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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House: Circular Shelving Unit

#firstworldproblems… In the aftermath of styling your #shelfie, your living room looks like a bomb has gone off in a card/gift shop – you are surrounded by completely random items, most of which my boyfriend would call’tat’. You have also realised that you don’t own enough ‘matching’ items, of the right size, that look good together…

I spotted this little circular shelving unit in the recently opened Tiger store in The Mall (Bristol),while on an impromptu shopping trip. I already had various circular/ hoop shelf DIY tutorials saved on Pinterest but at only £12 I could’t pass this up!



I love items with an industrial/vintage feel and with it’s dark metal frame and slim wooden shelves it looks really striking. The design may not be perfect (the visible fixings detract from the otherwise clean aesthetic) but I love it anyway. The spaces are quite small and uneven which makes styling this a bit difficult. Any tips/ ideas out there?

I finished another set of shelves a few weeks ago and next on my to-do list is some more open shelving for the kitchen. I’m all over shelves at the moment!

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…


H x