Decking the house with all things Christmas! | A mini tour

Decking the house with all things Christmas! | A mini tour

Last weekend was the most fun I've had in this house since our kitchen reno completed. We cranked the Christmas tunes on high, poured the mulled wine before 12pm like the wreck heads we felt we were, and got untangling those Christmas lights to decorate the house ready for Christmas. Come and see inside!

Read More

When you have 5 people sleeping over this Christmas + only one bed... oops! The race is on!

When you have 5 people sleeping over this Christmas + only one bed... oops! The race is on!

Having the whole family staying over at Christmas means Fifi needs to get inventive with where to put everyone up! Mattress buying to the rescue! The race to sort out the junk room and turn it into somewhere someone wouldn't mind sleeping is on!

Read More

My DIY Advent Calendar to cherish moments not things

My DIY Advent Calendar to cherish moments not things

This year, to pause and really relish the Christmas season before it flies past us as fast as Santa's sleigh, I thought that a hand made advent calendar tailored to projects and Christmassy traditions would be ideal to bring Neil and I even closer together when trying out new projects and spreading joy to others during December. 

Read More

My Kitchen Diner Makeover (with Before + After pics)

My Kitchen Diner Makeover (with Before + After pics)

Like the impatient blogger I am I have been DYING to share this post for over 6 months now, ever since we began planning our kitchen diner makeover – and finally, IT'S HERE! My dream kitchen makeover and everything that happened in between. Come inside and I'll stick the kettle on...

Read More

Turning my blank canvas home office into a cosy writing corner

Turning my blank canvas home office into a cosy writing corner

While the renovation to our Kitchen Diner has been happening I've been locking myself away in my teeny uninspiring office trying to stay sane. So, I thought I would use the #BlankCanvas opportunity to get some ideas for how I could temporarily spruce up my home office until I've got more time to sort it out properly, calling on the Julian Charles' in-house designers and my instagram friends for advice. Come see my updates!

Read More

Selecting our "cut-your-own" Christmas Tree at Wilderness Woods (+ our Annual Autumn Photoshoot!)

Selecting our "cut-your-own" Christmas Tree at Wilderness Woods (+ our Annual Autumn Photoshoot!)

If you've been a Fifi McGee fan for a while you'll know that every year, the very moment the leaves start falling, Neil and I race out and prance around the woods for a wee photoshoot sesh together. There's something about all the colours, the first frost and the excuse to wrap up warm that makes us look forward to our annual Autumnal shoots together. This year, we fled to Wilderness Woods!

Read More

Can you actually bring country decoration to a modern home??

Can you actually bring country decoration to a modern home??

Can you really mix modern and country home decoration looks and how far is too far? I wanted to share some ways you can bring Modern Farmhouse charm to a home in a really effortless way if you are considering channeling the easy-cosy humble home look and need some ideas and don't want it ending up looking too twee. Have a read!

Read More

What to look out for if you're buying a fixer-upper like we did

What to look out for if you're buying a fixer-upper like we did

Neil and I bought our house over a year ago now. There it is in the photo above. Having never bought a fixer-upper before it's safe to say there were a lot of things we were completely blind to when we came to the house to view it. 

If you're on the market for a fixer upper, or you think one day you'd like to do a renovation project and make a house completely your own, then there's a few points I've learned to look out for along the way. 

Read More

15 ways to affordably take your bedroom from summer to autumn

15 ways to affordably take your bedroom from summer to autumn

Whilst I'll miss all the sun, BBQs, prancing around the house in vest tops and shorts and all the al fresco G&Ts Summer brings, there's part of me that's looking forward to getting home and decorating our house ready for the Autumn. Here's 15 budget ways I'm turning my bedroom from crisp to cosy. 

Read More

The No. 1 place for lighting inspiration if you're renovating

The No. 1 place for lighting inspiration if you're renovating

I'm not kidding guys, I was awake until 1am (!) last night looking for the specific dining room light as the electrics are all going in next week. I started my internet search at 8pm! That's 5 hours wasted trying to find a bloody light shade that if you looked at, is so generic. What's actually wrong with me?? Do you get this too? I think I've found something to help...

Read More

An interview with Jenny Mustill, Creator and Owner of Ruby Ruth Dolls: Living life in a creative studio in Brighton

An interview with Jenny Mustill, Creator and Owner of Ruby Ruth Dolls: Living life in a creative studio in Brighton

A new series of chats in the kitchen with some of the most inspiring, go-getter women I know. Join us every fortnight for a chat about work, life and design. This week I interview Jenny Mustill, creator and owner of Ruby Ruth Dolls. Grab a cuppa and join us...

Read More