As you may know, I have an office at home – which I absolutely LOVE! As a freelancer this is ideal as I work from home a lot and means that I am able to store all of my equipment, wires, folders, magazines, books etc – keeping them all neatly stored away from the rest of the house. Plus, being in a separate space helps to…

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“Another rug” sighed Dave as this one arrived in the post! I do think I may have an actual rug addiction – but in my defence – they are cosy, it’s still winter and this one is particularly on trend and utterly gorgeous. I have been lusting after a Moroccan-inspired Berber-style rug for some time now. I like to research a trend, or a style, quite…

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After grabbing our fifth bedroom as my dressing room last year and adding plenty of storage into it, the one thing that has been absolutely missing from it has been a chair! In the absence of any seating I have been sitting on the floor to blow-dry my hair and standing up to apply my make-up every day! I just haven’t been able to find the right size,…

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The beginning of a new year compels me to want to make fresh, new changes in my personal and work life. I also want to make changes to our family home too and get those outstanding jobs completed. After all, our house is a sanctuary that the four of us love to spend a great deal of time in. Whilst they aren’t major changes that are needed, there are still some jobs…

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Like many people each year Dave and I take it in turn to visit/host our own families at Christmas. Last year my family came over to stay in our new-build home in Worcester where we had our very first Christmas! It was lovely because our twins and their two cousins excitedly opened all their presents together and then played with all the toys! It was lovely…

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Over the weekend I saw many a Christmas tree go up in peoples homes via Instagram…family houses have started getting very festive indeed! Whilst it is still a little too early for us at the moment (we might get our real tree around the 10th Dec) some festive touches have started creeping into our family home already. Because, who can resist the lure of a wicker…

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I wrote recently about our plans for the twins playroom. I wanted it to be a place for them to currently play and learn, but also (longer-term), a space they can share as their den – i.e. to watch DVD’s, play computer games and hang out with their friends. To help me along with my ideas and designs I had a consultation with Dulux Amazing Space last…

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Our playroom should actually be called the ‘dumping room’…because that’s effectively what it has become! One large storage room filled with a lot of plastic bits & pieces. It has completely lost its way and is in dire need of tidying up, care and attention! I haven’t actually done much to it since we moved into the property (a brand new-build home) nearly 18 months ago. We brought…

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Once the leaves start turning into beautiful reds & browns and falling to the ground, it is time to say our final farewell to Summer. Even though I absolutely love the UK Summer, I think that Autumn is the most beautiful season of the year; for it is full of colour and beauty. Over the last few weeks I feel as though the once bright daylight that streamed into…

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