Interiors

Brick fire places using brick slips

I love a going to a traditional pub, open fire places, exposed brick work and a warm cosy feel. Over the years having exposed brick work within your own home has changed, it become popular to plaster over everything to make it look pristine.

Now, however it is becoming popular to add brick work into your home. Not only in older properties or for warehouse styled interiors but also in a more modern family home. I now know a few people that have had large extensions completed and had one wall what looks like an internal l brick wall. When in fact it is a brick tile or brick slip that are tiled onto the wall and looks just like an external brick look. It honestly looks fabulous.

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Feature Wall – brick slips

Feature Wall UK are a company that specialise in brick tiles, brick slips and stone veneers. I love the idea of having a log burner sat within a traditional looking chimney fire place, with exposed brick work. Using Feature Wall UK’s brick slips or tiles I can have that traditional look within a more modern house as their tiles are heat resistant, just perfect for a log burner.

It means you are able to build a chimney breast within your home using plaster boards and then use the brick or even stone slips to create something that looks fabulous but is also affordable.

The brick slips are not only suitable for in doors, but they are weather proof so they are perfect for outdoors. Many people are using them to add to the render on their homes, to add a little bit of extra design.

The brick slips are not only a cost effective way to add character to your home they are so lightweight and suitable for those who DIY lovers as they are easily fitted.

I love the idea of adding a more traditional brick slip to the back of a fire place for a log burner to sit in. It is definitely going onto my list of must haves for our forever home. What do you think to adding some brick slips to your home?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Stylish skirting boards

I have recently been thinking more and more about what I want from our forever home. I know that when we find our forever home it will be something that will need renovating. With renovating a property comes time, money and a lot of patience. It doesn’t stop me dreaming about how I would like things to be. The kitchen, bathroom, garden, living room, children’s bedrooms, paint colours.

The more I see beautiful interior styles on various website, good home magazine (yes I subscribe) and in the large department stores, the more I start to think about the details. I know we don’t have our forever home yet, I don’t even know what the layout will be like. All I do know is that it will be in village location, miles away from the nearest town, just perfect.

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Stylish skirting boards

During one of my many forever home planning’s, I started to look at skirting boards. I think I had been to a friend’s old Edwardian house, which has skirting boards that must be almost a foot high. I then started to see different styles of skirting board everywhere.

Honestly, I had no idea that there are so many styles available. Skirting World specialise in skirting boards, architrave, window board they have a few different styles to choose from, plus they deliver all over the UK.

I really like the modern styles, they are like nothing I have seen before. Although very modern isn’t quite what I will be going for, they would look fabulous in the right places.

I think my favourite would be the heritage skirting board it really has that traditional feel that I love. My home will be quite traditional in style, I like older more vintage items of furniture. My dark wood dress and bureaux are among my favourite items. So opting for something that has that more traditional feel would suit what I have pictured for our home more.

The only thing for me about pretty skirting boards is that they take that bit more cleaning. I’m not the best cleaner in the world, but I think that using the right vacuum cleaning tools, I will be able to keep my skirting boards looking pristine all of the time.

What do you look for when choosing items for your home? Do you like something modern or do you prefer something more modern?

 

*this is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Bohemian Rhapsody the film and VQ

I love the band Queen and all of their amazing music. Which is making me very excited for Bohemian Rhapsody the film all about the band that is due out in the cinemas on the 24th of October. I cannot wait to go along to watch it, while singing my heart. I have told my Hubby he is coming along, he does love to listen to me sing…. haha!

Bohemia Rhapsody the film

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be one of the most popular films of the year. Just like the amazing Freddie Mercury its going to be as extraordinary as he was. Freddie and the band defied stereotypes in a time that was fill of convention and closed minds.

The film will show the world the suffering Freddie goes through during his time away from the band before reuniting with them after his AIDS diagnosis for Live Aid. Queen are still an inspiration to people all over the world, those who feel out of place, those who dream and listen to their music everyday. Today our world has change a lot from Queens hay day, but still not enough to completely accept everyone for who they are, Freddie’s dream of a united world remains a dream. Freddie would be proud to see how far we have come, maybe in another few years there will be even less prejudice in the world…… the dream continues.

Bohemia Rhapsody and VQ

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VQ radios have teamed up with 20th Century Fox the makers of the film to offer you the chance to win some amazing prizes. All you have to do to enter is to purchase a VQ radio between now and 12th of November pop over to http://www.MyVQ.co.uk/win and enter some the details which will include the serial number of your radio. Winners will be announced early January, why not buy someone a VQ radio for Christmas and they also have the chance to win a amazing prize. There are some T’s & C’s so make sure you check those before entering.

Good luck everyone!!!

 

*Thank you VQ for sharing these fabulous items with me.*