Last weekend the lovely people at Made.com came over for a cuppa at House lust HQ and did a shoot for their MADE UNBOXED platform. If you haven’t heard of MADE UNBOXED, then you must check it out. It’s a clever platform for people to share pictures of their made.com products in their real homes. So come be curious and have a look around. Inspiration comes from so many different ways; this is just another giant mood board for you to explore and gain inspiration from.Read More
If I walk past a homeware store, I can't help but go in. You just never know what you might find, especially if I’m in a new city or area which I’ve never been to before. Last week I was in Berlin and found myself in the area of Fredrichshain, where two shops selling quirky homeware accessories caught my eye. Click here to read more.Read More
My house plant mantra is ‘go full foliage or go home’ and ‘the leafier the prettier’ - yep I do actually say that. So when I saw these prints today, I couldn’t believe I could combine my love of house plants with my love of art.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
I don’t know about you, but I’m always adding and changing bits of my home. I don’t think a house is ever “finished”. For me it’s one long continuous lifelong process to add and evolve. This also keeps my home fresh and contemporary, and it also stops me getting bored with one particular style.
My latest obsession is a new coffee table. When we bought our home we didn’t have any spare money so we’ve been using an old vintage trunk as a table. The trunk which has fantastic storage looks a bit heavy (its dark blue and trimmed in black and brass), so I’m now on the lookout for something a little more grown up. Something ideally made of my two favourite materials- MARBLE & BRASS!Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
I definitely have a cushion obsession!
Stacked up on the bed, or piled up on the sofa, my mantra is ‘there’s no such thing as having too many cushions’, nor did anyone ever say they had too many! Here I explore new designers on Etsy and look at nursery ideas and themes.Read More
Last weekend I decided our house needed more green so I took myself off to our local garden centre in pursuit of finding a hardy house plant to fill a space in our kitchen/ diner.
The obsession started over Easter when my mother in-law bought us a small house plant which has since sat proudly on our kitchen shelf, and most importantly is still alive!
I love how house plants can instantly change the atmosphere of a room. They not only brighten up a drab space with a punch of green, but they can add style and a sense of health.