New decade, new resolutions, a fresh approach to curbing clutter and wardrobe storage – it’s time to bring in the experts for some sage advice! And as luck would have it Grazia Magazine (13 January) featured an inspiring article The Big Wardrobe Workshop, jam-packed with wise words and top tips for curating and cleansing our closets. Brimming with ideas, we’ve selected our favourite tips to bring you a range of.
New Year, fresh start, back to work. No more Christmas parties, the days are long and dark, sobriety beckons and for many people this is the time of year to hunker down, binge on boxsets and just get on with it in antisocial bliss until the seasons start to turn. Winter = nesting season. But spare a thought for the 4.9m self-employed people in the UK. That’s the message from.
Feeling festive and planning to throw a yuletide/ New Year gathering at home? For novice party planners far and wide check out top tips from event planner Bronson Van Wyck, author of Born to Party: Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality, as featured in the January 2020 issue of Elle Decoration…. The golden rule for hosting a great party? Make sure you aren’t so tied up with your hosting duties.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a bush for the past few weeks you can’t have failed to notice that the festive season is in full swing! And now that you’ve sampled work drinks/ neighbour drinks/ alcohol-fuelled nights in dodgy-bars-a-plenty, perhaps it’s time to think about (gulp) hosting your own merry mingle? And as always Grazia magazine is shining the spotlight on festive entertaining trends. Apparently bar carts are a thing.
With the dark days and the never-ending nights it’s easy to forget about the long-gone days of summer, so this week’s Blog is in tribute to summer… a potential project you get you in the mood and mindset for sunshine… If space saving living is your thing and you get a kick out of transforming small spaces into fully-functioning-living-havens, we have a top tip for you! Shift gears and get.
We’ve all heard of man caves – those mythical spaces where men can gather themselves to do whatever it is that men do when they relax. A sanctuary in the home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room or basement, the term is defined by Wikipedia as a room inside the house where man is able to do as they please, without fear of upsetting female sensibility.
We all know her name, and we’re familiar with her concept of binning objects that fail to ‘spark joy.’ She might not be the hottest guru on the block right now (the media is SO fickle, right!) but we still heart her. For those in the dark we’re talking about Marie Kondo, of course! To re-cap, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying launched in 2014 and has sold over.
Looking out of the window or taking a walk outside might bring you face-to-face with a more muted colour palette right now – think bare brown branches, grey skies and dark green grass – but there are plenty of ways to brighten up your life…Simply bring the sunshine inside. From vivid egg yolk to mellow ochre, yellow is the colour of autumn – a cheery antidote to the winter blues,.
It’s getting cold outside and the days are getting shorter, which means more time spent indoors and plenty of time for nesting and making your space cosy. So as we hunker down and get set for winter we were reminded of an article we read in the May 2019 issue of Elle Decoration. Written by Francesca Gavin The Gallery is an insightful piece which says: What hangs on your walls.
Now that autumn’s here there’s a distinct whiff of planning in the air. Work/ Home/ Uni/ School schedules are well and truly locked down (and hopefully working well); we’ve got a few day trips in the diary; and we’ve even started thinking about where to spend Christmas (eek – surely it’s not almost that time of year again!?). So it’s no surprise that the planners among us are rubbing our.
In interiors and fashion, trends come and go. One season red’s hot, the next it’s blue. As experts in small space living and avid followers of trends, we relish new trends and they often help to shape our seasonal buys and collections. So we were very interested to hear about The Future Laboratory’s briefing on the Uncoupled Society. Written about by Fleur Britten in The Sunday Times Style, the briefing.
With the clocks set to go back later this month it’s time to celebrate that extra hour in bed. In fact, with shorter days and longer nights it’s only natural that our minds focus on one of our favourite pastimes – sleeping! So we were interested to read this fab blog from Popsugar. Says Blog writer Shannon Vestal Robson: You know we spend a third of our lives sleeping, but.