Pretty & affordable shelf additions {Some of which are from my recent travels!}

Well hello there! It’s certainly been a while and I just don’t know where to start! Our trip to Australia was amazing. It was so lovely to spend quality time with my family who live out there and generally soak up the sheer beauty of the country. I very much enjoyed mooching around the Australian homeware shops. The… Continue reading Pretty & affordable shelf additions {Some of which are from my recent travels!}

Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 5 – kerb appeal}

Welcome to the final part of ‘Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home.’ Technically this time it’s all about the outside of your home and today I’ll be sharing with you some simple ideas to maximise kerb appeal and create an eye-catching exterior on any budget. When I’m out and about, going to work or the… Continue reading Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 5 – kerb appeal}

Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 4 – Coffee station}

Hot drinks are one of my favourite things in life and here’s why… They’re an invitation to catch up with loved ones and put off whatever trials lie ahead. Is there really anything better than being offered your favourite drink when you visit someone’s home? It’s the best way of making visitors feel relaxed and… Continue reading Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 4 – Coffee station}

Hallway reveal {A 1st attempt at getting to grips with my new camera}

So, its been an exciting week here at No. 49, I’ve had a much anticipated delivery from Caisley Co – a company who makes stunning pieces of furniture made from reclaimed and recycled wood. They’re based right here in the UK but more on that in a later post! In the meantime please have a nosey at their Instagram… Continue reading Hallway reveal {A 1st attempt at getting to grips with my new camera}

Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 3- Flowers and greenery}

So, this is the exact sort of post which would benefit from ‘scratch and sniff’ technology (come on computer scientists, get to it!) Welcome to part 3 of ‘Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home’ If you missed the previous posts, you can catch up here {Part 1} and here {Part 2} Have you ever thought a space in… Continue reading Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 3- Flowers and greenery}

Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 2 – Ideas to spruce up your hallway}

So, this week sees the second part of ‘Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home’ and this time, it’s all about the hallway! Your hall is the first thing you and your guests see as they come through the front door – so it’s important that it makes a good impression and brings a smile to your face.… Continue reading Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 2 – Ideas to spruce up your hallway}

Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 1- Candles}

Well, Spring is officially here! and although the days are getting that little bit longer and that little bit warmer, the evenings are still a time for cosying up to watch a film or read a good book (the patio set will remain firmly in the garage for another month or so I recon, sniff)… Continue reading Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home {Part 1- Candles}