Last week I showed you the mood board for Charlie’s new grown-up bedroom.
Today it’s Lila’s new room idea – which is well underway. I’m very excited about putting all the little bits together – cushions, bedlinen and pictures – to personalise her space. As with Charlie’s room, it’s not exactly going to be in quiet and soothing tones – more turquoise mixed with fuchsia, yellow and a bit of grey.
The wallpaper I chose was a Prestigious Textiles design, available in John Lewis which will be on one wall only.
Oh and I spent all Sunday spraying an off-white iron bed bright aqua and it looks great – from a distance. It was STRESSFUL and up close I’ve made a mess of some areas, but that all adds to the vintage charm, right!?
And remember the amazing rug I found in TK Maxx? Well that’s kind of inspired a bit of a geometric theme.
I promise to post pictures of both rooms once they’re done, but until then, here is the mood board. read more…
There are some high street stores you always head to, while others are your go-to for special occasions.
For example Coast may not necessarily be on your Saturday morning rummage schedule, yet it would probably be your first port of call for a wedding outfit.
Jigsaw has always been a bit like that for me. During my teens I would save every pound from my babysitting stash and spend it in the Chester store on their really long, chunky ribbed polo necks – which I then wore with everything.
During my twenties (and probably until recent years), I didn’t visit as often because I’ve been less inclined with sophisticated buys and more interested in throwaway fashion.
Oh how times have changed. And if you haven’t been in a Jigsaw for a while, believe me it is time to get back on that saddle.
I visited the brand’s beautiful Duke Street Emporium, just off London’s Oxford Street and was spoilt for choice.
I don’t think I will ever get over the fact that I missed out on the checkerboard playhouse from a previous collection by H&M All For Children – but I’m hoping this time I have enough advance warning for their new range.
All for Children is a unique collaboration between H&M and UNICEF who are working together to support some of the world’s poorest children.
So far, the All for Children programme has helped over one million children and their communities in India and Bangladesh, including playgroup learning and support to access education.
This weekend is supposedly the sun’s final hurrah for the year, with high temperatures and sunny days.
But the rest of the week has been hideous hasn’t it? I’ve alternated between raincoat and a full-on winter number.
On a grey London day, what better than a bright coat to cheer you up?
When I worked in an office, getting dressed was a relatively stress-free experience as I had childcare and half an hour to myself before dashing off for the train.
Now amidst the chaotic ‘routine’ that is my mornings, I am somehow expected to get myself and the kids dressed and ready for the day as well.
I’ve developed a non-office / freelance / school run uniform of trousers, jumper and trainers and for time and ease of execution, my hair is thrown on top of my head every morning in a bun. But I am SO BORED OF A BUN.
To continue the grey theme this week, I am fully embracing the wonder of the grey sweatshirt this weekend. Well, the colour sure does match this miserable weather.
Having had a little sort out over the weekend, one thing is clear. Grey jumpers are my friend. And navy, but mainly grey. read more…
I’ve had a few meetings this week, but in between school runs and swimming lessons I didn’t have as much time to prep so I went classic – navy crew neck and culottes plus longer length trench, with a leopard court thrown in.