• The One Room Challenge is always precisely that: a challenge. Having decorated our guest ensuite and sun lounge through the ORC, I already knew what it would take. It's relentless. But despite how tough it is, the reason hundreds of us keep coming back is because it's always worth it in the ...
  • Happy solstice! During these dark days, it really does feel good to bring some extra cheer into our homes during a season when we spend more time than usual indoors. This year, I decorated very differently to how I have done for the past few years, going for a more handmade rustic style, and I'm ...
  • Our anniversary of moving into the house just passed, and Hubby and I were reminiscing on all we've done with the house since we moved in. When I asked him which is his favourite room in the house, his reply was: the master bedroom. The master bedroom is one of the rooms that we finished pre-blog. ...
  • This room reveal seems long overdue because it's been almost done for such a long time ... about a year, in fact. But there were a few finishing touches needed, and they were DIY projects that I didn't get around to working on until quite recently. Now, at last, I get to show you how our guest ...
  • I must confess that I’m not the biggest fan of yuletide. However, I do feel that the season is a nice bookend to the year and I do appreciate the excuse to put pretty things around the house that bring a little extra cheer to the darkest winter ...
  • Hurray! The downstairs loo is finished! And I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It's is velvety dark with burnished gold accents and an eclectic collection of curios that give this tiny room a larger-than-life ...
  • You know that feeling when you're clearing out your wardrobe and you come across something that you wouldn't dream of wearing now, but which still fills you with a warm nostalgia for the times that you did wear it? It's a bit like that at the moment with our house. We're currently in a whirlwind of ...
  • We bought our house in rural County Galway in the summer of 2006, at the peak of the property boom in Ireland. It was what was called “builders finish". Our house had no flooring, no bathroom fittings, no kitchen, no landscaping, and an unfinished driveway. Ceilings were painted and most (but not ...