Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative if you want to wake up fresh and ready to start your day. Here I share 5 ways to improve your sleep that I have tested over the past 18 months.
Good quality sleep is important for our mental and physical health and well-being. But how do we ensure that we sleep well?
Something utterly amazing has happened at Design Sheppard HQ. I’m a bit loathed to write it down here in case I jinx it but here goes….My youngest daughter has started sleeping through the night!!!! I was almost starting to think that it was never going to happen, but a few days before she turned three
Happy by Design (affiliate link) is a relatively new book written by Victoria Harrison, who you may know as the Editor of Houzz. She is also a columnist for the Metro and i newspaper and has over 14 years experience writing for consumer magazines like Ideal Home, House Beautiful, The English Home and Real Homes. I received this book to review
Hands up if you have an allergy. Me…I do! I’ve suffered with asthma since I was about seven years old and I’ve had hay fever since becoming pregnant five years ago. My asthma used to be really bad as a child and I was even hospitalised a few times. The main trigger was animal dander,
So, last week I wrote a post about my never-ending bedroom makeover and how I’m hoping to finish it one day soon. You can read about it and see the moodboard I created here. Well I’m one step closer now as I have found the most perfect natural cotton bedding. I’d been planning to invest
This summer we will have ticked at least two more home renovation projects off our to do list. We now have a large coat cupboard in our porch which has allowed us to rid the hallway of the majority of the clutter that used to accumulate there. It also gives my husband somewhere to hang
Hands up if you have the January blues? You too, huh? Well I’m not surprised, It was Blue Monday earlier this week, which is officially the most depressing day of the year. I don’t know about you but I want to just curl up in bed and stay there until spring. Wouldn’t that be nice?
As Christmas is almost upon us, I thought it was time to do my last giveaway of 2017. Where on earth has this year gone? I swear it was just a few weeks ago that we finished our garden makeover. And now I’m just preparing to put the Christmas decorations up and get the tree
Today’s post is part of a style challenge that I have agreed to take part in. I was approached by the luxury brand Juliette’s Interiors who were inviting a select few of their favourite luxury lifestyle bloggers to take part in a luxury bedroom design challenge. They were working in collaboration with Hypnos, a British family-run bed
As we all know there has been a bit of a revolution in the mattress world. There are now a whole host of cool mattress companies out there delivering mattresses in boxes and offering 100 days or more to try them out. The first company to do this that I discovered was Eve and I
Hi everyone! How are you all today? I hope you’ve enjoyed the long Bank Holiday weekend if you live in the UK. Traditionally, this is a time when lots of us take part in DIY and try to get our homes ready for the greatly anticipated summer season. I’m happy to say that I actually
It’s really quite unbelievable but I haven’t actually written a blog post about ‘Hygge‘ yet. Surely, I must be the only blogger who hasn’t? Hygge has been such a massive trend this winter, it’s been everywhere. For those of you who don’t know what the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) is, it basically describes a feeling
Have you noticed the chill in the air over the past few days? I know we’ve had an unusually warm September here in the UK but now that October is here I feel like autumn is slowly creeping up on us. I’ve found myself sleeping in a T-shirt and leggings for a few nights now
As you all know by now, I live in Devon and I really enjoy showcasing companies that are local to me. Back in July, I was invited to Topsham, just outside Exeter, to visit a company called Naturalmat that manufactures organic mattresses and bedding. It wasn’t the first time that I had heard about the
I have to tell you something a little embarrassing. Since becoming a mother, I cry really easily. I can’t watch Comic Relief or Children in Need or any kind of programmes like that anymore. Sometimes even adverts or stories on the news make me cry. It’s terrible. But why am I telling you this? Well
It’s never easy to find kids’ bedroom inspiration that is creative yet achievable. However, Dulux recently launched a kids’ bedroom campaign to encourage parents to involve their children in the creative process when decorating their bedrooms. For this campaign, Dulux teamed up with Channel 4’s Secret Life of Five Year olds Dr Sam Wass, who
Have you guys noticed that there seems to be a real revolution going on in the world of mattresses? Mattress shopping used to be a really confusing, arduous and not particularly exciting task. There were far too many things to take into consideration for a start, such as mattress firmness, type, materials and price. The purchasing
You may remember a post I wrote back in January all about an awesome new company that was revolutionising the mattress world. If not I suggest you check it out as the story behind this company is just as compelling as the designs themselves and these days a brand that has a good story to
When I had my daughter, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t suddenly abandon my passion for interiors to become a mummy blogger as so many bloggers tend to do when they have kids. However, it is inevitable that this new role means a massive change of focus in your life and all
Do you absolutely hate changing the sheets on the bed? Do you despise the battle with the mattress as you try to get the fitted sheet, or worse the flat sheet, snugly fitted whilst trying to ensure the sheet remains as taut as possible? I do, and I inevitably fail at doing all of those
Today we have a very special post for you guys as we would like to introduce you to a new brand that sells really cool mattresses. I know, I know, that sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? How on earth can mattresses be cool? Typically they are one of the most boring home interior items
Hello dear readers! I’m back and would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and are feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready to face whatever 2015 chooses to throw at us. I personally really enjoyed taking time out over the holidays to spend
Can you believe it’s November already? Nor can I! Where on earth has this year gone? It has passed me by at lightning speed and I have a feeling that now that I’m a mother it’s only going to get faster with every milestone that is celebrated. In just over a month, Matylda will be