I also realised today how much I like the wooden floors out there. I’d like to treat them if I can but it does remind me of Airbnb’s by the sea when we’ve travelled. There’s a certain nautical vibe about this particular wood. When summer really kicks in (you know, those few days when it’s actually boiling day and night) I intend on putting a rug down, not just because my dog absolutely loves it but it really brighten the place up. •
Since lockdown we haven’t been able to progress on the apartment as much as we thought we would have by now. We had plans to turn the balcony into a chic outdoor living space with a pizza oven and comfy corner seating, attractive outdoor storage and a stylish mini greenhouse in that corner you can see. Today I decided to spend some time out there giving it some TLC and I honesty fell back in love with my garden chairs. I think the bright colour works well with the matte bronze railings. We also bought a kumquat tree because we were desperate to see some citrus fruit out there. (Still waiting for my lemon tree to produce!) I really want to make this space feel like we and our guests are somewhere in the Med. A cosy little oasis for drinks at sunset. We’re not there yet obviously but it’s starting to feel lush ☺️Just wait until we get the festoon lights up!
Chairs + Table // @madedotcom
Cushion in foreground // @oliverbonas
Palm cushion // @hmhome
Glassware // @johnlewisandpartners
Ginger + Fig candles // @hmhome
Kumquat tree // Secret Garden, Crystal Palace •
Happy Saturday! This weather is amazing isn’t it?! We just finished “White Lines” (the Netflix show just to be clear 😉) and now I just want to be in Ibiza swimming in the sea and maybe even getting my feet painted ... 🏝🍹x
Happy Saturday! How are you all? Its been a lazy one here which was needed. About to cook lunch and eat outside I think and enjoy this glorious sunshine ☀️
The plants have been watered, sunned and given a quick check to see how they are doing. I worry all the time that I am going to kill one of them!
A is on the hunt for a new mixer for his turntables so that we can finally get the speakers out of their temporary space and out on display and in use again. Can't wait to have the windows open and the records on.
~Record unit @ikeauk
~Plant and basket @bandq_uk
Scorchio! Paddling pool is ready and waiting and I’ve ordered a sprinkler for the kids to run through- that’s their fave thing - getting sprayed with water. What are your plans this weekend? (May also do a few tik toks although realised I can’t dance for toffee) .
Encore une belle journée ensoleillée qui s’annonce pour profiter du week-end. D’ailleurs pour nous ça sera la journée tranquillou à la maison et ce soir on est invité chez des amis. C’est quand même mieux de les voir en vrai. Et vous alors quoi de prévu ce week-end?
How the hell is it Friday again !?!
Is it just me or are the weeks flying by quicker than ever before?
Honestly dont understand it, happy its the weekend though and the weather is still glorious
4 years ago to the date yesterday we knocked down a wall between the hallway and dining room, to create space for the new staircase thats behind me in the 1st shot, swipe for how it looked back then 😱
So good to look back and see all the hard work, which still continues on a smaller scale
Weekend plans include progress to be made outside now some topsoil has arrived and i have compost
1 bulk bag shifted this evening so far fuelled by Gin then it was time for tea and now I am so full I cant even shift my expanding lockdown arse off the chair never mind shift a ton of soil so hopefully finish that in the morning then I can go and buy a few plants if I can get anywhere near the entrance to the local nurseries or garden centre🤞🏻 imagine it could be a very long queue 🙈
Ive also picked up some paint to finish my fence with so maybe crack on with that aswell
Also I managed to chat through my pergola plans with my brother who is a builder earlier tonight after work, so assuming I can obtain some free wood from my dads stash, pergola plans are a go go 🙌🏻🌴
I have also ordered some Cool AF tiles to clad the bar in so very excited to make some progress on that soon too, this sunshine has given me such a boost to get cracking with garden projects
What you guys got planned for the sunny weekend to come? Any projects on the go or just a relaxing weekend ?
Sneak Peak of the new kitchen colour, Marcel approves.
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Happy Friday 🥳 I’ve just poured myself a Disaronno and Pepsi Max (as it’s so much better than coke!) We’re making a Gousto chicken and bacon sandwich with truffle cheese fries 🤤 for tea and we have fresh sheets so I’m pretty sure I’m winning at life.
Also the pesky birds didn’t get my eggs this week as I left a box out for the milkman to put over them. I did see the little bugger trying to peck into my neighbours, I bet he was gutted when he came to ours and couldn’t get them! This is what lockdown has done to me, I’m waging a war with the birds🤦♀️😂 I hope you all have a lovely evening, cheers to the weekend 🙌🥳
Happy birthday to Sam & to our newest love - the dining table we built! 😃 We’ve spent the past 4 days working hard to get it done so we could eat all the epic birthday meals on here & do a double celebration! 🥳🥂🍴🍰 It’s been so much fun doing this together & I’m SO in love with it and proud of us!!! Thank you @monkeyboysworkshop for making my vision come to life & teaching me to build furniture! Happy birthday to you & Tilly (the table) 🥳🥳🥳 Next job is to build a matching bench!! Stay tuned 👀 TAP PHOTO FOR DETAILS!
.if you want to see how we built it from the very beginning I have a ‘table’ highlight documenting it all 🤍✨ #diningtable#table#diningtablebuild#furniture#handmadefurniture#reclaimedwood#birthday#woodwork#monkeyboysworkshop
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Been so busy in the house the past week so plan for today is sunbathe/nap and chilling with this boy 🖤🌞 what are you up to?
Morning! The sun is out again and I am so so happy about it, I can’t believe how amazing it has been this week!! I have had this week off and I don’t think I could have picked a better week! We have finally finished the floor downstairs woooooo, swipe for the before! (I will stop going on about this now, on to the next task!)😂
Day 29 @myhousethismonth May flowers
Day 29 @mymonthincolour before & after
Happy bank holiday Monday everyone! ✨ I hope you all have a fabulous day. We plan to do lots of relaxing & have a really chilled one in the sun. 💛
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The beautiful sun in our bedroom this morning 🌞🌞🌞 •
Happy bank holiday.. what a beautiful day it’s going to be!🌻 My plan is to get Aaron to finally put up the blinds in the two spare rooms which haven’t been up in 3 years (ever since we’ve moved in) 🤦🏼♀️ & then spend the rest of my time in the garden I think 💛 I hope you all have a lovely day! •
So far I am loving the tones in the house! We’ve been in for 6 days now, and I can’t lie, it feels like we’re living in an air b&b. Once everything’s organised and rooms start to get completed I’m sure I’ll feel more settled.
Before & After: one of our design boards and the finished area from a lovely residential project completed last year.
Even during lockdown, we can create design boards and work remotely, so don’t hesitate to contact us!
Van het strand naar de achtertuin!🙌😊
Het was heerlijk! Genoten! na een koude dag gisteren vandaag een strakblauw luchtje aan zee💙🙏 Zit nu op dit bankje met een wijntje, te kijken naar de tuin die morgen HELEMAAL!😱😭overhoop komt te liggen! Alle tuintegels moeten eruit en er komen nieuwe in! Produktiefout! Heel netjes opgelost hoor! Maar hoop dat mijn tuintje verder heel blijft!😫duimen jullie mee!?😬