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Has it really been THAT long since I treated you to my FACE on a TV screen? Well, yes it has! Over one year. And you know why? ‘Cos I have been saving up my best DIY video yet which shows my tiled staircase makeover. Grab a cup of tea and watch me get covered in tile […]

I live in the most colourful area of Brighton. The streets around me are filled with little terrace houses which have been lovingly painted in sunshine shades. Well, all the houses apart from mine. My house was run down and tired. It needed a much needed face-life to give it – in estate agent speak – ‘Curb Appeal’. […]

When planning a kitchen re-design, it’s easy to get excited over units, fittings and appliances but completely forget about daylight. This is silly really, when natural light can make a room feel bigger and brighter. When it came to my own kitchen makeover, my builder came up with an ingenious idea to allow more light into my room. […]

I’ve been living with cruddy carpets for the past two years. They were battered old seagrass ones that were covered in paint, builder’s dirt, plaster dust and a large splosh of red wine. Then in a manic race just a week before Christmas – stressssss!!! – I had them ripped out and in their place I had the […]

Exciting news on the blog today! This is the first of several posts with THE lighting specialists John Cullen. This means I now have their head-lighting expert, Design Director Sally Storey, on my speed dial.  The first room I’m asking her to tackle is my dingy bedroom. Here’s my top 5 bedroom lighting mistakes – and how you can avoid them (with Sally’s help of course). For […]

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