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When it comes to reading and enjoying stories this past year, I have been on a journey of self discovery. I have learnt so much from the books I've read, but the biggest shock for me was my new found love for thrilling detective based stories. Stories about crimes written from the perspective of the detectives trying to unravel what happened, how it happened, why it happened and who is to blame. I am surprised because you will not meet a bigger wus then me, but it seems my desire to learn and understand what goes on behind the police appeals and the cordoned off tape is bigger.


All the rage - Cara Hunter review


All the Rage - Cara Hunter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


That's where All the Rage by Cara Hunter comes in, this is a book that sparked my imagination and had me dying to know what happened, and why. The story has twists and turns at every corner, but not in an unbelievable way, and when it finally unravels the sense of closure I felt for the characters was amazing I had almost been holding my breath.

A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to press charges.

Di Fawley investigates but with the girl refusing to cooperate what can he do? there's something uncomfortably familiar about this case, so when a girl disappears he forced to face up to his past, or this girl might not be so lucky, she might not come home.

What I loved about this book was how we see a crime through that of the investigating officers, we start to understand how they think, and how previous investigations can leave their mark. How people who often appear to be one thing upon closer inspection are someone else completely, the clues are they you just have to look hard enough.

This is book four in the DI Fawley series and was my first introduction to the character, although part of a series it works as a stand alone book. For me it has sparked an interest, and I have already started reading the previous books.

If you love thrillers, police detective or crime novels you are gonna love ALL THE RAGE.

Check out what I've been reading lately.





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All the rage - Cara Hunter review



When it comes to reading and enjoying stories this past year, I have been on a journey of self discovery. I have learnt so much from the books I've read, but the biggest shock for me was my new found love for thrilling detective based stories. Stories about crimes written from the perspective of the detectives trying to unravel what happened, how it happened, why it happened and who is to blame. I am surprised because you will not meet a bigger wus then me, but it seems my desire to learn and understand what goes on behind the police appeals and the cordoned off tape is bigger.


All the rage - Cara Hunter review


All the Rage - Cara Hunter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


That's where All the Rage by Cara Hunter comes in, this is a book that sparked my imagination and had me dying to know what happened, and why. The story has twists and turns at every corner, but not in an unbelievable way, and when it finally unravels the sense of closure I felt for the characters was amazing I had almost been holding my breath.

A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to press charges.

Di Fawley investigates but with the girl refusing to cooperate what can he do? there's something uncomfortably familiar about this case, so when a girl disappears he forced to face up to his past, or this girl might not be so lucky, she might not come home.

What I loved about this book was how we see a crime through that of the investigating officers, we start to understand how they think, and how previous investigations can leave their mark. How people who often appear to be one thing upon closer inspection are someone else completely, the clues are they you just have to look hard enough.

This is book four in the DI Fawley series and was my first introduction to the character, although part of a series it works as a stand alone book. For me it has sparked an interest, and I have already started reading the previous books.

If you love thrillers, police detective or crime novels you are gonna love ALL THE RAGE.

Check out what I've been reading lately.





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Gifted products
Being a blogger means I am lucky enough to be able to try quite a few products, some of which don't really do it for me and some of which do. I always like to do a bit of research about the brand, so I can give you my honest opinion on not only the products I received but on the brand itself.

The Somerset toiletry company

The Somerset toiletry company kindly offered to send me some of their scented body and home products to try out. I hadn't heard of them before, but upon checking out the website, I learnt they create products using natural ingredients, that are very reasonably priced unlike other brands in the sector. They are also cruelty free and are working towards making their packaging more sustainable, with an on going pledge to reduce plastic and increase packaging that can be recycled and or is biodegradable. They also have a vegan range.

The Somerset toiletry company makes beautiful looking products making them a great choice when choosing a gift, or of course as a treat to yourself. They spend a lot of time creating attractive packaging as well as beautifully scented products.

The Somerset toiletry company ginger and lime candle

I love fruity, fresh scents and was so pleased with the products I received. the scents are really natural and vibrant. The Ginger and Lime naturally scented candle is my new favourite, it fills the house with a zingy fragrance when lit, and even when it's not its scent still lingers in the room.

I also have a hand wash and lip balm in the same Ginger and Lime scent and a coconut and lime scented sugar body scrub, which smells incredible in the shower. Everything I have tried, I really like, the handwash looks stylish in my downstairs loo, and leaves hands smelling incredible, and as for that scrub, I am obsessed, my skin feels so soft after use and I smell pretty damn good, if I say so  myself.

