January 30, 2017 atclaireshouse

So after watching, reading and lurking on countless interiors blogs, feeds and magazines I have come to realise how absolutely integral styling is to a space. You can have the most beautifully decorated space in the world but without some styling in there, it just won’t ‘pop’. Now obviously there are a billion GORGEOUS styling bits out there, but if you have a limited budget what can you do… I try and budget in one or two really cracking pieces for a room and then add things I already have, source from car boots/charity shops, ‘borrow’ from families houses or DIY…

January 23, 2017 atclaireshouse 9Comment

The latest big job we’ve completed in the house is our utility room. It started out life as a small and narrow utility and an ensuite for the downstairs bedroom. Now, as our oldest, a soon-to-be teenager, has this room you can only imagine how looked after this bathroom was! Not. Great. Two become one As there’s a sizeable downstairs loo it seemed like an idea to knock through and create a bigger utility room. The other big downside was that the only access to the garage through the house was from said child’s bedroom, impractical and often met with mild…

January 16, 2017 atclaireshouse

My first blog post, E V E R So after many hours of procrastination on starting a blog, I decided to take the leap and just get on with it! Please bear with me as I’m still learning the many aspects of blogging and am sure to get things wrong along the way! The heart of this blog is my home, hence the name. I want this to be a space to share ideas (and mistakes) from my own home to hopefully give you some inspiration in yours. A little taster of our home: As a Mum of four I need…