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The sash windows at the front of my house never had any ‘curb appeal’. They were battered by Brighton’s sea air, paint was chipping off, they were draughty and leaking, and they had been poorly repaired in places. Time for a makeover! Window experts Ventrolla came round and gave Teddy & I a crash course in sash windows […]

This post charts one of my most successful home style projects (so far). I gave my £100 eBay sofa a makeover to make it look like expensive £2,000 sofa.  Replacing the tired sofa covers was simple, cheap and quick. Wondering how you can give your sofa an £2000 overhaul? Well, guide complete with before + after photos. Before: Let’s start with the sofa. When I moved into my house back […]

MAKE a room. Why? Well, it adds drama to your ceiling, colour and texture to your scheme, and sets the mood for the room. A show-stopping light fitting can take your breath away and that is why it’s called ‘Statement Lighting’. Let’s go shopping for the perfect light. My hunt for statement lighting started way back in October. Before I […]

Although the smallest area in my home, I’ve put a lot of time and thought into my tiny hallway. This is the first of many posts on it’s slowly emerging makeover. Today, I’m going to show you how I replaced my ugly, and quiet frankly, dangerous, 1970s staircase with smart banisters and a handrail from Richard Burbridge. Well, where […]

I wanted to give my very neglected bedroom a mini overhaul.  Using a heap of style tricks I keep up my jumper just for these occasions, I gave my room a little fix. And Volia! Here’s my instant makeover following my 11 secret stylist’s tricks. And the best bit, you can enter to win my ‘style kit’ to create this look at home.  BEFORE:  […]

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