My New Interior Design Additions from Garden Trading

    Buying my own house was just step one. What I’ve been aiming to do over the past months is add my own style to make it really feel like My Home. Most people tell me that I have quite a quirky taste; I guess it’s true as I’ve never been to a house that has a similar design to mine. I don’t know whether that’s good or bad? However, I’m so proud of the cool additions I have…

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Precious Vintage

  When decorating, I’m not one for sticking to a particular style, I’d rather just do my own thing. I think when you decorate purely in one theme, your rooms end up looking void of personality, in my opinion it’s better to just do whatever you want, exactly how you want it. No one else is living in your house, it’s yours; there’s no point decorating your home like a photograph in a magazine!   I love vintage everything; most…

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My White – Colourful Home

  When I first got into the house, removing all the wallpaper, re-plastering, skimming and producing some nice clean white walls was a huge priority. I was just planning on getting the whole building to a white, blank canvas and then going from there – covering the place in colour. Being a Primary School Teacher, I’m used to working in a brightly coloured environment. I love that it’s full of bright displays and children’s work – my classroom doesn’t have…

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Cutting Holes in Walls!

  When over a month ago, I first got the keys and opened the door to my house, I was greeted by this view of a gorgeous 70s hatch, through from the lounge to the kitchen. I’m a big fan of vintage but this architectural retroness isn’t particularly to my taste. Here is what we did about it…   We started off by getting rid of that wallpaper, sorting out the walls (filling and re-plastering), renovating the coving and finally…

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What’s In My Porch

  As you have probably guessed, I have recently bought a house and have been adding my own style to make it interesting, homely and fun. Once I got the place carpeted, one of the first “rooms” I decorated was the porch. I understand it’s only a porch, but I feel it’s the first thing visitors will see, therefore I want to make a good impression. So by adding simple yet unique items in this small room, I have been…

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