House Tour: relaxed loft living in Philadelphia

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I’m not really into fashion blogs, especially ones attached to commercial brands, but despite being both of those things there’s something lovely about The Free People. The mix of fashion and beauty mixed with horoscopes and expert hula-hooping tips is kind of offbeat and charming… in a too-cool-for-school American way. Anyway, the owner of this… 

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Time for the picture round… a quiz!

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I have a reputation amongst my friends and family for being the least competitive individual on the planet. They’re nearly right, except I love a quiz! So I’m kicking off the week with a little treat for you (well ok, me). Litographs make lovely posters where the design is made up from the complete text… 

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One-step craft idea: washi tape photo frames

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Washi tape has to be the biggest trend to hit crafting in years and I love the innovative ideas people come up with for using it. So, today’s simple craft idea is these washi tape picture frames. No instructions – simply cut, stick and away you go. {Trendenser} I’m wondering about running a little mini… 

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Behind closed doors

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I’m a real sucker for architectural salvage (I can spend hours on eBay scrolling through brass taps, Bakelite light switches, chipped marble fireplaces and rusted metal grilles) and love seeing innovative ways of turning functional cast-offs into decorative objects. I think that’s why the recent trend for using doors as wall art, headboards and cladding… 

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How to hang a display of vintage mirrors

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At last, the forest green walls in my bathroom have been transformed into a nice cool grey. Time to finally hang the 1930s mirror collection I’ve had in the cupboard under the stairs for the last five years! Creating a frameless mirror display is harder than it looks so I thought I’d put together a… 

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Write more handwritten letters

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Remember the sentiment of this Pinterest A-Z post? Last week I came across this appropriate print by Mary Kate McDevitt and have really enjoyed browsing her work. She’s one designer who definitely practices what she preaches! I’ve always enjoyed messing around with my handwriting… adding my own little loops and twirls to the regulation joined-up… 

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Tin ceiling tiles: the answer to my living room dilemma?

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So, the dilemma of what to hang above my sofa continues and eight months after I wrote this post the wall in question is exactly the same. Until now. Well, perhaps. {Pale & Interesting} {Gigi & Flo} I’ve seen a few rooms decorated with these lovely embossed panels on Pinterest but have only recently found… 

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New screenprints by Bold & Noble

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I’ve been a fan of Bold & Noble for years. I ordered a British Isles map within moments of the press release popping into my inbox and have two of their limited edition prints in my living room too. I have to be honest though and say that as time’s gone on and almost everyone… 

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