*This post contains affiliate links which are marked with an asterisk* If you’re anything like me, books are one of the best presents you can receive at Christmas. I love having a selection of interior design books at my disposal and I’m starting to build up quite a collection. I’m looking forward to creating a
Over a decade ago, Canadian native Lesley Pennington upped sticks in favour of a house by the water in stunning Sweden, and in that house she bought herself a standard IKEA sofa. But that sofa was not quite the personalised look that Lesley wanted for her home, and it was from this thought that Bemz
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
Welcome to my kitchen makeover final reveal. I cannot tell you how happy I am to publish this post today. It’s been such a long time coming. We started this kitchen makeover a year ago and it is finally finished. I honestly couldn’t be happier. It’s such a relief to have a kitchen that I
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to write this post. This kitchen makeover has been in progress for a year…aha, you read that right…a year!! Why, you might ask. Well, it’s a long story. We started last April by replacing the hob, sink and worktop and we removed all the kitchen tiles.
I’m a big fan of IKEA, especially when it comes to kitchens. I’m basing this purely on aesthetics and functionality as I have never had or experienced an IKEA kitchen myself. I just love the way they look and the way they are designed to make the very best use of every available bit of
As you all know I love plants and I would love more of them in my home if I could only keep them alive. But sadly I’m in no way green fingered. But I often swoon over greenery in other people’s homes and the beautiful ways they choose to display their planty friends. This new
I’ve been thinking about renovating my own bathroom since we moved in two years ago. I frequently see wonderful furniture and sanitaryware that makes my lust list but my teeny weeny bathroom simply can’t accommodate. But I have to say I think the new Superfront bathroom furniture is so far my all time favourite. For
I can’t even begin to tell you all how excited I am about this huge news! IKEA has launched a range of furniture that is designed with integrated wireless charging points in it. Granted this is not the newest technology around, but what makes this announcement so exciting is the fact that the majority of us will
I have been a big fan of the work of Ilse Crawford ever since I interviewed her back in 2011. It was her humanist approach to interior design and architecture that really inspired me. I love the way that she puts human beings at the centre of her work in order to create spaces that
You may remember a post I wrote a while back all about a Swedish company called Pretty Pegs that makes shiny new “shoes” for your IKEA furniture allowing you to customize it and add a unique bit of flair to what is otherwise undeniably mainstream. If you haven’t read the original post you can do so here.
I discovered the IKEA PS Collections two years ago when I featured the PS 2012 collection here on the blog. The PS 2014 collection, which launched in stores on 01st April 2014, reflects the growing trend for compact, changeable spaces that feature furniture that is flexible, moveable and affordable and that helps us to maximise every
There really are some fantastic new designs coming out of IKEA right now. You may remember the Metod kitchen that I featured last week and this week it’s the turn of the new limited edition BRÅKIG Collection. BRÅKIG means rebellious in Swedish and the collection is the result of IKEA’s collaboration with ArtRebels, a Danish creative collective that brings
Now who doesn’t love IKEA? I know I do and following recent news that a new store has now been approved for Exeter I couldn’t be more excited. But I was really interested to hear about the new kitchen that the Scandinavian retail giant has launched this month. The METOD kitchen from IKEA replaces the existing FAKTUM
Well it’s that time of year again when I am called upon to perform my seasonal duties as a trend hunter. This time last year I was contacted by Vouchercodes.co.uk and asked to be one of their High Street Hunters. This basically means that each season I identify a trend that I believe will be big in interiors
Ever since I first moved out of my parents when I went to uni all those many years ago (thinking about it really is quite frightening) I have had a fair amount of Ikea furniture in my house. As a student, Ikea is obviously a great choice as it’s well made, hard-wearing, and reasonably priced.
IKEA PS 2012 is the new design collection from IKEA and it is also the 7th IKEA PS collection since the range first launched back in 1995. Taking inspiration from more than 60 years of IKEA design history, the designers were challenged to look at existing IKEA designs and bring them forward by updating and innovating
Scandinavian design has been increasingly dominating home interior trends in the UK in recent years. We British have grown very fond of the clean-lined and useful products that are often made from natural materials that seem to feed our need for emotional comfort. I myself am a huge fan of the design traditions that have filtered through
So, I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently on some new websites that I wasn’t really aware of so long ago. The first website is Pinterest, which is a kind of social catalogue or virtual pinboard that allows you to post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people who have
One of the things that is so great about IKEA furniture, apart from its reasonable pricing, quality materials, and ease of assembly is its “hackability”. The furniture is mostly quite simple or minimalist and so lends itself to being adapted and modified to transform it from flat-pack furniture into something far more bespoke.