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Keep up to date with all the latest trends in Interior Design right here! Whilst I may not be a slave to the latest fashions I do like to keep my eye on the ball. Trends often give a nod and a wink to the past. Take the recent reemergence of the lowly pineapple for instance! Once known as the fruit of kings it’s been around for centuries in both architecture and design.

Here you will find what’s big, about to be big and also the trends I would like to see in interior design. Think mood boards, concept drawings, and most off all how we can achieve the looks on a budget. Because ya know, just because we have a lemonade budget doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a champagne interior!

Interior Design, Other Rooms

Making The Most Of A Small Bedroom

Making the most of a small bedroom

If like me you have one bedroom that is so tiny you can barely swing a cat in it then this is the post for you. Having a four bedroomed home and three children means what was once the nursery is now the home of youngest RFW. Who  at approaching 17 is also six foot two and still growing. So when it became time to redecorate his bedroom you can imagine the design dilemmas it gave me. Making the most of a small bedroom though is not as hard as you think. Here’s ?? ways to make the space feel much bigger. Continue Reading…

Interior Design, My Hallway

Monochrome Hallway Makeover Reveal

Monochrome Hallway Reveal

 

That’s it, I’ve decided on the epitaph for my gravestone. ‘Here lies Rachel, she hasn’t decorated her hallway since 2019!’ I am never, repeat never, decorating the hall, stairs and landing ever again! Talk about cut off from the world. My every waking moment for the last three weeks has been spent painting. I had the walls and ceilings done in less than a week, but OMFG there is A LOT of woodwork. And cutting in! No masking tape was used or harmed in the process of this makeover. Mainly due to nothing being straight! Are you ready to see my monochrome hallway makeover reveal? As usual everything was striped, painted, sanded, painted, undercoated, painted and finally designed by moi. Continue Reading…

Interior Design

How To Do Monochrome Interiors

How To Do Monochrome Interiors

How to do monochrome interiors?? The combination of black and white is one of the best when it comes to interior design. Classic and always in fashion this scheme is fabulously versatile. The mood of a room can easily be transformed too with just a change of accessories. Add a primary colour to pull off a more contemporary edge. Or a soft rose pink for a more feminine vibe. For me my go to accents colours are green and gold. I love the glam look but the addition of green for me softens it. Actually I love all jewel colours. Their ability to add elegance and a luxurious feel without having to spend a fortune always raises the end result. They transform a room from high street to high end. Continue Reading…

Interior Design, My Hallway

Monochrome Hallway Design

My Current Hallway

 

It’s all go chez the RFW  household at the moment. I’ve definitely got my decorating mojo back with a vengeance. Youngest RFW’s bedroom is complete bar a couple of bits I’m waiting for. And they’re exciting bits at that. And so now I’m moving onto the dreaded hall, stairs and landing. I’ve talked about Monochrome design before and that’s the way my hallway is going. Isn’t this area of the home the worst to decorate though? Firstly you’ve got that stupidly high drop over the stairs. And secondly oh sooooo much woodwork. And doors!! Count them, I have 9 doors to paint! Thank goodness there’s only one window though. Continue Reading…

DIY, Interior Design, Other Rooms

Small Teenagers Bedroom Reveal

Small Teenagers bedroom reveal After

If you’ve been following my Instagram Story’s or read the post on my design for youngest RFW’s bedroom you’ll know I’ve been a busy bee the last few weeks. Actually, before I go any further I should apologise for the lack of posting on Instagram. Or for that matter commenting too for the last week or so. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. But boy has this room makeover caused chaos in the rest of the house! Like epic mess!! Thankfully apart from a few little bits. And what feels like 742 tip runs the house is slowly getting back to normal. Well our normal anyway. And so I thought you might like to see my youngest teenagers small bedroom now it’s finished, ready for the reveal? Continue Reading…