tips for incorporating all of your favourite things, within reason!
Not only do Asda do groceries, electronics, clothing and probably just about anything under the sun that you might need for your home, they've now branched out to start a George Home section. I've gone through their offering a picked out the best bits to save you time. These are all super affordable, totally on-trend, and I bet no-one would even know they are from Asda!Read More
You may have noticed that I've added a little suttin suttin up the top in the navigation bar. You got it, I've opened a shop! Inside you'll find a curated selection of my favourite items for the home. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I have finding them. You can expect to find geometric prints, great colours, a mix of modern and period styles and lots of metallics. Most are statement pieces that can be dressed alongside your regular and more affordable items from Ikea etc.Read More
Don't get me wrong, I bloody well LOVE Ikea. I mean they make awesome furniture, super duper Daim cake and it is Swedish after all (my family are part Swede). But you know what I'm gonna say. EVERYONE'S GOT IT. Even if you go for what you think is the most obscure item they have you will still see it in your friends bedroom or on the couch in Eastenders.Read More
I had a bit of a revelation recently. I noticed that if you spend time on things that you consider major changes to a room's style (paint updates, changing flooring, new wallpaper) these time consuming changes can be instantly eclipsed by statement items. You could repaint a whole room just for a friend to walk in and say 'Wow, I love your cushions!'. That's not to say the rest doesn't matter, but if you're looking to make a room instantly interesting and 'cool' then these 3 instant updates will give your room the WOW factor. So come with me peeps, and lemme (Beyonce style) upgrade you (or, your living room).Read More
I've had a little idea brewing in the back of my mind. I constantly want soft furnishings that I just can't find anywhere. Or I find the sort of thing I want but it's not quite right. Or it is right and it's far too expensive. Wouldn't it be awesome if like, I could just make this stuff myself?Read More