Wednesday, 13 January 2010


I LOVE WHITE...WHITE...WHITE and more WHITE! It's just the best, we live in the (mostly) miserable and grey UK and white is just one of those colours that makes rooms like clean, fresh and new even in the grip of our wonderful winters! Also i love how its the whole light spectrum together and love how you can team any colour with it and it look AMAZING!

My house in Wales...well, white is nearly everywhere, from bathroom to kitchen, but in all honesty, it could work a lot better, flooring is key to a good white room, sort of the flooring and the rest of the room takes care of itself.

I love proper good old fashioned wooden floorboards (which some people seem to want to rip out...WHY WHY WHY!), i love white walls teamed with white painted stripped floorboards! Also parquet floors, rare these days due to them being ripped out during the dark days of 'interior design', the 80's, are the best, again, match these up with a crisp white colour-scheme and your laughing.

I guess my style is 'Scandinavian', anyways, here is a lovely home as seen on Decor8 by the lovely Katrin. I love everything about it, the minimalism, but not too minimalist, the good use of colour, the AMAZING stairs, the whiteness and finally the floors, which are a DREAM, check them, floorboards, parquet, yum!

(All images © Lillian Day & found on decor8 © Holly Becker, decor8 2006-2010)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Well...this is it...the first post in yet another of my new blogs...which unlike the other 50 odd that i have started will hopefully get somewhere!

Some background info i hear you say? Ian, a 29 and 11 month graphic designer who works in Cardiff and lives in the middle of no where in the Welsh Valley's in my 1890's Victorian terraced house. The other half of me is Vickie, a 23 year old Bristolian who lives in...well..Bristol!

Basically...Bristol is cool...cooler than Cardiff...and wayyyyyyyyyyy cooler than Swansea, which is near where i'm orignally from!

So we want to rent a place...RENT i hear you scream....throwing money away...well...not i am renting my house in Wales out, so i'm not loosing money!

Now...both me and Vickie like cool homes...none of this patterned carpet or pine effect wood thank you! My current home...well...some people seem to like it...(here it is by the way...)

 well as being dog friendly (for Lola our English Bull Terrier and Basil our Staffy) our place in Bristol needs to be...close to good transport links to Cardiff, be in a decent area, have an enclosed garden, be old (new builds are too open plan darling!) and finally have a landlord who is ok with us painting and changing some things around so it actually looks nice.

Easy no? Well this blog will chart our progress from hopefully finding somwhere to live...and then what we do to it once we have found it and moved in!

Enjoy :)