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Always dreaming about that perfect home, and trying to make my current flat as good as can be. Posts about dream interiors, home decor finds and anything home related. Want to work with me on a post? Email me!

art in the home

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colourful paper mask by laura redburn

colourful striped deer painting by laura redburn

sponsored by king & mcgaw. all words & images my own.

as an artist/illustrator/visual creative, art surrounds me all the time. it’s my life and my living. this of course relates to the home too, whether that be me making a mess making my collages, art books piled everywhere, and of course art on the walls. a home doesn’t really feel like a home until there’s art on the walls. i remember when we moved here just over 5 years ago …it was only when we put my paintings up that it felt more like home, somewhere that was really lived in.
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flamingo gifts | new in

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orla kiely flower mug

sass and belle moroccan tile coasters

all items ℅ flamingo gifts

ahh, a cuppa is extra nice in the winter, isn’t it? as well as filling a need for thirst, the warmth and comfort it gives is like a little hug. i mostly drink green tea, but there have been times past when i’ve popped a dash of brandy in (to ‘normal’ milkless tea) for a little christmas treat. add in some honey and you’ve basically got a hot toddy!

i’m the kind of person that believes the cup or mug (or glass) you drink from makes a huge difference to your enjoyment and experience. this orla kiely mug is not only enjoyable to me because it’s orla kiely print and i love orla kiely, but it’s bone china too and i swear tea is best from bone china.
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affordable statement pieces for your home

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gold star lamp

star lamp ℅ graham & brown

sometimes, you really want a room to have that wow factor when you or a guest walks in, but having a limited budget kind of puts a dampener on that idea! i thought i’d compile a short list of items (and some tips) to add a bit of POW to your rooms without breaking the bank. all items cost less than £100, and would go with different types of decor.
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mini bedroom makeover

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side table and mirror - bedroom makeover

i was sent vouchers for the purpose of this post.

it’s amazing how just a few new things can make such a huge difference to how a room looks, isn’t it? plus a sunny day helps too! some time ago we decided to use our small dark spare room as our main room, as we found the street lights and traffic noise from the front room meant we weren’t getting the best sleep we could. of course it’s a fab room for working in as it’s by far the lightest room in the flat, but come bed time you want somewhere dark and quiet. or, well, we do.
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