Little Greene – London Wallpapers V

A short while ago the lovely people at Little Greene contacted me to see if I would be interested in working with them to promote their new wallpaper collection London Wallpapers V. As I’m sure you know I’m a huge fan of Little Greene and so of course, I jumped at the chance!

We were currently in-between homes but my parents had asked for my help in designing their beautiful beamed hallway and one of the papers in particular – the Carlton House Terrace Blue Plume was just what I had been looking for! The hallway is a fairly narrow space with not much room for furniture so the idea was to make a statement with a beautiful striking wallpaper.

The peacock feather design which was found in the attics of 18 Carlton House Terrace, a beautiful London town house overlooking The Mall. Originally green feathers on a yellow background, it has been updated in the most beautiful jewel colours and the result is a paper that is as elegant as it is striking.


We teamed it with one of my favourite Little Greene paint colours – Mono, to keep it bright as there is not a great deal of natural light in the space.



The rest of the collection is just as beautiful. I can’t get enough of pink and green at the moment and Little Greene have created two beautiful schemes using Lower George Street – Carousel on the left and New Bond Street Hide on the right.


The range includes a mixture of damask prints, hand-stencilled patterns and designs from the Georgian and Arts & Crafts periods, each having been updated into colour ways that suit 21st Century homes. They are some of the most beautiful and unique designs that I have seen.

So tell me, which is your favourite?


(This post was unpaid but does contain gifted items)

Making An Entrance

IMG_8912I’ve always had a thing for hallways – it’s the first thing people see when they enter your home and so I think you should aim to create a space that is interesting and makes a lasting impression.

I’m drawn to bold designs, with quirky features – and my latest obsession is fun doormats! It’s a cheap and cheerful way of making a super quick update to your entrance way, plus everyone needs a doormat / flower shot on their Instagram feed don’t they??

I’ve teamed up with Wayfair to bring you my favourite designs from their collection. And they very kindly gifted me this fabulous star design by Happy Larry 

Firstly, this lovely French style mat by Bombay Duck would be sure to brighten up any hallway!

I’m sure I’m not the only one that can relate to this, if you’re guilty of hiding a parcel or two, then this is the door mat for you!

Bring a smile to guests (and the postman) with this fab sunshine design

Or lastly, how about this Home Alone inspired mat – perfect for Christmas or really any time of the year!

From stylish designs to quirky and fun slogans, Wayfair sure do have a doormat for everyone! Now it’s over to you to choose…and I look forward to seeing all your doormat / flower / sandal photos appearing on my Instagram feed very soon :)


(This post has been sponsored by Wayfair)

Living Room Gallery Wall: In Collaboration with Desenio

A little while ago I changed my living room gallery wall to one big single print, and as much as I loved the print, it just didn’t feel right – it didn’t quite fit the space and just looked too minimalist for me. So imagine how happy I was when Desenio got in touch to see if I would be interested in collaborating on a new gallery wall!!

Desenio has the most amazing selection of prints, from beautiful art prints to the most stylish photographic designs, I apologise now for the lost hours you will spend browsing through the site! I know I have lost A LOT of time this way! They also have an incredible Inspiration Gallery so if you’re feeling a bit stuck, I recommend having a look through at some of their fabulous set ups!


So where do you start with a new gallery wall? I find the easiest way is to choose one print first and build up from there. As I was starting a fresh with this gallery wall, with all new prints and I didn’t have any particular theme in mind, I began by simply browsing to see what caught my eye. Straight away I was drawn to the Studio Stockholm Collection and the lovely pastel shades. I eventually chose the Stockholm Riddarholmen Poster  as I felt the red brick and mustard colours would tie in nicely with my living room, and decided this would be my starting point. Also from this collection I chose the Stockholm Door Poster as I just couldn’t resist that beautiful blue!

Another print that I had actually had my eye on for a while was this lovely, calming Boathouses Poster. Looking at the colours I decided it would sit perfectly alongside the other two that I had chosen.

For my last gallery wall I just made it up as I went along, and I think that’s perhaps why I was never fully happy with it. So for this one I made a plan. I used an online mood board creator to play around with the layout of prints to ensure that I chose the right sizes and that the prints complimented each other. After some back and forth I planned the layout of the three designs that I had chosen and decided I needed perhaps two more prints both of which needed to be quite paired back and simple. I had recently included this Hide Poster in a client’s brief and thought it was just the thing that my gallery wall needed. Finally, I chose this black and white Boat Poster in a small size as the finishing touch. Here’s how the plan looked on my mood board.

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And here’s how it looked on my wall! I just love how it fills the space and all the designs work so well together, a bit of planning and a lot of searching paid off! In fact I’ve fallen for the blue in the door poster so much I’ve decided to add other elements of it into the room so have been on the hunt for some accessories to match!


IMG_7487IMG_7490Whether your a fan of the gallery wall sort or prefer the look of just one or two pieces of art, I really cannot recommend Desenio enough – there is something for everyone and not only that but it is the most affordable place to buy art that I know of! For a short time you can also save further by using my very own discount code.

The code “overatkates” gives 25% off posters* between May 1st and May 3rd
*Except for frames and  handpicked-/collaboration posters.



Wayfair Home Expert Challenge: The Midas Touch: Gold Trend


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.


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. 

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.


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!



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!


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!




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!


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

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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I started noticing cow hides appearing on my Instagram feed a while back and at first I really wasn’t sure…but a few months on and I’ve realised that, of course – the people of Insta knew what they were doing! I am now obsessed and desperate to add an element of cow hide to my home.

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Rug Shopping

Rugs have to be one of my favourite things to buy for my home. To me a room doesn’t look finished until it has at least one rug in it. In my living room I went against the rule that says you shouldn’t place a rug over carpet, I love rugs so much I even hung one on my wall! Adding or replacing a rug is great way of giving your home a brand new look. They can also be used to zone areas within a room, if you have a large room or an awkward corner that you’re not sure how to style, consider adding a small rug – round rugs work particularly well in corners or alcoves.

Today I’m sharing what I think are the best places to buy beautiful rugs.

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Get your Garden Ready

gardenI’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that I’m excited about getting my garden styled up for the season! Last summer we were in the middle of kitchen/dining room/lounge renovations and so the garden didn’t get a look in. But this year, I have no other projects on the go – so the garden is going to get my full attention!

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Pink Lady

I don’t consider myself to be a particuarly “pink” girl. I’m sure you can tell from the photos of my home that I tend to prefer dark, what some might even describe as more masculine shades, of blue and grey. But recently I have this obsession with all things pink!

We’ve been seeing bedrooms in dreamy shades of blush and grey for a while now, and I’m a big fan. But now I’m noticing pink popping up in other rooms in the house…like this fab pink velvet sofa, and how gorgeous is this pink kitchen with accents of gold – I’m in love!

And it no longer seems to limited to paler, blush shades – candy and neon pinks work just as well when paired with white which helps keep the look modern and fresh.

So whether your love of pink stops with blush, or if you’re a fan of neon, I think it’s time we all added a little pink into our lives (and homes!)

Here are my best pink picks:

1. Pink Eames style chair / 2. Pink vases  / 3. Flamingo Lamp  / 4. Pink scales  5. Pink Dinner Set