Garden makeover, Phase One.

I’ve shared various snippets of our garden transformations over the last several months, but until now haven’t managed to get it all down in one place. I’ve been waiting to take ‘the right shot’, for the weather to be just right, but in doing so time has gone by and some of the beautiful plants…

My beautiful copper hairpin garden table.

Progress is really being made in the garden and it seems so long ago that The Hairpin Leg Co. contacted me to see if I would be interested in making something with their products, obviously I jumped at the chance as most of you will have seen my kitchen table, I do like me a hairpin leg…

Sunday garden thoughts…

As the weather improves, slowly, day by day, my thoughts again turn more and more towards the garden. Stu and I have had many ‘conversations’ (read arguments!) in the last 5 months or so about what we want for the garden, we haven’t seen eye to eye on many points, but I feel we have…

How to extend your home with style, for less than you might think.

Our extension plays such an important role in our home life, it has brought us a sense of freedom, space to exist alongside each other, but also room to breathe, to play and create. It means we can stay in the house which we had already made into a home. You see photos of it almost every day…

Inside/Outside Living.

I wrote a piece for an online magazine, which now won’t be used for one out of my control, nothing to do with them not liking it reason or another, but hey ho, I thought I’d share it with you guys instead. I’m ill and have spent the entire day watching crappy tv and trying to…

The art of compromise.

The art of compromise is something that doesn’t always come easily to me, I try my best with the girls, life with children is ALL about compromise and negotiation, but generally with my husband I do get my own way, eventually. I have almost total free reign in the house when it comes to design and have made some…

Garden design, a contemporary Scandi inspired plan.

I am forever looking forwards, towards the next step in our house, one idea leads to another and my mind gets completely carried away. But I think it’s this forethought that is helping me visualise everything as a whole, how can you make decisions about an extension and it’s layout without considering what your view will…