preparing for Christmas

I had the day off today. It was wonderful. So nice to stay home, and just chill. I really should do it more often. Work is in that period of the run up to Christmas, when everything has to be finished, and it seems they want everything done by the 15th of December, so everyone…

mini makeover

so this week I revamped the bedside cabinet that had spent too long in our shower room. First coat was a blue Annie Sloan chalk paint, I dipped the drawer knobs, which actually was a bit of a mistake as the paint was then too thick and dried strangely Then came the Pink over the…

blackboard wall

Recently I finally found the time to stick up some blackboard wallpaper that I bought nearly a year ago, and has been rolled up ever since! My husband was away two days and nights, so I hung it in that time. It looks just like I imagined it would, which is pretty cool. Here it…

picture analysis

Image via Garance Dore I came across this picture today via another blog, and there are a lot of things I like about this interior. My eye was particularly drawn to the cross legged statue sitting on the nice wooden floor. Behind it is a tall window, just like through by the kitchen. The windows…

my gallery wall

So we have been back in our apartment now for nearly 3 months. It was pretty easy to decide what furntiure goes where, as it mainly goes back where it was before we moved out 5 years ago. There is a limit as to what you can do with our living room. However one new…

Concrete trends

Have you noticed how concrete is trending in home accessories and furnishings these days? You can get concrete lamps, concrete candle holders, concrete worksurfaces and concrete tables, concrete bowls and concrete sculptures. Gone are the days when concrete was grey and boring, now it is totally trendy, and looks wonderful with a touch of gold…

moving along with the apartment

back on April 18th I blogged on here my ideas for the bathroom space. Naturally we did not in the end go with any of the ideas. I went tile shopping with my daughter and she had very clear ideas on what she wanted, which was basically grey. Grey tiles on the walls and floor…