{SAVY SHOPPING} THE HOUSE OF HACKNEY HACK- DIY TASSEL LAMPSHADE

{SAVY SHOPPING} THE HOUSE OF HACKNEY HACK- DIY TASSEL LAMPSHADE

Today’s blog post is all about how you can re-create your own designer lampshade for a fraction of the price; let’s call it the House of hackney Hack! Even though it’s bound to get on House of hackney’s wick. Hackney… wick.. get it  (sorry, but I couldn’t help myself… taxi for Cotton). But as Oscar Wilde once said ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’, and if you learn anything from this post, it should be the knowledge that lamp covering isn’t that difficult and if I can do it, you certainly can.  So, let’s get started.

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{INTERIOR DECOR} MY TOP 6 PICKS FOR THE LOUNGE FROM WAYFAIR

{INTERIOR DECOR} MY TOP 6 PICKS FOR THE LOUNGE FROM WAYFAIR

This month I joined the Wayfair Home Expert team and wrote a post about updating your lounge with a cushion refresh.  If you're looking to give your lounge a bit more than a refresh, I wanted to share my top 6 picks from Wayfair. Of course these include three of my favourite materials; Copper, velvet and marble.  Each piece is guaranteed to add the wow factor to any lounge area, especially when combined together. 

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{OUTSIDE SPACE} THE OUTDOOR BAR CART FROM HOMESENSE

{OUTSIDE SPACE} THE OUTDOOR BAR CART FROM HOMESENSE

One things for sure. Bar carts are showing no signs of slowing down.

Perfect for parties, weddings, entertaining friends or just living like its saturday night, everynight. 

After years of obsessing over brass, glass and marble ones, the bar cart trend has now moved into alfresco living.  Introducing the outdoor bar cart from Homesense.  

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{HOUSE LUST LOVES} HOUSE OF FRASER AW17 PREVIEW

There's nothing like a little Autumn winter browse while it's pouring with rain outside. Especially when we're meant to be entering the summer season (Welcome to the UK!). This week I attended the AW17 House of Fraser press preview at the London Vinyl factory in Soho.

The great thing about House of Fraser's home collection is there's always something for everyone. Whether you're a rustic, country farmhouse type. Or if you're into dark interiors with touches of retro 70's styling, they have brands to suit everyones home style. 

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{SAVVY SHOPPING} MY BARGAIN HOUSE OF HACKNEY CUSHIONS

{SAVVY SHOPPING} MY BARGAIN HOUSE OF HACKNEY CUSHIONS

Who doesn’t like a bargain? My friends don’t call me Martin Lewis for nothing, and probably just like most of you, I’m trying to live a luxury lifestyle on a baked bean budget.

So, when I came across an ad for the house of hackney sample sale I couldn’t help but check it out and go in search of some homeware designer bargains.

 

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{INTERIOR DECOR} HELENA'S KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

{INTERIOR DECOR} HELENA'S KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

I love sharing home renovations with you. In my opinion there’s no better feeling, than the feeling of accomplishment when its all over and you can finally enjoy all the hard work and expense.  All of the blood, sweat and tears which have gone into a project, or in most cases, the bad backs, stress and sleepless nights. Especially if you’re doing the renovation yourself or project managing it.

When home owners Helena & Martin moved to Chalfont St Peter, they took on a new project; A four bedroom detached 1970’s house with tones of potential to be a beautiful family home. The main focus was modernising the home with new fixtures, fittings and decor. First up, the kitchen. 

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{INTERIOR DECOR} THE EASY BATHROOM UPDATE

{INTERIOR DECOR}  THE EASY BATHROOM UPDATE

Recently I felt our bathroom was lacking a wow factor and I couldn’t put my finger on it. After contemplating with the idea of painting all of the walls and ceiling the darkest of greys, I decided against the idea.  Mainly because of the cost, time and the mess it would make. So instead I decided to turn to other resources to give the bathroom a summer refresh- New Towels and new house plants! 

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{INTERIOR DECOR} HOME TOUR- MELS MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME

{INTERIOR DECOR} HOME TOUR- MELS MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME

How do you turn a blank canvas of a home into a house full of personality?  – by adding sixties design, a mix of vintage and Moroccan and South African textiles throughout, is how.

Welcome to Mel’s mid-century modern townhouse. 

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