Nursery Prints + Decor

August 30, 2018

Strictly speaking, Isaac's room is no longer a nursery since he is already a toddler, but I'd really like to call it that since I never had the opportunity to decorate one when he was a newborn.

Window Shutters In Our Home

August 27, 2018

I had long been a fan of window shutters way before we installed them in our home. Whenever we've holidayed in the UK, all the cottages we've stayed in seem to have them and it I just love the character it adds to the space.

When we moved into our house in 2014, G instantly said he wanted shutters for all the windows in our home. I was hesitant and had thought about curtains or blinds instead since it was a cheaper option and we'd already had so many outgoings for the house renovation. But I am glad he won me over because 4 years down the line, we both still love them and they have kept in excellent condition.

Our shutters were from the Shutter Studios, a family run business based in Shirley, Croydon in South East London and they stood out to us as soon as we walked into their shop with their exceptional customer service.

We were recommended to get MDF shutters as our budget was tight. MDF shutters are manufactured from engineered, off-cut timber that is bound and laminated to give a finished shutter, and they are so much more affordable than the solid wood options. The pricing was something like 3 times the difference!

Once they were installed, cleaning couldn't be easier. I just use a feather duster to run along each shutter and it's clean in an instant. They never really get that dirty and have stayed brilliant white in all these years we've had them.

If you guys are thinking of renovating your windows, I can't recommend shutters enough. They look modern and sleek, yet moulds in well with a rustic/farmhouse look and best of all, so easy to clean and open/close on a daily basis. 

Do you guys prefer shutters or curtains?

*This is a collaborative post

Garden Renovation On A Tight Budget

August 23, 2018

We have been spending all our at-home days in the garden this Summer, and I can't tell you how joyful it has been to watch Isaac run around on the grass and having a blast on his tuff tray. Our garden needed so much work done to it when we moved in and it has taken us a few years to do bits and bobs to it.

3 Summer Bathroom Trends You Want Right Now

August 20, 2018

The bathroom is the room that we use to start off our day and end our day. It's our own little oasis of space and a great excuse to escape to when we just need a little break from all the chatter and daily noise around us.

Xu Taiwanese Teahouse | London

August 19, 2018

Xu was one of those highly anticipated eateries to have hit London this year and naturally, it was high on my hit list. I'd heard lots of good things about it from friends who went, so I couldn't wait to see what unique creations Bao's creators would come up with. 

An Italian Wedding | Tuscany

August 16, 2018

We took off to the beautiful countryside of Tuscany in Italy back in June for a dear friend's wedding and it was hands on heart, one of the most beautiful, moving and best weddings I have ever been too.

Tado | Our Smart Central Heating System At Home

August 12, 2018

As we have many days left of this UK heatwave and glorious Summer days, it feels like a long way off before we need to think about cooler weather and turning the heating on. However, if you fancy upgrading your current central heating system and creating a smart home like we have done, now is a great time to start planning it.

How To Prepare For A Smooth House Move

August 11, 2018

Moving houses can be one of the most stressful and all-consuming experiences in our lives. After uni, I moved houses 3 times and each time took a huge amount of effort. With each house move, I have learnt that planning ahead of time is crucial and a good excuse to declutter. Here are some of my top tips on how to prepare for a smooth house move.

Tuscany, Italy | A Reunion

August 02, 2018

When our dear friend Emma got married back in June in Italy, it wasn't just a celebration of her wonderful new chapter in life, but also a chance for all our closest friends to spend real quality time together.

How to Negotiate Buying A Used Car

August 01, 2018

Buying a new car is a big commitment, whether you buy brand new or second hand. It was the second biggest expenditure for us after our house, and once Isaac came along, I knew we really needed to upgrade our old 3-door Micra which just wasn't practical for getting a baby in and out of the back seat.
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