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“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.”  Mrs Beeton

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Spot the difference between tongue-in-cheek chic and naff knick-knacks. And who gives a f*ck about flying ducks?!

  Me, actually. I’ve always quite fancied some jolly flying ducks gliding along my hallway. Or maybe some fuchsia flamingos taking flight up the stairway.; as flamingos and other exotic birds are popular guests on lots of brilliant bright wallpapers and fabulous fabrics and it seems are currently considered more de rigueur than your run …

Family friendly furnishings (Part II): It’s about resilience and forgiveness, and shitty stripes (literally)!

  So, here’s the eagerly awaited (I’m sure) second instalment of my soft furnishings story and as promised this chapter tells all, well a bit anyway, about curtain fabrics and cushion covers. I know, the anticipation must be killing you! Firstly, I have to admit that we’ve actually deferred the decision on replacing the curtains …

Family friendly furnishings (Part I): It’s about resilience and forgiveness, and shitty stripes (literally)!

  Everyone tells you that when you have children everything changes. True, it does. And no amount of warnings and well-meant advice can prepare you for this. It’s a truly life-altering, mind-blowing, earth-shattering, fother-mucking game changer that’s for sure. Some things I was more prepared for, or at least aware of, than others; for example, …

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