Light’s up, light’s up

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I’ve lived in my little flat for two years now. For the first six months the living room was lit by a bare bulb in the middle of the room. When I couldn’t stand that anymore, I invested a whole £6.75 in a string drum shade from Wilkinson. Needless to say, this was not quite… 

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P is for Paper Pom Poms

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I’m afraid I have mixed feelings about Martha Stewart. To be honest, I couldn’t give two hoots about her financial affairs… it’s the beleaguered pet thing, first world problems and mind-boggling array of endorsements that I struggle to swallow. And don’t even start me on the whole edible baby thing. Whatever your thoughts, there’s no… 

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Flowers from a friend

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The very lovely Girl About Tech gave me these very lovely coral orange roses at the weekend. The colour looked beautiful against my pale grey living room walls and with the strong Sunday sunlight shining through the petals. {all Decorator’s Notebook} What flowers do you have in your house at the moment? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… You might… 

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Decorating dilemma: indoor olive trees

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I don’t like house plants, I’m absolutely certain on that. So I really shouldn’t like these… {via Just Pretty Things} {Stylizimo} {Vosges Paris} {House of Philia} Apparently olive trees are “pretty low maintenance, great for someone who likes plants that don’t mind a little neglect.” Well, that someone sounds very like me, and I already… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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It’s Room Debate time lovelies – this time I’ve got a kind of country-ish dining room for our constructive critique. As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions: One thing I like most about this… 

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Behold, the kitchen that converted me to coloured kitchens

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Even though they’re a bit boring I’ve always been a white kitchen girl, mainly because I think 99.9% of coloured kitchens are garish and I find wood cupboard doors oppressive. However, I now can’t imagine a more beautiful kitchen than this one… {Petra Bindel via 79 Ideas / Elle Interior} I once styled a kitchen… 

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Intricate illustrations by Claire Scully

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I have a habit of leaving my computer logged into Decorator’s Notebook so I usually miss the thumbnail links on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page. Today though, my laptop took it upon itself to log me out of it’s own accord… fortuitously as it happened as I discovered these. One click took me to The… 

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Homespun Style, Brixton Village & a tiny herb garden

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This weekend was my last before I start volunteering as a mentor with this amazing charity, so I kept it completely free and dedicated it to that favourite of pastimes: pottering. Needless to say, as usually happens with a weekend of nothing particular, I feel I’ve been flying around like a loon and am completely… 

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