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Tips for a versatile home entertaining space
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

Tips for a versatile home entertaining space

For the past 6 years, I’ve lived in smallish rental flats or house shares – which can make entertaining guests pretty difficult. This has been a bit rubbish, because I absolutely love hosting parties and get-togethers. However… as regular readers will know, I recently bought my first house (!!). FINALLY I have a good space for dinner parties, games nights, the odd bit of drunken dancing… okay, regular drunken dancing… Today, I’m teaming up with Barker and Stonehouse to share…

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DIY geometric wooden coasters - click for more
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

DIY wooden coasters (with geometric colour block design)

Not gonna lie, I struggled to write this blog post. Why? Because I didn’t want to tear myself away from my new tools! I’ve spent the past week pretty much glued to my new jigsaw and workbench, kindly sent to me by the guys over at FFX. Holy guacamole I LOVE them. It’s like a whole new world of crafting and DIY has been unlocked! One of the very first jigsaw projects I’ve embarked on is this set of DIY…

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Mid century modern Scandinavian style living room
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

Behind the scenes: new house update

Eeeeek I’m so excited for this blog post! Why? Because I’m going to be taking you on a little tour around my new house! We’ve not finished decorating (or even unpacking…) yet, but I couldn’t resist giving you a quick update on our progress so far. But before we start the tour, let’s back it up a little… last April, Gareth (my partner) and I set the ball rolling with buying our very first house. We settled on a new…

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Scandi mid century living room | The Crafty Gentleman
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

House progress: Living room inspiration

Over the past few months, I feel like I’ve alternated between super productive blogging extraordinaire… and then completely dropping off the radar and not blogging for a week or so. It’s the first time in my blogging career (is it a career?!) that I’ve lost my flow and consistency with it all. However, there is a reason! Well, several actually. First up – I’ve been super busy with other creative projects (for example, my seminars with Etsy took a lot…

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DIY geometric mathematical cushion cover
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Sewing

Make a mathematical cushion cover (with a minimalist geometric design)

If you aren’t a regular reader, you might not know that I’m actually a massive nerd, with a Master’s degree in Chemistry. My school years were spent studying maths and science, which then progressed to college and University – you can read more about this, here. Luckily, my partner is a bit of a maths nerd too (he’s actually a Maths teacher), so last Christmas I got to indulge my inner geek by making these mathematical cushion covers as a…

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in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Leather

How to make simple leather drinks coasters

I’m starting a new tag on the blog today – 15 minute DIY! (If you don’t know what a tag is, it’s just a way to group together similar blog articles and content via a clickable link attached to each relevant blog post. You can see the tags on a post at the very end.). I’ll use this new tag to group together all of the simple and quick DIY tutorials I share on my blog – because sometimes all you want is a…

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DIY Copper Desk Tidy tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Other

Make a DIY copper pipe desk tidy!

News flash: I’m a clean freak! I love tidiness. Yep, that probably makes me a bit of a loser – but it’s like my brain just won’t function when my work space is a mess. Surely I’m not alone on this… right?! Anyway, this love of tidiness has made me develop a bit of an obsession with decorative ways to keep things spick and span. I’ve already shared a few DIY projects ​on this theme (like my DIY pegboard and…

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DIY mosaic effect wall art - 1985 by George Orwell
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Paper

Make mosaic effect DIY wall art with Polaroids

I don’t talk about it too much on the blog, but I’m a bit of a literature geek. I love the old classics, from H.G.Wells’ sci-fi and Jules Verne’s adventures, to the romances of Jane Austen and the Brontes. But my favourite of them all, is 1984 by George Orwell. I must have been about 16 when I first read it, and it absolutely amazed me. I’d never been so compelled, so in awe and yet so ultimately terrified by…

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