Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Affordable Home Accessories for Spring

If you're still looking for great affordable products to liven up your home this spring take a look at these!
 
1) 'Baroque' duvet cover                             3) 'Modern Baroque Yellow' throw pillow
2) 'Bloom' throw pillow                              4) 'Leopard Pink' throw pillow

See the full collection of my products available at Kess Inhouse including these great co-ordinating throw pillows! Now also available at Society6! Click the links below to find them online! 


'Modern Baroque Purple', 'Modern Baroque Blue', 'Modern Baroque Green', 'Modern Baroque Yellow'

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Floral Throw Pillows


Spring is in full swing! And what better way to celebrate new beginnings than by jazzing up your home with some of these joyous floral throw pillows?!



1) From left: 'Floral' throw pillow by Georgiana Paraschiv
                     'Bloom' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill 
                     'Mix Flower 2' throw pillow by Juliana Curi

2) From left: 'Spring Orange' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill
                     'June' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill
                     'Prelude to a Dream' throw pillow by Rebecca Allen

3) From left: 'Lazy Day Floral' throw pillow by Zoe Wodarz
                     'Mix Flower 1' throw pillow by Juliana Curi  
                     'Big Leaves Blue' by Aimee St Hill

4) From left: 'Lush 1' throw pillow by Jacqueline Maldonado 
                     'June Yellow' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill
                     'Spring 3' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill
                      

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Prints for Spring

Hi all!!

I've got some great new boards and lots of delicious new products to announce today! Plus an exciting launch that if you've been following me on Facebook you may already know about!

First things first, spring is here!!! In celebration of this I've collected some items to help liven up your home this season!

As with a number of my designs I've usd blue as a base, it's such a versatile colour and so easy to use anywhere! Add some funky flare to your blues by mixing in a dash of pink and orange...
 

1) 'June' duvet cover                                        5) 'Amirah Neutral' wall clock
2) 'Simply June' wall clock                             6) 'Falling Leaves' mirror
3) 'Amirah Blue' throw pillow                        7) 'Vine Pink' mirror
4) 'Blur' throw pillow                                      8) 'Leela Navy' throw blanket

...or go bold with some shocking yellow! Either way your home is bound to turn heads this spring!




1) 'June Yellow' duvet cover                                      5) 'Simply June Blue' wall clock
2) 'Simply June Yellow' throw pillow                       6) 'Vine Blue' mirror
3) 'Chevron' throw pillow                                         7) 'Mary Yellow' mirror
4) 'Spring 3' throw pillow                                         8) 'Como Sunset' throw blanket

And now on to the aforementioned exciting announcement!!!

I've just licensed my 'Como Sunset' trays to Urban Outfitters so they are available to buy in store or online now!!!! :D


To shop this product in Urban Outfitters click here. And to find all my homeware collections please click here!

Thanks so much for reading! xx

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quick Fix: Couch

Hi guys!

My Grandma recently had her couch cushions replaced with some shiny new ones. This left her with some rather large (and not too happy looking) extras which she had every intention of throwing away. Until, that is I convinced her to give them to me so that I could add a much needed couch to my study.

Here's what the cushions looked like before I'd worked my magic on them.


To give you an idea of just how old these cushions are here's what they looked like when they were new.


That adorable sleepy kid in the picture? That's me!

Anyway, I still don't quite have the funds to properly cover the cushions and do exactly what I'd like so I came up with a cost effective temporary solution.


By stacking the two long pillows on top of each other and aligning the three small ones along the wall I've created a couch. Then, using offcuts of fabric which I already had I covered the old fabric.


You can find some of the fabrics featured on this quick fix couch in my Spoonflower shop.
You can also find my floral cushion at Kess Inhouse!

Oh and let's not forget the all important before and after!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kitchen Make-over

Hi guys!

Today I decided I would finally share my kitchen make-over with you!
Of all the rooms in the house this one has undergone the most drastic change and I am absolutely thrilled with the results!

Here is what my kitchen looked like a few months ago. It's a good size with lots of storage but as you can see it's very dark and there's a LOT going on! Yellow walls, brown cabinets, different coloured surfaces. It was in desperate need of simplifying!


