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The Ultimate Dream Home: How To Breathe Life Into Your Home

How To Breathe Life Into Your Home

When I think about my ultimate dream home to grow old in I want a place that I can cover in my memories of travelling the world – bringing each destination into my everyday so my heart is always full of all the years gone by.

I was asked by Skipton Properties to share some thoughts on creating an inspiring home interior with you guys and in their video celebrating 30 years of building homes, Caroline (Creative Director) says, “we build the home, you put the life into it” which is such a succinct way of explaining the relationship between the builder and the home owner.

You see a lot of people trying to recreate the show home feel, keeping everything tidied away and as good as new, but the true homely feel comes from a lived in and loved room which is something that Skipton Properties appreciate. Wrinkled bed sheets and sleeping dogs with memories from loved holidays dripping from the walls are the things I love in a home. All too often show homes tend to look lifeless and clinical, but coupled with the inviting warmth of Skipton Properties’ show homes and my thoughts on how to breathe life into your home, you will be living in your dream home sooner than you think.

// Bringing in natural elements is so important as they have such obvious warmth to them. Wooden furniture, fresh plants and flowers. Grow a miniature herb garden on your kitchen windowsill or if you can’t deal with the upkeep of having live plants, try a line of succulents or cacti along your mantelpiece.

// We all need to remember to keep hard copies of our memories in this harsh digital age. Get those Instagrams printed out and hung on the wall like a photo booth strip, fill your bookshelves with photo albums featuring your Facebook photos. Instead of buying generic artwork from the high street, print your own photographs onto canvas from your favourite holiday. These days all you need is a smart phone to take great photos.

// Growing a collection is a great, fun way to breathe life into your home. Whether it’s a tacky magnet from every destination you visit together arranged on your fridge or a line of kooky glass bottles from your favourite independent brewery those little personal touches will make your house feel like your home.

// As well as being a great cost cutting solution, doing your own DIY, painting and decorating will add personality to your house. You could save a fortune by buying a couple of furniture pieces from IKEA or even picking them up second hand on Gumtree and checking out Pinterest for some hack ideas. Make your furniture as unique as you are.

How do you add personality to your home? Do tag me in some photos of your favourite rooms on Instagram; I’d love to see your spaces! Loves x xx


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My Home Office – Organising My Orders

My Home Office - Organising My Orders

Keeping organised in my home office is an ongoing challenge! I look back over the years as I’ve grown from the living room floor to the kitchen table, to a tiny spare bedroom to my current office which is a big double bedroom sized room and I wonder – how on Earth did I manage to keep organised back then, let alone now? I remember one Christmas working from a giant cardboard box as a makeshift table because I just got way too many orders to fit in the kitchen. It’s nice to look around my pretty, colourful home office now and feel somewhat more settled, haha.

How To Organise Etsy Orders

Organising my orders is one of the most important parts of my business. I have to keep them in sight, safe so as to not lose any customer information and I have to be able to separate the ones that are ready to be shipped, from the ones that need to be made, from the ones that have just come in. I’ve tried loads of different ways to keep them, but this wall unit from IKEA is by far my favourite. I’ve had letter racks before, but they take up valuable desk space of which I’ve never really had much so when we bought our house this was one of the very first things to be mounted to the wall! It’s made of metal, too, so it’s really robust!

I added some colourful flowers to make the area less business and more fun and bright and it sits just below my handmade noticeboard which is decorated with colourful letters too. The table underneath I actually created from a long, thin shelf from IKEA and some table legs as I was looking for something really bespoke for the narrow space – it’s perfect for making a huge batch of jewellery and light enough to move around the room as and when I need extra workspace, but also sits neatly under my windows to create a pretty display when not in use.

How To Create A Home Office

So that’s one of my favourite corners in my home office – you can see more peeks into my studio here.

Loves x xx

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