Surprisingly fabulous Frome!

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I have to admit to being a tad depressed this weekend as my brocanting chums began posting photos of heaps of vintage wonderment at this year’s Braderie de Lille. However, on Sunday I picked myself up, wound on my scarf (it was the 1st of September after all) and drove over to Frome where the… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Sorry for the late posting – let’s just say I took a big step this morning which makes today’s home office debate particularly relevant to me! Ch-ch-ch-ch changes! Anyway, let’s get going shall we! Have a close look at the photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions: One thing… 

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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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V is for Vignettes

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This is a funny old term – photographically speaking, vignetting is a very particular technique, but in the world of interiors it’s come to refer to a close-up composition of objects, usually on a shelf or table. To be honest, what I’d prefer to call a straightforward detail shot. But for the purposes of this… 

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G is for Garlands

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Traditional festive garlands made from foliage and berries are lovely, especially with a few scented cinnamon sticks and dried oranges added in. But this year I’ve been pinning all sorts of innovative contemporary garlands onto my Christmas board… {Rosaliga via Pinterest} {House to Home via Pinterest} {Bookity via Pinterest} {Cake via Pinterest} {Palimpsestic via Pinterest}… 

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The art of repetition

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My very first blog post for Decorator’s Notebook was about my plans for a picture wall in my hallway. Eventually I want to get around to framing up some old black and white family photos and mixing in bits and pieces of ephemera and other vintage crip-crap that I’ve gathered over the years in an… 

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