Interiors

A little bit of luxury with Hurn & Hurn

I love interior design, coming up with new ideas, matching different colours together, and having my own go to style. Which for my home, has a country/rustic/modern style running through it.  A couple of years ago my friend’s daughter painted me a beautiful water colour floral bouquet which I have framed and is currently in our family room. However, when we move to our forever home it is going to be my inspiration for our master bedroom.

A while ago we stayed in a beautiful boutique hotel that was the perfect mix of country checks vs quirky modern and I loved it. I’m always on the lookout for online retailers that offer everything I want, my love of the country side and my modern style. Hurn & Hurn are my home inspiration dream.

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Ooh Hurn & Hurn how I love your style!

Hurn & Hurn have everything I have been lusting over for so long and one of those things is by a brand call Voyage Masion. Hello everything I love wrapped in one! The fabulous team at Hurn & Hurn have kindly sent me a foot stool and I couldn’t be happier.

I chose this Morning Chorus Monty Stool it really reminds me of my Mum and her love for wild flowers and garden birds. The quality of the product is fabulous and I have checked over each and very seem and stitch very carefully, when you are paying almost £80 for a little stool while one offer (RRP £100) it’s always worth checking. Safe to say it is perfect, made to such a high standard, the fabric feels fabulous, the wooden feet are all wonderful, no marks, no tiny little chips of missing wood on the edges. These are the little things I check for when buying something.

The fabric is beautiful, so pretty and although the colours are slightly pale or washed out as my Hubby would say. It is meant to be this way and is the perfect way to bring country style into our home.

It is perfect for the children to sit on to watch TV, but more importantly it is great for my feet to go on while I’m sat in the living room with a cup of tea, the log burner on and enjoying wonderful Christmas film. I love it! I couldn’t be happier with this item. It has really fitted into our home well.

I have to say that Hurn & Hurn have chosen the some of the most wonderful brands to stock, it is a testament to their vision and brand. I cannot wait to fill our forever home with more of their gorgeous products.

Thank you Hurn & Hurn for gifting me, my beautiful foot stool.

Dreaming about a Garden Office space

Along with all of my many ideas and dreams for our forever home, I often think about having my very office. At the moment I have a small work space in the corner of our living room, or I balance the laptop on the chair arm. I would love a space that is light and airy, stylish and full of inspiration, should be easy right?!

Unless you have a room in your home that is in just the right location for light and with nice big windows then it might not be possible to find it. So I thought about having a Garden office, a space full of everything I am looking for.

Finding a ready built garden office or something that would be built in the garden, with large windows, nice floor boards and a small heater for the winter months. It would be perfect, just as I think it would be easier finding something with all of the correct dimensions and then choosing your finish, the flooring and roofing. Then all I have to do is find the perfect spot and wait for it to arrive. The insulated garden offices from GBC group are everything I have been dreaming about. I can imagine it being an olive or sage green colour with some beautiful pots outside that I would plant with seasonal flowers.

My Garden Office style

I could have a lovely desk, it would be looking out across the garden. I think I would add my beloved bureaux instead of a desk. The space would have a small sofa or a large snuggle chair and a small table, perfect for just sitting with a book and a cuppa. Maybe I would add some lovely shelf’s for my books and my favourite and very well loved copy of pride an prejudice, I could lose hours in there reading.

Having lots of natural light and lovely floor boards would also be perfect for the hundreds photographs I take, the garden office could also double up as a small photography studio.

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I would try to keep the space stylish using the lovely country side colours that I love so much. Adding plants in wicker baskets, blankets and cushions, some wall art and possibly a large mug. It makes me happy just thinking about it. I would also have to fit a small set of drawers in, so I can house all of my stationery, there is a lot of it!

Spending hours working in my very own garden would just be heaven, having that space to get creative, while looking out over the garden. Being away from the house, all of the washing and cleaning, will help to ensure I have a better work life balance. Plus it would look amazing in the garden.

Designing my dream garden office is not difficult in my head, its packed fill of ideas but making it a reality might not be so easy. We don’t have our forever home yet, but one day we will have it and I cannot wait!

 

*This is a collaborative post.*

Entertaining this Christmas with DOMU

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love it, the decorations, buying beautiful gifts for people but most of all I love to socialise with family and friends. We have Christmas day at home, I cook a traditional Christmas dinner for the family, I drink a bit too much and eat too much, but I love it. It’s a real family day, full of love and laugher.

For the last few years we host a turkey curry night between Christmas and New Year, it’s always lots of fun. We have a few drinks and eat a lot of curry. One of my favourite things about the run up the Christmas is the Christmas drinks night we host at our house each year, at some point in December. We have quite a close group of friends we generally have the same people around each time we have a gathering.

Entertaining this Christmas with DOMU

This year I have decided on a Gin and Whiskey night, along with nibbles. I do love a gin, I have been sent a couple of fabulous items for my Christmas gift guides that I cannot wait to try. Cocktails are something I love, I like to make them and especially drink them.

Entertaining This Christmas with DOMU

To help me out with my Gin and Whiskey night, DOMU have sent me some beautiful copper items. A cocktail making kit, a cheese board and a cafeterias that will help the following morning with the sore head.

Cocktails

The Parisian cocktail making kit exudes glamor, it’s cooper in colour and comes with everything you could possibly need to make amazing cocktails, other than the liquids. The kit comes with a muddler, twisted bar spoon/fork, strainer, bottle pourers, double ended shot measurer not forgetting the cocktail shaker and arecipe guide. All packaged up in a lovely geometric patterned gift box.

Cheese lovers

The herringbone cheese board, is gorgeous. It comes complete with 3 specialised knives perfect for cutting all of your cheeses. The knives sit beautifully within the back of the board, to keep them safe, each one has its own little magnetic space so they are secure while not in use. The board is made from bamboo and comes with a hanging loop to allow for it to be stored hanging. I love the herringbone finish to this board, it looks really classy and I cannot wait to use it for my Christmas drinks night. Plus it arrived boxed in love geometric black and gold box.

Morning Coffee

The copper French press is another beautiful VonSuf product. It is the fashionable copper colour that is making it’s way into kitchens everywhere. It has a 1L capacity and makes the perfect coffee and apparently it can be used for tea as well, which is something I hadn’t even thought about until I read about it on the box. The press is easy to clean and I just love it. Another product that is beautifully packaged. It’s going to be perfect for the sore heads the morning after my Gin and Whiskey night.

The VonShef items, are all of fabulous quality, they not only look stylish they are also well made, high end products. As Christmas is coming these would make for perfect gifts, they are affordable, stunning and beautifully packaged.

Thank you VonShef for sending me out these beautiful items, I love them all.