Sunday, 19 January 2014


We were recently given these beautiful big sofas from my Mum and Dad. My first thoughts were 'they aren't my style' and I ummed and ahhed about whether I'd take them, I just wasn't sure how I was going to make them work in our house! They are such good quality and soooo comfy I would have been mad to say no to them, so I welcomed the comfort with an open mind. As a result I have had to go quite traditional with my styling which is not really the way I was heading (I was trying to pair back a bit and go a little more funky and colourful but not to be). My styling is eclectic luckily and they are a natural fit in this old house, the room seems to blend in well with the rest of the house so I am happy with the overall look. We had new carpet laid in here not so long ago and the room is sunken so it is a very inviting and comfy area for the whole family (including my little photo bomber our dog 'Franklin'). I do need to recover the ottoman, I realise the colour is not working so I am on the look out for some fabric, I have a few favourites below but not really sure yet. You might like to help be by telling me which one you like from the fabric swatches below from left to right 1-4?

Fabrics 1. 2. 3. 4.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I'm pumped for the week ahead!

Carla x

Sunday, 5 January 2014


on 2013....We spent many weekends renovating, demolishing, gardening, building, making, sanding and I did a lot of painting, and more painting, and I'm still not finished outside. Meanwhile we both work all week in our day jobs and have 3 very busy kids but I never sit still for too long, there's always something to do.

In 2013 we achieved:

• New floor coverings in the kitchen and family room

• We did some finishing touches to our new kitchen

• I renovated the laundry

• We made a new backyard entertaining area

Here's a few pics to re-cap our year on the house-

New floor and added touches to the kitchen

You can see the full kitchen reno here...

New laundry

You can see the full laundry Reno here...

Outdoor area

You can see the full outdoor makeover here...

Until next time, whether your back at work like me or still on holidays have a great week!

Carla x