Home Etc #104

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc!

Such beautiful weather this week — I hope you’re enjoying this mini heatwave and not melting in the sun. I’ve been loving it but wishing I could work outside. Sadly, Apple haven’t perfected a non-reflective screen yet and all I can see in my Macbook is the garden! But hey. That’s a small price to pay for all this lovely sunshine.


Last week’s favourites, chosen by Jess and Lins, come from Philippa who is curator and editor at The Maker Place.

She shared her top tips  for the best paint colours and brands to use in your home.

This is a subject close to my own heart too. I’m a sucker for a heavily pigmented paint, with a chalky finish, and am never happier than when browsing through the colour charts.

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Image courtesy of The Maker Place

I absolutely love this blush grey toned pink from The Paint and Paper Library.

I’ve literally just painted our bedroom walls but when I see something as glorious as this, it makes me want to get my painting gear out all over again.

Another fave post from last week came from Caroline who writes the blog Diary Of a Mum of 3. We’ve really enjoyed seeing Caroline and her family turn their recently bought house into a home.

In last week’s post she shared the transformation of their ugly old fireplace.

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Images courtesy of Diary of a Mum of 3 

It’s fab to see how Caroline has really got stuck into making her new house her own. Well done to her husband James for a fab first attempt at tiling too!

Congratulations Philippa and Caroline — you’re both now in the running to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor, Laura Ashley.


1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

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2) You may link up to two posts — new or old (sometimes the old posts are forgotten about, so please dust them down and show them off; we’d love to read them!)  — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POSTS which will always be the first two entries in the link up — plus a couple of others. Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts.

Please be sure to tweet —@twinklediaries  or @NoahandGirls — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Kerry or I will retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Finally, one of us will pick a favourite post each week then at the end of the month we’ll choose an overall winner. This lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


Thanks so much for linking up all your fabulous posts. The Home Etc girls and I look forward to reading more of the same this week!

Lots of love,

Caro and Kerry x

PS — see you in a couple of week’s time.

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

3 thoughts on “Home Etc #104

  1. Interesting concept in the first image of the different coloured walls with different coloured skirting board to match. Thanks for sharing.

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