I’m on a bit of a DIY roll of late and finally lots of those ideas that have been sat on the proverbial shelf, gathering dust have made it out to see the light of day! You may not believe me but I could probably dream up plant holder projects and nothing else for the rest of my life. I feel like there are endless pretty ways to display plants, whether real or artificial. It’s likely you’ll have heard me mention that I’m a total plant killer, in fact I feel like a good amount of my insta stories relate back to my ever increasing plant graveyard. This trio photographed are some of the few left in our home that are real! We’ll see how long they last but at least they get to enjoy life in these pretty homes in the meantime.
Many of you may already know that we have a baby girl on the way and so we’re finally starting to think about how we might have to re-arrange our current guest bedroom for her arrival. We were definitely in denial for the first half of the pregnancy but now time seems to be running away at full speed and so some form of planning has to happen before the due date is upon us! My first step in the right direction was to create a little feeding corner, geared up for comfort as well as a healthy dollop of ‘cute’ to boot. When Cult Furniture got in touch about their stylish Moda Collection, I was immediately drawn to the Moda Rocker model and desperately wanted to style a corner of the baby’s bedroom around it. I loved how wide and comfortable it looked when I spotted it online and thought that rocking motion was 100% likely to soothe and calm our little miss, that’s the novel idea anyway. The Moda Collection has such a huge selection of colours for the shell, as well as various different metal and wood combinations for the legs so you can get the exact chair your heart desires or even mix and match if you wan’t more of an electric vibe.
I get a lot of interior press releases piling up in my inbox week on week and to be honest I immediately bin most of them on first glance, so it’s so refreshing when I’m introduced to an interior brand where I naturally connect with the aesthetic straight away. Camerich is one of those brands I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to. Their collections are all about smart, minimal design. Camerich’s mantra is purity of form made with quality materials that last and you’ll find that the pieces are trend led but with subtlety, giving them aesthetic longevity too.
I know I’m not alone when I say that flowers just make me so happy! You’ll notice my Instagram feed filling up with blooms as soon as Spring arrives, whether I’m snapping as I walk around the neighbourhood or buying myself a little treat bunch to liven up our home. As you can probably imagine I was over the moon to be invited to RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Marks and Spencer this week. The idea of wondering around an event devoted specifically to flowers and plants can’t really be topped, especially with the British Summer deciding to show up this week!
Golly it’s been a while since my last behind the screen post! Perhaps that has something to do with a lack of the above?! I’ve actually had this post in mind for a while as it’s a something I get asked about a lot when people find out I work for myself, from home. I think the automatic curiosity is how do I even get going with work day to day? Surely I’m just sat at home on the sofa in my pjs fighting and failing to avoid Netflix? Read more
Yay! I’m getting back into the DIY swing of things finally which I’m so happy about because they are my favourite posts by far. Definitely the most time consuming, but my favourite all the same!
Today I’m sharing a little DIY nail kit that’s perfect as a travel size so you can tend to your nails when you’re out and about…we all have those minor emergencies right?!
Last week I had the chance to go to Grand Designs Live and hear from Kevin McCloud himself, along with his panel of experts over breakfast. After gushing slightly that Kevin was only metres away we got down to hearing more about the pursuit of eco-conscious design for the home. It was really interesting to hear the panel share their reasons why they felt it of upmost importance to build greener houses or take measures to make our existing homes more eco-friendly. It’s something I don’t think a great deal about usually and probably shrug off responsibility, excusing us because we rent but it was crazy to even hear how much money you can save on your energy bills in the long run from making changes!
I feel like I say this a lot but I really have been sat on this DIY for a while! I thought it up in January, made it in March and am now posting it in May! How did that happen? There I was, starting to wonder if slogan tees would be totally old hat by the time I got this out there into the blogosphere. Ironically both of these ideas are stupidly simple to make and take barely any time at all!
This week we celebrate all things stationery with a whole week devoted to the art of all things desk-worthy. Today itself is actually National Stationery Day, win win! As you know I design stationery and am an all round lover of all things pretty in this arena and all that to say I know I’m not alone at all because so many of you obsess over new stationery to the point where it’s hard to actually use it and ruin it’s beautiful shiny, newness.
Here’s the second blog post in my little Paris series. You can read the other here and may be able to tell I was even more camera happy during the first day of my trip than of the others put together but there you go! In my last post I left off on the evening of our first day and after we went for an early evening stroll along the Seine in golden hour we could feel our tummies rumbling and all we had on our mind’s was steak!