MARKS & SPENCERS AW17 HOMEWARE | TOP PICKS

Who else has been thinking about Autumn and Winter a little too much of late!? I’m finding myself searching the web for blankets, throws and even a new onesie – I have no shame, I am a fan of the onesie and proud of it! 🙂 But, do you know what, I am going to embrace it and now put all…

I’VE BEEN NOMINATED | INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS

  It seems Award season is upon us, well the voting stage at least and I have some very exciting news to share with you…I have been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award in the Colour Inspiration category.   This year has been a really busy time for my little blog. I’ve been posting about Colour Reports, ‘Get the…

GET THE LOOK | COPPA CLUB LONDON

  Have you found that London is opening so many cool and edgy venues lately, with many featuring the most amazing interior design. All of them having created a unique niche and USP for themselves. Its a very clever concept, as these venues have now become some of the most instagrammable locations in London. You have Sketch known for the…

STYLE CRUSH | TEAL OCCASSIONAL CHAIRS

  I have always been drawn to the beautiful hue of teal – even more so since my velvet teal sofa arrived from M&S last month (take a sneak peek here). So recently I’ve been looking at more ways to introduce this colour throughout my home. Teal is one of those really versatile colours which works in so many interior design schemes and…

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME DECOR WITH SOFT FURNISHINGS

  I am officially a crazy cushion lady; there, I’ve said it! Because like many of us, whether its popping out for some retail therapy or my weekly food shop, I seem to walk out with a cushion of some kind with no thought other than ‘its pretty’. I have bought so many cushions and throws over the years that the Hubbie…

HOW TO CREATE AN INTERIORS HOME DECOR MOOD BOARD

The most common question I am asked as an interiors blogger and enthusiast, is how to create a mood board. It’s probably the first thing you need to do before even contemplating buying any paint or furniture (or those impulse buys!). Now this will get you thinking, research shows that only 1 in 10 of us can walk into a…

10 REASONS WHY YOU’LL WANT TO VISIT SANTORINI

I’d like to think that Santorini or at least one of the Greek Islands is on everyone’s bucket list, right? Well if it’s not, then I am here to show you why it should be. After recently visiting Santorini, I want to share with you ten reasons why you will want to visit, where you should stay and the best activities…

THE NEW CLASSIC | GREEN AND PINK INTERIOR HOME DECOR

Green and Pink interiors within home décor has been everywhere this year. Some liken this new classic colour combination to 70’s Miami and others to the revitalised trendy greenery and palm print trend of the 80’s. Either way, everyone seems to love it. The versatility of this interiors combo has also grown due to high street and online retailers expanding…

HOW TO CREATE LUXURIOUS HOME DECOR

For anyone that loves interior design, the most amazing spaces are those where you come away feeling so inspired. And never have I more so than when I recently attended a press event for interiors and home décor brand, SweetPea & Willow. Their styling and luxurious home décor had me swooning and lusting after every single piece. And its safe to say that…

GET THE LOOK: BOHEMIAN PALM VAULTS

I am always on the look out for interesting new spaces that encapsulate bohemian décor, and thanks to the powers of instagram I came across Palm Vaults. As soon as I laid eyes on the décor, I knew I needed to visit this trendy little café pronto. Think 70’s glamour with on trend green and pink décor, brass and gold accents styled with…

HOW TO BRING THE OUTDOORS IN: SAINSBURYS HOME GARDEN ROOM

  Greenery looks to be going no where in 2017. In fact, Pantone’s colour of the year, has seen many interior brands focus on how you can bring a touch of the outdoors into your home for Spring Summer. So in this post, I want to show you that by just adding a few gorgeous accessories from the Sainsbury’s Home Garden Room collection, you can transform…

TRIBAL TREASURES WITH TKMAXX & HOMESENSE

Wouldn’t you feel great if you were to buy a beautiful piece of Homeware whilst helping some of the most disadvantaged families increase their incomes so they can afford to send their children to school? Well, two of my favourite Homeware shops, TKmaxx and its sister brand Homesense, are giving you the opportunity to do so with their new Uganda…

URBAN JUNGLE NEXT HOMEWARE COLLECTION

If you haven’t heard about the new Next homeware collection – Urban Jungle, then where have you been!? Featuring tropical palm exotic prints coupled with Pantone’s Greenery and luxe brass, this collection is beautiful and bang on trend. Next really has revitalised its homeware collection for SS17 and caused excitement amongst the interior community. The Urban Jungle range encompasses pieces…

A GUIDE TO THE BEST INTERIOR & LIFESTYLE SAMPLE SALES

There’s something we all love when we grab a bargain. And why not? I mean, who doesn’t want to purchase a product whilst saving the pennies!? So in this post, I want to share with you my top tips to shop savvy via sample sales and warehouse clearances and save up to 80% off retail prices. I’d like to think that we…

IKEA JASSA COLLECTION

This IKEA collection has got me so excited! I’ve been swooning over the Bohemian and eclectic offerings from the US for ages, wondering when the UK would finally catch on. So IKEA is bringing something new to the UK by releasing a whole collection featuring vibrant colourful textiles and authentic materials. IKEA is spreading some serious Bohemian vibes with the…

DIY ARTIFICIAL FAUX FLOWER MOTHERS DAY BOUQUET

  I wanted to do something really special and thoughtful for my Nan this Mothers Day. She’s the kindest person I know as she brought me up since I was three days old. She’s pretty much my Mum in my eyes. So, with her love of flowers and the quality of artificial flowers upping their game of late, I thought I would merge the two…

