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...
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!
This month’s home tour is coming all the way from the sunshine state of Miami Florida.
Welcome to the wonderful world of fashion and interior designer Barbara Hulanicki and her global traveller comes 1960’s barbarella steel city, Miami apartment. With zings of orange and pink and a love of 60's glass and 'collectables', you'll see why this workaholic designer has never stopped. I'm sure there's a desk and sketch pad attached to a bed somewhere...
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.
It must be five years since I first set eyes on a brass bar cart at Alfie’s Antique market, long before they became a mainstream staple in the likes of Oliver Bonas, Rocket St George and Abigail Ahern, and I’ve been completely obsessed with them ever since. You might have even seen my shopping guide on them last year? Five years on, I’ve still not found the perfect one which fits my style, price and size of my lounge so I've created the perfect solution to give me that bar cart fix- a drinks tray.
I hope you’ve all had a great start to the new year. Have you all made your new year resolutions?
I’ve also made a list of must do projects which is eye watering long. A few from my top 10 include; finally buying a bar cart, choosing a neon sign for our kitchen, and the big task of having our loft converted into a bedroom, dressing room and shower room- Hurrah! Yep a blooming dressing room! For a fashwan, come interior gal like me, this is the ultimate goal.
House lusting has become an occupational hazard for me. I can’t seem to switch off, even when I’m on holiday. This is how I met country singer Patrick Cornell, and became obsessed with his all white townhouse in Nashville, Tennessee.
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.