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I’ve realised that this bold and pretty Kantha blanket on the Cloth House website (130x190cm) £250 would be the perfect way to loosen up our rather too ‘still’ English Green bedroom, which still hasn’t quite come to life since having to make lots of decorating decisions artificially fast this time last year. Think that now we’ve had a chance to live in the space for a bit there will be lots of little notions pushing their way through…


Had I £937.50 +VAT to spare (and even a half-decent front door), this very pretty Victorian knocker is the one I’d go for, just spotted on Tyson Ltd. One for the wish list…

I was hoping that behind the grimy old wallpapers of our ‘1898 vintage’ house we’d be laying bare stretches of wonderful old textural plasterwork. No such luck. Looked like it had been done last week. However, the extensive old mends on our front reception ceiling actually had bags of charm, so we decided to let the ceiling do its thing. It’s helped soften down the newness of the painted walls and pitch-dark oak floor.
Happily resigned to occasional bewildered comments from older relatives asking why we’ve left the painting of the ceiling ’til last….

It transpires that trying to blog about a house renovation whilst actually doing it, and holding down a full time job, and a six year old, has proved beyond me! Not quite the Superwoman I’d hoped… However, as the mist begins to clear, I’d like to share some of the details we’ve used to make the place our own…

This crisp, smartly stripey, and very generous laundry basket from Rockett St George has been the perfect find for a laundry bin that has to be on show.
It disappears stuff so effectively I’ve ordered a couple more in order to let it work its magic in our youngsters room…