I believe that interior design shouldn't cost the earth – I always look for ways to reuse, create or upcycle to deliver a design which is kind to the planet and to your wallet.

  • Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    Chalk paint fruit

    Last Christmas I saw Jonathon Marc Mendes‘ Annie Sloan chalk painted Christmas baubles shared on social media and I thought wow! I love the fact that you can paint anything with chalk…

  • Deck pergola design
    Home, Homes

    Deck love

    When we lived in Canada we really discovered and fell in love with deck living. It’s been on the house to do list since we moved in 18 months ago but as…

  • Table upcycle before
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    A tale of 2 tables

    I saw this table offered for free on Facebook as it was going to the skip and I had to save it. Nothing was wrong with it, apart from the top being…

  • Sugru Outdoor upcycled light
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    Sugru outdoor light

    There is nothing like a quiet scroll through Pinterest looking for inspiration (if you follow my Make board on Pinterest you’ll see what projects I’m thinking about making). I had a spare solar…

  • About HMP
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    One off production

    As an interior designer, I can work in lots of different ways to suit your budget and involvement. You can hire me the old fashion way, in person, to work on a…

  • Fab Hab Kilimanjaro Outdoor Rug
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    Outdoor rugs

    As part of my deck project, I researched outdoor rugs so I thought I would share my favourites with you – and they are all well under £100. I was looking for…

  • Deck grey and yellow styleboard
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    Deck inspiration

    When we lived in Canada we really discovered and fell in love with deck living. It’s been on the house to do list since we moved in 18 months ago but as…

  • Smart Garden Offices
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    Garden Room #3

    Following on from my Garden Room #2 post explaining how I wrote a brief for our garden office narrowed down my choice of companies to Smart Garden Offices, I wanted to share with you…