I'm Melanie and I live east of London, right by beautiful Epping Forest with my husband, dog and young son Jaxon.
This blog started in March 2016 and has evolved quite a lot in that time. When I launched it we had just moved house, I was jobless after taking redundancy at 8 months pregnant and I needed to be clever when it came to furnishing it. The blog started simply as a documentation of designing my house with DIY and on a budget, but as life has moved on and my love of interiors and knowledge around furnishing my own home has grown and widened, I now focus less on writing about budget interiors and more about what excites me in decor - that could be a £14.99 lamp I picked up in Homesense, or a £90 roll of wallpaper.
What has not changed is my love of DIY and a 'give-it-a-go' attitude. I never hire tradespeople and do all the painting, wallpapering, sanding, priming, tiling, plastering and building work that I can. My blog is less of a 'how to' and more of a 'I gave this a try, this is how it went.' DIY is the best way to save money when decorating your home and I hope to inspire others to try it for themselves with simple tips and guides to the tools required.
This blog is also big on colour. I love colour in my interiors which mainly include blues, greens, pinks, golds and greys. I'm also not shy of a snazzy wallpaper and heavy pattern. You can check out all my before & after reveals to see how I have brought in statement colours to the magnolia walls we inherited.
I'll often collaborate with brands on the blog but the product has to be something I love, a clever concept or a great way to transform your home without a hefty price tag. All reviews are honest.
Thank you for reading! I really do appreciate it.
Love Melanie xx
* Please note that all opinions featured on the blog are my own. All DIY advice given is just my suggestion & personal experience. I am not qualified by trade in any form of DIY and cannot be held accountable for any advice deemed as counterfactual.
All photos on the blog unless credited underneath have been taken by me. Please email me if you would like to use them via the contact page.