Do you love flicking through a beautiful book full of pretty homes and interiors? So do I. There is just something nice and wholesome about an actual printed book on your coffee table, rather than scrolling through millions of images on a screen. I love buying books by interior stylists or about certain topics like … Continue reading Nina’s reading tips: home interiors and styling books
Do you hang out at Pinterest a lot, pinning images of beautiful, eclectic rooms and wondering if you are ever going to be able to recreate something similar? Where do people find all these perfect vintage pieces of furniture and objects? How do they put it all together?
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I love house plants. I think it must be a bit of a Dutch thing, as they seem to be far more popular in The Netherlands than over in the UK. Drive down any Dutch street and you'll find most windows full of flowers and plants. Luckily bringing the outdoors indoors and surrounding yourself with … Continue reading Easy care house plants and how to keep them alive
"Oh my goodness, my mum had one just like that!".... "It's like walking into my auntie's house".... "I know folk who burnt a whole lot of these on the bonfire, that's what they used to do" Yep, that's what I hear in my shop almost on a weekly basis! I sell old furniture that for … Continue reading How to create a cool interior with mid-century furniture
It must be that nesting instinct setting in now I'm about seven months pregnant, but I can't help feeling the incredible urge to make things. Sew, paint, recycle, upcycle, revamp, refurbish, you name it. I am still working my day job though, so I am just collecting lots of ideas in the meantime while still … Continue reading Feeling creative: pom poms, t-shirt yarn and a hula hoop rug
I am a big fan of recycling, or in other words, making sure that something doesn't end up in the skip. I love seeing old wood being reused and pallets are an easy way to get your hands on some cheap, rustic looking and very versatile wood. I found some examples of reused pallets on … Continue reading Making furniture out of old pallets