I knew I wanted it white and bright so I put together this little mood board for myself.


As you can probably guess the first thing I did was take a paintbrush to those cabinets and get rid of that dark wood! Enormous piles of mess aside I think you'll agree it already looks a LOT better!!


Next I targeted the tiles. I'm renting so there's no chance of re-tiling (and even if there was it's a little out of budget).

I bought some self-adhesive vinyl from Homebase, cut it into squares the same size as my tiles and simply stuck them over! Here's how they looked before and after.


I chose a vinyl from a company called Designs Folie in silver to help reflect light back into the room. If you're wondering how these hold up when they get wet the answer is very well! They've been in place for two months now and even the ones around the sink are still going strong! I have a feeling that the quality of vinyl differs from brand to brand though coz I lined my bathroom cabinets with a different brand and it's not doing quite so well!

I also used white vinyl (the good quality stuff) on the over-head cabinets. They were already covered in a sort of marble effect, laminate so there was no way of painting over them. Here's the 'before' although it's difficult to see exactly how the marble effect looked.


I started at the top edge and worked my way down before moving on to the middle section and finally the top and bottom edges. I cut each piece slightly wider than the width of the section I was covering so that it would overlap onto the wood and metal areas seamlessly.

 
Here you can see what a difference the white vinyl made to the cabinet!


This is how it looked once the whole thing was covered.


I lived with it like this for a few weeks before deciding it was still a little flat so I added some colour! I couldn't paint the inside of the cabinets so I bought some thick card from a stationary store, cut it to size and wedged it into the back of each cabinet.


In case you're wondering, the walls haven't been painted, these pictures were just taken at different times of the day.

To continue the blue and red theme I added a pegboard pot holder (with the help of my boyfriend) to a spare wall along with some other accessories to tie everything together.



I absolutely LOVE my pantry door handles! I got them on sale at Zara Home. My rug cost just £15 from IKEA  and my tea towel (which I'm planning to frame at some point) came from Pretty Berlin

There's still a few things I'd like to add like a blind for the window and maybe a few more accessories here and there but for now I'm very happy with it!


And that's my kitchen!! Thanks so much for reading! Come back soon for more make-overs, decorating inspiration and fun home accessories. Until then have a Happy Hump Day!! :)





Monday, December 16, 2013

Organising Spices

Hi guys!

I just recently redecorated my kitchen (photos to come soon) and I've been having more fun than I care to admit implementing some of the fantastic organising tips that I've been drooling over on Pinterest! One of my many favourites is this drawer organiser which I found on fakeitfrugal!


I absolutely HATE riffling through a shelf of almost identical bottles, inevitably knocking some over and having to have this conversation with myself, 'wait...did I just check this one? nope, don't think I did. wait...no, that's not it either...did I just check that one...?' At this point I normally become convinced that I don't have any *insert literally any spice here* left and go to buy some only to find it during a later search for cumin. All my rambling aside, spices are annoying and I'm very glad someone had the good sense to find a way of taming them!

Here's how my spice organising went! These are my spices before.


Below is one of four corner pieces of protective packaging which came with my oven. Heather at fakeitfrugal used something else but I believe in making use of what you've got (which is why I've been happily tripping over these in my laundry room for nearly two months now)!


I started by cutting the cardboard into three pieces the same width as my drawer using a saw.


At this point I could have just inserted them into place and added my spices but I went one step further and sprayed them blue to match my cabinets :)


And that's it!

I am in love with this solution!!! It's completely put an end to all the rummaging, it cost me nothing AND it took like 5 minutes!! Now all I have to do is nag my boyfriend into putting things back label up! Wish me luck :)



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Last Chance Deals

Hi guys!!!

If you haven't been checking out the DENY Designs 12 Days of Holiday Deals don't worry coz there's one more chance to save money on their wonderful products!!! Head there now to get 25% off all decorative trays!!! Simply use discount code SERVEITUP25 at checkout!!


To see all available Aimee St Hill trays click here.

You can also find matching and coordinating products by clicking here!

Thanks for reading, happy shopping!!! :)