My New Soak&Sleep Bedding

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Did you catch my a few weeks back with the lovely Sarah from Soak&Sleep – we were talking about how to update and refresh your bedding for Spring. Today, I’m back to share what products I went for and how I’ve been getting on with them all!

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The Challenge

The beauty of Soak&Sleep (apart from having a beautiful product range) is that they are all about finding the right products to give you the best night’s sleep possible. And let’s face it, who doesn’t need a little help with that?!

When choosing duvets, pillows and bedding it’s important to consider what kind of “sleeper” you are. I was told that there are three things you need to consider, firstly whether you are a side / back / front sleeper? Secondly any allergies (as feather products aren’t great for asthma sufferers etc) and lastly whether you find that you are hot or cold when sleeping. Rather unhelpfully, the hubby and I appear to be complete opposites (other than on the allergy front)! I only ever sleep on my side, Chris on his back and I’m always hot whilst he’s always cold! A tricky customer you might say! But of course with Sarah’s help we were able to find products to keep us both happy, and here they are…

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This wool duvet is just amazing! Apparently wool is a naturally temperature-regulating material and is able to adapt to two different body temperatures in the same bed! How fancy!! Chris and I are finally comfortable, no more arguing over how high the heating is or whether the window is open! It really has made such a difference for both of us, I can’t recommend it enough!

Pillows

Sarah recommended this Memory foam cooling pillow for me, as it would give me great support as a side sleeper with added cooling bonus!

As for Chris, this Duck Feather & Down in Soft/Medium provides a lower profile which is perfect for a back sleeper.

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Lastly, onto bedding. I’ll admit that I was drawn to this bedding because firstly, the colour range is just gorgeous…and secondly – it doesn’t need ironing! (I don’t even understand how to iron bedding, it’s so big – where do you start?!) However, it turns out that as well as being pretty and practical it is also gorgeously soft and because it’s 100% cotton, it’s breathable meaning you’ll have a fabulous sweat-free slumber!

I can honestly say that all of these lovely products have made such a difference to how both Chris and I have been sleeping – at a time when we really do need to make the most of every hour we can get! Neither of us can understand why we didn’t get around to replacing everything months if not years ago! If you’ve been thinking about treating yourself to some new bedding then don’t delay I say – you won’t regret it! I mean, look how happy Molly is?!

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*These products were gifted to me by Soak&Sleep but the words and opinions are 100% my own 

 

 

Frank’s Story

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Looking back, even only 6 weeks later, I have really fond memories of labour (weird, right?!). Mine was pretty straight forward (at least I thought it was at the time). I managed to spend a whole day at home while the contractions were manageable. I went for a walk, did some ironing, had several baths! Eventually at about midnight after almost 24 hours of contractions, they were coming 5-6mins apart and I decided it was probably time to go in. I was only 3cm dilated by the time I went in but they admitted me onto the ward anyway, I was lucky it was quiet!

A mere 8 hours later our beautiful baby Frank made his entrance into the world. We came home the next day, full of excitement and feeling like the luckiest people alive. The following day was Mother’s Day, we spent the morning in bed taking it turns to hold our baby boy, amazed at how perfect he was. The midwife came round to carry out the 3 day check and said all was ok. Later that afternoon our family came over and we proudly showed off our beautiful baby. I felt like life couldn’t get any better.

During the night Frank was reluctant to feed. He’d been feeding well throughout the day and was still only 3 days old so at first I just put it down to us not really having a routine yet and perhaps he was just a bit full! However when he wouldn’t feed all night I started to worry. That morning we took him into A&E. We spent an agonising 4 hours there and if I’m honest, were made to feel like silly new parents worrying about something so small. They talked about sending us back to the ward to work on a feeding plan which irritated me. I knew how to feed my baby, I had been doing it fine for 3 days. Something was wrong and I knew it. Eventually they did a blood test which showed that he had an infection. We were taken up to the children’s ward while they monitored him. The nurses reassured us that it was most likely something very minor as he looked and seemed well, but they carried out further tests anyway, just as a precaution we were told. The first of those tests was a lumbar puncture which was to test for Meningitis.

