Dreamy DIY: Anthropologie-inspired flower cloud chandelier

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately re-creating my own versions of expensive high end pieces. I will be posting them over the coming weeks. Let’s start with this flower cloud chandelier I found on Anthropologie.com, a beautiful statement piece that I thought would be a great addition to my daughter’s bedroom. It’s such a dreamy look. I just had to create my own.

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The art of patience and gratitude – We finally got our DFS Euphoria sofa


If you follow me on social media  You will know that for the past few months my family and I have been living with an unwanted sofa. I know this sounds very ungrateful, seeing as that sofa was brand new, comfortable and perfectly functional. But it was the wrong choice, the wrong colour and the wrong material… and I make no apology for initially sulking and feeling completely cheated by DFS online.

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I made a lampshade! Bespoke Binny lampshade making class – Review

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This is by far the most exciting thing I’ve taken part in during this lockdown. Bespoke Binny is a brand I’ve been following for a long time. Natalie, the face behind its beautifully handmade products, is a very talented designer-maker with a great eye for decor. Bespoke Binny sells African inspired lampshades, aprons, pillows and other hand crafted items.  Continue reading

How to make a tray out of flooring samples in 2 simple steps

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Whether you’ve recently bought a house or are in the process of renovating, it’s likely that you’ll have scrap materials lying around somewhere – wood, cardboard, tiles, flooring samples… all of those things can make for great DIY supplies when you’re feeling a little creative. This was the case for me recently. I had a few flooring samples I didn’t know what to utilise for, but at the same time I just knew I didn’t want to get rid of them. Continue reading

Dinner al fresco for two

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My little garden set has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier with it. This 2-chair set from Ebay is part of the growing trend of bistro style rattan furniture that I keep seeing everywhere. The chairs are a little straighter than the ones I’m seeing everywhere with a more rounded shape. But this is exactly what I was after, and I think it suits our tiny little garden perfectly and complements our little decking area quite well.

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7 Lessons learned while making our new house a home

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The last few months have been a total whirlwind filled with surprises, blessings but also new challenges. Not too long ago, we moved house again (!) and settled into a lovely new built property not too far from where we used to live. Things happened quite fast but if you know me well, you’ll know I’m always up for this type of challenge. We prayed for things to go smoothly, and I’m grateful they did. Not just the transition into the new house, but also the decorating process.  Continue reading

Pretty office space makeover… on a budget of £ ZERO

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You read that right. My home office makeover cost me a grand total of… £0.00. How? By utilizing what I already had at home. I recycled and re-purposed objects to make this little co-working space in my home look brand new. And I really think anyone can do this, all you need is a little bit of creativity.

Before I go any further, let me just say I’m actually really embarrassed to show you the “before” photo.

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Living room decor update and haul

2018-09-01 10.56.13 1.jpgI’ve been making a few changes to my home, every room has had something added or replaced – from cushion covers to new wall art… I’m trying to make our living space as beautiful as I possibly can, in a non expensive way. Here is a quick update on my living room, nothing major, just a few new touches. I tried to link as many items as possible.

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Living and dining room tour

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a mini house tour on my blog. My last one was a couple of years ago when we still lived in the duplex apartment.

We moved to a bigger house in March 2017 and it was our very first time moving into a blank canvas, completely unfurnished space. I was really exited about moving in, because I would finally be able to take on this little project of interior-designing our home from scratch, put my own ideas on paper and execute them all by myself. Needless to say the process was costly and stress-inducing, but Pinterest came to the rescue, as always, and we got there in the end. Continue reading