{INTERIOR DECOR} WAYFAIR HOME EXPERT CHALLENGE: JUNGLE BOOGIE CUSHION UPDATE IN COLLABORATION WITH DUTCH DECOR

{INTERIOR DECOR} WAYFAIR HOME EXPERT CHALLENGE: JUNGLE BOOGIE CUSHION UPDATE IN COLLABORATION WITH DUTCH DECOR

This month I have collaborated with Dutch Décor for Wayfair’s Home expert challenge, to show you how you can inject a bit of jungle into your home with a cushion refresh.

This season it’s all about jungle prints. Whether you’re into Palm prints, photographic leaf designs or botanical birds, the 70’s jungle inspired trend is one that is here to stay.

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{INTERIOR DECOR} DINING TABLE RE VAMP

{INTERIOR DECOR} DINING TABLE RE VAMP

Sometimes all it takes is a little know how, arm grease and a good old DIY store to help pimp your dining table. I was hosting a dinner party when we accidentally scorched the table, leaving it with a lovely white mark, right in the centre.  I've googled tutorials on getting white heat marks out yourself with an iron and a damp cloth, but after years of ignoring all the scratches, dents and marks I thought it was time to take action. Spend less than £70 to re vamp, or get a new table. It didnt take long to decide which option to go with...

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{INTERIOR DECOR} HOW TO MEASURE A SOFA FOR DELIVERY

{INTERIOR DECOR} HOW TO MEASURE A SOFA FOR DELIVERY

Treat yourself! Thats my motto, which I'm sure my husband would happily verify. This month I treated myself to a new navy velvet sofa from John Lewis. I've been obsessing over one for a while, and thought it was time to bite the bullet. One of things which always puts me off buying a new large piece of furniture is the hassle of measuring up to ensure it fits. I'm always reminded of the time I bought a dining table on ebay which didn't fit through the kitchen doorway. It turns out I only measured the front door... whoopsie! Since then, I follow the 4 simple rules to ensure every item fits. Here's my guide to measuring up, and ensuring that every big furniture purchase fits! 

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{HOUSE LUST LOVES} HOUSE OF FRASER HOME SS17 PREVIEW

{HOUSE LUST LOVES} HOUSE OF FRASER HOME SS17 PREVIEW

Are palm trees the new Pineapples? I think they might be. 

All hail the palm tree table lamp in all its glory, and its pals the palm tree candle sticks.

This week I was invited to the House of Fraser SS17 press preview. It might be November, and I don’t want to start wishing Christmas away quite yet, but how nice is it to start thinking about summer and what’s to come for 2017.

So here goes. Get ready for some serious summer swooning...

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{HOUSE LUST LOVES} THE RESTORATION HOTEL, CHARLESTON

{HOUSE LUST LOVES} THE RESTORATION HOTEL, CHARLESTON

Happy hump day guys!

If you follow my blog or my Instagram then you’ll already know that September was mostly spent travelling around the southern States of America with the hubster (yep, I’ve just used the word Hubster… sorry Jess). To re-cap, we spent a couple of weeks covering Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah.

Today’s post is about Charleston, and our very lovely accommodation at The Restoration hotel.

Because some hotels have great interiors. In fact, some hotels have better interiors than a lot of homes and the restoration is one of those hotels.

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{HOUSE LUST LOVES} INSIDE GRACELAND

{HOUSE LUST LOVES} INSIDE GRACELAND

I’ve just made the pilgrimage to one the worlds most famous houses, Graceland. Home to Elvis Presley from 1957- until his death in 1977. Some of the rooms haven’t been decorated since 1974 with predominately chrome and glass themes. From lightening bolts painted onto walls in the film room, to the shag pile carpets on the ceiling and walls in the ‘Jungle room’. Graceland was as much a family home, as it was a play house for one of our biggest icons. 

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{HOUSE LUST LOVES} THE PINK PEPPER TREE HOTEL

{HOUSE LUST LOVES} THE PINK PEPPER TREE HOTEL

If you follow me anywhere online*, you might have seen that I’ve just returned from a trip to Majorca. Don’t worry, I’ve not suddenly become the next Judith Charmers and decided to ditch interior blogging for travel writing. I’ve just never been so excited to write about a hotel before, until now. 

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{INTERIOR DECOR} DIY UPHOLSTERY

{INTERIOR DECOR} DIY UPHOLSTERY

I’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front for the last couple of weeks. But today I can finally share what I’ve been up to. I’ve been busy undertaking my first (self-taught) upholstery project.

A couple of months ago I purchased an old brown ottoman from a charity shop for a bargain £15, and as much as I love brown cord – I mean who doesn’t?, my obsession with Blush pink took over and I decided I could finally get that coveted pink velvet item into my house without breaking the bank. Heres how I did it...

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{HOUSE LUST LOVES} HENRY HOLLAND FOR HABITAT!

{HOUSE LUST LOVES} HENRY HOLLAND FOR HABITAT!

Did you know British fashion designer Henry Holland has joined forces with homeware brand Habitat to collaborate on his first interiors range?

It’s a like a dream come true when fashion and interiors collide. Especially with a power house like Habitat!

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