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    Game-changing storage solutions

    by  • September 23, 2015 • Organising • 1 Comment

    While I adore my house – my first proper home after years of bleak renting – it’s not the largest house in the world. In fact, I’m pretty sure we bought the smallest pad in south London – as you walk down my road the large, grand houses slowly get smaller and smaller…and we’re right at the end.

    When we moved in last year we found a temporary home for everything (under the sofa for the board games!) with intentions to replace cheap and cheerful furniture with better quality, streamlined storage solutions.

    My kitchen has already been taken care of. A total refit with ACTUAL CUPBOARDS rather than curtained-off areas has given us oodles of space for cooking and baking equipment, and now the time has come to think about the other rooms – also known as the bedroom and living room seeing as there isn’t space for any others.

    Our sister site TheROOMedit is celebrating clever storage tricks with its dedicated #StorageSolutions campaign, showcasing those crafty little numbers that can help with stuffocation symptoms.

    Here are a few of my favourites – now, if I could just find room for them…!

    Lotions and potions


    The next big project for our home is a refit of the bathroom. I’ve spent more time than I have to spare thinking about how best to fit storage in the room, and this bathroom sink set sums up the base case scenario – two storage cupboards and two sinks. It’s win-win.

    Boxy beauty


    This slim line unit gives loads of storage space for books, make up and general paraphernalia I hoard on my bedside table. This way I could have ‘read’ ‘to read’ and ‘library books’ shelves. My kind of storage!

    Clever coffee table


    We don’t currently have a coffee table, which means magazines and cups of tea (and possibly plates of biccies) get left on the floor. A clever coffee table unit like this could be a game-changer for lazy living room owners just like me.


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    Rifle through the beauty

    by  • February 25, 2015 • Organising • 0 Comments

    In a few weeks, you will see me showing my love for this gorgeous Rifle Paper Company art print I procurred from Northlight for our Shop & Tell series.
    And can you blame me?Rifle Monarch printThe painterly style. The timeless floral theme. The bang-on-trend spring 2015 palette.  It’s all there and then some.
    Add to that the affordability (£18.80) and it’s blooming marvellous.

    So I was further thrilled to get a glimpse of what Rifle is doing for spring 2015. More lovely art prints…

    Rifle art prints… stunning signature card collection…Rifle art cards…and what caught my eye the hardest: these gasp-worthy recipe boxes.Rifle recipe card boxesI don’t know what I want most, but thankfully I have until the collection comes out in mid-April to decide.
    Find the majority of the Rifle Paper Company goods through Northlight.

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    The only HAY is Regent Street

    by  • February 13, 2015 • Living, Organising • 0 Comments

    This week, Liberty opened up 1,900 square feet of floor space to Danish super brand HAY and their design-driven cavalry of furniture and accessories.HAY-AT-LIBERTY_bannerWhether it is via the most covetable matchbox, golden scissors or the coolest combo clip-cum-coffee spoon, HAY has continually put the funk into functional.Hay-FavouritesAnd that design funk has taken the fourth floor of Liberty by storm.LibertyHAY_variousI don’t know if it’s the genius of the discord between the clean and modern product range against the rich Tudor-style backdrop, but something about the Liberty-HAY marriage rocks.
    And the juxtaposition goes to show that anything goes, and there is a little room for Hay in any space.LibertyHAY_bedOn top of the thoughtfully curated collection from the brand, the HAYkeover (HAY takeover) also includes the WRONG FOR HAY collection, designed by London-based designer Sebastian Wrong and composed of a slew of sexy and sombre curves.

    HAY keep going from strength to strength in their quest to shine the light on modern Danish future classics.
    Get your sunglasses on.

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