Congratulations Verity Wake! You've just won the OTTY Mattress and Pillows bundle from the blog giveaway, worth £600!
Check your inbox!!
Thanks to everyone who entered - I know there were lots of you, and keep a lookout for more great giveaways coming very soon!
How fabulous was the Royal Wedding today? I’ve got a cute little giveaway over on my Instagram feed to win a Harry and Meghan celebratory candle from Wax Lyrical. There have only been 250 made but you can get your hands on one!
I’m going to be lighting mine tonight whilst I end the day with a Pimms 😉😉
Yippee! It's Wallpaper Wednesday!
Which is your favourite?
Boom! It's time for another amazing giveaway. Today I've teamed up (again) with Wax Lyrical to offer this incredible candle and home fragrance prize worth £130.
The lovely people at Wax Lyrical have partnered with homewares designer Yvonne Ellen to produce a stylish collection of candles and reed diffusers which smell as good as they look.
I have 4 different Reed Diffusers and a set of 3 Votive Candles to giveaway to one lucky reader so head over to the blog and get entering.
Now it's not an entry requirement but I'd be so grateful if you could share this post, to help spread the word about these stunning new products, and this awesome giveaway. Thank you!
#giveaway #waxlyrical #candlegiveaway
I would highly recommend these guys for incredible, yet down to earth interiors design and if you fancy a workshop well, you need to get involved now!
Did you know I ran a live talk at Mailbox Birmingham shopping centre recently? You can read about this and more of what I got up to in April on my latest Behind the Scenes post.
You may be surprised at how the month turned out given that I took nearly two weeks off!
Wallpaper Wednesday: What's your favourite from the new May collections at Wallpaperdirect ?
Got plans for a bathroom update soon? Never fear - check out some of these ideas for recent bathroom trends and get your space looking in tip top shape!
#bathroomtrends #bathroomdesign #bathroomtips
I've often shared lots of my Pinterest knowledge and tips here, straight onto this page, but now I've got a brand new FB page specifically for anything Pinterest related. If you want to keep up with all my tips and advice for using Pinterest as a marketing tool for your business or your blog, this is where you'll find it:
Hit the like button and come and say hi!
Don't forget I'm giving away this stunning double mattress and pillows from OTTY Mattress. Still time to enter!
Love the Victorian style but want something more contemporary? Here's my take on a modern victorian bathroom through a physical moodboard - I love the greenery and rich colours. Could this work for you?
Great giveaway just launched on the blog tonight - WIN A DOUBLE MATTRESS AND PILLOWS WORTH £600 from OTTY Mattress !
It's live right now and very easy to enter as usual.
You don't have to do this next bit to enter (full entry details are in the link) but please feel free to share and spread the love for this amazing prize. I'm so excited about this one, I LOVE a great giveaway!!
Good luck guys and have fun entering!
#win #giveaway #mattressgiveaway
Each month I write about what life is like for me as a freelance blogger, including the ups and downs, income and expenses and blog news. March was a good one - did I manage to meet my financial targets? Well click through to find out!
Well done to Tammy Neal the winner of the Hex Bathroom mirror from We_are_soak and thank you to everyone who took part!
I have loved reading all your comments on when you last took a bath, from those that indulge every week, to others who haven't had one for 30 years! Fab.
Another giveaway coming up very soon so keep watching for another great homewares prize.
I’m doing a talk this Saturday over at The Mailbox shopping centre in Birmingham and I’d love to see some friendly faces. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on using moodboards to help create a stylish family home, so if you’re around between 2-3pm come and say hi. It’s all free just grab a ticket here.
The winner for the Black by Design £150 giveaway has been chosen!
Congratulations Samantha Milner ! Check your inbox. :)
Thanks to everyone who took part, I hope you enjoyed it and keep your eyes peeled for the next great giveaway coming up very soon.
Just 2 days left to enter my giveaway to win £150 to spend at Black by Design! Finishes on Sunday night 11.59pm - you've got to be in it to win it!
#giveaway #win #interiorscomp
Super excited to be running a little seminar at this event at The Mailbox in Birmingham next Saturday. We'll be talking about creating and designing a beautiful family home, and how to use moodboards to make it easier. So if you're local do come along it's all free, but book a ticket to secure a seat!
Have a spare room and fancy turning into the perfect guest bedroom? I've pulled together a few ideas and given you some inspiration on how to start designing your space in a recent blog post.
