A kitchen makeover isn't just about redecorating in the traditional sense by painting walls or replacing cupboard fronts - in fact, this might actually be the worst way to makeover your kitchen. Instead, think about investing in some new gadgets and equipment.
Your home is a great chance to express your personal style, but like fashions we see on the runway, each season there are key themes that retailers and interiors magazines will be focusing on. The big change this year is that colour is back.
This is the perfect time to spend a little bit of money in new throws, bedding, and cushion covers. Textured pieces I love this season include sheep skin throws on the floor, cashmere covers for hot water bottles and items with mixed textures such as satin mixed with wool or linen mixed with boiled wool.
So, the colour of 2013 will be green. From clothes, jewels and interiors this fresh shade will be dominant. I have made it abundantly clear about my desire of neutral, uncompromising interiors, but a hint of colour is always welcome.
If we can try and pass on our practical know how to our sons, daughters then we can ensure the next generation can grow up not only knowing how to sling an Angry Bird using just their middle finger, but also how to fix the fixable bits and pieces around the house without spending fortunes.
Recently an opportunity arose with Zizzi to design the new plate that would be used across their 120 stores nationwide, and
Although I love all the traditional decorations around Christmas, I also like to add a modern spin on things. In the past, I have painted holly and berries white and added them to a bowl of coloured baubles.
It's less than two weeks until Christmas, and while some of us are totally sorted with the decorations, some of us are still in need of a little inspiration. Here are some of my favourite styling ideas for the festivities, which are very simple but yet truly effective.
Networking is a bit like dogging. You will get nowhere by staying alone at home in your bedroom.
Salt Sugar Smoke is broken into different sections of preserving and then each part begins with extensive notes on the methods and ingredients used. It could easily have become dry and dull but Diana Henry has such a way of writing that it is interesting.