“We are on a path to ensure we become as environmentally sustainable as quickly as we can, as innovative new materials emerge.”

Sakina Buoy – Chairman

I have been really impressed with the products I have tried, and I like the companies honesty about their pledge to do their bit in reducing plastic waste. They are currently transitioning into using new packaging while still doing on going research in order to do as much as they can to reduce the impact of their products on the environment.

Candle - £12.95
Hand wash - £7.95
Lip balm - £4.95
Sugar scrub - £7.45

This is a brand worth checking out, if you like naturally scented products, they have a large range including bath, body, and hand products as well as scented products for your home.

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* These products where gifted to me, but with no obligation to post.

The Somerset toiletry company

Gifted products
Being a blogger means I am lucky enough to be able to try quite a few products, some of which don't really do it for me and some of which do. I always like to do a bit of research about the brand, so I can give you my honest opinion on not only the products I received but on the brand itself.

The Somerset toiletry company

The Somerset toiletry company kindly offered to send me some of their scented body and home products to try out. I hadn't heard of them before, but upon checking out the website, I learnt they create products using natural ingredients, that are very reasonably priced unlike other brands in the sector. They are also cruelty free and are working towards making their packaging more sustainable, with an on going pledge to reduce plastic and increase packaging that can be recycled and or is biodegradable. They also have a vegan range.

The Somerset toiletry company makes beautiful looking products making them a great choice when choosing a gift, or of course as a treat to yourself. They spend a lot of time creating attractive packaging as well as beautifully scented products.

The Somerset toiletry company ginger and lime candle

I love fruity, fresh scents and was so pleased with the products I received. the scents are really natural and vibrant. The Ginger and Lime naturally scented candle is my new favourite, it fills the house with a zingy fragrance when lit, and even when it's not its scent still lingers in the room.

I also have a hand wash and lip balm in the same Ginger and Lime scent and a coconut and lime scented sugar body scrub, which smells incredible in the shower. Everything I have tried, I really like, the handwash looks stylish in my downstairs loo, and leaves hands smelling incredible, and as for that scrub, I am obsessed, my skin feels so soft after use and I smell pretty damn good, if I say so  myself.

“We are on a path to ensure we become as environmentally sustainable as quickly as we can, as innovative new materials emerge.”

Sakina Buoy – Chairman

I have been really impressed with the products I have tried, and I like the companies honesty about their pledge to do their bit in reducing plastic waste. They are currently transitioning into using new packaging while still doing on going research in order to do as much as they can to reduce the impact of their products on the environment.

Candle - £12.95
Hand wash - £7.95
Lip balm - £4.95
Sugar scrub - £7.45

This is a brand worth checking out, if you like naturally scented products, they have a large range including bath, body, and hand products as well as scented products for your home.

*Click to follow on bloglovin
* These products where gifted to me, but with no obligation to post.

At the back of our house, leading off the living room, we have a reasonable sized brick built conservatory. Unfortunately it mostly looks like a tip, and is used as a bit of a dumping ground. Well not for much longer, I have plans to freshen up the space and make it a useable room in time for Spring.



At the moment the flooring is a dated carpet, which just isn't practical in a room that leads to the garden, especially when you have a cat and a dog like we have. We shall be replacing with a wood effect vinyl flooring, which will make the room look more contemporary, while being practical for a room that has big fluctuations in temperature and is also easy to keep clean when you have pets.

I also plan to add a rug for cosiness with a seating area perfect as a reading nook or a place to look out onto the garden with a cuppa.
We already have an upholstered chair that was my late mother in laws but plan to add another chair and a footstool/ottoman as somewhere to put your feet up, and as extra storage. 

The decor is very neutral with brick walls and oatmeal coloured blinds, so I'm planning on adding pops of colour with my furniture and soft furnishing choices. A brave choice for me, as my home is very neutral, there is not much colour going on.

I've got my heart set on a blue velvet chair, with mustard yellow soft furnishings, and a colourful rug to add cohesion to the room as well as being cosy under foot.
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If you have any suggestions for for places to look for rugs, chairs, footstools or cushions that don't break the bank, let me know in the comments. I am always looking for new interiors places to shop.


I already have an amazing rug from Land of rugs, previously gifted to me, so I might bring that down from upstairs as think it will go so well with my room plan, although I will miss it in our bedroom.

If you like interiors check out my other posts.

