How to create a unique gallery wall on a budget

Gallery walls are everywhere right now are they not?  There is just something so visually satisfying about a jigsaw of pieces and the personality you can add with different art and layouts.  Having painted the master bedroom this gorgeous green I lay in bed at night (ok, yeah, often during the day working on my laptop too) and knew I…
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Home tour – the nursery

It has been almost a year since we got the keys to this new place of ours and although it absolutely feels like home by now, it also still feels ‘new’.  And I put that down to the fact that the rate at which we are completing rooms is, erm, slooow.  Only one other to date in fact.  But now…
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Why you need more baskets in your life

As if I need a reason to justify more baskets in my life… But these are baskets that make a difference – yeah they look great but they also have a real tangible impact in the world.  This May TK Maxx and Homesense have deliveries of baskets and coffee as part of the Sustainable Trade Project in Uganda, developed in 2011…
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Valentine’s Day… from my sofa

With the day of romance almost upon us I have big plans…  to stay in.  Because staying in is the new going out and, truth be told, we have never been ones for celebrating Valentine’s Day anywhere other than at home.  Somehow the thought of sitting amongst tables of other loving couples always seemed like it would detract from the…
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Home tour – the unstagrammable rooms

Welcome.  This is my home.  The real, unedited, not quite there yet situation I live in.  You might as well grab a cuppa and retire your ‘Pin it’ finger right now.  So it’s not done but as my general approach to decorating turns out to be one of tackling every room at once and finishing none of those rooms anytime soon, I…
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Love from Santa

His first Christmas…  I asked for family, he asked for more hair.  I got my wish and he got his – in the form of a beautiful rocking sheep.  To be in this home with my boys and my mum today is just everything. Wishing you all the most wonderful Christmas.x … issa dress – House of Fraser   |   alexa…
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Home tour – the family room

Welcome home.  I never thought that this move would be ‘the move’, the forever home, but one room complete and it feels so right, you know?  After our offer was accepted (ok, actually way before then), we were pouring over the Rightmove images and had a plan for this room (which was a burgundy dining room) if nothing else.  With…
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Blank canvas : adding personality

The thing about moving into a new home is that it can take some time to feel like ‘you’.  Our open plan living space is currently the only room that’s ‘done’ and by ‘done’ I mean it has had a fresh lick of white paint.  Because this is the room we are spending all our time in right now (aka the…
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Home tour – the living room

The home tour continues…  which somehow seems a little strange considering the Thankfifi Home is on the move.  But life has been hectic and we got some catching up to do.  So first things first, let’s finish this home tour. The living room is open plan with our kitchen and such a great space to live and entertain in.  It’s…
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Home tour – boho nursery corner

For the first couple months at least Hunter’s nursery is a corner in our bedroom so the style was kinda predetermined to fit in with our boho vibe.  We already had the rattan rocking chair with cactus cushion (already spent a few hours rocking away in this guy) and the berber rug (total bargain for a real wool rug) but a couple of quick additions…
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Home tour – boho bedroom makeover

The husband jokes that I am turning into some kind of bohemian earth mama…  I’m ok with that.  Our bedroom turned from basic and minimal (although looking at these ‘before’ pics I am more inclined to say sparse and completely void of character) into a sanctuary.  You know when you go stay in a hotel and you wonder why your bedroom…
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Home Tour – console table Ikea hack

Initial searches for a console table proved to be…  expensive.  I mean, have you ever looked for a console table?  It’s like the least complicated piece of furniture you can own – and yet somehow they were coming in at around £500.  I was searching for something simple, clean and white, that wasn’t going to require a remortgage, to pop…
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Dream space dreaming – bedroom

linen bedding – La Redoute   |   macrame hanging – Etsy   |   woven wall art – Laura Ashley table lamp – John Lewis   |    cushion – Anthropologie   |   rocking chair – La Redoute artificial palm – Not on the Highstreet   |   H&M braided storage baskets (Large & Small) … Feeling all kinds of home related feels…
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Styling My Dream Home with DFS

Dream home alert…  A few months back I had the chance to style this beauty of a space with DFS – remember the peek behind the scenes?  I’m so happy to finally be able to share the final images for a few reasons. 1.  I genuinely LOVE the pieces I chose.  This wasn’t one of those things where you rock…
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