A year ago almost to the day I was ready to throw out our much loved brown leather sofa, this sofa was bought a few months after my second child was born in 2009.

Children don’t just prematurely age you, they prematurely age your furniture too.

Im going to take you through the process, how to, was it worth doing and how has it worn a year on.



At the end of October I shared with you my Room revamp ideas for the box Bedroom which is my sons room. Chester is a 9 year old boy who has Autism with sensory and sleep issues so this room had to deliver in so many aspects. It’s not a room that particularly filled me with joy.

Let’s dive in…. or should I say squeeze as it is the box room after all.

Working with What You’ve Got.

When we moved into our home this room already had fitted wardrobes, I’m not going to lie these aren’t the most attractive thing in the room but my gosh they are handy. They store away so many toys and items we wanted to clear out of the room to keep it a calm and a comfortable space for Chester. Keeping this room clutter free was high up on the list mainly because of the lack of space.



Chester was very much a part of the process in choosing the colours and design of his room. He has high anxiety so change can be a real problem, taking that into consideration we let him be part of the revamp to keep his anxiety to a minimum. Continue reading “HOW I REVAMPED MY SONS BOX ROOM OF DOOM”

I was seeing this guy called Instagram but he was such a player!

Instagram is exactly that, he takes you out gives you all the love and attention leaving you completely committed then one day drops you with no reason why! You think you’ve found what works it’s all going well then suddenly you was robbed by someone called the  algorithm and your left wondering what you did wrong. Continue reading “I was seeing this guy called Instagram but he was such a player!”

Change Of Season Bedroom Switch Up

The change of season is a perfect time to switch things up in the home.  Everyone wants to snuggle up and get cosy in winter which i suppose i should be using the word i cant actually pronounce “HYGGE” I know right who even am i, I claim to have a interior Insta account and cant even pronounce Hygge.

Changing things up with the seasons doesn’t mean you cant be true to  Continue reading “Change Of Season Bedroom Switch Up”

Room Revamp Idea’s For My Nine Year old Son With Autism

The past couple of months I mentally signed myself up to three room revamps, one being the dining room and the other two being my children’s bedrooms. There is something about knowing that Christmas is looming round the corner to get you all in an interior fluster!

This room has filled me with doom to say the least, there is so many aspects of this room that puts me in a paddy. Chester is nine with autism so creating a calm space that is not  over stimulating is a must, the room also needs to be welcoming and comfortable oh and the last factor it needs to give the illusion of space because oh yes this is the box room of doom. It’s always the way, last one in gets the box room.

So how am I going to pull this off I hear you say, I’m also wondering this to so let’s have a look at my vision.

The wallpaper was what took me the longest time to find, I wanted it to be something that was engaging but not  overstimulate. Finding this Wild Hearts Wonder wallpaper was like a breath of fresh air, it ticks all the boxes plus isn’t restrictive to an age. Continue reading “Room Revamp Idea’s For My Nine Year old Son With Autism”

So you think you’re a Blogger now…

Not another Interior/Lifestyle blog I hear you say!

I won’t try and sugar coat it, that’s exactly what this is but this Blog is by me so without further ado let me introduce myself.

Some of you may already know me from Instagram as the face behind House of Chester, my name is Michaela I’m a mum of two children and one fur babe Winston the untrained slightly bonkers French Bulldog oh and not forgetting my long suffering life partner Andrew. Living our lives in Essex

(Insert oversized picture of me pulling a very unnatural pose) Continue reading “So you think you’re a Blogger now…”