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My conservatory makeover wishlist


At the back of our house, leading off the living room, we have a reasonable sized brick built conservatory. Unfortunately it mostly looks like a tip, and is used as a bit of a dumping ground. Well not for much longer, I have plans to freshen up the space and make it a useable room in time for Spring.



At the moment the flooring is a dated carpet, which just isn't practical in a room that leads to the garden, especially when you have a cat and a dog like we have. We shall be replacing with a wood effect vinyl flooring, which will make the room look more contemporary, while being practical for a room that has big fluctuations in temperature and is also easy to keep clean when you have pets.

I also plan to add a rug for cosiness with a seating area perfect as a reading nook or a place to look out onto the garden with a cuppa.
We already have an upholstered chair that was my late mother in laws but plan to add another chair and a footstool/ottoman as somewhere to put your feet up, and as extra storage. 

The decor is very neutral with brick walls and oatmeal coloured blinds, so I'm planning on adding pops of colour with my furniture and soft furnishing choices. A brave choice for me, as my home is very neutral, there is not much colour going on.

I've got my heart set on a blue velvet chair, with mustard yellow soft furnishings, and a colourful rug to add cohesion to the room as well as being cosy under foot.
Affiliate links




If you have any suggestions for for places to look for rugs, chairs, footstools or cushions that don't break the bank, let me know in the comments. I am always looking for new interiors places to shop.


I already have an amazing rug from Land of rugs, previously gifted to me, so I might bring that down from upstairs as think it will go so well with my room plan, although I will miss it in our bedroom.

If you like interiors check out my other posts.

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This year is the second year, I have set myself a reading challenge. Last year I read 48 books after setting myself a target of just 18 at the start of the year, I soon realised I had underestimated myself, and was delighted to finish the year on 48.

book recommendations

This  years Goodreads challenge is 50, and in January I have managed to tick off 7 of those. Mainly due to January being the dullest month of the year, and I have stayed home a lot to avoid the cold. Check out my goodreads account and give me a follow, it's such a good place for reviews and recommendations.


What I read in January

The hunting party - Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I started the year with a cracker, I loved the hunting party, the thriller is set in a remote hunting lodge in Scotland, where a group of university friends have met up for New Year celebrations. Right from the beginning it obvious there is tension in the group, is this a tradition that should of died a long time ago.....

Read my full spoiler free review The hunting party      

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When Evelyn Hugo an elderly yet still glamorous Hollywood icon, decides to tell the story of her life and the truth behind all those marriages, she picks an unknown magazine journalist Monique Grant. Know one knows why least of all Monique she's not exactly successful in her job and her Personal life is know better.  Monique is determined to take this opportunity and kick start her career.

Monique finds herself summoned to Evelyn's upper east side apartment, where the life of Evelyn starting way back in the 50's unfurls, through her journey to hollywood, the friendships and the marriages, after all everyone in her story is now dead, its the time to tell the real story of Evelyn Hugo and her seven husbands.

I loved this book, all is not what it seems, Evelyn tells quite the story.   


Cilka's journey #2 The tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cilka's journey is the follow up of The tattooist of Auschwitz, and follows what happens to Cilka after the Russian liberation of the camp. Cilka is arrested and sent to a Russian work camp when she's accused of conspiring with the Nazi's. It turns out the Russians treatment of prisoners is appalling and Cilka again has to fight to survive in dreadful inhumane circumstances. I found Cilka's journey interesting as I have read a bit about the Nazi work camps, but did not know about the Russians and what happened after the war. I recommend reading both the tattooist and this book, especially as we commemorate 75 years since the holocaust this year.  

One in a million - Lindsey Kelk ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book was the perfect antidote after reading Cilka's journey. It's like a Hugh Grant, light hearted rom com of the book world. 

Annie has given up on love after a relationship goes spectacularly wrong, and decides to concentrate on her small business, that she runs with her best friend. That is until she accepts a crazy challenge from a hotty in the advertising business across the hall, to make the next person who walks through the door insta famous in just 30 days. Unfortunately that person is Dr Samuel Page phd an historian and social media hater. This is gonna be harder than Annie had hoped. 

A place called here - Cecelia Ahern ⭐⭐⭐⭐  

This book wins the weirdest book I have read this month title hands down, but there is something kind of compelling about the narrative. It makes you want to find out what's going on and why, although I kind of wished the ending offered more of a tangible explanation.

