Today was all about the extreme deep clean. The kind where every drawer, box and cupboard gets emptied, cleaned and sorted. It took us all day but it was so worth it. Flopping on the sofa with a glass of white, because we really earned it 👌
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We've enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner followed by toasted marshmallows and a much-needed trampoline workout before bed! The end of a really nice (and hot 😎) day, so we're feeling good 👍.
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I cannot wait to share pictures of walls going up, kitchen inspo, colour charts and soft furnishings but for the next few weeks this is as exciting as it gets 😂
We're almost at the stage of leveling the site out and digging the foundations🙌 😍
The dressing table up cycle I started A WEEK AGO is still ongoing. Stripping two coats of paint off and sanding is taking forever!
However I have put the dressing room on hold for now and had a look on Facebook marketplace for antique furniture for the bedroom instead. We picked up this old gem yesterday for such a good price! I still have so much to get for the master bedroom so it's just a sneak peek for now.
Any tips on how to get rid of that old furniture smell?? I've cleaned it and Ross put a car air freshener in one of the drawers but the bedroom smells like an old museum 😂
Following weeks of preparation and consultations, as a Homeware Store, we are finally able to open up, at a reduced capacity on Monday from 10am!
We will have new temporary opening hours. ALL branches will be CLOSED on a Wednesday and Sunday.
Our reopening decision, certainly hasn't been taken lightly. We have followed government advice and carried out multiple risk assessments. We are well prepared to safely reopen. Below are some of the many safety measures that we have taken.
1.Hand Sanitiser Stations at entrance and exits as well as hand sanitiser at various other points
2. Extensive social distancing signage and guidance
3.One-way in-store traffic flow where possible
4. Safe queuing systems
5. Protective screens at till points
6. Card terminals sanitised after each transaction
7. Disposable protective coverings available for customers to test our upholstery and beds
8. Regular tannoy announcements to encourage social distancing practice
9. Recording employee's temperature daily using non touch digital thermometers.
10. Reduced numbers of staff and social distancing training and procedures to keep them safe.
11.Deep cleaning rota/regime across the store.
Our delivery service will not resume until Monday 8th June at the earliest. We are currently carrying out risk assessments and will only begin normal deliveries when we know if is safe for our customers and staff while giving a top class delivery service. We are prioritising pre-existing bookings first and will endeavor to be in touch with all of our customers as soon as we can. Please be patient as we are down on numbers and are truly trying our best for our customers and employees in this difficult situation.
Lucy's Loft will unfortunately not be reopening at this time and we look forward to its return - follow her on Facebook as she is offering a delivery service!
We are all trying to adjust to the 'new normal' so please be kind as some services will take longer than normal.
Finally thank you to all of our customers who have been so patient and the kind messages you have sent, it is greatly appreciate, we look forward to seeing you soon.
1 7329 May, 2020
What an absolute cracker of a day. And from Barras report, it sounds like the weekend is to be just as good! After yesterday's beach day, today was spent in the garden with the paddling pool (which now has a puncture!). I just poured a Blood Orange gin with some Fevertree Mediterranean Tonic and oh my, it is so refreshing. The perfect drink to quench your thirst after a long day in the sun. Happy weekend folks!
I make no secret that green is my favourite colour 💚💚💚 Green is the perfect colour to choose if you fancy a transition to more colour in your home. A great alternative to grey neutrals.
Green is a way to introduce a touch of nature into your home. It’s leafy, botanical suggestions help to create spaces that feel fresh, open and inviting, while more muted, paler tones can be used as a warmer alternative to white.
This is a bold choice for the more seasoned colour lovers! Sage & onions by @littlegreenepaintcompany the original colour of the gate in Beatrix Potters garden.
The Starlight Grey Quartz has beautiful mirrored crystal particles embedded throughout the stone. It is a very popular material for modern kitchens & bathrooms. Here with upstands, windowcill & fluted drainer.
It was such a cool experience and hopefully we will get to do this again.. As you all know how much I like to switch things up in this house 🤣🤷♀️ (que OH rolling his eyes)
Swipe for Magazines images 😍
I love this print by @conorlarkinart. It's even more special since the inspiration behind it is only a few yards from my parents house. I like to hang pictures that mean something to us.
The wallpaper is Berrytree by Scion and I fell in love with it at first sight. It's the only wallpaper in our house and I love how it brightens the dining area and gives it a clear identity within our open plan space.
“The kitchen is a place of adventure and entirely fun, not drudgery. I can’t think of anything better to do with family and friends than to be together to create something.” — Ted Allen
While our premises are closed to keep everyone safe, we are working remotely to keep projects moving along. So please do get in touch via phone or email to discuss your project with us.
