Interiors & Decor | Desenio – A little bit of print love…

You may remember a few months ago, Dan and I redecorated our bedroom.  The grey paint left our north facing room cold and dark.  So in a bid to bring some warmth we had this peachy stone colour specially mixed for us by the people at Valspar. The room is now bright, warm and delicious, if I do say so myself.  It’s by no means finished.  If you look closely at this image you can see that we still need

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Interiors & Decor | Nude inspiration for a bedroom…

If you follow my Instagram stories, I recently shared my search for a suitable paint colour for our bedroom.  The mid-tone grey it was previous painted in was all very nice, very dramatic but very cold. Our bedroom is north facing and gets very little sunshine until the evening when the sun comes around and sets.  Upon waking it’s a cold dark room, and after this long cold winter I decided to Spring clean and redecorate. I wanted a warm

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Inspiration | Mood board for March…

This month I am drawn to soft muted tones of beige, browns and tan.  With stems of pampas grass, gold statement earrings, brown legs and earthy ceramics. Looking at these images I think I am desperate for warmer weather, to walk barefoot on cool concrete floors.  Hear bird song, and smell fresh grass. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys

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Simple Living | Spring cleaning – what to use…

Today was glorious, sunshine streaming in through the windows I bathed myself as I sat at the table working.  But sunshine also highlights my lack of cleaning, I am not a good house keeper, in fact I am rather shoddy at it. I much prefer to be working or playing than cleaning.  I know I am not alone! I have white walls throughout the house. White walls with dirty hand prints all over. Door trims with sticky marks.  The stair

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Simple Living | Streamlining the kitchen…

I’ve been so bloomin head down in work at the moment that my home has fast become a dumping ground of ‘stuff’.  Especially our kitchen.  Just dumped – never actually put away or given a home. Our teeny tiny kitchen has very little cupboards or work space.  A narrow ‘galley’ style kitchen which is open plan to the dining room, and can be seen as soon as you walk in through the front door.  Yes even the postman can see the

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Simple Interiors | How to create a mini bar at home…

This time of year we like to set up a home bar, especially if we have friends popping to toast the festive season.  It doesn’t need to be fancy, no need to dash out and buy a special bar cart, you can easily pop it on top a cabinet or sideboard you may already have at home. One thing to bare in mind, is if you have young children, please place this bar area out of their reach. I’m sure

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Simple Living // Urbanears Stammen Speaker…

I felt a surge of excitement as soon as I clapped eyes on the box the courier was delivering.  I’ve seen ads for Urbanears on Instagram for a while, and I instantly fell in love with the design and the concept.  The Stammen speaker looks beautiful, sounds wonderful and is effortless to use. Do you need to read on?  Its beautiful and its so satisfying to use – job done. Dan TaylorDan Taylor is one half of Littlegreenshed.  He writes

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Simple Living // Rufus’ bedroom makeover…

It’s that time again.  Living in a tiny house, with increasingly growing children means we need to re-address rooms to make them work for the next few years.  This time it’s Rufus’ bedroom.  Ru turned 10 last month, and with that we felt we needed to make his room ‘work’ for him now and for the next few years. Key elements to the room must have: built in storage, a desk for him to do his war hammer painting and

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