This post is a paid partnership with Argos Home.
I've shopped at Argos for years - I don't know about you, but when I think to shop at Argos, it's usually for items like a kettle or toaster, not homewares. When Argos Home invited me to visit their first ever pop-up shop in London, I was pleasantly surprised with the range of home products on offer.
Beautiful beds and sofas, a gorgeous pink velvet chair, cushions, throws, dining room accessories - there were so many stunning things to see. Everything looked really luxe for the price tag and I could see so much of it looking at home in my house. Whilst I was there, I chose three pieces to style in my home, to give you all an idea of what is currently available...
Just a note to say that a few of the items featured in this post were gifted to me. I will detail what was gifted at the end of this post.
I have finally finished the kitchen!! Well, almost. At the time of writing this blog post, we still need to finish touching up the grout in the tiles and in two days time, we will be able to move the coffee machine back onto the worktops, but still - it is all pretty much done now.
We live in a house that was built in 1980. There isn't a lovely big hallway, leading to the various rooms downstairs. Each room is a walk through to the next room. It has a semi open plan vibe and the kitchen is one of the rooms that gets a lot of traffic through to the study/music room. It's a galley kitchen (incidentally, one of my favourite types of kitchens), so everything is practical and in reach and pretty compact.
I had to really think about what I liked and didn't like about the kitchen, before I started coming up with ideas for the renovation, as there wasn't a lot of room to play with.
The thing with homes built in the 1980s is there isn't a huge amount of character. No original features, fireplaces, high ceilings or moulding. You have to work harder to create spaces that are interesting and homely. These restrictions definitely make you more creative!
Another thing that made us more creative was our budget. We didn't have much of one at all. I will talk more about the budget throughout the rest of this post...
Written by Rebecca Raynham.
As Freya is only 3 months old, she is still in our bedroom (and bed) with us. However, it has been lovely to have this space ready for her and to be able to use it as a nice hang out place in the meantime.
Since I last posted about this room, we have added a few extra pieces of decor and furniture - the main piece of furniture that has transformed this room into a restful and cosy place is the Baby Grey nursing rocker.
Written by Rebecca Raynham.
A lot of you lovely people on Instagram wanted updates on how the baby's nursery was coming along, so I thought I would do a "before and after" style blog post.
I had planned on two separate posts this month - a post about some beautiful things I was collecting for the baby and another post featuring the nursery renovation. I realised it would make more sense to combine them into one post, especially as time is now limited with the baby being induced early (eek!). So as well as showing you around Baby Girl's new room, I will be sharing with you some lovely brands and shops that have helped to make her little space happy and welcoming.