Interior Design, My Living Room

Modern Maximalist Sitting Room

Modern Maximalist Sitting Room

OK, I’ll admit it. My name is Rachel and I’m a fabric addict. I loveeeeee fabric. Doesn’t matter what kind, silk, linen, velvet…….. But it does have to feel and look wonderful. In fact I am soooooo particular about fabrics that there are hardly any soft furnishings in my home. I am that picky! It has to pass the staring at it for hours test. The move it around the room in at least 37 million different places test. And it has to pass the caressing the cheek test. I know. I’m weird like that! My point being that whilst I love fabric I am also extremely annoying about what makes the cut when it comes to being included in my home.  And so a couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a revelation! So here are my plans for my modern maximalist sitting room makeover. Continue Reading…

Before & After Reveals, Brands

Mini Sitting Room Makeover With Fy

Mini Sitting Room Makeover With Fy

This mini sitting room makeover with Fy post contains gifted items. Anyone that knows me is well aware that I have a love hate thing going on with my sitting room. The previous owners to us made a rather hasty (in my humble opinion) and rash decision to knock through from the front to the back of the house. Making 2 rooms (I’ll have you know one of those could have been my office) into 1. Now I have no issue with anyone doing this but! And yes there is a but. For two rooms to work as one they need to be architecturally similar. And that my friends is my problem. Even though an inherited one. Continue Reading…

Interior Design

My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2021


Well 2021 is well and truly here and with it comes hope. But also I think a new way of looking at the world around us. And how we interact with it. Not only with other people but on a multi sensory level too. We’ve changed our eating habits. How we exercise. Where we work and who we see amongst a myriad of other things. But what’s in store for us interior design junkies? What does 2021 hold for us? Well with manufacturing down and global movement problematic not to mention Brexit I think this year may finally be the anti trend year. Not that I don’t think there will be any at all, more that for this year ‘Movements’ may be a more apt description. No rigid must haves, more a veering to a natural conclusion in our own ways. And whilst I say my interior design trend predictions for 2021 it’s more a where I feel interiors may diversify to meet our needs. So although these interior design trend predictions for 2021 are my own thoughts, let’s see if I get them right shall we. Continue Reading…

10 Of The Very Best

The Best Christmas Baubles Of 2020

Stand Back And Admire Your Christmas Tree

This post contains affiliate links. There’s something about baubles isn’t there. They become so very dear to us. Maybe it’s because we pack them away for a year at a time. Letting them reside in a dark loft or cellar. And as we unwrap them the following year it’s like welcoming back old friends. Each one comes with memories attached to it. You remember the Christmas that you bought it. And our hearts flood with joy or sometimes sadness for a lost one that is no longer with us. To me Christmas is magical, I never really grew out of the excitement a four year old feels. And the humble bauble to me is so much more. So I thought I’d share the best Christmas baubles of 2020 with you. The really special ones if like me you like to add to your collection every year. Continue Reading…