Home Style

I have a fascination with styling homes and with interior design. I did want to be an interior designer for a while, but other interests took over! My love for interior design remains and on ‘Home Style’ I aim to share posts which feature accessories and styling ideas to help you make a house a truly lovely home.

Whether you’re looking for a particular accessory for a certain room, some styling advice or ideas on how you can update and freshen up a tired room, I hope my blog posts will inspire and motivate you! I feature some well-known brands alongside some newer and innovative designers you may not have heard of.

The Soap Co: An Ethical Brand
The Soap Co: An Ethical Brand

Every so often you find a company with inspirational products and an ethical stance to match. The Soap Co is one such company, and I was thrilled when I found them profiled in a recent copy of The Simple Things magazine.   The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury brand that creates sophisticated body care products to nurture and care…

Kitchen Cooker Style from Everhot
Kitchen Cooker Style from Everhot

Some time ago I wrote a blog post on the gorgeous Teal Range Cooker from Everhot. It’s still an amazing colour and definitely a real statement piece. It’s one of these cookers which sits happily on my wish list! I love the retro yet very contemporary feel, and therein lies the appeal for me! At the moment though I’m rather…

The Rattan Revolution
The Rattan Revolution

When I think of rattan, I tend to think of decorative items such as baskets and plant containers. More recently rattan has been used for furniture, mainly due to its qualities. it is lightweight, durable, suitable for outdoor use, and (to a certain extent) flexible. Rattan is somewhat similar to bamboo, it accepts paint really well and does not splinter.…

Introducing Home Monsoon
Introducing Home Monsoon

HOME by Monsoon is a new homeware collection that sets the tone for stylish, modern living with warmth, colour and personality. It’s exactly the kind of collection I’d expect Monsoon to launch, with super contemporary style and attention to detail. Designed exclusively in London, the range spans artfully-crafted furniture, plush textiles and thoughtful accessories. All of which will breathe new…

Scents from Skye
Scents from Skye

I’ve made no secret of how much I love using candles and fragrances to create ambience at home. Whether it’s winter hygge comfort or summer freshness, there’s a scented candle for every season. I love the way scents evoke memories, there is very little in this world more memorable than a scent… With this in mind I was delighted to…

The Art of the Natural Home: A Review
The Art of the Natural Home: A Review

In our increasingly complex and fast-paced world, many people are seeking a simpler, paired down lifestyle. Interest in sustainability, natural products and mindfulness are now high on people’s agendas, and rightly so! Time always seems to be at a premium, yet more and more people are taking the time to create their own homemade products using simple, natural ingredients. The Art of…

Living on the Wild Side with the Leckford Estate
Living on the Wild Side with the Leckford Estate

I have made no secret of my love of the outdoors, and of gardening! I would love a cut flower garden so that I could grow and enjoy flowers all year round! This is an achievable goal, if I plan it properly! Maybe one day, if we have a bigger garden, I’ll be able to fulfil that dream! In the meantime…

The Joy of Fresh Bedding and Bed Sheets
The Joy of Fresh Bedding and Bed Sheets

I do love fresh bedding! There are many evenings when I literally can’t wait to slip into bed, especially if I’ve had a hectic day! I always think that one of the best things about returning home from a holiday or weekend away is getting to sleep in your own comfy bed again, surrounded by familiar objects. Slipping into a freshly…

Mother’s Day Gift Edit – The White Company
Mother’s Day Gift Edit – The White Company

Mother’s day is fast approaching! For todays post, I thought I’d take some gift inspiration from my favourite shop – The White Company. Mother’s Day Gift Edit – The White Company I love the paired down elegance of all their ranges, but thought I’d focus on gifts for Mums who love their home and enjoy a little home styling too! Small…

SS17 at South Aylesford Retail Park
SS17 at South Aylesford Retail Park

How do you go about approaching a new interior design project or update? I tend to start with magazines, catalogues and my Pinterest account… All offer plenty of design inspiration, and from there I can identify a style or colour scheme I like… It’s then about sourcing the right products, whether they’re paints, carpets, furniture or accessories… Nothing beats seeing those…

How To Add Instant Curb Appeal
How To Add Instant Curb Appeal

I always think that the first impression you have of a property is the most important. A first view of a house is a little bit like a first handshake, it sets the scene! The inside of the property is more like a equivalent to the human voice, it’s where the initial impression deepens and character emerges! Whether you are trying…

It’s a Shed Thing
It’s a Shed Thing

Last week I actually ventured into our shed… It was the first time in ages, and I was struck by what a cool space it is! It’s bright and has some lovely light coming through the window! At present it’s full of our children’s garden toys, and a few odds-and-ends which I’m never sure where to store! It’s a Shed…