Category Interiors

I love it when the Christmas decorations go up

When the Christmas decorations go up, I feel that the house comes into its own. I enjoy the run up to Christmas and the busy whirl of socialising family and friends, carol concerts, dinners and parties but in between it all, it’s good to get some time at home relaxing in front of the fire. Each year I decorate the fireplace with a swag and fairy lights, occasionally ringing the changes with new ribbon.  It […]

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Rug from Recycled Bottles

A Rug made from Recycled Bottles

How many bottles does it take to make a rug?  It’s not a trick question! In a lovely local shop called Staffy B, we saw a selection of rugs from Weaver Green.  Up to 3000 bottles are used in each rug and they are made from 100% recycled plastic.  The amazing thing is that they feel just like wool under foot but they are hard-wearing, water resistant and can be cleaned in the washing machine. […]

Inspiration for a DIY kitchen update on a budget

Look at this gorgeous place! Not at all like our current kitchen.  I came across it when looking for inspiration for a DIY kitchen update and fell in love.  Our kitchen looks a bit tired and sad and the time is approaching for an update. When we moved in 16 years ago we painted the units and shifted them round a bit. The worktops were replaced, we changed the tiles and the horrible, spiky Artex […]

grey kitchen with inset white sink

Styling the Seasons Rose in Egg Cup

Styling the Seasons June

It’s time for Styling the Seasons June.  The challenge is set by Katy of Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte of Lotts and Lots. The weather in June has been a real mix of sunshine and showers.  It has left a lot of us wondering when summer is going to start. When will we get a day or evening when we can sit outside without having to dash back in as rain begins? In between the showers, […]