Why I'm still blogging after two years?

Yes two years on I am still blogging as Skirting Boards & Chandeliers which has also evolved into a thriving business so I thought it a good idea to take stock and reflect on my favourite moments of the last 12 months and where I’m heading in the next few months. I’m also sharing 10 things I’ve learnt that might help someone starting their own business and blog that I wish I’d know at the beginning. Enjoy and let me know what you’d like to write about next too!

Colour story: Embracing neon in our homes!

It might seem like a crazy idea having neon in your home whether on the walls or in the accessories but I say why not! It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea but if you have a read you’ll see why it’s a crucial part of my unique decorating style. I’ve included one of the best ways you can find your own style and why that’s so important to create the room of your dreams. Oh and there are some neon room images which some of you are going to LOVE!

How I chose my Kitchen Cabinets: Planning colour & Style with Naked Doors

Picking the kitchen cabinets is definitely one of the most important decisions you make when designing a new kitchen and I’m here to talk you through how I arrived at quite a creative yet affordable way of doing it. Naked Doors are a great place to start for upcycling your Ikea cabinets or if you’re renovating a brand new kitchen like us. Read how I got on…

What’s all this fuss about tidying up? And who is Marie Kondo?

It’s the show that everyone is talking about and I keep seeing things popping up on Facebook ranging from adoring fans to raging comments. So I’m here to give my thoughts and own experience of her signature KonMari Method as well as discuss some of the shortfalls. At the end of the day decluttering has a positive affect on our minds so it’s worth seeing what you can implement for yourself. I don’t think you’ll look back once you start…

My home plans for 2019 (and why it's okay to take your time)...

Here are my 2019 plans for my home. Wallpaper is making a strong presence and I am optimistic that I can complete these rooms by the end of the year. I’m also discussing why some projects seem to take forever to complete. And that’s when you have a concept and a vision for the space and yet things seem to get in the way. However, if we can get to the bottom of why we’re procrastinating then it can be possible to start to make some progress and even enjoy the slow burn of things coming together in you home!

Dear Santa… An interiors lover’s gift guide 2019

Sometimes Christmas shopping can take its toll and be stressful. But if you have a colour-loving interiors geek to buy for then look no further. Here are the things that I would genuinely love to receive from Santa and wanted to share them with you to inspire you as well as support these amazing small businesses.

Why I'm Reading Love Colour by Anna Starmer

A book for all colour lovers out there and a great tool to help you be a little more courageous with colour in your home. I’ve reviewed this brilliantly colourful book on the blog and am happy to report that it resonates with all my thoughts about approached to room design and the important role that colour plays in creating the right mood for your rooms. Get a sneak peek inside the book here!

Journey Home: Charlie’s Victorian Haven


We all love a nosy inside someone’s home and I am back with my ‘Journey Home’ series with a gorgeous local home. Charlie’s life oozes creativity and I love that she challenges my views on good design and concepts such as using white on the walls and starting a room scheme from an unconventional place. I learnt so much through understanding her creative process and I love her use of colour. Hope you enjoy a peek inside Charlie’s Victorian haven!



Colour Story: Yellow

Yellow is such a fun and happy colour but can it really enhance our well-being? And if so can I paint the walls or are there other options? All your questions answered here. Yellow is a great colour so discover some shades and ideas you may not of thought of yet. Yellow room inspiration just for you!

Creativity, Autumn and a Supper Club

Autumn is often seen as a time of abundance when Mother Natures reveals and gives herself freely to us mere humans. The sun glows more orange as we head towards more diffused winter sunlight and as chlorophyll departs from the leaves we are bestowed with the glorious splendour of colour all around. A perfect time to gather in the cooler evenings to eat some heartwarming food in celebration of creativity…

8 Interior Design Myths that just aren't true!

There are some interior design myths flying around out there and they are stifling our creativity! When can you have dark walls, where should wallpaper go and should skirting boards be white? Here are 8 myths that I am demystifying with alternatives of how to approach a project so that you can try new things and end up with a room that you love. Enjoy the read!

Is it Made to Last?

What do you think about sustainability and when you buy things for your home are you really thinking how long they will last? I’m discussing this with Joel Chudleigh, the co-founder of Made to Last on the blog this week who has some really insightful thoughts on good quality products, how to keep going in business and even life in Japan! I love this brand who are committed to long lasting, sustainable British products for everyday life, straight from the maker. There have a particularly great lighting range!