The next few hours are all a bit of a blur. Very quickly we went from worrying about a minor infection to being told our baby had Meningitis. He had a seizure while in the hospital, the most awful thing I have ever seen and something that will haunt me forever. He was rushed down to theatre so they could intubate him and we were told we would be transferred to a Specialist Intensive Care Unit at a hospital nearby. Our world came crashing down around us. Just hours earlier I couldn’t imagine being any happier, now….well there are no words to describe how it felt.

We were taken to the Doctors Staff Room while the Consultant explained the situation to us. Frank had contracted Group B Strep, which had led to meningitis. While the doctor was explaining all this to us I just sat there, staring into space. I was in complete shock. I couldn’t say anything. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t even cry. I just couldn’t accept that this was really happening. If it wasn’t for my amazing husband I honestly don’t know how I would have made it through that day, or the days that followed. He was so strong. Obviously equally as terrified, but just so much stronger than I was.

That first day in particular seemed to last an eternity. Eventually at about midnight we were transferred to Kings College Hospital and Frank was settled into their Intensive Care Unit. We were put up in a room in the hospital and told to try and get some sleep. That morning the Doctor explained that Frank had suffered more seizures during the night. The pain kept on coming. We just sat by his side feeling completely helpless, unable to accept that this was really happening.

That morning we met all of the many Doctors and Nurses that would be looking after Frank while he was in PICU. The consultant sat with us and explained the situation, she said we needed to take it hour by hour and should try not to think ahead any further than that. I watched as several of the doctors and nurses fought back the tears, I couldn’t fight mine. She told us that we were incredibly lucky that we had bought Frank in when we did, the situation could be entirely different if we had waited even just a few hours longer. It doesn’t bear thinking about.

Every hour in that place felt like a week. Our parents came up every day to be with us, we all just sat together watching him, hoping and praying and crying in equal measures. The nurses and doctors were amazing, explaining everything that they were doing and answering all our many questions. Our families forced us to take breaks, just stepping out to get a drink or to try to nap but we couldn’t bear to leave him. When we woke in the morning we were just so desperate to get back to him, we’d run down the corridor, anxious to hear how he’d been during the few hours we had been away.

The first few days were slow, there was no progress really. It was more a case of monitoring him and keeping him stable. We were working towards extubation but obviously they needed to be sure he could breathe on his own before they did so. Eventually, several days later, the time came to do it. It was terrifying and amazing at the same time. He responded really well, I’ve never felt so proud in my whole life. At just one week old our little baby was already proving himself to be one tough boy!

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Once the breathing tube was out we were able to hold him for the first time since bringing him into hospital. The nurse passed him to me, I hated that I felt so anxious about holding him, but he just seemed so fragile now, and so very tiny. And there were just so many wires. Despite all this, finally being able to hold my little boy for the first time in days felt absolutely amazing. I must have held him for hours, not ready to put him down or even pass him to Chris. He seemed calm and content. It broke my heart that he had been through so much already and he was still so tiny.
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The plan had been to move Frank out of PICU and into the High Dependency Unit once the breathing tube was out, but he seemed to be doing so well that the Doctors were happy to move us onto the General Ward. We were transferred to our local hospital that evening, just 5 days after being admitted. 5 of the longest days of my life, but really it was incredible the progress he had made in such a short time.
Once at our local hospital it was just a case of administering the antibiotics. We managed to get him feeding well, with a bit of persistence, so the NG tube was taken out. It was so lovely to see his little face free of tubes, even if he still had cannulas in every vein they could find! Eventually we got back to being able to care for our baby and I finally started to feel like a Mum. I was able to stay by his side in the hospital but only one parent was allowed meaning that Chris had to go home of an evening. I understand the reasons behind this but it was so hard being separated. It was hard on me being alone in the hospital at night but I think even harder on Chris who had to go home on his own every night, driving home with an empty car seat, seeing his little Moses basket by the side of our bed empty. The 10 days spent there were so much harder than I imagined. A week or so ago I would have given anything to be holding and feeding my baby, but I underestimated how difficult I would find the time there. The reality of what we had been through hit me while I was alone at night. During the day when Chris was there and we had visitors I felt positive and just so lucky, but by the time the evening came around and the ward was dark and quiet I couldn’t stop going over what had happened. I was scared to sleep incase anything happened. Everytime I closed my eyes, the image of my 3 day old baby having a seizure haunted me.

