Outdoor entertaining will play a large role this summer as we all try to stay safe. With this in mind, I’ve put together 10 top tips to help you entertain outdoors in style, whether it’s a small wedding, garden party or picnic.
As many of us forego our summer holidays abroad this year in favour of holidaying at home, I am sharing 8 ways to enjoy a summer staycation in your garden.
With the country in lockdown, we are all having to adapt to a new set of circumstances. Here I share a few of the ways that I have been dealing with the government imposed isolation.
These indoor living wall kits from Chalk & Moss are designed and made in the UK. They help bring biophilic design elements into the built environment.
Enamel house signs from Danish company Ramsign can be used to add character to your home or business. See how we used them at Meadow Barn Farm.
Buying a garden parasol provides many benefits when it comes to the use of your outdoor space. Here are five of the best reasons to invest in a parasol.
Garden Glory is a Swedish start-up that sells stylish garden accessories in unexpected colours and finishes.
Choosing which kind of glazed extension to opt for can be confusing. In this post we look at the design difference between conservatories, orangeries and garden rooms.
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
The Denby Studio Blue Casual Dining Collection is a hand-crafted range of ceramics perfect for al fresco dining.
So I have been super busy the past few weeks. After completing our decking last year and doing a bit of a nautical garden makeover, we have upped tools again this year to continue with the work. We have a brick outbuilding/shed in the garden which sits directly behind the decking and I’m the first
I absolutely love BBQ season. Now that we have a garden that is suitable for entertaining, we do it at every opportunity throughout the summer. Pretty much every time the weather forecast tells us it will be a lovely sunny evening, we call up our friends or family and get the wheels in motion. We
Although I already have garden furniture, I can’t seem to stop myself from looking at all the options available out there and lusting after some of the pieces that I come across. My latest favourite is this striking outdoor furniture collection from Nardi. Designed by Raffaello Galiotto, this stunning range is called Net. The Net range
Are you ready for summer yet guys? I can tell you now that I am more than ready, I just can’t wait. I’m starting to get used to all these little tasters of warm and sunny weather we’ve been having recently. The early May bank holiday was amazing and this weekend just gone wasn’t all
How nice was bank holiday weekend guys? Apparently it was the hottest since records began. The Met office weather app insisted that it was 17c but I can tell you it was more like 28c in my garden. Our decking is such a sun trap and by mid afternoon it was almost too hot to
In my last post, where I revealed my nautical garden makeover, you may remember seeing my fantastic new outdoor floor lamp. I promised I would do a full post on it so here it is in all it’s glory. It’s called Holix and it is by a company called Jalu Ltd. Based in Milton Keynes,
Here it is guys, the final reveal of our nautical garden makeover and I cannot describe to you how proud I am of what we have created. This post will be quite heavy on images I’m afraid because I wanted you to see the space we now have from every possible angle lol! As you
Our garden makeover is in full swing so I wanted to write an update so you can see where we are at with our decking.
Well, I’m still obsessed with gardens, and weirdly summer seems to be going quite slowly this year, so with any luck we should get our decking done before it’s over (fingers firmly crossed). The frame is built but we’ve had a short delay as we’re working with a company who will be supplying us with
Image c/o Dash & Albert (my garden looks nothing like this and I don’t have a pool sadly!) Following on from my Garden Makeover Inspiration post, I wanted to tell you all a little bit more about my garden and our own garden makeover plans. We are really lucky to have a south facing garden
With all the gorgeous weather we’ve had recently, my family and I have been enjoying an al fresco lifestyle that is normally not compatible with life in the UK. It has given us a taste of what life could be like if we lived somewhere that had a warmer climate. One aspect we have really
City Living showpiece at RHS Chelsea by Kate Gould Gardens featuring Anglepoise Original 1227™ Giant Outdoor Lamp So now that our kitchen makeover is complete, our next project is our garden makeover. My thoughts at the moment have become totally overtaken by the various options we have for creating an outdoor livingroom. I think this is a big