Spooky murals for Halloween walls

The twins spotted these funky Halloween wall murals over my shoulder when I was on my laptop and thought they were super cool, so I couldn’t resist sharing them with you too. Created by Murals Wallpaper, these graphic spooky designs are a great way to create an eerie but stylish look for Halloween. In fact, I actually like the designs and colours so much I reckon they’d be great for kids’ bedrooms year round, but if you wanted them up just for your Halloween celebrations, then there’s self-adhesive paper available, so you can easily remove the paper once fright night is over.…

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Modern garden makeover

It’s been a real labour of love, but finally our garden makeover is finished and I can share some proper pictures. We have an odd, L-shaped garden and the bit we’ve focused on is an awkward area that runs along one side of the house. It’s a tricky space as a lot of it is shaded, plus it’s an access route through to the side gate, and it’s where we keep our dustbins. It also had dirty and broken concrete paving slabs, and a large and ugly 1970s concrete screen wall. I guess I’d better show you what it looked like before, although…

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The Wool BnB: Decorating with wool

Talk about cosying up for autumn. This amazing house in De Beauvoir Town, London, has been completely decked out in wool by The Campaign for Wool. Everything is made from wool, from the interiors to the fashion. I got a sneak preview earlier this week – the colours are bold, the design is vibrant and striking (this wooly world was designed and curated by uber interiors stylist Karina Garrick), and the best news is that the Wool BnB is open right now to celebrate Wool Week 2016, with a whole host of wooly events and activities bookable via EventBrite, from craft…

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Quirky and colourful London home on the Livingetc House Tours 2016

Here’s another space from last week’s Livingetc House Tours around south west London, sponsored by ao.com. In my own home I’ve been moving away from bright colours and bold patterns, but it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate seeing them used well in other people’s houses, especially when it’s done with the confidence shown in this Edwardian townhouse. What I love about the use of colour in interiors is how much fun and personality it can add to a home, and that was definitely the case here. Clashing combinations were embraced throughout the house – unexpected pattern pairings looked flamboyant and carefree, styles ranged…

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Courtyard garden inspiration on the Livingetc house tours

I had a treat on Friday when I got to nose around some beautiful houses in south west London, on Livingetc magazine’s house tours, with thanks to sponsors ao.com. Together with a group of other bloggers, we got taken around four of the seven homes, and this lush garden space was one of my favourites of the day. The home (which belongs to fabric and accessories designer Neisha Crosland), is a former stables that has been converted to form a two-storey, L-shaped apartment wrapped around a garden oasis in the heart of London, complete with cobblestones, rustic pots of frothy ferns,…

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