Eventually, 15 days after we took Frank to A&E, we were discharged. Bringing him home felt absolutely incredible. Even more amazing than the first time! The progress our little man had made in just 2 weeks was unbelievable. We have a long road ahead of us. Meningitis brings with it a number of long term effects, and we won’t really know how Frank has been affected for months, even years. He’s still on medication to prevent seizures which I have to give him twice a day, but other than that he’s just doing all the normal things a baby should be doing. We have the first follow up appointment next week and then he’ll be monitored regularly to see how he is developing.

Every day that passes the memory of what we have been through fades a little, undoubtedly it is going to stay with us forever but it does us no good to dwell on it so we have to try, as best we can, to forget the nightmare, but all the while remember to be grateful.

We owe absolutely everything to the fantastic doctors and nurses that helped us get through this. The staff in PICU at Kings were so amazing, and equally the teams at our local hospital and the retrieval team that transferred us to PICU on that awful night. They saved our little boys life, how can you thank someone for something like that? There are just no words to express our gratitude.

I had never heard of GBS and had very little understanding of Meningitis before this experience, and I’m sure many others are the same. We don’t routinely screen for GBS in this country, and there are very few symptoms of the infection in Mum’s so it can be very hard to spot. You can however buy tests online and self test, I only wish I had known this. If you are expecting, or know someone that is, please take a look at this site which contains a lot of useful information as well as providing the test kits http://www.groupbstreptest.co.uk

I also want to post a link to the Meningitis Now website which contains a lot of support information but also information on spotting the symptoms.

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Before this experience I thought Meningitis presented as a rash, but I now know that by the time the rash has developed it can often be too late. The symptoms can be difficult to spot, particularly in newborns when you may not be familiar with what is usual behaviour. However, I believe as parents we have a natural instinct to just know when something isn’t right. Always trust those instincts, I will be forever grateful that we did.

Finally, although nothing we do could ever be enough to thank them for what they did, as a small gesture we are aiming to raise some money to donate to the PICU at Kings. King’s provides outstanding care to some of the sickest children in the country who often come from all over the UK in an emergency. The work that they do every single day is truly incredible. We were so very lucky that Frank left the unit after just 5 days but many children are there for months, even years. For these families, the nightmare that we experienced for those 5 days is ongoing.

I know most of you reading this don’t know me personally but if you could find it in your hearts to donate, even the smallest amount, to this wonderful and worthy cause please take a look at our fundraising page.

https://www.gofundme.com/Franks-story

Thank you for reading xxx

 

 

Wayfair Home Expert Challenge: The Midas Touch: Gold Trend

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You don’t have to have seen too many photos of my home to know that I absolutely love a bit of gold!! It’s the perfect accent to, I think, all colour schemes! From the dark blue in my dining room to the pastel pink and grey scheme in my bedroom, I can’t resist a gold accessory or two.

So it’s no surprise that I was just a tad excited about the latest Wayfair Home Expert Challenge which was to style one of three fabulous Safavieh gold side tables!

It just so happens that I have been after the perfect side table for my living room for quite some time. When we first moved in I put two upturned crates in the corner just so I had somewhere to put my cuppa. Two years later and they were still there! They bugged me every time I looked at them, they were just far too ‘rustic’ for the look I was going for. I wanted something more striking and elegant.

Enter this beauty from Safavieh at Wayfair – isn’t she gorgeous?! Simple but striking, it was love at first sight! I chose to style my table with this fabulous House Doctor vase and some giant faux hydrangeas, both also from Wayfair.

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What do we think?! Slightly better than the crates, right? For more gold table inspiration check out these images from Pinterest below. Gorgeous or what?!

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This post was sponsored by Wayfair and Safavieh but the words and opinions are 100% my own. 

Soak&Sleep: How To Refresh For Spring

 

As Spring approaches, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has started thinking about how they are going to refresh their home in preparation for the new season. For me, there could only be one place to start…with my bed of course!

I am one of those people that absolutely loves and needs their sleep (is there any other kind?!) – at least 8 hours a night if possible please. If I haven’t slept, you will know about it. Either because I will tell you, or because my zombie-fied, pale grey face will give me away!

With less than a month to go now before we welcome our new arrival, the panic that I might not be getting my 8 hours a night is starting to set in. So over the last few weeks I have been on a mission to find the perfect mattress, pillows, duvet and bedding to help give me the best chance possible of getting at least some sleep, even if it’s not quite 8 hours worth!

