I focus on the balance between practical and inspirational - creating designs which are easy to live with but inspiring to live in.

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    Blog

    Garden Room #1

    When we moved from Canada to the UK 3 years ago, my husband wanted a better work life balance and was keen to find a new job with a great company that…

  • Pantone colour postcards
    Blog

    The science of colours for the bedroom

    So when Sarah Johnson from Tuck Sleep – a non-commercial community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources – got in touch…

  • H&M conscious home collection
    Blog, Fan Mail

    H&M conscious home

    A week inside due to the Beast from the East weather, has had me dreaming of warm dinner parties and earth tone bedrooms. Well the new H&M conscious home collection has all of…

  • Sugru
    Blog, Fan Mail, Made, Other Creations

    Sugru

    I discovered Sugru on Instagram last year. I watched a video of it’s inventor Jane describing it as “if superglue and playdoh had a love child this would be it” and I knew that…

  • Dressing up Wonder Woman
    Ikea Hacks, Made

    Dressing up

    I recently redesigned my daughters’ shared bedroom and their dressing up area also had a redesign. I thought I would share it with you in more detail as it can be hard…

  • IKEA MALM hack Annie Sloan chalk paint white gold
    Ikea Hacks, Made

    MALM Pure gold

    I came across this pin a while ago and thought what a wonderful simple but effective hack this was by Preciouslyme (check out the whole room as it’s gorgeous and full of great…

  • Girl shared bedroom pink floral palette
    Home, Homes

    Big girl flowers

    So just before Christmas my eldest asked if she could have her own bedroom as her Christmas present. Gulp. It turned out she thought their Pineapple sundae bedroom was too ‘young’ for…

  • Monochrome gender neutral IKEA nursery
    Home, Styleboards

    B is for baby

    I was reading this morning about how there’s a rise in demand for gender neutral nurseries, kid’s rooms and play rooms. An interior design parallel to the desire of a lot of…