• in defence of white paint

    Dreams really can come true. I know this, because Tony has finished painting our whole house white, and it’s every bit as lovely as I’d planned. White walls, white ceilings, white skirting boards and doors. Gone are the greens and the beiges and bakedbean-coloured 70s pine; the bees and the Winnie the Pooh murals and

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  • summer wreath – a tutorial

    I shared this simple summer wreath on Instagram and got a few requests for a tutorial, so here it is. It’s really easy to make; something about weaving the flowers through is really quite soothing, and it gives me a valid excuse to go out and gather up a basket of wildflowers. The Instagram wreath used cow parsely;

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  • Giveaway: Object Style

    Femininity & minimalism. Why does it feel so refreshing to hear those two words together? Perhaps because as women, we’re so often encouraged to be frivolous consumers – shopping for fun, buying fast fashion, the latest shampoo or lipstick, always required to stay pretty & neat. In fact somehow, the more feminine you aspire to

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  • a spring playlist – Aether Cone

    We’re listening to a lot more music this month. After literally months of disagreeing over our sound set up – R wanting his giant black-&-yellow speakers with corresponding cable spaghetti, me preferring something a little more invisible – Aether stepped in and offered us a lifeline in the form of their Cone music player to

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  • a room with a view

    I was the kind of child who lived in a perpetual daydream; the cars were boats, the roads canals, and the clouds on the horizon, above the houses, were definitely snow covered hills. Some days I’d stare at them so long & hard I couldn’t even be sure any more; were there mountains there? Had

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  • DIY wooden poster hanger

    This is my new favourite way to display prints. I’m not a huge lover of conventional picture framing; I always seem to leave the framer’s about £100 poorer, with something less attractive, more bulky and difficult to display than what I took in. Plus, do we really need the glass? Maybe everyone has priceless oil

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