Today I am sharing some tips to help you in your own interior design projects. Next time you are redecorating your front room, or in fact any room, try and follow these steps. They may help you see things differently and choose a colour scheme, furniture and accessories with confidence.
We go through most of our lives wondering "what we will be when we grow up...", what to do next, whether what we have chosen to do is actually making us happy...and how we can make the necessary changes. I don't know many people who are just happy with their lives, do you? Everyone is always chasing the next thing. Did you ever write lists down of goals and dreams you have for yourself? Or when going through rollercoasters in life? I find it can be very therapeutic and organises your mind when you feel overwhelmed.
Anyone who has ever lived in rented accommodation can relate to the issue of not being able to decorate the place to your own taste. Not too bad if you know you're only going to live there briefly, but if you are planning to stay longer term, then what do you do? I am sharing a few ideas on the blog today.
We have just put our house on the market and that meant we had to make it look great for potential buyers. To prepare your house for selling means a lot of decluttering. I cleared out little by little for months, which is quite a nice thing to do believe it or not. The letting … Continue reading Prepare your house for selling: 7 tips to style your home
We are all so busy rushing from home to work and back, dropping off the kids, picking them back up, going home, cooking dinner, bath time, bed time, squeezing in an exercise class if we're organised, and then it all start again the next morning. Ground hog day. Days fly by, life seems monotonous, we're being lived by our never ending to-do-list. Sounds familiar? I bet it does.
Two weeks since we moved to Spain and so far so good! In between the hectic times of organising our new life as an expat, I have discovered the little perks of living in a warmer climate. Cycling! Oh my, how I've missed cycling. I don't mean sporty cycling in lycra on a racer or a mountain bike, no, just using a bicycle to go from A to B. To do the shopping, to take the kids to school. In just a thin jacket.
We're finally moving to Spain as a family. D Day is here. "Why are you so stressed, we're only moving!" my husband said to me after I had another meltdown in the past few days. I know, right? He wasn't even joking! Well, he must be the exception to the rule, because I do feel … Continue reading D Day. We’re off. Moving to Spain as a family
It's all happening. We are moving to Spain. But what a month it's been. The thought of a glass of wine on the other end, enjoying the warm spring sunshine, is what's keeping me going just now. The movers have been a few days ago. A great big artic lorry parked outside, loading in my … Continue reading The great big move South. Preparing to leave Scotland
Last year I had the pleasure work with a family in Aberdeenshire who were looking to update the kitchen in their 18th century farmhouse. I made the suggestion to transform their farmhouse kitchen with skylights. The house was lovely and old located in beautiful countryside, but when I arrived, I immediately felt claustrophobic. The kitchen … Continue reading Transform a farmhouse kitchen with skylights
Buying affordable art online is something that is becoming quite popular. I regularly post about art, as I believe it brings joy to people's lives and can add real personality to a home. Art is in fact an important ingredient in my designs for clients and I always suggest to people to invest in some … Continue reading Review: buying affordable art online with Artfinder