Top tip: Picture frame templates

framing template

Styling: Lucy Gough | Photography: Oliver Douglas

This weeks top tip is inspired by my bedroom wall.  A couple of years ago I attempted to create a lovely collage-style wall with multiple framed pictures, but I failed miserably when I drilled holes in the wrong positions and made a right mess of our new plaster work.

Just find some paper, draw a line around your picture frame to create a template, then cut it out and tape it onto the wall where you would like to hang it. When you have made a configuration that you are happy with, then you can drill those holes! No more unnecessary damage to your walls.

Phew!

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My latest styling work: Jennifer Newman

jennifer newman

Styling: Lucy Gough | Photography: Oliver Perrott

My latest styling work is for a wonderfully colourful outdoor furniture company called Jennifer Newman. Are you in the market for a hot pink trestle table or a pastel blue picnic bench? Well, J-New is where you should head.

Known for creating outdoor tables and chairs in any powder-coated colour- they’ve now added indoor desks and dining tables to their already fab range!

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Top tip: Drainage for your plants

recycled bottles

Styling: Lucy Gough | Photography: Oliver Perrott

When you’re potting your plants this spring, you will no doubt put rocks or pebbles in the base of your pots for drainage.

Then what you’ll do is struggle to move your pot into position because it will be so heavy! Right?

What I’ve started doing is cutting my used plastic bottles into pieces and placing them in the lower third of each pot. That way, I am giving a waste item a second life and I don’t break my back every time I move my pots around the garden.

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10 of the best greeting cards

I am such a sucker for a beautiful greeting card. It all started when my parents would always make my sister and I open the cards and read them before we opened our gifts, then my partner and I had a long distance courtship for the first six months of our relationship and we sent each other lovely cards every week (yes, we are one of those couples…), and now I just collect cards because a) I’m a Stylist and obsessed with collecting all sorts of things (mostly things I don’t need) and b) there are so many beautiful ones out there that I often just buy them to hang on my wall.

Whatever the reason, here are my favourite ten cards of the moment!

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Photography of no. 3 taken by David Cleveland

1. Puppy love, Bespoke Letterpress (AUS) | 2. Groom & Groom, Bloom Letterpress at Etsy | 3. Just a little note, Studio Sarah | 4. Mrs & Mrs, Idle Wild Co. at Etsy | 5. No. 1 Mum, Future and Found | 6. A little flutter, Hupa Lupa | 7. Monogrammed cards, Kate Spade at Quill London | 8. Happy Easter, Rifle paper Co. at Liberty | 9. Thanks! Rifle paper Co. at Liberty | 10. Thanks Shallot, Loveday designs at Notonthehighstreet.com

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Bringing the outside in: Weymouth

Outside In_Weymouth

 

Ah, Weymouth. With its Georgian seafront, sheltered bay and golden sands- you should definitely head there if you want a lovely seaside day out. If you fancy some good ol’ fish and chips (with mushy peas and a cup of tea, of course), the wonderfully British Punch and Judy show, and some proper sandy stretches to build a sand castle or two, then you won’t be disappointed. Continue Reading →

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