As much as we love our home, we love to travel, too. We like to seek out the unusual and we take inspiration from wherever we go. Following design blogs is not something which preoccupies us. We don’t want our home to follow the latest trends. That doesn’t mean we’re not influenced by what we see around us – we just know what we like, and if it’s not bang on trend, so what? It’s our home and we’ll do with it, what makes us smile.
Since starting this major renovation, we’ve become more creative, not only in what we do, but how we do things. We don’t have a bottomless pot of money – far from it. We still work full time – but luckily, as website designers, we can do this from the comfort of our home – and so we do need to be resourceful. Online trawling is one way we seek out new ideas, as well as recycling and upcycling what we already have.
Gone are the days when we’d throw something away, simply because it no longer suited. Becoming more conscious of waste and finances has made us think more creatively – and here, we’ll share what inspires us.
We've never had so much space and shape to play with before, in any of the houses or flats we've lived in, and our stone house has proven itself to be a complete source of surprises. Each time we think we've finished somewhere, we see something else that could be...read more
We've reached the stage in our renovation journey, where we've been thinking of the next stage. Our stone house is now renovated - or, at least renovated as far as we want to go. We could have a (modest) swimming pool built, but being realistic, we have weighed up how...read more
We made a bit of an unexpected purchase when we visited Morocco and to be honest, we were on pins when we returned home. The purchase was being sent to us, as it wasn't going to be easy to bring it back ourselves, and after the euphoria had worn off - it was something...read more
Pink has never been my colour. I think I've always associated the colour with being "girly" and so have largely avoided it. But, I've been wrong, Oh, so very wrong. And now I'm letting pink into my life. The image above, sort of sums up why. From the palest baby pink...read more
We're suckers for stylish interiors. The kind of interiors that we maybe wouldn't be quite bold enough to go for at home, but love experiencing. And if anywhere does stylish interiors, it's the new kid on the block in Istria - Roxanich Wine and Heritage Hotel. When we...read more
Hotel Basiliani in the ancient town of Matera, in Basilicata, in southern Italy, is a real modern jaw dropper, built into the rocks of the Sassi. I've been intrigued by Matera for a long time - as a child I was fascinated by these dwellings in the rocks that were...read more