This time around last year, I uploaded my first official Before & After Home Tour of our house, which we bought in November 2015, started renovating in December, and officially moved in February 2016. I can’t quite believe we have been here nearly two years already (well I can quite believe it, as we love it so much!) – but just in terms of it being the place we have lived in for the longest period of time (which is a record so far). Our circumstances with having a baby on it’s way in less than 5 weeks obviously plays a major part in staying, and of course, the house being pretty much perfect for all our needs, in terms of style, location and size. Now before I show you more of an updated version of the house one year later (as things have changed just slightly) – let me quickly run you through the specifics of the house…
I have been wanting a new sofa for our kitchen/lounge area, ever since we renovated and moved into our house back in February 2016. But the sofa we moved in with from our previous property, was such an easy option at first. Not to mention it was in a neutral dark grey (which perfectly matched our otherwise, neutral and grey colour palette), and the size was was the perfect fit for our corner space. So I left it. God knows I had enough on my plate, with the biggest renovation and decoration project to date! And then I kind of got used to it, as nothing was technically wrong with it. But after a while it just didn’t feel so fresh any longer, and the darker shade of grey, made the otherwise light and airy space much darker then it needed to be… So I decided to (finally) make a change. Click through for the transformation!
When it comes to interior updates within your home, you don´t necessarily have to spend a fortune, or be overly creative in order to make some real magic happen. All you need is a bit of imagination and willingness, and you´re already on your way. With Spring in the air – here are some of my ultimate quick and easy interior hacks, that won´t break the bank, or take up all your precious time. Don´t forget; it´s always the little touches, the small updates and details, that can make all the difference.
Sleep is something I always took for granted – something which was easy, non-eventful, a daily occurrence which I never thought much about. That was until it started to become an issue; with sporadic spurts of insomnia, interrupted and broken nights, always a struggle to fall asleep, night sweats… Suddenly, that easy and carefree ritual, become a real-life struggle for me.
Finally, my much awaited (and requested!) home tour is here! It’s taken me a while to pull it all together; although we actually purchased our house in November 2015, started renovations in December and completed it in February – the house has been a continuous and gradual labour of love…
**WARNING: It´s a bumper post!**
JUNE… Summer, sun, holidays, parties, fun. Is there any wonder why it’s one of my favourite months? And why choosing my top favourites was even harder, as there’s just so much I am loving at the moment… From my favourite summer dress, to healthy snacks and cooking, new interior finds, the perfect holiday sandals, beauty essentials, my go-to clutch for all the seasonal celebrations, and the unisex perfume brand we (both) love…
I never thought I would be able to say that I´d made my very own armchair… But that´s just what I was fortunate enough to do a few weeks back, when British sofa retailer, DFS, invited me to their design headquarters in Derbyshire to showcase Britannia: The Great British Sofa Collection, in connection with DFS’ Team GB sponsorship at Rio 2016. So, not just any regular old armchair then…
Anyone who really knows me, will agree that I love to entertain. A lot. Nothing more makes me more excited than preparing a lunch or dinner party, gathering my loved ones and feeding them (yes, I´m a massive feeder too). I am no perfect host by any means, there are times when I totally flap and get stressed, wanting everything to be perfect (did I mention that I am perfectionist too?). But as soon as the party arrives, I crack open a bottle of wine, relax and enjoy the company and food… What life is all about, right?
Sunday’s are just so good. And I love it because it´s totally OK to stay in my pyjamas until lunch time (right!?), I have time to catch up on my reading, bake batches of healthy muffins, set new plans and goals for the week ahead, go for a long afternoon walk, and ending the day with a long soak in the bath and pamper session. What more do you want?
This week I´m dedicating my top buys to something which is completely all-consuming at the moment… INTERIOR. We´re done with all the hard and gritty stuff, and now it´s just filling up the house, with beautiful home accessories. There´s so much I want though, and although I´m pretty particular with my sense of style; I´m also finding that it´s constantly developing – meaning something I would never normally dream to appreciate – looks suddenly perfect in our new house.
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen our renovation process in full swing. As we´ve now moved to a house, there are naturally a lot more rooms to decorate, plan and fill. To not become too overwhelmed by the project, I am working my way through the house bit by bit (I can´t wait to show you all when it´s 100% finished).
You might already be following my home renovation and recent interior buys via my Instagram – where my obsession for brass, marble and crystal continues. Here I´m sharing some of my recent (and favourite) home accessory additions (and where to buy them).
After spending nearly six months looking for our next project, we finally found our dream home a few months ago, and moving in just in time for Christmas! I am so excited. It´s our first actual house, so a lot more rooms to create, and ideas to collate. Hence my reason for being overly active on Pinterest at the moment – it´s the perfect place for me to gather all my ideas and style inspirations.