Renovation

Coach House Reveal

The Coach House reveal is one of the last areas left to show you. I saved this one until the end as I knew I wanted it to be its own little guesthouse and so it’s a mix of antiques, things from LA and items left over from the main […]

The Utility Room

It may sound strange, but one of the things I was desperate to have in this house was a utility room. Having not had an area to do laundry in LA, there were always clothes drying by the kitchen, which drove me mad! Especially now we’re about to have a second […]

The Blue Eaves Bedroom

The next in the series of room reveals is the blue eaves bedroom. This is the room that is requested by everyone before they come and stay and I can’t wait to be able to have friends over from LA, from London or from around the corner. It’s another eaves […]

Our Bright Orangery

Once the main rooms of the house were completed (you can see all of them here) we began work building our Orangery from scratch. We knew we wanted a light, bright room – and an orangery rather than a conservatory. The former has foundations and feels more like a sturdy room […]

Should You Go Gluten Free?

Going gluten free is one of the most talked about diet trends out there today, so much so that it’s become a bit of a cliché – but is it all it’s cracked up to be? I certainly feel that afternoon slump (and often tummy aches) after a delicious pizza, […]

The Snug

Our snug is one of the rooms that had the biggest transformation and I had such a strong vision of what it would like that I couldn’t wait to get started. It was referred to as The Snug before work even began on it as we knew it was going […]

Gift Wrapping Made Pretty

Wrapping presents really puts me in a Christmas mood and this year I’m starting a little earlier, so that we can put all the presents under the tree. Nothing completes the festive look quite like it. Usually it’s a frantic Christmas Eve rush to wrap everything between Honor’s bedtime and […]

A Happy Friendsgiving Table

Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday ever. Even though I’d never celebrated it before moving to LA, some of my happiest memories of living there took place around Thanksgiving and so it’s the one American tradition that we’ve brought home. We call it Friendsgiving to remind us of our get togethers […]

The Room That’s Made For Winter

I’ve often thought that rooms have seasons and our Dining Room is definitely the room that’s made for winter. We’re definitely going to carry on our LA love of Thanksgiving and I’m hoping we can enjoy some raucous dinner parties as well as a big family Christmas lunch in here […]

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