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Are These the Most Stylish Cloakrooms You’ve Ever Seen?

Treat your tiny toilet room to a décor update with these top tips Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More It’s easy to overlook small spaces – with their awkward dimensions and probable lack of potential – but even a tiny cloakroom can provide a dose of dreamy design. The best schemes offer both practicality and ...

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Brilliant Ways to Illuminate Your Outdoor Space

Brighten up the view on dark winter evenings with some creative garden lighting At this time of year, with the shortest day fast approaching, outside space is often ignored. But with a creative lighting scheme, you can cut through the darkness and enjoy the view of your garden into the evening. From simple uplighters to decking installations, there are lots ...

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Here’s All You Need to Know About Composting in Winter

Find out how to keep your compost pile hot when the weather outside is freezing cold Houzz Contributor. I’m a California-based writer and editor. While most of my projects… More Just because the weather has turned chilly – or even downright icy – doesn’t mean your outdoor compost pile needs to hibernate for the winter. After all, you still have ...

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10 Ideas for Divine Dining Table Lighting

Illuminate your home’s eating area with one of these atmospheric additions Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More Lighting often falls by the wayside when putting together a room, when, in fact, it should be front and centre. Practical yet ambient illumination is most effective when combining several sources – such as lamps, uplights, pendants and ...

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How to Perfectly Pair Two Different Kitchen Cabinet Colours

Be creative with two different shades for units. Check out the decorative and zoning benefits of these chic combinations Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More The days of kitchens as hidden-away work areas are long gone, but bring them into plain view as part of an informal kitchen-diner or open-plan layout, and expectations ...

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Why a Scene-stealing Headboard Could Make Your Bedroom Makeover

Headboards might be low on your list of revamp priorities, but the best ones can anchor and even inspire a whole scheme Houzz Contributor. I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of… More Redesigning your bedroom? Don’t even think about starting it until you’ve checked out these handsome headboards. Find out which shape and size will ...

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How to Keep Your Herbs Growing Through the Winter Months

Cold weather may be on its way, but that doesn’t mean saying goodbye to fresh sage or parsley Houzz Contributor. Horticulturist, freelance writer and Certified Arborist who loves… More Temperatures may be dropping, but there are ways to keep our herb gardens going until spring. Cold-hardy herbs, such as chives, mint, parsley, sage and thyme, can often survive chilly temperatures ...

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9 Neat Ways to Deal with Rubbish

Work out a tidy solution for your kitchen waste with these ideas A new bin is unlikely to be top of anyone’s dream-kitchen wish list, but rubbish needs to be dealt with, and it pays to think in advance about where you’re going to put it. If you’re planning a new kitchen from scratch, remember to factor in a bin ...

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Why Every Kitchen Should Have a Shelf or Two of Books

It’s not just about cookbooks and digital recipes – a little library can bring warmth to the heart of your home Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I’ll describe… More Books play such an important role in what makes a house a home. They take us to faraway places, provide endless inspiration, help ...

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Red Kitchen Design: Ideas, Walls, and Décor

Want a red kitchen? Just how red do red kitchens go? To be honest, red is a pretty strong color, and it is undeniably associated with food. The warmth of red signals food that is fresh and delicious. So, having red kitchen accents or red kitchen walls isn’t all that uncommon.

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