Kate

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12 Must Have Blue Homewares For Your Retro Home

I am all over the colour blue this year; ever since we painted our lounge in Annie Sloan’s Napoleonic Blue to contrast against our Habitat orange velvet sofa and visited Yves Saint Laurent’s simply stunning villa at Marrakesh’s Majorelle Gardens…

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A Step By Step Guide: How To Make A Pallet Herb Planter

Filling your kitchen with herbs is a great way to add colour and fragrance to the room plus they’re great for cooking! Don’t take up precious worktop space though – create your own hanging planter with my DIY pallet herb…

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A Step By Step Guide – How To Make An Easter Wreath

I first made this Easter wreath a few years ago but pinned everything into place, so that it could be redesigned in the future. But every year I pulled it out of the box (along with the vintage lamb and…

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A step by step guide: how to make a DIY pallet potting …

Whether you are a keen gardener growing your flowers and vegetables from seeds or someone that simply plants up a few pots on your decking, having a dedicated potting area can be a real game changer. Here I show you…

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Living in Small Spaces: 9 Tiny House Storage Hacks for Better Use of …

Are you trying to live in a small space, but you aren’t sure about storage? I know we are currently decorating our son’s bedroom, which is the classic box room, but there is no space for loads of cupboards and…

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Our Daughter’s Blue And Neon Pink Bedroom With Valspar Paint And …

My daughter Kitty is now 9 years old and officially hates her gorgeous vintage bedroom that we created when she was a baby. She hates the room that you all love, and that appeared in my book and in various…

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Our Mid Century Modern Lounge with Annie Sloan Paint & an Orange Sofa

Our home is looking pretty tired; most of it was decorated about 7-8 years ago, but with two children growing up and an excited sausage dog, it is in desperate need of a re-vamp. I’ve hated the midcentury lounge for…

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Our Vintage Christmas Decorations

I have realised that it has been a long time since I shared our Christmas – something I used to do every year. It is probably since Instagram took over; sharing our home there happens so much more. This year…

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5 simple ways to create a cosy house this Winter

When the wind is howling outside and the rain is lashing at the windows like it is right now, there’s nothing better than curling up at home wrapped in a warm blanket and enjoying some much needed time indoors. Whether…

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How to make a Christmas stocking holder from wooden pallets

If you managed to make last week’s Santa Stop Here pallet project, you will have had some spare bits of wood left over. So as not to waste them, how about making a Christmas stocking holder with the off cuts?…

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Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

The fashions of British designer, Mary Quant are displayed right now at the V&A Museum in London. She is an icon of the 1960s so if you love this decade, this is a must see exhibition. It is on until…

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