Blogging From Bed

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Project New House has been somewhat derailed by my irresponsible attitude towards money and my urge to travel to places far, far away. No sooner have I returned from Singapore and I’m booking last minute flights to disappear off to Boa Vista with the girls in…

Onwards and Upwards

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Allow me to set the scene. As I write this I’m sitting on my sofa, my feet tucked up under me, in my new living room. I’m sipping a glass of homemade sloe gin and ice. There’s a big pan of beef rendang bubbling away…

DIY: Making it with Rust-Oleum

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Lying on my bed the other week I decided that the black picture frames on the wall, that I’d picked up from Urban Outfitters a couple of years ago, suddenly needed painting white. They’d been niggling away at me for a little while and now I was going to…

Several Shades of Grey

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It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here that could possibly be considered under the header ‘Design’ so this weekend, after finally replacing the old floor lamp that got damaged in the old house, I thought it was about time I did an…

Music SLASH Art

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Something’s going down at MSA tonight. I know this because there’s always something going down at MSA. Currently Newcastle’s favourite venue for drinks and dalliances, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time when you head underground on Hood Street. Music Slash Art is your friendly…

Updating the Diary Again

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These dark nights are a-creeping back in and the mornings’ sunrises are getting decidedly later. Hello Autumn, you hideously disappointing season, you. I’m back to considering hibernation and will need some new pretty things, and plenty of social engagements, with which to distract myself from the miserable cold…

Introducing: One Must Dash

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Every now and then I find something and I’m so super excited about it I just have to tell someone, immediately. It’s obviously you motley lovely bunch of Sarah Fans that I run to first because, I know you’re going to be just as excited…

Perfect Packaging

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I’m a total sucker for packaging. I’m not talking a sad bit of bubble wrap and string, I mean luxurious, decadent, gift-wrapped packaging. The kind where you know you spent some serious money on a lovely expensive product and as a bonus you’re getting it…

Midnight Feasts

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Having a peruse of notonthehighstreet.com the other day I came across these amazing up-cycled dinnerware pieces. I had to share them with you. They’re part of the Melody Rose Rock & Roll collection. Made from original bone chine dinnerware, with the skull images added on…

If The Loub Fits…

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Or not as the case may be. Because they are in fact my sister’s. I adore Louboutins, honest I do, but I have neither the funds nor the heart to spend £1000 on a pair of shoes. I’d never be able to wear them without…

Mirror, Mirror.

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I’d like a huge, enormous, oversized fuck-off mirror for the bedroom in the new house. I have done so for at least a decade. My other-half, though generally wise beyond his years, does not agree. I genuinely think that a huge mirror really makes a…

Child’s Play

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s not easy to find cool stuff for kids, especially a 9 year old boy. He’s adamantly not a child, but neither is he yet a teenager. We need things he won’t quickly grow out of…

An Eye For The Details.

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Once you’ve got the blank canvas of your room sorted, and let’s face it that’s the least interesting part of interiors, then you can focus on scouting out the bits and bobs to really dress the place and make it your own. Everybody’s different, and…

Street Style

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I love my car. There, I’ve said it. I may not be the most obvious person to take vehicle advice from. In fact I wouldn’t recommend taking vehicle advice from me at all. But I do love my car. I’ve driven other cars of course,…

Living Spaces.

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Ah the living room. The blank canvas. It’ s the only room that doesn’t NEED to have anything in. The bedroom you need a bed, the kitchen you need a sink and food storing/making appliances, bathrooms you need a toilet and at least a shower….

The Boudoir.

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Continuing my greyscale themes to the boudoir… I adore sanded floorboards, though the ones in my current house are quite dark, if it were up to me they’d be blonder. I definitely think one needs plenty of textiles in a bedroom; rugs, throws, crisp white…

Bathtime

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As you’ve no doubt noticed I like greyscale pieces and think that’s reflected in my interior design style too. For me this extends into any room of the house, including of course the bathroom. I particularly love the trend creeping back in this past year…

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Posterize

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What would he do indeed. I’m always on the look out for nice, not too garish stuff for kids, to put in my partner’s son’s bedroom. I want it to look nice as obviously it’s still a part of my house and he’s not here…

The Silver Lining

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Welcome to my imaginary new house. You are now privy to the inner workings of my mind. Or more specifically, the part where I put all my interior design ideas. Because my current house is ‘done’ for all intents and purposes and I have not…