Ever since Sandy Shortts childhood school mate disappeared twenty years ago, Sandy has become obsessed with missing things - finding them becoming her goal. Whether its a missing sock lost in the washing machine or misplaced car keys. Sandy has to find them and ends up dedicating her life to finding missing people. That is until Sandy goes missing too, now she is lost will she find the answers she has always searched for.

Rachels holiday - Marian Keyes ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rachel Walsh is an Irish girl living in New York. She hates her job, and is sleeping with a beautiful man called Luke, although he does wear his leather trousers to tight, and she has a fondness for recreational drugs, some say she's too fond. After a large bender she finds herself frogmarched back to Ireland and sent to the Cloisters a rehab centre, which Rachel only agrees to go to, as she's sure it will be full of celebrities, she doesn't need help she's not an addict like the other poor souls there, it will be a nice little holiday.

This book is a lighthearted look at the serious topic of addiction, and what brings addicts to where they are, while highlighting the behaviour and lies of an addict in denial and how difficult they are to have in your life.

A man called Ove - Fredrik Backman ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ove is probably the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots, joggers, neighbours who can't reverse a trailer, shop assistants who talk in code.

But the thing with Ove he might be grumpy, often rude and has a use of language that can be deemed offensive, but underneath that he is a man of integrity, a man with an in built sense of duty and a desire to do the right thing.

Ove has had a hard life, dealing with injustices and grief. He spends his life fighting until he thinks he can fight know more. Turns out some people need his help, and Ove being the man he is, just has to help.

I must admit I found this book a slow burner, but once I really got to know Ove, I warmed to him and his story which at times is very moving. 

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Have you read any of these books? let me know in the comments what you thought, I love to read other peoples opinions on books.




What I read in January


This year is the second year, I have set myself a reading challenge. Last year I read 48 books after setting myself a target of just 18 at the start of the year, I soon realised I had underestimated myself, and was delighted to finish the year on 48.

book recommendations

This  years Goodreads challenge is 50, and in January I have managed to tick off 7 of those. Mainly due to January being the dullest month of the year, and I have stayed home a lot to avoid the cold. Check out my goodreads account and give me a follow, it's such a good place for reviews and recommendations.


What I read in January

The hunting party - Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I started the year with a cracker, I loved the hunting party, the thriller is set in a remote hunting lodge in Scotland, where a group of university friends have met up for New Year celebrations. Right from the beginning it obvious there is tension in the group, is this a tradition that should of died a long time ago.....

Read my full spoiler free review The hunting party      

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When Evelyn Hugo an elderly yet still glamorous Hollywood icon, decides to tell the story of her life and the truth behind all those marriages, she picks an unknown magazine journalist Monique Grant. Know one knows why least of all Monique she's not exactly successful in her job and her Personal life is know better.  Monique is determined to take this opportunity and kick start her career.

Monique finds herself summoned to Evelyn's upper east side apartment, where the life of Evelyn starting way back in the 50's unfurls, through her journey to hollywood, the friendships and the marriages, after all everyone in her story is now dead, its the time to tell the real story of Evelyn Hugo and her seven husbands.

I loved this book, all is not what it seems, Evelyn tells quite the story.   


Cilka's journey #2 The tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cilka's journey is the follow up of The tattooist of Auschwitz, and follows what happens to Cilka after the Russian liberation of the camp. Cilka is arrested and sent to a Russian work camp when she's accused of conspiring with the Nazi's. It turns out the Russians treatment of prisoners is appalling and Cilka again has to fight to survive in dreadful inhumane circumstances. I found Cilka's journey interesting as I have read a bit about the Nazi work camps, but did not know about the Russians and what happened after the war. I recommend reading both the tattooist and this book, especially as we commemorate 75 years since the holocaust this year.  

One in a million - Lindsey Kelk ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book was the perfect antidote after reading Cilka's journey. It's like a Hugh Grant, light hearted rom com of the book world. 

Annie has given up on love after a relationship goes spectacularly wrong, and decides to concentrate on her small business, that she runs with her best friend. That is until she accepts a crazy challenge from a hotty in the advertising business across the hall, to make the next person who walks through the door insta famous in just 30 days. Unfortunately that person is Dr Samuel Page phd an historian and social media hater. This is gonna be harder than Annie had hoped. 

A place called here - Cecelia Ahern ⭐⭐⭐⭐  

This book wins the weirdest book I have read this month title hands down, but there is something kind of compelling about the narrative. It makes you want to find out what's going on and why, although I kind of wished the ending offered more of a tangible explanation.

