Interior Design & Furnishings

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Moving Apart From The Decor Riff Raff

Moving Apart From The Decor Riff Raff

My gosh it is difficult to keep up with decor trends sometimes.  It’s a very odd thing with fashions, of any sort.  One day you’re leafing through a high end house & home magazine and notice them featuring a particular colour scheme and there’ll be […]

Victorian Luxuries – Bread Oven & Outside Loos

Victorian Luxuries – Bread Oven & Outside Loos

When family houses were first bult in great numbers, the rows of Victorian terraces and back to backs in the major cities, there was still only the most basic facilities offered inside.  Looking at fantastic online supplier sites for decor, kitchens etc. it seems incredible […]

Tiny Country Cottage In Keeping With Style & Decor

Tiny Country Cottage In Keeping With Style & Decor

We have such a diversity of buildings, styles of architecure and decor in this little old isle of ours.  It is really exciting to drive to a village anywhere and just look round at the age of the properties there.  I was visiting a village […]

Calmness Restored With Total Kitchen Clean Up

Calmness Restored With Total Kitchen Clean Up

Recently a former colleague of mine rang me in a state of teary blubbery flux.  Admittedly there was more to the sobs than just a mountain of paperwork and a grubby kitchen.   However, in a desperate attempt to stem the flow and stop it becoming […]

Granny’s Old Furniture Brought Back To Life

Granny’s Old Furniture Brought Back To Life

I subscribe to a really good all round magazine.  Have had it delivered for years and it covers health, beauty, money issues, food and cookery, crafting, knitting etc. and is famous for it’s home pages – with tips on how to dress a room properly […]

Making The Most Derelict Factory Spaces

Making The Most Derelict Factory Spaces

It’s only a few short years ago since the idea of turning an old wharf-side warehouse into several high end utterly luxurious apartments became the absolute rage.  Every building that was stable and worthy would be gutted and made into fantastic homes – for the […]

Luxurious Sized North American Homes

Luxurious Sized North American Homes

I live in a nice family house – once described as generously proportioned executive 4 bed detached……  coplete with neutral decor and modern furnishings and fittings, it was the epitomy of style and elegance.  And you knew you were something to have one.  Now, I […]

Statement Walls Listed In Top Gripes Poll

Statement Walls Listed In Top Gripes Poll

There was an item on a tv consumer programme about the number of things house buyers find so irksome about the houses they’ve bought – some years after the purchase.  These ranged from fluffy, unhygienic carpets in bathrooms to the style of windows all round.   […]

1920s Kitchen Refit With Gadgetry Galore

1920s Kitchen Refit With Gadgetry Galore

I had the chance to look round a 1920s bungalow that’s just been on the market.  I haven’t been inside one like that since I last visited grand parents some decades ago.   This place has been kept almost as it was built – as a […]

Long Awaited Kitchen Extension Reaches Final Furlong

Long Awaited Kitchen Extension Reaches Final Furlong

Staying over with friends recently, I was able to catch up on their extenison project – a very long running saga which is now finally reaching the final stages.  The original house was a generously proportioned 4 bedroomed double fronted 1920s’ town villa, with a […]