How To's

How To Dress An Artificial Christmas Tree Like A Pro

How To Dress An Artificial Christmas Tree Like A Pro

No, not that kind of pro! I’ve had a few interesting jobs in my time but that was not one of them! In fact one of my favourite jobs was seasonal. Living quite close to Torquay, known affectionately as the ‘Turkey and Tinsel’ town I used to dress hotels professionally for Christmas. So for 2-3 weeks in November we would decorate trees, bedeck the halls and generally faff to our hearts content. And get paid for it!! I think now, in reflection that’s why I love decorating my home for the festive season. So I thought I’d share with you how I dress my Christmas tree for maximum effect with a few hints and tips on how to make your tree look its best. I’m lucky enough to be working with Balsam Hill this Christmas too. They have kindly gifted me a tree along with some baubles so I can share with you how to dress an artificial Christmas Tree like a pro! Continue Reading…

How To's

How to Clean A sheepskin Rug – The Ultimate guide

Raspberry Flavoured Windows - The Shop

Long, long ago, many moons before sheepskins ever became popular again as rugs I had to learn how to clean them. Owning a horse comes with the benefits (or not) of keeping your kit clean. One of these items that not only cost a small fortune but are much needed are sheepskin numnahs. Sitting underneath the saddle their benefits are twofold. Firstly they make wearing a saddle more comfortable for the horse. And secondly they keep the underneath of the saddle clean. Now sheepskin numnahs are not cheap, they are an investment and as such you need to know how to take care of them. Here’s my ultimate guide on how to clean a sheepskin rug, the secret way that only horse owners know. Continue Reading…

My Kitchen

Mini Kitchen Revamp

Mini Kitchen Revamp With Cult Furniture

Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a serial decorator. There, I said it! I get well stressed when I go more than a couple of weeks without any creative outlet. I become impossible to live with in fact! That said, I am always on a budget and so buying new things for the sake of buying new things is never an option for me. Even if I was lucky enough to be in that position I wouldn’t buy, buy, buy anyway. It’s just not me. When I do redecorate a room I always have to look at a the larger picture. I tend to get the bones of a room in place then tackle one area at a time with mini makeovers until the room is complete. This time I’m tackling our breakfast bar area as part of a mini kitchen revamp which Cult Furniture have very kindly helped me with. Continue Reading…

Brands

JONATHAN ADLER X H&M HOME

Jonathan Adler and H&M Collaboration

OMG! OMG! I mean OMG! Be still my beating heart, I actually can’t believe it but THE KING (as far as I’m concerned) of Interior design is bringing his style to the masses. H&M home are always at the forefront of High Street design but now they have taken this a step further! The have only gone and collaborated with Jonathan Adler to create a collection for us lovers of high end style with teeny tiny budgets! I mean Jonathan Adler x H&M Home, how much better can it get than that?? Apologies if you already know this, I am often late to the party. Continue Reading…