Steamer Trunk Coffee Table – upcycle project

Upcycling / repurposing is a great way of creating one-off pieces on a budget and totally bespoke to your interiors, where you get to decide on colour, finishes and purpose of use. A few reasons why you might consider this DIY project: It looks great! Eclectic, an original and quirky piece with a story behind

7 ideas for old glass bottles home decor

On a holiday visit in my home town a few weeks ago, I’ve re-discovered my long lost and forgotten passion for… old glass bottles. As a teenager I used to collect 18th, 19th and early 20th century bottles from lemonade, beer, wine and even medicine. Mesmerised by their colours and how they reflected light: from

Dunster Castle’s Interior Design Inspirations

Interior design magazines, other people’s houses, hotels, restaurants, holiday cottages, big cities, parks, small villages and botanical gardens… they are all a wonderful source of design inspiration for your home and garden. Sometimes you just need a truly magical place to free your imagination… let your dreams run wild…a place so very different that might

Woodchip wallpaper – take it (off) or leave it?

Woodchip wallpaper – what is it? Woodchip wallpaper is a type of decorating material consisting of two layers of paper with wood fibres in between. Different kinds of ingrain (wood-chip) wallpaper are distinguished by the size and form of the fibre pieces. It became very popular in Germany in the 1920’s as a decorating wallpaper.

Bathroom Renovation planning guide

When it comes to DIY, bathroom renovation is one of the trickiest ones in the house. It involves more work and thought than other rooms in the house. It can also be one of the most expensive projects to complete, while you will have to live with the design you’ve decided on for a long