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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The lovely people at Matalan contacted me recently and asked me if I’d like to select a rug from their superb homeware range and then style that rug in my home, two ways. This was indeed great timing because we are still putting in all the finishing touches to our new-build family home that we bought over 12 months ago! I wrote recently in a blog post…

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With the change in season and the weather getting cooler outside (how chilly does it feel today?!) our family starts spending FAR more time indoors together. Autumn makes me want to be snuggled up in the warm, with a hot coffee and under a blanket. A new season of weather also means new home styling – so this is a perfect excuse for me to update our home with…

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You may already know (from this blog and my social media) that I’ve been a tad obsessed with white walls throughout our family home lately. Since moving to our new-build home 12 months ago I have been busy turning all the pre-painted magnolia into modern, contemporary white and enjoying seeing the transformation. It’s made our home light and bright. But there’s only so much brilliant…

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Monday morning will see our family return back to our pre-summer routine. It will mean that the twins are once again attending at preschool three days a week and I’ll be subsequently working again. The six-week summer holidays have been fantastic this time around. Last summer was much tougher for me; the twins were still quite little (they were about to turn three), plus we had only just moved to…

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One of my goals for our new family home for the rest of this year was to cosy it up more and add in some more personal touches. Moving into a new-build home 12 months ago, from a 1900 cottage-style, has certainly had its many advantages (the freshly painted walls, the immaculate carpets and the clean, unused bathrooms) – but there’s been a slight lack of a…

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