An Hour of Free Decorating Advice? Yes, Please.

February has arrived! This is one of our favourite months of the year, not least because it means we’ve made it through January. Unlike that resolution-demanding first month of the year, February inspires us to gently refresh our lives. The sight of bulbs peeking...

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Glorious Greenery

February has arrived! This is one of our favourite months of the year, not least because it means we’ve made it through January. Unlike that resolution-demanding first month of the year, February inspires us to gently refresh our lives. The sight of bulbs peeking...

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A Room of One’s Own

"A woman," said Virginia Woolf, "must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." While we can't help you earn a quick dollar or write that languishing novel, we can help you with this part of Woolf's admonition: "a room of her own." We heartily...

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English Garden Inspiration

June is nearly upon us! I've spent May readying my garden for the coming season of outside living, and I'm pleased with the progress I've made: peonies are opening, lavender is blooming, and the herbs are smelling fragrant. For today's bit of garden inspiration, we...

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The Front Porch

How I wish I had a front porch! If I could order one made-to-measure I would insist on a deep porch with screens, swings, soft cushions, and tables to hold iced tea. Porches seem the most languid of places. Here you can read, nap, or even spy on your neighbours. They...

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Children’s Rooms

Can you guess what my most popular "pin" has been on Pinterest over the last little while? Yes, it's the gently simple children's room you see above! What do you think the second most popular pin has been? Just look below! Do you think parents are looking for design...

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