Fabric of my Life.



Are you ready to get festive? I’m not normally one to start throwing the tinsel and fairy lights around with abandon much before the start of December, but I think this year might just call for it! I’ve already seen plenty of trees decked out in all their glory – both on my Instagram […]

When it comes to choosing artwork for your walls, sometimes making a decision and actually committing to a particular piece can feel utterly overwhelming! For many years, in my previous rented flats, I’ve avoided making a commitment by invoking the ‘do not damage the walls’ clause in my contact, and opted to simply lean layered […]

We’ve been in our new home for six weeks now, and I’m so happy with how everything is coming together! While there are several contenders, I think the best room in the house has to be the lounge and it’s probably the space we’ve made the most progress to date. The room is the perfect […]

When we moved into our new home, one of the first things we noticed were how poorly fitting the venetian blinds were in our bedroom. I don’t know about you, but both my boyfriend and I need total darkness at night to be able to sleep soundly. The first night we turned off the lights […]

One thing that has really hit home during the long lockdown months is just how valuable having my own little slice of outdoor space would be. Although I’d moved a few short weeks before everything kicked off into a more spacious apartment, with double-height ceilings and an abundance of skylights, we certainly felt the lack […]

I remember an exhibition I visited at the Design Museum in London a few years ago, looking at ways in which designers could meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society. It wasn’t something I’d ever truly considered before, but with The Office for National Statistics projecting that by 2026, 1 in 5 in the […]

Oh, how times have changed since I first moved to Manchester and was adamant I wanted a platform bed for my flat, sans headboard. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still personally drawn to the clean simplicity of Scandinavian/Japanese style “floating” platform beds and absolutely adore my Mirage platform bed from The Futon Company, but having […]

The laidback modern California decor of the hotels in my latest Stylish Stays post capture exactly the kind of effortless carefree styling I’m trying to nail in my own home just now; a relaxed take on minimalism that balances form and function with warmth, comfort and liveability. Modern California decor is all about light, open […]

Right, it’s time for the next stop on my fantasy Stylish Stays tour, and this time I’m heading to the cultural city centres of California! Well, it is just a short hop, skip and a jump from the desert vacation homes I was drooling over before… California is one of those places that feels ‘familiar’ […]

I must say, Zara Home are really killing it this season. The brand certainly hasn’t always been a go-to for me, as I’ve often found their style to be a little too feminine or glitzy for my taste, but their Spring Summer 2020 Artisanal Home trend definitely has me drooling! Styled by Barcelona-based creative studio Cobalto, […]

Have you been inspired by my last post to try and bring a little piece of modern desert decor into your own home? Right now its the perfect trend for bringing a little bit of boho-inspired wanderlust into your life! The ‘desert decor’ trend has been an undercurrent in interiors for the past few years […]

Staying home is the order of the day, but it doesn’t hurt to daydream a little about all the adventures I hope to have, and the places I’d like to stay, in the future. Armchair escapism has certainly become one of my favourite pastimes the past few weeks. It begun as I was leafing though […]

More and more lately I’ve been discovering beautiful and considered homeware brands via Instagram, falling down a rabbit hole of hashtags, links in stories and the explore page. This was how I came across ethical homeware brand Collective Stories recently, whose gorgeous cushions were tagged in a story of an account I follow (sorry, cannot […]

Now that Christmas is done and dusted, it feels like winter is truly settling in. January often feels like the longest, darkest, wettest and coldest month of the year (it usually is!) and truth be told, February isn’t usually much better (although it’s my birthday month so I can’t complain!). It’s always at the start […]

I don’t know about you, but as soon as December rolls around there’s only one place you’re likely to find me.. curled up all nice and snug on the sofa! Hibernation mode is very real in my house so when luxury sofa designers Maker & Son got in touch to showcase their big, squishy sofa […]