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1 1327 May, 2020
No time like the present than to keep embracing the comfort of staying at home
Good Morning // I'm splitting my day between work and play. Anyone finding it really hard to get in the zone these days? I have some creative stuff to do and not a lot of inspo but I'm glad I took yesterday off, even if it means I'm chasing my tail today. Happy Wednesday ✨
Nothing new to show here so I thought I’d do a repost, mainly to try and prompt myself to actually finish Sienna’s room! My lovely new artwork I ordered for in her has arrived so I need to pay a visit to the Range to get the frames to match her other ones!
Have you guys Any plans for today?
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W E D N E S D A Y 🌸
Halfway through another week folks! 🙂 How are we all coping? We’re doing ok over here...we’re still living anyway! Looking forward to the heat that’s coming our way all week ☀️ Enjoy ur day! 💛
Garden Transformation.. (So far I should probably say! 🤪) Swipe for befores.. The very last pic was taken when we moved in 4 years ago and it was pretty neglected from then as I focused more on interiors but iv run out of space to do any internal projects so on to the garden it was!
#Beforeandafter of our spare room which was being used as an interim office (using a beautifully crafted desk made of an old piece of dirty kitchen worktop from the garage carefully set astride two shoved together bedside cabinets). Now styled to within an inch of its life 💯% for the 'gram. Hey, I've got a lot of time on my hands.
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I want to remember today for the joy on my girls faces when I served them up a proper picnic for lunch. For the warmth of the sun and the beauty in the simplicity of it all. For Susanna leaning into me for a cuddle and saying, quite matter of factly, "best day ever mummy". For Connie splashing in the bath and the sloppy wet kisses. For Mark taking the day off to soak up the sun and for that little half hour nap in the hammock. Not every moment is good, but I choose joy, again and again. ✨
I never noticed how massive this lilac tree and clematis was until they came into bloom a few weeks back. It's to the side of our house and you get a great view of it from the sunroom. But holy heck it's all so overgrown and a tangled mess of branches and roots. Plus it has an ugly ass enclosure which just needs to go (and it is surrounded by garlic!). Our whole garden is what you would call 'mature'. There are so many trees, hedges and plants to look after and maintain that it can be somewhat daunting when you are not green fingered. But we are doing our best and this is one area of the garden I want looking better by the end of the summer. What are your summer time projects? P.S. Thanks to those of you who messaged via insta stories to let me know this was a lilac tree as I had no idea 💜.
1 1926 May, 2020
This ceiling light after searching high and low, caused many a debate but I still love it! Some have grown to like it whereas Lee on the other hand is still not convinced. It will 100% be moving with us though! .
Can you believe how fast the weeks are going by! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Today’s photo is the rear exterior of my house! ➡️➡️to see the after!Above the sunroom is my bedroom which has a balcony area....I’ve lived here 3 years in September and it hasn’t been used once. I had big plans but once Sienna came along there’s just not an opportunity to go and sit and relax!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So I need you guys to help me come up with ways of styling it. I’m gonna share a pic of it in my stories xx
It’s been wild windy here these last two days and now my kitchen is coming down with seedlings and plants that I’ve brought in for protection against the storm. I frantically staked and tied our roses in our back bed; they weren’t winning the battle against the wind yesterday and it was giving me anxiety to watch them suffer! I nearly boked when I thought I’d lost the lid of my new cold frame (it’s from @gardentradingcompany for all those who have been asking!) and my poor strawberry hanging basket is currently sheltering in the shed. My sweet pea plants are reaching out for each other for support – literally – as they are ready to plant out against their net, but I was purposely holding off, waiting for this wind to subside.
This kind of weather is so rare for May and boy did I find myself missing the sunshine we’d been previously enjoying! I spoke to numerous people who had had a similarly disastrous day, as I did, yesterday - a day I wanted to just write off and forget by the time Matt got home for tea. Undercooked muffins, shattered glass and a weather-worn garden were among a few of yesterday’s ‘challenges’!! Come late afternoon I was ready for my bed and huffing frankincense from the diffuser in a bid to restore some calm to the chaos!
My knight in shining armour returned home from work, and having known something of my stressful day, came armed with a chinese takeaway. Our first one in over 10 weeks! With gratitude I tucked in to our delicious meal, and it wasn’t long before I was beginning to feel much better. After tea I headed for a socially distanced visit to see my ‘chick’ – my cousin who has special needs. And as time spent with Susie often shifts my perspective, last night was no different. No amount of badly baked muffins could spoil my mood when Susie exclaimed how our time together last night was “the best night of her life”. That’s perspective for you. In one moment, everything else becomes insignificant and your privileged life becomes apparent.
All I did was sit and have a cup of tea with Susie. We chatted a bit, and I listened to her as she read braille. And to Susie, that meant everything. My ‘bad’ day really wasn’t so bad after all.