• Ercol factory tour

    April 28th 2016 katie

    I’ll be honest here. A particular reason I chose this week to revive my blog is because I was asked along on an Ercol factory tour and new season preview, and figured it’d be the perfect event to get me out there photographing and writing again. Thanks to Ciara for the right-hand photo Ercol is…

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  • About the house

    June 16th 2015 katie

    It’s been a long time – nearly a year! – since I shared a house update. We were dithering over whether to move for a while, but ended up doing a bit of building work earlier this year (taking down a wall in the hallway to the back door, opening up my spare/study/sewing/guest room into…

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  • Home refresh with John Lewis

    September 29th 2014 katie

    When John Lewis offers to send you vouchers to pick some homeware goodies to share their Copenhagen range, you say yes please! We haven’t really done anything to the flat lately… we are waiting for a builder to be available as we’re planning a bit of wall-knocking-down, which is quite exciting. But in the meantime…

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  • Foxes quilt & my sister’s flat

    April 22nd 2014 katie

    My sister Natalie moved into her new flat a couple of weeks ago, and an Instagram I took went down well so I thought I’d share a few more photos, along with the housewarming gift I made her. I have house envy to be honest, it’s making me want to move and start over with…

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  • About the house 6

    January 20th 2014 katie

    Time for another little house update – quite a few things are new thanks to some lovely Christmas and birthday presents. Some new mantel pottery: the white biscuit vase is (allegedly) Troika via eBay and the blue-dipped vases were a present from Josh. I love this giant scallop-painted vase, also a Christmas present (from Habitat).…

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  • DIY Christmas mantel and cards

    December 9th 2013 katie

    We didn’t get a tree this year – even a baby one in the garden centre was £30 and we really don’t have the space. So instead I just bought a couple of large fir branches (£2.50 each), popped them on the fireplace and adorned them with lights and baubles. I think it looks just…

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  • Makin’ cider

    October 21st 2013 katie

    Ugh, autumn is truly here isn’t it? I swear it got dark at 3pm yesterday, so miserable. In my mind the only good things about the gloomy seasons are of the edible and quaffable varieties: a few months of soups, stews and mulled things make it all bearable. So I was happy to get an…

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  • Fired Earth vs London Underground

    September 18th 2013 katie

    I’m loving this new Underground 150 collection from Fired Earth, a collaboration to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tube. The Edwardian range, based on original early 20th century tile molds. These Landmark tiles are also reproduced from original molds from 1939. Some classic Underground signage recreated in faithful typefaces. To complement the range they’ve…

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  • About the house 5

    August 5th 2013 katie

    A few updates from the house, garden, and furry ones… We solved our kitchen storage dilemma with this lovely Lean Man console from And Then Design. I just love it – it’s perfect for the space, beautifully made, and I can finally fulfil my dream of having grains, pulses and sugar stored in twee vintage…

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  • Blooming garden

    June 30th 2013 katie

    What a gorgeous weekend! We took the chance to get out and finish off our little outside space. I’m really pleased with how it’s looking now. It’s like having an extra room when the sun shines, and the west-facing aspect means it’s especially nice in the evenings for a post-work drinky. Here’s some before shots.…

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  • Room tour: bedroom

    May 19th 2013 katie

    Well we had a pretty intense weekend with a very long to-do list of house tasks: mostly involving cleaning, removing and assembling stuff. But there was definite light at the end of the tunnel by Sunday evening, and the best part was finally finishing off the bedroom. It’s been a long time coming… soon after…

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  • Recently tumbld: Interiors

    April 26th 2013 katie

    In the absence of anything more interesting to share, I thought I’d do a round-up of some of my favourite things I’ve added to my interiors Tumblr lately. We’re not planning to move for at least a year or two, but looking at lovely photos sure makes me want to move and start afresh with…

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  • Plots & plans

    April 7th 2013 katie

    With holidays over, we’re planning a few tweaks and improvements round the house at the moment. We’ve been planning to paint the chimney breast a darker shade of grey for ages, and I think we’ve found a good grey (Little Greene’s Lead). I think the Photoshop mockup shows it will look pretty cool, and draw…

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