A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a tour of the Ercol factory in Bucks. I went along with my work hat on, but realised as soon as I arrived that I should have taken my proper camera to snap some pictures to share with you here – I’ve still not mastered the work/blog balance, obviously! I took some photographs on my phone instead, and found myself drawn to all the amazing patterns there are around the factory, as well as all the organisation and storage. The tour was absolutely fascinating – we saw how Ercol uses high-tech machinery… View Post

Now that the new ground floor space is coming together, it’s time to start making exciting choices about furniture, decoration and accessories (my favourite bit). Until the wall between the kitchen and dining room was knocked down, Ben and I really struggled to picture the new layout, and what furniture would work well in it. It’s a good thing we didn’t rush into buying a new kitchen table, because we changed our minds at least three times. We started off thinking we’d like to buy a old traditional pine table cheap on eBay, and then paint it a bright colour.… View Post