• How to craft tutorial step by step on making a boho stool with hairpin legs

    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…

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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…

  • Wreath-making with Dunelm

    The start of December was a busy old time for Secret Styling Club, with workshops galore, but you know what? It really didn’t feel like work. Getting crafty, working with our favourite brands and meeting other people as passionate about interiors as we are is pretty