Home Etc #43

I actually can’t believe that it’s Wednesday already. Last week I was in London on Tuesday at Jane Packer and Thursday I met my friend — and co-host of Home etc — Jess and we were treated to a lovely afternoon tea with the Mark Warner team. The knock on effect it’s had on my work has been enormous! I only managed to finish last week’s Home Etc comments last night — slapped wrist — and have been feeling a lot like a hamster on a wheel for the last 7 days. Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written a post that include interiors — wish lists, room tours or DIY — crafting or up-cycling, garden or allotment.   If you’re a home-bird and have a post that you’d like to share Jess and I would be delighted for you to come and link up with us! Favourite posts from last week come from Katy at Hot Pink Wellingtons who shared her gorgeous home office. It’s no secret that I love colour — no, really? — so I was totally captivated by the fabulous wallpaper and bright accessories that she’s chosen to style her lovely work space. The fabulous wallpaper comes from Sian Elin — her designs have been on my radar for a while now — gorgeous prints… Read More

136 weeks and 6 days | A Caravan Makeover with Wallpaper Direct

Last month, I mentioned that we’d traded our beloved caravan — Dolly — in for a ‘new’, larger model. I use the term ‘new’ very loosely. The new van may have preceded her chronologically but certainly not in any other areas. If Dolly needed a bit of updating when we first bought her, this new van needed an entire facelift. Pretty she aint. A caravan makeover was definitely in order! **grim interiors warning — the following shots are not for the faint hearted** I have got LOTS more ‘before’ photographs that I could show you but I’ve always tried to maintain my blog as a happy place — a collection of beautiful things — and the pre-makeover photographs set my teeth on edge (and make me feel a little bit queasy) so  I think I’ll leave it there. Little by little over the summer months — with the help of Wallpaper Direct — my boy and I transformed the very ugly little tin box, you see in the snaps above, into something rather lovely. No mean feat when you have twin toddlers in tow, I can tell you ;) We wanted something a little different from our first van; which was a vision in Cath Kidston. For her successor, we wanted something bright and fresh and… Read More