My latest post for Real Homes on amazing decking ideas. Perfect if you're ready to get out in the garden. Some great ideas and images shared from Carole King, The Design Sheppard, Amanda Cottingham, Tidylife, Sian Astley and Maxine Brady
Ok, so this problem doesn't keep me up at night but does niggle at me each and every day. I need better jewellery storage! See I did say it wasn't the worst problem in the world, but if you have the same issue let me show you what I've been trying out.
It's an acrylic earring box from The Holding Company and it's FABULOUS!!
Hello lovely people, I've launched ANOTHER giveaway! This time I have a fabulous and very stunning bathroom mirror to giveaway from We_are_soak worth £79.99! It really is a beauty, don't you think?
As ever it's really easy to enter - hop over to the blog and the full details are there.
Who needs to update their bathroom?!
#win #giveaway #bathroommirror
About to plan a kitchen renovation? What do you think are the 3 most important steps to getting it right?
I've worked with Häfele UK Ltd to give you the answer - check out the blog post to find out more.
First article written for Real Homes website all live and shiny right now! Very pleased with how it looks, and they were pleased too which is always good of course.
Need ideas for grey living rooms? Go give it a read.
It features some of my fave bloggers too - Swoon Worthy Blog Making Spaces Lust Living Arianna's Daily
**KLAXON ALERT** New Giveaway just launched on the blog today.
WIN £150 to spend at Black by Design on contemporary homewares. Another amazing prize donated by the lovely people at this fab online store. If you're wanting to treat yourself to some beautiful pieces for your home, now's the chance.
As ever it's really easy to enter, you can follow us both on social media channels, and even subscribe to my newsletter for extra entries.
You don't have to share this post to enter, but please do spread the joy if you're feeling generous!
#Win #giveaway #bloggiveaway #blackbydesign
I'm really fussy when it comes to choosing a holiday home, are you? I've written quite a few posts in the last year on this very topic, and another one has just hit the blog. This time though it's more about how to go about finding a property that's perfect for a big group special occasion. Here are my suggestions and tips after years of holidaying in the UK.
Blogger alert: If you want to know more about how to work with brands, make money blogging and generally be an all round blogging success, check out this guest post I've written for the Nicola Broughton-"the girl with the green sofa" - give it a read, then check out Nicola's fabulous home too!
Do you have an overlooked window or need to reduce glare from sunlight? If so then window film is the answer! I've just added this lovely MissPrint design, from The Window Film Company to my office window (which got too much sun) and it's a revelation!
Check out the post to find out more https://lovechicliving.co.uk/reduce-sunlight-glare-window-film/
#windowfilmcompany #windowfilm #review
What do you look for in a holiday cottage? If you want 'character' check out my guide on what to look for, and how to spot the good from the bad. With over 10 years experience of hunting down the best looking holiday homes, I think there are a few things here you won't have come across before.....
I love a well designed product that functions as it was meant to. If that product helps keep me healthy, even better! I've collaborated with Black+Blum and showcased a few of their beautiful products in my home as part of the #DesignforHealth campaign - and I'm loving their aesthetic and their practicality. Which is your favourite? Have you seen their charcoal stick water bottles?
Want to know what life's like as a full time blogger? In my new series, Behind the Scenes with Love Chic Living, I'm sharing exactly what I got up to in February, including how I made my money and a few 'issues' I ran into. I think you'll be surprised!
Happy Sunday! I've just launched a brand new giveaway on the blog giving you the chance to win an amazing set of home fragrances (think candles, sprays and reed diffusers) from Wax Lyrical in their Fired Earth range, all worth OVER £150!
It's a really easy one to enter, nothing complicated and I can't tell you how gorgeous this fragrance really is. Your home is going to smell divine!
There's no need to share this to enter, but if you want to it's a great way to spread the word, and I appreciate it immensely.
New post and giveaway alert! Hop over to the blog to see the latest giveaway in celebration of my 6 years of blogging (note, there's another one coming later this week too!).
It's a bit of a different one this time, and the lovely people at The Skirting Board Shop have given us £150 to spend at their store on any type of skirting board you might like. Absolute fabulous for anyone going through a renovation or extension.
So don't forget to share the love and let others know.
And go enter!