During my mission I called in the help of the very lovely Sarah Smith, Head of Buying at Soak&Sleep. If you’ve never heard of Soak&Sleep, then where have you been?! They offer everything you could possibly need to create the most sumptuous and relaxing bedroom and bathroom environments. Their website provides extensive expertise on all things sleep related as they aim to help you find the perfect products for your individual sleep needs – sounds good right?

Even better, is that today Sarah is going to share with us her top tips on how you can refresh and update your bedding for Spring. So enough of my waffling and over to Sarah…

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Get the basics right 

We spend a huge portion of the day in our beds, so updating the basics each season in order to get the best night sleep in all weather is key – after all, you wouldn’t wear a thick, heavy coat in the summer so why would you sleep with the duvet equivalent in the warmer months? A great option is to opt for an all seasons duvet – this is made up of two separate duvets that can be fastened together for winter, or used separately for summer and spring / autumn. Made up of a 4.5 tog (for warm weather) and a slightly more snug 9.0 tog, it’s the perfect solution for year-round comfort.

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Refresh your bed

There’s nothing like a spring clean to set you up for a new season. We advise that you wash your pillows and duvet at the start of each season (or at least every six months) to keep your bedding as fresh and bouncy as possible. All of our products come with easy to follow washing guides, but as a rule of thumb most pillows and duvets can simply be popped into the washing machine at 40 degrees or even better to get them professionally laundered. If opting for the at-home wash then be sure to dry everything thoroughly, and include a couple of tennis balls in the dryer with them to ensure the fillers are plump and well-aired throughout.

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Keep it protected

When investing in the right bedding basics, it makes sense to keep them protected. We see mattress / duvet & pillow protectors as a staple for keeping your bed in tip top condition. Whether protecting from accidental spills, bugs or simply daily grime and sweat, a protector offers a barrier for your bedding that can be easily washed and freshened for year-round cleanliness. With spring and summer in mind opt for a natural material protector to keep your bed as breathable and cool as possible.

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Choose the right sheets

Spring, and especially summer, are the warmest months so it’s important to choose bed linens that allow your body and bedding to breathe. 100% cotton is breathable and will allow air to flow, avoiding a sticky night’s sleep. My favourite though is Pure French Linen; indulgently soft and gorgeously crumpled, it’s the ideal bedding for a relaxed and inviting bed. Cool to the touch and up to three times more absorbent than it’s cotton cousin it’s a no brainer for staying cool and comfortable when the temperature is on the rise!

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Sarah has very kindly helped me to find the perfect bedding to suit both mine and the hubby’s individual needs – which was no easy task I tell you, as we are very different sleepers! My body temperature rises to over 100 degrees as soon as my head hits the pillow (or at least it feels like it does anyway!) while Chris can often be found sleeping in thermal socks, joggers and a sweatshirt – with the hood up…in Summer! He sleeps flat on his back and me only ever on my side, so finding the right products to suit us both was tricky but of course Sarah was able to do so! I’ll be revealing my beautiful new bedding and which products were chosen for both Chris and I in another post very soon.

But for now, I think it might be time for a nap :)

 

Statement Wallpapers

Last week I shared my downstairs toilet makeover and received a lot of love for my statement wallpaper. For some reason, and I’m still not exactly sure why, up until this point I hadn’t used any wallpaper anywhere in my house! Disgraceful! I decided that the downstairs loo was the perfect place to go for something really quirky and bold, and now I’ve gone for it in one room it’s left me wondering where else I can use wallpapers in my home.

Today I have teamed up with Wallpaper Direct to bring you just a few of my favourite papers and ideas on where I would use them and how I would style them.

Botanicals

I can’t get enough of the botanical trend and there are so many fab papers out there along this theme. I just love this pressed flower design by Eco Wallpaper. I think it would look fab in a living room paired with a battered old leather sofa and accents of rustic wood and rattan. And of course not forgetting some matching pressed flower artwork!

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Geometric

If florals aren’t really you’re thing then how about opting for a contemporary geometric design. This striking Cole & Son paper would certainly give you the wow factor if used in a hallway teamed with mid-century style furniture and lots of plants!

