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Renovation Reveal

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in My house | 19 comments

My son has a book called ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’. It’s about an old lady who complains that her house is too small, so a wise man tells her to move all her farm animals inside. She complains even more so he tells her to move them out. And, lo and behold, she realizes her house isn’t so small after all. Well, that’s how we feel...

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Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Decorating, Design, My house, Shopping | 0 comments

I’ve totally fallen for these hand-dyed pink velvet pillows from Kirsten Hecktermann. I just bought two of them in Persian Green for our new family room (spotted on Remodelista). They look great – they have a vintage feel because of the variations in the dye. But now I want a whole array of them in these gorgeous berry and watermelon shades....

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White and Gray Bathroom Design

White and Gray Bathroom Design

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Decorating, Design, My house | 4 comments

As part of our kitchen renovation, we are redoing a powder room. It’s a tiny space, so I’m keeping it neutral and simple, with a little Indian-inspired detailing. Here’s a sneak preview… My starting point was the Rajapur wallpaper from Cole and Son. I’ve been dying to use this somewhere and decided this was just the space....

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Planning the white-and-wood kitchen

Planning the white-and-wood kitchen

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Decorating, Design, My house | 1 comment

I’ve been busy sourcing fixtures and fittings for the kitchen renovation. As a reminder, we’re looking for a kitchen that combines matte white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and warm-wood flooring and shelving. This Bulthaup kitchen has been my inspiration for cabinets: And these two stunning kitchens from Houzz show the type of wood...

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Kitchen tiles from Heath Ceramics

Kitchen tiles from Heath Ceramics

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Decorating, Design, My house | 1 comment

The plans for our kitchen are starting to come together – although we still have a long way to go before we can start picking out fixtures and fittings. That hasn’t stopped my mind from wandering onto topics such as which backsplash to choose… I didn’t really want to go with tiles as they can look rather traditional. But a backsplash...

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Blue (nursery) for a boy

Blue (nursery) for a boy

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 in Decorating, Design, My house | 22 comments

As you might have guessed from my absence the past week or so, baby number two finally arrived! He’s a gorgeous, healthy little boy. We’re back home, getting into a routine and just getting used to being a family of four. In honor of the occasion, I thought I’d show you how the nursery turned out – having got it finished just in...

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Guest bedroom dilemmas

Guest bedroom dilemmas

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in Decorating, Design, My house | 3 comments

As you know, we’re redecorating our guest bedroom at the moment. Well, to be precise, we’re in the midst of a pre-baby decorating frenzy which involves swapping the functions of three different rooms. It’s proving to be a bit of a nightmare as we have to shuffle pieces of furniture, stepladders and tools from one room to another so we can...

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A new toddler bedroom

A new toddler bedroom

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Decorating, Design, My house | 14 comments

We’ve finally finished our son’s new bedroom and I can show you some pictures. It didn’t actually take that long to do – most of the room was finished in the first weekend because we’d planned it all out. But we had a few issues with the light fitting so I haven’t been able to take any photos. At last it’s sorted...

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