Clive Roddy on Etsy


Balloon pin house by Clive Roddy

Etsy has long been my go to website to discover imaginative and beautiful design.  Browsing recently, I came across the breathtaking work of designer/maker Clive Roddy. 

Embracing the dark side


I love white, its a fact.  Always have , always will, but lately I have found myself in need of an injection of  colour into my home.  

Garden Makeover - Part One



A glimpse of the work so far - A lot of grey 

The Summer has been busy with school holidays and our wonderful once in a lifetime visit to Florida, so the garden makeover has not moved along as quickly as I might like.

Autumn Blues


Summer is on it's way out, so time to cosy up my home for Autumn.  I do this by changing the accessories around.  Cushions and throws are the easiest way to bring a whole new look to a room..

New tap, part two - mini bathroom makeover



Who doesn't love to win a competition !  I do, but my hubby might not agree.  I recently won a bathroom takeaway, instagram giveaway for a gorgeous tap.  You can read the post here.  This resulted in a mini makeover of the  bathroom.  

Modern Moroccan




I've had a Pinterest board  I called Modern Moroccan for some time.  I love to pin beautiful images that inspire me to interpret the ancient look of Morocco in a modern and fresh style.  Mostly in white, of course.

Ideal Home Magazine Feature July 2017




You may remember at the end of last year I had a visit from the very lovely photographer Colin Poole.  Colin spent the day at my home photographing it for Idea Home Magazine.  

New Tap !


I'm not a great one for entering competitions but I have a bit of a problem when it comes to beautiful taps!  When I saw the gorgeous Waterfall Tap over on the Bathroom Takeaway instagram page was up for grabs, I thought no harm in entering.

Soap Daze Workshop - #SpotlightSouthWest



Living in Devon has many plus points, not least the wealth of talented artisans, crafters and independent businesses who live and work here.  One of those people happens to be my good friend Sharon Mitchell who owns the successful business Soap Daze.

Mothers Day #MyGiftToHer



Mothers Day is on the horizon.  Having spent all of my adult life since the age of 17 living away from home, it has almost always been a long distance greeting to my own mother.

Garden Makeover Plans

Photo : ATGStores.com

After twelve years of living in our home we can finally turn our attention to the garden renovation.  The winter is a perfect time to sit and plan how we would like to makeover the garden.

Magnolia - Fixer Upper

Photo credit : Magnolia 

I don't remember when it was, but I do remember the impact the wonderful Magnolia - Fixer Upper programme had on my husband and I as we had our first ever experience of watching this inspiring and uplifting couple.

The January Sales


I'm not a great one for the January sales anymore.  As I have got older I don't seem to be able to cope with the disorder, rails of sale items, tables piled high with last season's rejects and crowds.  I prefer instead to bargain hunt all year round.

Millie Marotta Tableware


Unless you have been living under a rock, you can't fail to have come across the huge trend of colouring books for adults.  Millie Marotta is one of the foremost designers in this area, illustrating her books with stunning images of animals, plants and insects.