Ever since Sandy Shortts childhood school mate disappeared twenty years ago, Sandy has become obsessed with missing things - finding them becoming her goal. Whether its a missing sock lost in the washing machine or misplaced car keys. Sandy has to find them and ends up dedicating her life to finding missing people. That is until Sandy goes missing too, now she is lost will she find the answers she has always searched for.

Rachels holiday - Marian Keyes ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rachel Walsh is an Irish girl living in New York. She hates her job, and is sleeping with a beautiful man called Luke, although he does wear his leather trousers to tight, and she has a fondness for recreational drugs, some say she's too fond. After a large bender she finds herself frogmarched back to Ireland and sent to the Cloisters a rehab centre, which Rachel only agrees to go to, as she's sure it will be full of celebrities, she doesn't need help she's not an addict like the other poor souls there, it will be a nice little holiday.

This book is a lighthearted look at the serious topic of addiction, and what brings addicts to where they are, while highlighting the behaviour and lies of an addict in denial and how difficult they are to have in your life.

A man called Ove - Fredrik Backman ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ove is probably the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots, joggers, neighbours who can't reverse a trailer, shop assistants who talk in code.

But the thing with Ove he might be grumpy, often rude and has a use of language that can be deemed offensive, but underneath that he is a man of integrity, a man with an in built sense of duty and a desire to do the right thing.

Ove has had a hard life, dealing with injustices and grief. He spends his life fighting until he thinks he can fight know more. Turns out some people need his help, and Ove being the man he is, just has to help.

I must admit I found this book a slow burner, but once I really got to know Ove, I warmed to him and his story which at times is very moving. 

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Have you read any of these books? let me know in the comments what you thought, I love to read other peoples opinions on books.




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In 2020 Interiors and home decor are a big deal, everyone is interested in having a comfortable yet stylish home. Home decor has become fashionable and is no longer a niche market. There are a huge number of interior and lifestyle accounts on social media, so now we can see how other people furnish their homes and easily get inspiration for our own interiors.

2020 bedroom trends

For me the most important room in our homes to get right is our bedroom. It's easy to neglect a space that visitors do not see, but an attractive and comfortable bedroom can make all the difference to our well being. Our bedroom should be a sanctuary, a safe place to retreat to at the end of the day. 

2020 Bedroom trends

Unsurprisingly bedroom trends tend to centre around the bed, the focal point of any bedroom and paramount to a decent night's sleep. In 2020 Upholstered beds are quickly becoming popular as are suede and chenille beds. Upholstered beds, whatever the fabric choice offer a more luxurious feel to a room than a standard divan or wooden framed bed. Giving us that hotel room vibe in our bedrooms at home. As for colourways grey is huge, there are whole instagram accounts dedicated to a grey interior. If you don't want to take it that far grey is still a great option for a bed as it offers a classic look, and goes with pretty much any decor. Whether you like a modern or a more traditional design to your bedroom.

A chenille scroll bed would be my dream bed, for me they are such a luxurious design and instantly look expensive and sophisticated, it would look great in an understated bedroom with simple decor where it is aloud to be the star of the show. I'm thinking crisp white bedding and a panelled wall behind the bed to really make an elegant statement.

2020 bedroom trends I love
Chenille scroll bed

Do you have any plans for your home in 2020? 

What would your dream bedroom look like?

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2020 bedroom trends I love

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In 2020 Interiors and home decor are a big deal, everyone is interested in having a comfortable yet stylish home. Home decor has become fashionable and is no longer a niche market. There are a huge number of interior and lifestyle accounts on social media, so now we can see how other people furnish their homes and easily get inspiration for our own interiors.

2020 bedroom trends

For me the most important room in our homes to get right is our bedroom. It's easy to neglect a space that visitors do not see, but an attractive and comfortable bedroom can make all the difference to our well being. Our bedroom should be a sanctuary, a safe place to retreat to at the end of the day. 

2020 Bedroom trends

Unsurprisingly bedroom trends tend to centre around the bed, the focal point of any bedroom and paramount to a decent night's sleep. In 2020 Upholstered beds are quickly becoming popular as are suede and chenille beds. Upholstered beds, whatever the fabric choice offer a more luxurious feel to a room than a standard divan or wooden framed bed. Giving us that hotel room vibe in our bedrooms at home. As for colourways grey is huge, there are whole instagram accounts dedicated to a grey interior. If you don't want to take it that far grey is still a great option for a bed as it offers a classic look, and goes with pretty much any decor. Whether you like a modern or a more traditional design to your bedroom.

