WHATS THE BEST WAY TO KICK THOSE JANUARY BLUES IN THE THE BUTT…. WITH A DINING ROOM REVAMP OF COURSE!
Its that time of year, Christmas feels like a distant memory. It’s dark, cold and rainy so to brighten the mood I’m going in for a full dining room revamp.
THERE ARE LARGE ONES,THERE ARE SKINNY ONES, THERE ARE SHORT ONES, THERE ARE LONG ONES…. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? HALLWAYS OF COURSE.
The last hallway update was late 2018,when my love for Farrow & Ball Hague Blue was at its peak. Admittedly I still have big love for Hague Blue but I do become bored very easily. Instagram and Pinterest can often make you feel like a child in a sweet shop. I’ll have one of those and one of those and before you know it you’re decorating the same space multiple times a year.
I started to question myself, if you love Hague Blue then why change it? Why not find ways to update the space without decorating.
When the online print store Posterlounge contacted me about a collaboration I saw this as a perfect opportunity to use prints as a way to update this space, more on that a bit later.
Lets talk SLEEP! It’s not our strongest point in this household, we all want that real creme de la creme of sleep but we just aren’t quite achieving it . If it’s not a child waking up in the night it’s from the mattress that just isn’t doing it’s job. Now I can’t change the first as unfortunately I have a child we joined the ‘No Sleep Club’ from day one but I can change the latter.
I’m here to talk Mother’s Day gift guide, the day is fast approaching (Sunday 31st March to be precise) and I thought I would share with you my Top 5 alternative Mother’s Day gift to buy. Every mother loves a potted plant or a bouquet of flowers with a box of chocolates but sometimes you have to write a blog post to share what you want, so that’s what I’m doing and I will probably forward this on to family for my birthday this summer.
Here is a selection of items I am completely lusting over at the moment, all in completely different price brackets for whatever your budget. Let’s dive in.
For those who have followed me for a while would know I love to play with colour. The living room has needed a refresh for a while now. My style is very eclectic and I love to clash colours with pattern but the problem I faced was how was I going to introduce colour when I had so much colourful furniture.
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.
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. Read more
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) Read more