25 February 2013

Poles Apart

We all know how practical curtains are when it comes to adding warmth and texture into our room, but it’s easy to forget how important those finishing touches are too. Choosing the right curtain pole is essential to the final look.

We’ve scoured the market to find the best in the business. Whether you’re style is traditional, modern, classic or contemporary, there really is something for everyone.
It’s so easy to make an impact when adding the right window dressings into your home. Research is important. Choose what’s right for you and your home and you’ll see the results!

We LOVE these gorgeously creative styled images - Country Chic!

All images via Poles Direct
Head over to www.polesdirect.com and have a peek at their huge selection!

22 February 2013

The Big Move

We all know the dilemma – you move into a new house and you find it’s not as magical as you’d hoped. The thing is though – the house hasn’t lost any magic – it’s just lost all those lovely details that made it look more homely when someone else was living there!

All it takes to get the magic back and to make it feel like your own forever home, is to start getting your own beloved possessions into place as soon as you can. Moving home is hard enough without worrying about settling in.

For me a home is all about comforts and the little things that make me remember, this is my space and it’s my domain! This is made up of lots of different details, areas and rooms – so I’ll try and go through them all here. After all, we don’t want to feel like we’re living in someone else’s house!


This is my number one rule. Unpacking needs to take priority and you need to get it done within the first couple of weeks. Having boxes around the house isn’t going to make you feel at home – it’s going to make you feel like you’re on a building site – so get everything sorted as soon as you can. Even if you can get everything out and organised within this time frame – at least but the boxes out of sight. 

via The Times


I don’t know about you, but I can never feel at home in a place unless I have some of my own photography and memories surrounding me. Surrounding yourself with familiar faces, memories and fond moments is the easiest (and quickest way) for you to stop feeling like you’re in someone else’s house! It doesn’t have to just be framing either – you can get creative. Display photographs in an interesting and intriguing way – without breaking the bank.

via Velvet Palette
via Tatertots and Jello
via BHG
via i Heart Faces


Quite often it’s the textures we choose for a room make it liveable. For your new home, don’t be afraid to experiment with new textures. A big, cosy knitted blanket and cushions on the sofa, crisp bedding and beautiful fabrics for window dressings will add that extra bit of luxury. Once we feel physically comfortable in a place, you’ll notice yourself mentally adjusting to it too. Plus, after moving house and the stress that comes with it – you deserve some silk sheets!

via Ali Express
via The White Company
via Pinterest


Lots of people move into a new house and their initial reaction is to keep the walls white – because it’ll have more selling value. But paint is paint and can always be re-done if ever you do choose to sell in the future. Don’t waste time on white walls if it makes the house feel cold and sterile – instead opt for a colour that makes you happy, or warm or comfortable. If you don’t want to take the full leap – go for a feature wall and only paint the one in colour. You’d be surprised how much we associate colours with moods, and if you want to positively associate your new house with positive feeling, a great way is to use colours you love. I grew up in a house with a lime green kitchen (my mother’s favourite colour) and now whenever I see a shade similar I can’t help but smile as it brings back all those lovely memories.

via Amberth
via Ikea Family Live
via Wallpaper Review


It can be difficult when you’re in a new house (that you’ve spent a lot of money on) not to clean up the slight mess as soon as it happens. But this isn’t how a home should be. A bit of mess can actually make you feel more at home – the ‘lived in’ look is underrated!

via A&B Stories

21 February 2013


'Variety is the spice of life' as they say! So with this in mind, we've broadened our horizons and we've welcomed our latest blog contributor, Elle Williams, to our little Style Inside to team to bring us jam packed blog posts filled with advice, tips and general lovely stuff to keep you all happy and up-to-date with the world of interiors!

Elle has blogged for The Guardian and The Huffington Post to name a few and we're now lucky to have her on board, so here's to new beginnings!

We asked Elle some Quick Fire questions to get to know her a little better!..

Elle Williams

Job Title

Guest Blogger

Inspired By… 

Travel mainly - and Photography!

Interior Design Legend..... 
I don't know if I have one. I just love styles that me me happy and comfortable. 

Can't Live Without...
A kingsize bed and a power shower! And my SLR camera! 

Welcome Elle!

06 February 2013

All White?

Being HUGE fans of the 'all white' look ourselves, we were drawn to this gorgeous pad belonging to Jewellery Designer Stine A. Johansen. A clever mix of new and old, her flea market finds sit neatly with her big and bold pieces of art that scream personality.

Her house is as practical as it is beautiful. It's a real family home and it's clear that her surroundings inspire her to be creative - in work and at home.

'I always have stuff lying around that inspires me to make jewellery, and my jewellery gives me inspiration for color schemes and compositions in the home'.

 -all images; Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

What do you think?? Too white or just right??

We're loving her mix of clean white against pops of vibrant colour!