A couple of months ago, I got to spend an exciting day in Sharps‘ flagship showroom on Baker Street, giving their Henley bedroom a smart modern country makeover. The room previously had a coastal theme, but I wanted to update this with a relaxed county feel that was luxurious and inviting. Texture played a key role in my styling, and for my colour scheme I opted for layered neutrals with a soft, blush pink as an accent, which would work well with the warm grey and elegant lines of the Henley fitted furniture in the space. The main decorating change in the… View Post

Clockwise from left: Why Don’t You Make Me; honeylemonuk; Francois Et Moi; awholelottelove There were some awesome projects shared for our #CreateMakeShare theme of ‘BLOOM’ – the above all made me smile, and I love their light and bright feel. Do check out my fellow #CreateMakeShare hosters, Anthea from Zing Zing Tree and Emma from Kids Craft Room for their ‘Bloom’ favourites. I’m really excited to annouce that June’s #CreateMakeShare theme is: UPCYCLE. If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of finding new uses for old objects and I can’t wait to see what… View Post

We recently decorated our hallway, stairway and landing – finally ridding the house of its last areas of beige and magnolia, and painting everything a fresh, bright white. Obviously this meant taking everything down off the walls, and I’ve taken my time deciding what to fill that great, white expanse of wall on the stairway. I wanted to try to introduce some plants there if I could, but I couldn’t work out quite how to go about doing it. Then I went along to B&Q’s recent press show, and saw some clever wall hooks made using plywood – we were… View Post

One of my absolute favourite things about blogging is the inspiration I get from other bloggers or Instagrammers. And that’s why I’m super-excited to announce a new collaborate project with Anthea from ZingZingTree and Emma  from Kids Craft Room to help everyone share their brilliant creative content. #CreateMakeShare will be co-hosted on all of our blogs and will provide a place for you to share links to anything you’ve created over the last month. If you created and made it, you can share it. How to join in To share your posts, all you have to do is visit Growing… View Post

Half term is over and the kids are back at school (well, apart from one who’s off sick today), but there’s something that’s just keeping me back from the edge of real life, and that’s the gold-drenched memories of a very special weekend away. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already been inundated with my snapshots from Sisterhood Camp #sisterhoodatloveland, but if you don’t, here are three videos I made over the weekend to whet your appetite before I pull my flyaway thoughts together to write a proper post. They’re only 15 seconds each, so in less than… View Post