• 20 Garden Buys Under £250

    Summer time seems to have arrived early and with it comes the usual flurry of activity to get your outdoor space looking spick and span. Whether it’s a mini garden refresh consisting of painting the decking, tidying the flowerbeds and potting a few new plants, or a full overhaul of your outdoor space, there’s nothing better than having an inviting al fresco spot

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    How To: Make a Boho Stool / AD

    I don’t know about you, but one of the best parts of showing off my home is when someone asks where an item is from and I can tell them I’ve made it myself. Whether it’s something I’ve upcycled or built from scratch, or a craft project that I’ve painstakingly poured over, it’s such a sense of satisfaction when someone admires it. Over the years I’ve updated many a piece of furniture and aside from paint, you can’t beat adding a new pair of legs. I had a sideboard in my living room that used to sit squarely on the floor and although I still liked the design of the…

  • Styling my String shelves in my living room

    Shelf Styling: 5 Expert Tips

    Let’s face it, there are a million ways to style shelves and no two people will style them exactly the same – and that’s what makes it so much fun. It’s an easy way to present a side of our personality, whether it’s with fun, quirky objects, or a neater, structured display, and show off the things that we like, are sentimental to us or that we’ve picked up on our travels. There’s no real right or

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    Our Garden: How we Fit a Cabin, Tiki Bar and an Outdoor Cinema Into a Limited Space

    I have never been so thankful for our garden – it’s been our little sanctuary for the last seven weeks or so and I’d imagine we’re going to be spending even more time in it in the months to come. The space is working extra hard for us at the moment, too, with dedicated sections for different activities. We have a gym area, a tiki bar, Wayne’s office, a seating area and a hot tub, along with an outdoor cinema, which we set up

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    How To Make Money and Love Your Home During Lockdown

      I’m on my fifth week of isolation and while life is certainly not normal, I’ve found I am adjusting to the new routine. I suppose that working from home regularly meant I was fairly used to being in my office and pottering round the house during the day, but that still didn’t prepare me for

  • Bedroom office by The Hairpin Leg Company

    The Home Office We All Need Right Now

    How many of you longed to work from home, but now that it’s a necessity, are suddenly finding you don’t have the right space or set-up? Or, even if you did work from home before, maybe you fancy updating your office area being you’re going to be spending a lot more time in it? If you’re fed up of

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    How To: Herbal Bath Salts

    We all need those times of calm, when we can shut off from the world and relax – now more than ever. But one person’s idea of relaxing can be different to anothers and we all have our own ways of destressing. For some it’s

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    How To: Make a Foliage Cloud

    Let’s talk flower clouds… or maybe I should say flower installations, as last year was the year for this new trend and they certainly had us swooning. From hanging balls of floral gorgeousness to overhead foliage garlands and pampas grass clouds, it was easy to see why these creations are so popular: they’re super stylish and add the wow factor to any room – who wouldn’t want one?   Flower clouds are given their name as essentially they are flowers that are strung overhead in a cloud formation. Here are a few examples for you:   Stunning aren’t they? Anyway, I was asked to do an ad for Dobbies Garden…

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    How to Ward Off the Winter Blues / AD

    Happy new year! So, 2020 has begun and whether you believe in setting new year resolutions or not, the start of a new year can be a great time to think about how you can make small, healthy adjustments to your life. For me, it’s to make more of an effort to look after myself. My diet is the biggest factor, as eating healthily seems to go out the window when life gets busy and I’ve got a big shoot on. Junk food starts reappearing (biscuits at my desk when I’m working from home, for example – there’s no one there to make me feel I should stop at just…