February 27, 2017 atclaireshouse

So, before decorating a room I think it’s so important to gather images of all the colours, some products and existing flooring etc, so that you can visualise the whole look. Our green room is a large, L-shaped room which is our dining area, but also a second living room. It’s the only room that really looks out on the garden and I love it, but it feels empty and cold, so I’m hoping by decorating the room will become warmer and more homely. The mood board… So here is the look I have in my mind. We already have…

February 20, 2017 atclaireshouse

Lets be honest, everyone loves a bargain and whilst I always strive to buy from independent stores (blog post on my favourites to come), I wanted to share with you some of the best interior products around this month in the high street shops. Some of the products I’ve picked are currently in the sale, some are just great value for money! I’ve picked four of the most reasonable high street shops and rounded up 8-12 favourites from each. H&M So much love for H&M and their sale is the place to bag an absolute BARGAIN! I’m loving the mixture of gold,…

February 16, 2017 atclaireshouse 4Comment

So as my Mum would love to tell you, I was a messy child, a messy teenager and, in all honesty, a messy adult; but with the family growing, so too did the mess! Argh! Instead of a quick tidy to sort the house it was taking me hours, each and every time, enough was enough! It was time to get organised! 1.The Raskog Trolley One of the biggest bug bears in many households is the entryway, a pit of doom with mountains of shoes, coats and school bags littering the space. Ours is a veritable shrine to Ikea, so many great…

February 6, 2017 atclaireshouse 2Comment

When furniture lands on your doorstep I was so glad to inherit some new home bits when a lovely lady, who has basically been my Nan for nearly 20 years, passed away. Not only is it comforting to have some of her belongings around, it was a chance to fill some of the many blank spaces in our house. My motto is, if it’s solid wood and you have space, never turn away furniture! So many dated  pieces can be brought back to life with a lick of paint. Corner Table So this is the table in its original state….