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Starry Night

Ever since I saw the fabulous Daniela from The Great Interior Design Challenge wallpaper the ceiling in her fab Palm Spring inspired room,  I have been desperate to borrow (ok, steal!) the idea! Wouldn’t this starry paper look gorgeous on the ceiling of a nursery? And it just so happens I am working on a nursery as we speak…how perfect!

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Florals

This House of Hackney wallpaper has got me wanting to completely start again with my bedroom. It’s just the most beautiful, romantic, dreamy looking wallpaper I’ve ever seen – I absolutely love it! I would pair it with jewel colours and lots of luxurious textures! Now, pass the paste brush!

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So what do we think? Have I inspired you to be brave with papers? Or perhaps you have already been! I’d love to see your statement papers so tag me in your pictures on Instagram using the hash tag #paperoveratkates

My Bathroom Makeover

If you’ve been bored by my constant moaning on Instagram over the last few weeks then you’ll be pleased to hear that the bathroom is finally finished! Yay!

BEFORE

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AFTER

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It actually hasn’t taken that long at all but when you’re without a shower and having to go downstairs to the toilet 3 or 4 times a night (it’s fun being pregnant!), 4 weeks can feel like a very long time. Getting it done in the first place was a bit of an impulse decision. The bathroom was not to our taste at all, but as I’ve talked about previously we found it hard to justify spending the money. Anyway, I’ve waffled on about that already – we decided we were going to go for it and that was that – before we knew it the house was covered in dust and the nursery project was put on hold while it housed all the builders tools and a complete bathroom suite!

We found a builder based on a friends recommendation and he gave us the option of starting straight away (and I’m talking within a few days!) or not until March (which is obviously not ideal as that’s when the baby is due!) so we went from coming around to the idea of getting it done to having to order a suite, floor and tiles etc ready for work to begin that very week. It was a bit of a panic I don’t mind telling you, I mean I hadn’t even started work on a mood board yet and all of a sudden I was being asked to make sure we had something ready for the builder to fit in a few days. I think a spent a complete weekend on various bathroom websites making lots of different mood boards until I finally  narrowed down what I wanted. Luckily we managed to order everything in time and work began. We had a few issues along the way as is so often the case in old houses but 4 weeks down the line and it’s done. And here it is!

Traditional Style

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In keeping with the period of the house, I went for a traditional style suite. The basin took a bit of persuasion as the hubby was worried about having no storage but I managed to win him round. We ummed and ahhed over a high level traditional toilet but in the end opted for this smaller style as it left room for a cabinet above. I found the cabinet one of the hardest things to choose. I was adamant I didn’t want a modern/mirrored style so spent hours trawling eBay for an antique cupboard that we could paint. Eventually I found one, it’s a little on the small side but I’ve decided we are just going to have to be more strict with our toiletry collections (hubby – I’m talking to you here!).

We also found it tricky to decide on a shower screen or curtain but in the end once everything was in, we decided that a curtain suited the scheme better. I bought this one from H&M so that we could use the shower straight away but thinking that I would replace it eventually, but actually I’ve decided I really like it!

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I was desperate to get a freestanding bath in there somehow and when one plumber that we asked to quote told me there was no way it was going to be possible in such a tiny room, I became even more determined – even if just to prove him that he was wrong! So Mr Plumber, if you’re reading (very much doubt that he is but you never know!) you were wrong ha! I found this fab shower bath which basically acts as half freestanding and half normal bath?? (Is there a name for the other kind??) It’s on the short side I won’t lie, perfect for me at 5ft nothing, not so much for Chris (or anyone over 5ft I would say!)

Patterned Tiles

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I think I must have ordered about 10 different floor tile samples – I knew I wanted some sort of pattern but for some reason found making a decision really difficult. Originally I was going to go for a geometric print but in the end opted for something more traditional. I am so pleased with these Deco tiles, they were much more reasonable than some of the others I considered and I think are perfect for the room! Lots of people have been asking about me about grout too – and actually it can really change the look of tiles! We used Ardex Stormy Mist for the wall grout and Cast Iron for the floor.

Woodwork

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Again, in keeping with the traditional style of the house I asked the builder to add a skirting board back into the room. For some reason, he thought that was mad and tried to talk me out of it on several occasions but I’m so glad I stuck with it. I think it really helps finish the look. I only wish I had added coving as well! The skirting and other woodwork is painted in Farrow and Ball’s Railings, I’ve been desperate to use this colour somewhere in the house and finally managed to get it in there somewhere!

