One of the things that I like least about our 1970s house is its lack of floorboards. I love stripped or painted floorboards and the texture and interest that they add to a space and I miss the floorboards that we had throughout our last home (a Victorian terrace). What’s on your floors has such a big impact on your space because it covers such a large percentage of the room, so replacing the original 1970s carpets in the new house was one of the first jobs on our list – we went for a pretty boring neutral carpet upstairs,… View Post

I’m by the sea this week so the nautical stripes of this Shara cushion with its smart applique bow and red and white ticking fabric instantly caught my eye. And at just £9.98 from B&Q, I may well be buying more than one.