Saturday, 29 November 2014

Inspire me!


A bit of inspiration for today. I would happily move in this house in a heartbeat!! It's colourful but still has a scandi feel to it. I love the bedroom, A and I have been talking about making our own tufted headboard following this tutorial from Little Green Notebook. I hope your enjoying your weekend. Z and E can't wait for Christmas to come, I finishes work for the year and it is just so nice so have lazy days and loads of mulled wine:)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Friday I'm In Love - Pendant Lights

Photo by Petra Bindel

A beautiful light makes such a big difference to a room. I know it sounds crazy but when we move flats, we take our lights with us and refit them in the new places. It really helps make the place feel ours and instantly we know we are home. Simple but effective!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Kids Bedroom

Today's post is both about my love for Instagram and kids bedrooms. There are so many amazing instagramers out there that inspire me on a daily basis, especially when it comes to kiddies stuff. I have discovered so many new small shops through instagram, that sell quality products that are original and quirky. Below are some of my favourite people I follow on IG.  They also happen to have awesome ideas when it comes to making kids bedrooms fun and interesting.

I do love a monochrome scheme but what I really like about the set up below is the injection of colour here and there, it just makes that lamp pop. It looks really fresh and fun and is the perfect set for studying.

Cassie Chung

Friday, 7 November 2014

Friday I'm in Love - White Floors

Today's Friday I'm in Love is all about white floors. I have always admired interiors with white floors but never felt 'brave' enough to dare painting my floorboards white . When we moved in this flat, we knew straight away some of the floors would be an issue. I am very allergic to dust etc and for me carpet is a nightmare, no matter how many times you clean it, it just has years of dust and various things deep inside the fiber of the carpet...ugh. I start to sneeze just thinking about it. One of the bigger room at the front had electric blue carpet that had been laid in 1992 ( I found the receipt when I lifted it up). I was badly stained and just looked horrible. So we decided to have a look at what was underneath. There were floorboards but they weren't beautiful oak or anything like that. They were just new thick rough wood board that had been put in instead of the old boards when the central heating system was installed. So sanding them was out of the questions as it would have looked horrible. So we decided to fill in the bigger gaps and paint the floors white. And oh my I love it. It is much easier to maintain than carpets; a quick hoover and mop and we are good to go! It brightens up the room and bounces the light around. I love them...Only downside is now that my floors are nice and white I realised the walls could really do with a coat of paint and so does the woodwork...so we still have a room in progress. But now I have reached that milestone and I am in the white floor club (whoohoo!) I feel like every floor in the house could do with this treatment!! Allen, we have a long road ahead of us:) Anyhow to give you a bit of inspiration I have gathered all my favourite white floorboard interiors. What do you think? Are you ready to take the plunge?


Photo: Fjeldborg

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Elliott's Bedroom Makeover


 When we moved in Elliott's room looked very brown: brown curtains, brown carpet, brown and beige wallpaper. This was topped with a lovely sink, just in case you know you fancied washing your hands. 
The wallpaper was pretty horrific and had to go straight away. It was one of those thick wallpapers that has a honeycomb texture to it as well as a weird brown pattern.  I got the keys at 9:30 and by 10 I was already peeling off the paper. What is great about papers as thick as these is that you usually have two layers, the first one goes easily and then you are left with a second layer that act as lining paper, perfect for painting if it is stuck properly of course. And that's exactly what I did, paint it. It turned out great and at least the carpet wasn't looking as bad then. It was nice to have a blank canvas to work with. 

Elliott needed some storage space for his ever growing toy collection so we invested in some cupboard. Most of his toys are now easily accessible but tucked away behind when his room is tidied.