#win #giveaway #skirtingboard
Last month I wrote some tips for Npower on how to conceal boilers in your home, and am pleased to say that HomeStyle magazine has picked it up and put it on their website too! Quite a nice way to end the day
One of the things I like to be able to do is support small or startup businesses. This story really resonates with me, about the pressures on new mums and trying to do it all. Jennie from Rock and Roost really opens up about her experiences of starting her new business and the stresses of being a new mum.
I'm helping them in their bid to gain funding for the business.... take a read it's a positive story that I'm sure some of you can relate to.
Want to know the 5 things you must do to keep your landlord happy? Tips for rentals over on the blog - go take a read. And do check out Grillo Designs Blog who kindly let me use one of her photographs to illustrate just how you can put your stamp on your rented home.
Adding something unique, cute and fun to your home breathes life into the space and really makes it your own.
I've collaborated with Signomatic to create a new little piece of art for my office noticeboard.... and I love it! #ad #signomatic
Thinking about updating your floors this year? Well, how about using any of these 3 ideas for using wooden flooring? I've covered them on the blog and talked about how and where to use them.
Want to see what I got up to this month, and get a behind the scenes look at life as a full time interiors blogger? I've got a new series up on the blog, with a post each month discussing what I've been doing, where I've been, what homes bits I've been looking at, and the ups and downs of my blogging world.
If you've ever wondered what it's really like (and I guarantee it's not what you thought!) then take a read. I'm even discussing, wait for it, money and taxes!!
So, I'd love to know what you think. Would you like me to discuss a certain aspect of blogging? Would you like me to focus on areas of interiors with recommendations from my work throughout the month? I'm really open to ideas and happy to tailor the posts each month to answer questions, or provide more insight into different elements of my job.
Take your decorating seriously and learn how to reduce your waste whilst renovating. I've a few different ideas over on the blog today, and a great site I've been collaborating with. It's such a good idea you're going to want to know about it.
Get your boiler covered people. Whether that's in the decor sense or making sure it's insured. More in today's blog post so take a read for how to make your boiler disappear!
Finally. The full kitchen reveal is up on the blog. If you don't know I updated our old kitchen, taking out everything except the kitchen cupboards. It was a fraction of the cost of a brand new one, BUT it looks and feels brand new!
I've added the costs to the article, and the order of work in case anyone else fancies doing this to their kitchen.
I did paint the cupboard doors and some carcasses so if you'd like more on how I did this let me know and I'll pull together another post.
Interested in your thoughts on whether this approach is a good one or not. It still wasn't dirt cheap, but I'm sure you could do it cheaper than I did.
#kitchenmakeover #kitchenreveal #kitchenreno
If, like me, you don't have a spare bedroom for when guests come a-visiting, you need to be creative with sleepover solutions. (And I'm not talking about decorating the blow up mattress!).
I've put together some lovely sleep solutions with the help of Willow & Hall so check it out if you're looking to up your game with it comes to making your overnight guests more comfortable.
HINT: never again will your sofa bed be a) uncomfortable to sleep on and b) a nightmare to sit on!
It's a busy ole week for Love Chic Living because today I'm featured over on the Interflora - the flower experts blog talking about how to update your Scandi interior for 2018. (Hint: it doesn't have to be just grey and minimal!)
Really chuffed to have styled and written this piece for them, and really pleased with the end result. Do take a read!
It's a bit strange when you see your own home on someone else's website, but I'm thrilled to be on the Harvey Maria blog today where I took part in a little interview about interiors, my blog and THAT floor! Go check it out !
Over a decade ago, I hit the January sales and bought a brand new kitchen. It was the best saving I'd ever made and meant we could upgrade on certain aspects of the design, making our budget go further.
I've written a piece on the blog about the Magnet Kitchens Winter Sale, and some of my top picks from their collections. If you're in the market for a new kitchen, or kitchen makeover now is definitely the time to book yourself a design consultation.
Who loves the January Sales?
Happy New Year lovely people! I hope you had a great holiday break, and enjoyed some time with your loved ones.
I'm back on the blog now, and raring to go for 2018.
First up is a post I've written about loft or attic conversions (you may remember I did my own a few years ago) and this will be particularly useful to anyone who is researching the idea and wants to understand the costs involved.
I've been very candid and completely revealed the full cost of doing my own. There's even a little video Q&A with more info on living with a converted attic space.
I'd love to know your thoughts and whether this kind of post is useful to you.
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