• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • About the house 4

    January 9th 2013 katie

    It feels quite strange to be done with all the ‘big’ house renovations, at least until the summer when we can finish off the garden. We just have a small list of tasks for the coming months: a bit of repainting, some built-in bookshelves in the bedroom and, less excitingly, to fix the mysterious patch…

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  • About the house 3

    October 21st 2012 katie

    Finally, finally found the (nearly) perfect bedside table, after months of eBay saved searches and keeping eyes peeled at every vintage store and market. Simple, stylish, good storage, matches the other unit and the bed well. Welcome to the family. I was asked to post an update about whether this gadget has changed our drinking…

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  • Hot and cold, on tap

    September 8th 2012 katie

    Okay, I don’t take many blog freebies but I couldn’t resist this one since it’s a house-y luxury I would have loved to buy but couldn’t afford when we were doing up the kitchen. The Virgin Pure is a new worktop ‘water bar’ that purifies your tap water and provides instant boiling or cool water…

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  • About the house 2

    August 28th 2012 katie

    Not much has changed around here since my last About the house, but since I keep snapping little shots to try out my new camera I thought I’d share. Always rearranging the mantelpiece Picked up this sweet little dresser from a new vintage shop in Stoke Newington. It was only £125 and fits in great.…

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  • About the house

    July 15th 2012 katie

    While I wait for work on our garden to begin (NEXT WEEK! I hope we didn’t miss the whole summer…) I can’t resist giving the house little tweaks: shifting some pictures around… Hanging a new-old mirror in the hall… A new bed, still without bedside tables Trinkets and cushions.

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