One wall in the family room has been bare since we moved in, in anticipation of the shelves I planned to put up there. Meantime every surface in the room has become increasingly cluttered with the objects I knew would eventually be displayed on them. But I just couldn’t settle on the type of shelf I wanted. “Floating” shelves tend to be unappealingly [Read more…]
Since we moved into our house we have prioritised decorating the rooms in which we spend the most time. The hall, since we use it only to pass through and – to my shame and frustration – as a dumping ground, has been largely ignored.
Yet hallways are an important part of any home design. As the entryway to the home, it’s the hall that makes the vital first impression and, done well, should whet visitors’ appetites for enjoying the rest of the house. The unfortunate impression created by our hallway in its present state is [Read more…]
My DIY hanging branch light got a lot of love when I posted it on Instagram, with lots of insta-chums wanting to recreate the look in their own homes. To help anyone feeling inspired to do something similar, I’m sharing here how I made mine.
Sourcing the branch
My branch is a silver birch one I found locally. Hopefully you have the perfect tree in your garden, or an obliging friend or neighbour with one, since clearly I could not suggest [Read more…]