Accessories

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I decided to add some rustic wood accents into the room just to soften the overall look. I found this great floating shelf on eBay and thanks to the power of the Instagram community, managed to get my hands on this fab vintage milking stool. I also treated myself to some lovely Meraki products which yes, I’ll admit – were bought for the gorgeous apothecary style packaging but actually are so lovely to use! Then I went a bit crazy in the garden centre with plants and cacti – I’m hoping as they are all less than 2ft from the bath I will actually remember to water them for a change!!

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My New Downstairs Loo!

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I’ve always said that when we eventually got around to decorating the downstairs toilet I would go for something quirky and perhaps a bit braver than in the rest of my home. I think the downstairs loo is the perfect room to go for something really different and creative!

This is how it looked before. Yep, you guessed it – floor to ceiling blue again! The previous owners definitely had a thing for blue tiles!!

I had my heart set on a statement wallpaper of some kind. I spent a lot of time browsing Pinterest for inspiration and decided I wanted to go with some sort of combination of a Gentlemen’s Club and a dog theme! SO imagine my delight when I came across this amazing paper from the Graduate Collection at Wallpaper Direct. It combines the two looks perfectly and is definitely the statement I was after! Dogs, in hats?! What’s not to love!!

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As it is quite busy, I decided I would use it only on half of the walls and pair it with some traditional style panelling. You can buy panelling kits from several websites but they are pricey, even for such a teeny room it was working out at over £500, so instead we decided to fake it! I actually remember seeing the idea on The Great Interior Design Challenge either last year or the year before. I found a great website selling traditional style skirting and rails. I went for a large skirting and detailed dado rail combined with some simple rails to make the panel effect. The walls and woodwork were painted in Farrow & Ball Off Black. (I told Chris I’d chosen grey so was a bit nervous for him to see it and realise it was black – but luckily he loved it!!)

We went traditional again in here with a low level toilet. However when it came to the basin I simply couldn’t find a traditional style that was small enough so had to go for something a bit more modern than I would have perhaps liked.

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I’ve always had a thing for parquet flooring so when I came across this parquet effect vinyl I couldn’t resist. It really adds some warmth into the room and is a great alternative to tiles. I have tonnes of it left so I’m determined to use it somewhere else in the house…

To add more of the Gentlemen’s Club theme I accessorised with this great bowler hat style light and a vintage shoe last toilet holder.

So what do you think? I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out! It’s exactly as I imagined!

Getting A Balance

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One of the most important things to bear in mind when designing any room is to aim to get a balance of aesthetics and practicality. It’s all well and good having a beautifully styled living room but if you don’t have enough storage, or somewhere to put your feet up and a place to rest your cuppa, it’s just not going to work as a home.

I’ve been aware of this more than ever while planning the nursery. Of course I want the room to look beautiful, but I also really want to make sure that I create a fun space for my little boy that gives us everything we need too.

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Pantone Colour of the Year: Greenery

I don’t know about you, but I was desperate to get my Christmas decs down pretty much as soon as December was over. For some reason they just look messy once Christmas Day is done – don’t you think? However, since losing the tree I am feeling like my house is seriously lacking in something, and I’m pretty sure that something is greenery!

So it’s really quite fitting that Pantone chose this very shade as their 2017 Colour of the Year. What a great excuse to add some green back into our lives and get us ready for Spring. I’ve teamed up with Wayfair to show you the best ways of adding this trend into your homes.

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Bathroom Plans

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We’ve battled with the decision on whether to update the bathroom for the last two years. There’s nothing actually wrong with it, in that it’s less than 5 years old and everything works, in fact it was the most recently decorated room in the house when we moved in. But frustratingly, it’s just not to our taste…at all! However, we’ve found it hard to justify spending the money to re-do it simply because we don’t like it.

However, now that we have a little one on the way I can’t help but feel that it’s now or never. I can’t see us finding the time (or the money!) after the baby is born and so we’ve just decided to go for it! We are up against it time wise though! I am due at the end of March and really don’t fancy bringing home our new little bundle of joy while we’re in the middle of some major DIY work – so I’m really hoping we can get it done in good time before the bubba arrives.

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