House: Living room update

We’re in the middle of re-jigging our living room. Due to the unusual layout of our house we have two seating areas – this darker room at the front of the house is the cosy TV ‘pit’ and another room at the back of the house is the ‘summer’ entertaining space.

Moving our big sofa into this room gives us more space for entertaining – the catalyst for this move was my sports-mad boyfriend buying a huge new TV and we’ve already hosted a 6 nations (rugby!) night in here!

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Bathroom Inspiration

The bathroom is the last major ‘project’ in our house. It is currently a dated peach affair, complete with an oversized shower cubicle that takes up half the room (it is HUGE. Visitors always feel the need to run into it and speculate how many others could squeeze in next to them – I’d say at least 6). After the 8 month saga that was our DIY kitchen, we’ve decided to leave the bathroom revamp to the professionals.

I love all things interiors, so I’ve been having a LOT of fun on Pinterest getting my ideas together. We’re going for a simple, white, contemporary look. I’ve chosen matt white subway tiles for the walls, but I’m tempted to jazz up the floor with Moroccan-style tiles.I’m hoping to squeeze in some natural wood shelving, seagrass baskets and some houseplants for contrast as well!

Last on my wishlist is a little wooden stool for the corner – useful for holding bits and bobs during bathtime (maybe a glass of wine and a candle for ‘me’ time!).

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We’re booked in for September (our chosen plumber is popular, hopefully for good reasons!), but I’m getting excited already 🙂 I can’t wait to share the finished look!

H x

Sunday Shelf Styling

This weekend was a pretty quiet one – managed to get a couple of items ticked off the DIY to-do list (wild, I know).

This little shelving unit is yet another steal from my parents’ garage. It’s seen a lot of different paint colours over the years – latterly, shocking pink from it’s days above my uni room desk. Not surprisingly, my taste has changed over the years! It’s a little battered and bruised but hey, that’s rustic right?! Took quite a few coats of paint to cover that pink up…

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H x