A chenille scroll bed would be my dream bed, for me they are such a luxurious design and instantly look expensive and sophisticated, it would look great in an understated bedroom with simple decor where it is aloud to be the star of the show. I'm thinking crisp white bedding and a panelled wall behind the bed to really make an elegant statement.

2020 bedroom trends I love
Chenille scroll bed

Do you have any plans for your home in 2020? 

What would your dream bedroom look like?

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Frenchic paint loof painted stairs

I don't know what it is with the start of a new year, but it always makes me want to overhaul everything, sort out the crap, re - decorate or in the case of my hallway a little refresh to lift the space and add a little interest. I often get bored and like to change things up a bit. On occasion this just involves moving pieces I already own to a new spot, it can really make me fall in love with something all over again.


Frenchic paint loof painted stairs

In the hall, I brought in a couple of plants I already owned, just relocated them from other rooms, and added a new basket for my winter accessories and bought the coolest new doormat ever, oh and totally changed the colour of my stair rails, from white to a statement dark grey.

The whole makeover cost less than £35, and took a few hours to complete. The revamp was inspired by the change of colour on the stairs, I've seen a few accounts on instagram, and some homes in magazines where dark coloured paint was used on the stairs or doors and I just fell in love with the idea of a statement stairwell and kinda just went for it.


Frenchic paint blush pink door

The stairs are painted in loof from frenchic paint. I have used the brand once before when I painted the door in my downstairs loo pink and new the quality was amazing and the finish just what I wanted. I bought the 750ml can and still have plenty left for touch ups, should I need it. The paint goes a long way, and doesn't smell so for me was a total winner.


Frenchic paint loof stairs

Frenchic paint loof stairs

The small grey basket is from B&M bargains and was just £3, they have quite a few designs but I liked the grey colour, as it goes with the stairs and the carpet.

The doormat is from Made.com and happened to be in the sale. The colours are perfect for the room, and it might just be a doormat but I love it.

*you can see the original makeover here, completed in 2018.

I have plans for many rooms in my house this year, so keep your eyes peeled for more interiors content coming your way.


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My hallway mini makeover


Frenchic paint loof painted stairs

I don't know what it is with the start of a new year, but it always makes me want to overhaul everything, sort out the crap, re - decorate or in the case of my hallway a little refresh to lift the space and add a little interest. I often get bored and like to change things up a bit. On occasion this just involves moving pieces I already own to a new spot, it can really make me fall in love with something all over again.


Frenchic paint loof painted stairs

In the hall, I brought in a couple of plants I already owned, just relocated them from other rooms, and added a new basket for my winter accessories and bought the coolest new doormat ever, oh and totally changed the colour of my stair rails, from white to a statement dark grey.

The whole makeover cost less than £35, and took a few hours to complete. The revamp was inspired by the change of colour on the stairs, I've seen a few accounts on instagram, and some homes in magazines where dark coloured paint was used on the stairs or doors and I just fell in love with the idea of a statement stairwell and kinda just went for it.


Frenchic paint blush pink door

The stairs are painted in loof from frenchic paint. I have used the brand once before when I painted the door in my downstairs loo pink and new the quality was amazing and the finish just what I wanted. I bought the 750ml can and still have plenty left for touch ups, should I need it. The paint goes a long way, and doesn't smell so for me was a total winner.


Frenchic paint loof stairs

Frenchic paint loof stairs

The small grey basket is from B&M bargains and was just £3, they have quite a few designs but I liked the grey colour, as it goes with the stairs and the carpet.

The doormat is from Made.com and happened to be in the sale. The colours are perfect for the room, and it might just be a doormat but I love it.

*you can see the original makeover here, completed in 2018.

I have plans for many rooms in my house this year, so keep your eyes peeled for more interiors content coming your way.


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I'm Kate, Lover of clothes, skincare, makeup and chocolate biscuits, reader, not necessarily in that order Want to work with me email at k8te1976@gmail.com

favourite books

Kate's books

Before the Broken Star
The Beekeeper's Promise
Days of Blood & Starlight
The Foyles Bookshop Girls
The Light Keeper
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Chocolate Lovers' Diet
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Beautiful Broken Things
Nobody's Girl
The Flatshare
The Mitford Murders
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
It Felt Like a Kiss
The Muse
The Humans
Call Me By Your Name
Believe Me


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