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French Connection: Fall 2014

I love French Connection clothes: well made, stylish, timeless and now I also love their Home Collection; a fabulous mix of Industrial looking furniture softened by comfy sofas, rugs and stunning lighting. The prices are surprising too, a very reasonably

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Garden Party Ideas

Some fabulous Garden Party Ideas to inspire you this summer! Taken from my Pinterest board of the same name. Create beautiful centrepieces for your party tables with traditional English flowers; peonies and roses smell divine on a warm summer evening.

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Small Outdoor Spaces

Having limited outdoor space can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing everything you want into confined quarters. However, it is possible to create an appealing place to sit, socialise and enjoy the sun, here are some great ideas

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How to Choose a Paint Colour

Spring is the traditional time for redecorating your home, perhaps it is something to do with the change in the light; longer days mean we have more time to notice imperfections! Once you’ve decided to do a bit of painting,

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Money to Burn?

This article appeared in one of my local publications: Heswall Magazine and it really struck a chord with me as I have so many friends who have been adversely affected by this very subject. The author, Nick Belderbos (architects-direct), has very

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Small Space Sustainable Living

Modern homes increasingly try to pack more and more into smaller spaces and clever design is key when trying to make small spaces feel larger. There are huge advantages to small space living; they cost less to build and buy,

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10 Great Recycling Ideas

Recycling, reusing, upcycling, these are all the buzz words in use now and there are some great ideas out there. I’ve been doing a bit of “digging” around and this post is the result: 10 Great Recycling Ideas. Use cheap

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Clever Spaces

Good design is about making the most out of the space you have in your home. This is where architects can be invaluable (especially ones like the gorgeous George Clarke who can make every inch work for you!). Not all

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Expert Advice to Declutter your Home

Trying to cut the clutter which accumulates in the average family home is tricky at the best of times. It just seems to grow and grow on a daily basis!  There are plenty of Experts out there waiting to help

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Chalkboard Ideas

Modern Kitchen design by Philadelphia General Contractor Kenny Grono A Chalkboard is a great way to get yourself organised for the New Year, you can make them as big or as small as you like. Why not have a separate space for each

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