Some of you will be aware that I was a contestant on BBC 2's Great Interior Design Challenge in January this year, appearing on the show has opened many doors, not least having our home featured in July's Issue of 25 Beautiful Homes. The morning after the show aired I received a call from the charming Heather Dixon of Feature Services, Heather works alongside husband Dave, together they run Feature Services, one of the country’s leading contributors of home-related features to the UK’s most popular home and interior magazines.  Heather enquired...

[caption id="attachment_5684" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Artist Sandrine Chambery[/caption] I first discovered artist Sandrine Chambery on Instagram back in May of this year and am thrilled to share my discovery with you. I've always been drawn to images of birds, I invested in some hand painted silk wallpaper for our bedroom years ago and since then I've bought all manner of avian inspired items, ornaments and faux taxidermy amongst them, favourites being the faux bird collection on offer at Rockett St George, which I also used in the DIY birdcage lamp I...

Last year my daughter asked if she could have her room updated as her birthday present, we always struggle to know what to buy so this was perfect.  Having seen me produce them for every home decoration project Sadie soon set about creating her perfect mood board.  She spent ages trawling through piles of Living etc, sourcing samples and creating a board on Pinterest, a day or so later her board was complete.  The look she was hoping for was New York Loft, think brick walls, shades of grey, wooden...

Following my experience competing on this year’s BBC2 amateur interior designer series, The Great Interior Design Challenge, I was approached to design a new interiors scheme for local boutique salon Hair by Kirby Blythe, based in Messingham. The owner’s brief was to create a fresh and feminine scheme to increase light and introduce a spa feel where customers would feel welcomed and relaxed.  Light grey, rose gold and white tones were used throughout to complement the existing flooring and vintage chesterfield sofas.  Rose gold chandeliers above each station and a huge...

  I've been designing the festive windows and in store styling of Queen Bee, a local hair spa/beauticians for a couple of years now.  I have a lovely relationship with the salon owner and was thrilled when she asked me to help her with the re-design of two of her treatment rooms as well as a client lounge area. The existing scheme was mainly beige, cream and grey with dark wood and chrome fittings.  The treatment rooms are mainly used for massage, facials etc and as such I wanted clients to feel...

I wrote a couple of pieces back in the new year and thought it was about time that I started to share my musings.  I've really surprised myself by how much I love sitting here banging stuff out, anyone who knows me knows I love a good chin wag so I guess it's much the same, but on here I hopefully get to share with more people (fingers crossed).  I follow many other bloggers via Insta and always enjoy popping over and catching up on their latest posts.  Some of...

  Anyone that knows me knows that I love nothing more than creating beautiful spaces, I'd been a fan of the show since it's first series so at the end of the last series as the credits rolled and there was a call for entrants for the next series I thought why the hell not, you only live once, so encouraged by my other half I emailed the production company. A couple of months later I received the application forms, and within a couple of weeks there was a crew at my...

[caption id="attachment_4698" align="alignleft" width="300"] Table centre closeup[/caption] I met Laura for the first time in August after she had attended a wedding that I’d styled, she and Jason were to be married 11 weeks later in Florence, but sadly I wasn’t required to book a flight for the job! Laura wanted help styling her evening reception venue for their UK celebrations. We started the process as is customary, over tea, I love this part of the process, getting to know my brides and listening to their ideas and hearing their stories....