Home Etc #138

So. Last week was ‘interesting’ wasn’t it?

Spring seemed to vanish under a thick blanket of snow as ‘The Beast From The East’ — AKA Winter — decided that it wasn’t quite done with us just yet.

Since we moved into our home, I can’t ever remember feeling so cold.

Our wonky little house has got thick stone walls and although (thanks to it’s grade 2 listing) we don’t have double glazing, we do have secondary glazing which keeps us nice and snug.

But last week saw us with the central heating cranked right up, the AGA on and — not one but — two fires lit downstairs. Only then did I begin to thaw out and start to feel warm.

My friend’s tumble dryer packed up under the constant barrage of washing. No delivery driver with any sense wanted to brave the snow so, as a result, she said her kitchen resembled a Chinese laundry.

Oh to have a dedicated laundry room.

Which brings me neatly on to last week’s favourite post.

Home Etc Favourite

We’ve featured Leoma (from the blog Style The Clutter) on Home Etc before — with her beautiful sitting room — but, once again, Lins and I deemed her a worthy winner, with this amazing laundry room transformation.

home etc — beautiful laundry room

home etc — beautiful laundry room

Both images courtesy of Style The Clutter

Absolutely spectacular — particularly when you see the ‘before’ pics.

Well done Leoma — your name is in the hat to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor Laura Ashley.

For anyone who’s like to share blog posts in this week’s linky, have a little read of our house rules.


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

The Twinkle Diaries

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’ POST which will always be the first entry 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 @BooandMaddie — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Lins or I will retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

One favourite post will be chosen 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! And don’t forget to tag any home related pics on Instagram with the #HomeEtc hashtag too.

Here’s a little selection of my recent faves.

pillarboxblue /coffeeworksleep /candidlyrhubarb /letstalkmommy /
lazydaisyjones /emmaplusthree /cardboardcities /lifeineight  /rainbeaubelle

Lots of love,

Caro x

PS — Remember next week your host is Lins.

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.

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  1. Donna Ford
    8th Mar 2018 / 10:38 am

    Love this space. What a laundry room! I would def enjoy the washing a lot more in there…

  2. 8th Mar 2018 / 10:38 am

    Oh my gosh that room is stunning and if I could pick my utility again, this is exactly what I would pick! Stunning, just stunning!

    • 10th Mar 2018 / 7:18 pm

      It’s so gorgeous isn’t it?! I don’t have a utility room at ALL!!! So I’m very, very envious!!

  3. 8th Mar 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Thank you so much Caro and Lins! Very flattered to have been chosen for the run up.x

    • 10th Mar 2018 / 7:19 pm

      You’re so welcome Leoma — it’s SUCH a beautiful room!! As I don’t have a utility room of any kind in our little cottage, I’m very VERY envious!!!

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