Spring has sprung – and you know what that means? Yes, friends – it means fresh new looks for our homes that we just have-to-have. As an interior-stylist-blogger-type, I’m lucky to be invited to the press previews of all the new home collections for the coming season. I’ve picked out two exciting trends for Spring/Summer […]

When I applied for my mortgage to buy my home two years ago, I had a big shock! I thought my overall money situation was healthy. After speaking to over 12 mortgage brokers, I realised had to get my finances in order – and pronto. Don’t freak out like I did! Here’s how boost your mortgage chances in 3 easy steps without breaking […]

  • Kathy Hull - These are really great tips for someone who is looking to get a new mortgage. I actually had no idea that you needed to register to vote. It makes perfect sense though. Plus, everyone should exercise their right to vote.17th February 2017 – 11:29 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - It is all these little things we’re never told that can have a huge impact on our money situation.17th February 2017 – 1:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Love how you’ve taken something so complicated that most of us would rather ignore and simplified it! Excellent information that everyone needs to read and understand.17th February 2017 – 12:19 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - I’m so pleased you found it helpful.17th February 2017 – 1:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Margot - Those are such a useful tips. I was actually talking to my husband about this recently and we did not know where to start so I found your post extremely useful. Thank you!17th February 2017 – 12:24 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - I hope it helps you.17th February 2017 – 1:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Candy Pop - This is such a useful post – thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend! x17th February 2017 – 1:39 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank s:)17th February 2017 – 1:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Old Fashioned Susie - Useful post for first time buyers- so many things to think about !17th February 2017 – 2:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Geraldine - Some really useful tips there. Thanks for sharing x18th February 2017 – 7:46 amReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Some great advice here. I’ve never looked into my credit history as it’s always seemed so scary. Definitely worth researching though!20th February 2017 – 12:05 pmReplyCancel

OMG! Never – I repeat – Never start an epic DIY job with a cracking hangover. A few months ago I decided to tackle my stairs which involved ripping up the carpet and sanding the wooden steps. This is all part of my grand plan to inject personality into my tiny hallway area. I didn’t anticipate the impact a bottle […]

  • Karen Clough - Great job! I remember our staircase being like that and god it was hard to live with! When we had rubble in our hallway we found it useful to keep the door open but also keep a fan on at the other side of the room, so slowly throughout the day the dust and dirt would be pushed outside, rather than settling back on the floor once you stop for a break. Can’t wait to see how you finish it hun!

    Also, maybe next time you should drink the wine DURING to make it more fun 😉13th February 2017 – 11:36 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - If I drank wine while painting – my lines would get more ‘creative’ as I went. It’s now painted and I can’t wait to show you what i have done. x13th February 2017 – 7:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen - Making Spaces - Oh, these things always take three times longer than you think don’t they? Made me laugh though (sorry). I’m sure you’ve never touched a glass of red wine since!! 😉
    Stairs are looking sooo much better already though! I shall look forward to seeing them in all their glory when they’re finished x13th February 2017 – 6:50 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - I thought you might feel my stair pain……it’s been a few weeks now but I’m getting there with this DIY project. And no, I’d never say good-bye to wine (just maybe not so much before a loud and dusty job).14th February 2017 – 9:33 amReplyCancel

  • Hannah - Brilliant! I love these tips, I need to find some stairs now, I want to renovate some!13th February 2017 – 7:58 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - You can come finish mine off :))14th February 2017 – 9:31 amReplyCancel

  • Cate - I have the exact same project to do, so this is really useful!! I’ve stripped the carpet off (luckily no glue only nails) and they’ve been sitting like your bottom image for a few months now while I decide what to do and gear up the energy to do all the sanding. Can’t wait to see your finished stairs! The hard work will be worth it x13th February 2017 – 10:40 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - They are looking amazing already just with the first coat of paint. I’m just a whisker away from finishing them.14th February 2017 – 9:32 amReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - What a big job, but good on you and what a difference it makes. Good on you starting it with a hangover!!14th February 2017 – 9:41 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - I don’t think I need praise! Maybe a paracetamol??15th February 2017 – 9:07 amReplyCancel

  • Stacey - That does not sound like a job I would want to tackle with a hangover. Well done you for persevering though. It already looks so much better. Can’t wait to see how you finish it.14th February 2017 – 11:58 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Dying to show you too.15th February 2017 – 9:07 amReplyCancel

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely - Oh my goodness, you did so well to do all that with a hangover. Sanding is my biggest nightmare. So much dust!! The stairs are looking way better, though, so well worth it!! 🙂15th February 2017 – 11:23 amReplyCancel

  • Fresh Design Blog - Great job, your stairs are looking fab!16th February 2017 – 1:39 pmReplyCancel

Over the past year and a half, I’ve been renovating my home on a tiny-weeny budget. Once the building works were paid for, I’ve had no spare cash for basics like furniture or accessories. My solution? I furnished my entire home for free with goodies found on streets of Brighton. Here’s my favourite bits that cost NOTHING – plus […]

  • Claire McMaster - Love it! Amazing what you can come up with.
    Inspirational x1st February 2017 – 1:22 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Awh thanks. I do think that Brighton is blessed as the streets are full of things that people carefully leave outside their houses for people to take – it helps out the community and it’s a pretty green idea too. I’m always bagging stuff into my car boot.8th February 2017 – 8:53 amReplyCancel

  • Anthony - Great10th February 2017 – 11:31 amReplyCancel

  • Soapstone Countertops - Love this idea!10th February 2017 – 10:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Donna Simmons - I love posts like this. It proves that good taste and amazing decór does not depend on money, but rather on creativity. I love your finds. Your house looks amazing!15th February 2017 – 10:20 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you! Looks even better now. I’ve replaced some of these freebies with even better ones 🙂15th February 2017 – 4:54 pmReplyCancel

This post is inspired by a picture I posted to Facebook early this year. The snap was of my finished tiled hearth. This small detail made me feel differently about my home – bit proud, happy – giddy even. I finally had a home with a bit of personality. Inspired by this, I thought I would pick out 7 of my favourite […]

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