Archives

07 Jan

Closing Down Sale Brings Bumper Harvest

When my family first moved into our nicely spacious and comfortable family house, we were able to furnish most rooms

19 Dec

Granny’s Heirloom Furniture Gaining In Value

When we were redistributing the furniture and effects from an ancient relative’s bungalow recently, the grandchildren were invited to take

18 Nov

Homes Need To Downsize To Conserve Open Space

One of the nicest things about living in a modern family home is having fitted wardrobes and cabinets in each

26 Oct

Romantic Cottage Dreams Crushed By Garage Door

On a recent stay with relatives who live in the country amid lots of gorgeous stone and thatch cottages, I

21 Sep

Fantastic Flat Conversion Prompts Business Startup

I was talking the other day with someone I used to work with some years ago – she and I

04 Aug

First House Purchase Incurs Difficult Choices

When you buy your first house, the temptation to go out and fill it with every conceivable piece of furniture

24 Jul

Furnishing Correctly For The Coming Out Season

You can’t imagine these days being part of the 1920s and ’30s social scene where the need to follow social

18 Jun

What The Butler Saw Upstairs And Down

I currently help out as a volunteer in a country house – it’s been open to the public for many

22 May

House Viewings Welcoming A Modern Twist

I do love wandering around historic houses and churches.  In fact we used to plan all our family holidays to

17 Apr

Swapping Scandi For Beautiful English Oak

I have lived in my nice comfortable family sized home for nearly 20 years and it has been a source