Kitchen trends in 2016

My kitchen is looking a little tired and in need of a revamp this year.  I am not one just to follow the trends but I do like to know…

Finding a Local Handyman — What Do You Need to Know?

Unless you’re an expert DIYer, the chances are you’ll sometimes need to “get a man (or woman!) in”. You could keep a long list of specialists in the hundred and…

Planning our garden makeover

Our garden is looking just terrible at the moment which breaks my heart because a year or two ago it was our absolute pride and joy. Some of the problem…

Win £300 to spend on Eichholtz interiors at Houseology.com

Oh my goodness this is just the best prize ever. £300 to spend on Eichholtz at Houseology.com.   If you love your home as much as I do this prize will…

View Quest Retro Mini – Review and Competiton

Do you listen to the radio? I do, everyday. At the moment I have Classic FM on in the background but I do like a bit of Desert Island Discs…

A simple, stylish bathroom makeover

January is the month where the excesses of Christmas are firmly put away and as a nation we declutter, lose weight, get fit and get organised. Well that is our…

The value of a great plastic box

A new year always unleashes in me the need to be organised and have a good old declutter. It’s a time for new plastic boxes and a few hours set…

Chris Beetles Gallery, London

Chris Beetles Gallery Shortly before Christmas I took my 8 year old daughter on a little trip to London from our home in Nottingham  (her current best pal, Bob the…

My key word for 2016 is MOVE

This coming year I want to move in many ways but mainly in an upward more determined direction. Print by Helena Tyce Designs I want / need to move house.…

How to get a grand staircase

With shows like Upstairs, Downstairs and more recently Downton Abbey, one of the big period features that seems to have disappeared over the last fifty years or so is the…

Key Interior Trends in 2016 – Rugs

I have been commenting over at the Modern Rugs blog this month about the key interior trends of 2016. So what is going to be new in the world of…

Waiting for Winter Accessories

Yes, it’s December but sometimes we like to wait a little while until we really invest in some proper winter accessories. This may or may not have something to do…

The Art of Attentiveness

The art of attentiveness is just so important. New research from Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) revealed that 20% of Brits believe customer service today is far worse than it…

Beautiful bespoke Furniture

Oh I do love bespoke furniture I had an elegant great aunt who had a very beautiful home filled with treasures she had collected over the years and from around…

Beauty – a study of perception

So as you know this blog is called ‘a beautiful space’ but what is beauty is it a study of perception ? Here is an attempt to define it ….…

Fashion accessories from Avon

My view of Avon has been totally revitalised. I have been looking at the fashion and accessories and they really are just so lovely and bang on trend. I recall…

What’s the best way to invest for my family?

Anyone who has children will understand what I mean when I say that the thing I worry about most is their future. Obviously it’s instinctive to want to protect your…

Throwing A Housewarming Party With DIY Decorations

The holiday season is almost within touching distance, and there couldn’t be a better time of the year to throw a festive housewarming party and show off your renovations or…