8 Tips on Being Productive and not ‘Busy’!

So isn’t it funny when all of your carefully planned cogs collide and cause chaos and mayhem? I’ve had that recently where I have been so caught up in one part of my life that all the other parts of it get all jumbled and you end up feeling a little chaotic and therefore you’re ‘busy’ but not necessarily productive?…
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A World Book Day Inspired Style

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than by looking at ‘book inspired’ styles.. now there are so many creative ways books have been used, below you’ll see a few that we really really like! hmmm…. now why didn’t we think of that! A table lamp with book display, combines the passion of books with the light needed to…
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6 Indoor Plants That Survive ANYTHING!

If you’re anything like me then you don’t have any green fingers, not even toes! So I was pleased when one of my oh-so-cool friends (read: expert gardener) told me that there were certain plants that even I could look after, even though I was time-poor and very very forgetful at times… what was that you wanted me to do…
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Resolutions; Shall We?

So how many of you have sat down and thought about putting together some resolutions for the new year? I said I wouldn’t because they’re always broken, but I did it anyway. The difference this year though, is that I decided that I wasn’t going to say I needed to stop doing this or that, or do more of this.…
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The Alternative Christmas: Decor the Stylish Way!

Christmas is one of those times of year that we recognise, that we’re comfortable with and we know what to expect. The Christmas tree is usually always green, although the trend for silver, pink and now blue is on the rise, there is tinsel, an abundance of tree decor front-lined by baubles in every shape, size and colour and then…
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How to Add Warmth to a Space in the Cold Months

Now that it’s getting dark earlier we all generally feel a bit low, we all love the daylight, even night owls like me. Lets be honest; bright, warm sunshine would be even better, but we live in the UK, we have to deal with the fact that its cold most of the time. But what if there was a way…
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Girl About Town: Time to Unwind

Celebrations are one of those rare occasions where I stop and enjoy the moment, book something to indulge in and in this instance we took ourselves off to the spa for some rest and relaxation to celebrate 7 (feels like 170) years of wedded bliss. I find it extremely difficult to find a nice spa, one that isn’t just a…
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Coffee with a Creative: Harri Dhokia of Black Qubd

Coffee with a Creative is all about meeting like-minded creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! Today we meet Harri Dhokia of Black Interiors and Black Qubd. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Latte  What inspired you to set up your Company? I found the courage to…
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Girl About Town: Anybody for Tea?

Being British I think it is second nature to love the tradition of afternoon tea, and I absolutely love love love it! I am actually not a tea drinker, I much prefer coffee and is definitely my go to first thing in the morning. However, when I go for afternoon tea I revel in the tasting of all the different…
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Coffee with a Creative: Rachel Ward of Luks Linen

My new series is all about meeting like-minded creatives and was also on my spring goals list, so here i go with a series of interviews talking to creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! First up we have Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites. What is […]

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What is Perfect Imperfection?

For those of you that know me know that my style is a fusion of the old and the new, of working with different genres and creating a look that tells a story and has layers of intricacy. Hello ‘wabi-sabi’ or as we may know it to be ‘perfect imperfection’ i think that this really sums up the look perfectly…
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NEWS ALERT: Amara Blog Awards!

So very big news – Guess who has been nominated for an Amara Blog Award?! I am beyond excited and honoured to have even been nominated – so thank you!! I am down for ‘Interior Lifestyle’ and when nominations open in a couple of weeks i do hope that you will all vote for me!! Thank you!!
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Coffee with a Creative: Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites

My new series is all about meeting like-minded creatives and was also on my spring goals list, so here i go with a series of interviews talking to creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! First up we have Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot…
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First Hygge, now Lagom?

So first we had the Swedish hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) meaning to “enjoy life’s simple pleasures” and now we have lagom (pronounced “LA-gom”) another Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable”. Taking this meaning literally we can see where the style…
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The Scandinavian Influence

The ‘Scandi-look’ is what I have requests for from a lot of my clients, they love the style and the feeling it evokes. The pure simplicity of clean lines and pared back elegance makes the space warm and inviting and is usually functional and minimal. The use of muted tones and earthy materials such as wood is a must for…
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Spring is Here – Goals for the Season

With the clocks going forward, giving us more daylight it already feels like spring is here. The bright weather makes me feel like i need to set myself some goals for the season and I feel more optimistic and that goals are more achievable (suddenly?!). I am also hoping that by writing them down and letting the whole world see…
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Being my own Client

I’m working on a new residential design project, but this project is different. Why is it different you ask? Well firstly it’s for an interior designer (uh-oh) and secondly it’s for my worst critic (me!), this presents me with the biggest problem… How do you work on a creative project when it’s for yourself and you are super fussy and…
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