THE BEST INTERIOR STYLING BOOKS

There was a time when the world thought hardback books were an endangered species, but thank god publishers caught on. With an eye catching cover, books are now not only for reading but a great styling piece within Interior Design. Same price, double the use = win win. I think it’s really important to find the right balance when purchasing a…

DINING ROOM MAKEOVER AND MOOD BOARD

After moving into our house two and a half years ago, it was time I completed one room from start to finish. I introduce our dining room. It’s of medium size but its a challenging room. The house is open plan and there are not many surfaces or walls to work with. The room is also north facing so there is…

SAINSBURYS SS17 HOMEWARE & PREVIEW

I am a huge fan of Supermarket Homewares and Sainsbury’s has long been one of the favourite places to shop. So when I was invited to attend the Sainsbury’s SS17 Homeware preview, I needed to have a sneak peak. Sainsbury’s homeware has been getting better as each seasonal range hits the shops. Quite a few of my own favourite interiors…

HOUSE OF FRASER SS17 HOMEWARE PREVIEW

House of Fraser or HoF as I like to call it, kindly invited me to attend the SS17 Homeware preview this week, set in a gorgeous venue at 1 Marylebone Road. It was an amazing diverse collection and very interesting to see the trends emerging for House of Fraser in SS17. Whether you are a traditional, eclectic or bohemian kinda…

HABITAT SS17 HOMEWARE PREVIEW

I was excited and lucky enough to attend the Habitat SS17 press show this week and unsurprisingly it did not disappoint. Habitat is never one to conform to mainstream trends and influences, and this year Habitat have created a number of diverse ranges in their new collection. You can expect a mixture of industrial, urban, retro and environmentally friendly interiors which showcases their…

BEST LIFESTYLE ADVENT CALENDARS 2016

I’m sure for many of us it’s never too early to start planning for Christmas but the first official tradition that kick starts the festive season is the advent calendar. Advent calendars have really up’d their game in the last couple of years and I am always on the look out for new, unique and quirky advents. Fleur de Force has published a really helpful…

GIN MASTERCLASS WITH SILENT POOL

Firstly, can we just take a moment to admire the beauty of this bottle… Gin is fast becoming the most popular and trendy alcoholic spirit in the UK. With new flavours hitting the supermarket shelves and craft fayres each week, gin is much more accessible and likeable to young and old. I mean would anyone refuse a good Raspberry or Elderflower Martini…

WISH LIST | OCTOBER

The heating is officially on in our house and I am reaching for my winter coat in the mornings 🙁 But on the bright side October is absolutely my favourite month of the year. I love the darker cosy evenings, I’m not freezing my ass just yet and its my birthday month, so duh! Plus all the shops and retailers have launched their AW homeware campaigns and I am…

HAPPINESS IS A COMFY SOFA: AN EVENING WITH SOFA.COM

Sofa.com recently invited me to their press event at their new London Bankside store SE1, and trust me when I say that their showroom is amazing. Their new store is not far from the River Thames and the Tate Modern and definitely worth a visit. The architecture of the space is striking as its nestled within the historic railway arches…

WISH LIST | SEPTEMBER

I just cant believe its September already! Summer has flown by but I am super excited for Autumn as it’s my favourite season of the year. The weathers still warm (ish)- lets hope I’m not speaking too soon! the evenings become darker and good classic British television returns to our screens. Its also time and an excuse (lets face it,…

DIY IKEA VALJE BOOKCASE HACK

The photos on Pinterest featuring IKEA Hacks have me forever inspired. The Vittsjo range is a blogger fave and I really love the effect that sometimes a simple bit of spray paint can completely transform a reasonably priced piece of furniture. Inspired by Vintage Étagère’s, my heart was set on buying the Vittsjo shelving unit and gold leafing the entire…

TRAVEL BUCKET LIST – TOP 10

Every morning I wake up for my 9-5 desk job, and I am dreaming of where my next vacation will be. Hands up, I have been victim many a times to the social media holiday countdown! And as I am edging towards the BIG 30 next year, its got me thinking about all the things I want to see and experience. So,…

AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS – I’VE BEEN NOMINATED!

I had to pinch myself when I saw the email, but its true! I have been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award for Best Newcomer Blog and I am so excited! Blogging is new to me and I only had the courage to start my blog in April of this year after many years of being too scared! So this…

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

It’s happening! Two years after moving into our home, I am finally allowed unleash my creativity. YAY! I really do love this part of interior design. The large messy building jobs are of course are so important, but I feel like they take forever especially when you are staring at bare plastered walls, old floorboards and coping without a proper…

CHRISTMAS IN DUBAI

I recently went to Dubai for a winter sun getaway. Dubai is a destination where it really is what you want to make of it. It can be a real glamorous affair of cocktails, party dresses, swanky restaurants and nightclubs; a sun and beach holiday full of relaxation; an explorer’s treasure trove; or a long weekend shopper’s paradise. In fairness,…

BOTANICAL TREND- H&M HOME

Two of the main interior design trends of 2016 are Botanical and Bohemian. And we can only thank H&M for delivering a range which encompasses both styles into classic and on trend pieces.     The Botanical trend is bringing the outdoors in with an infusion of Asian influences. Key designs and colours you will see within this trend are…

LUNA OUTDOOR CINEMA

Yes, the warm weather is coming!! And as each year passes, I look for new experiences that break from the ‘norm’. To me The Luna Cinema is one of those summer/autumn type of events that you have to try. I have previously tried to book tickets for the last two years, but all of my local venues sold out within…