Decorating Dilemma: a pop of pink

Grey room with pink sofa

I’m not really the girly sort when it comes to decorating my home. You’re more likely to find me surrounded by grey and natural tones with rustic textures than pretty pastels. So imagine my surprise at my new-found love of pink! It all started with this throw… {Heavenly Honeycomb throw by House of Rym, £58.95… 

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The quest for the perfect bedside table

Vintage stool bedside table

Probably the most controversial post I’ve ever written on this blog centred around the humble bedside table. Innocent enough you might think, just a cool idea I saw on another blog. But boy, did one reader disagree… “I usually do not leave comments, especially a negative one, but I feel compelled about this. This is… 

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Decorating dilemma: is it wrong to take this with me when I move house?

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{Decorator’s Notebook} No, I’m not moving to another number 5, but since this little flat was my first home I feel like I’d quite like a souvenir. And basically, I just think it would look rather nice on the wall in my new home. Or maybe the mantlepiece… Bad manners? //

Denim decor: yee-haa or yee-ouch?

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The Scandinavians seem to be going mad for the double denim trend, making everything from cushions to rag rugs from the blue stuff. But I can’t make up my mind about whether it’s likely to take off over here… {Bloomingville / HK Living} So, denim decor: yee-haa or yee-ouch? Cast your vote in the comments,… 

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Decorating dilemma: sheepskins on dining chairs

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{via Uncovet / Rickshaw Design / Simply Grove /  Line Klein} For the record, I’m generally against decorating with dead stuff. I abhor those cow hide rugs (the curling edges turn my stomach) and I can’t be doing with taxidermy since I saw a stuffed stoat with fleas. So there’s a strong possibility I’ve completely… 

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Decorating dilemma: house plants

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At Design Junction a few weeks ago I caught up with the lovely Marianne from Nordic Bliss. We got talking about the differences between British and Scandinavian homes and she told me how much she misses seeing house plants in interiors now she lives in the UK I had to confess that I put myself… 

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Decorator’s Notebook is 1 today!

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One year ago today, I published my first blog post and Decorator’s Notebook was born! {via The Sweetest Occasion} A few things have happened over the last year. I became addicted to Pinterest. Decorator’s Notebook was mentioned in The Telegraph. My little flat has come along leaps and bounds. But the biggest change has been… 

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