20 Feb 2018 13:55:25

lion witch wardrobe

World book day…

As world book day approaches my thoughts are drawn to the wardrobe… No less about the outfits within more about the lack of space… as I have said before there is no room for a Lion or a Witch in my wardrobe!


What goes inside …

Well if you are anything like me then it’s not just a few clothes, shoes and the odd handbag. To be honest my wardrobe is where everything thing gets stored – My clothes…Winter and Summer wardrobe; every boot, shoe, flipflop and flipper I own; Handbags for every occasion (I can never throw away a handbag… they are all too precious); Shawls, sarongs, scarves and the like; Jewellery and Hats. The list sounds quite long but I would consider myself fairly compact in comparison to some of my girlfriends – yes you know who you are ladies… those of you with a shoe collection to rival a shoe shop!


A good wardrobe for me needs a variety of space, some shelving, some full hanging and some drawer space, to be able to fit in all the things I need to store.


London Wardrobe with drawerSince moving in with my husband I have realised that women in general need more wardrobe space than men. This is not a sexist comment, It’s not necessarily the volume, its more the variety of clothes that women wear. Long dresses require full length space, as do coats and some skirts, where as men in general unless they own a full length coat can always use a single height rail and hence they can make use of 2 rails one on top of the other in the same space  - the top rail hanging rows of crisply ironed white shirts and the bottom rail hanging trousers and shorts.



For me its imperative to make efficient use of all available space, so tips for when purchasing a wardrobe


Measure your space and all the access points – wardrobes can often be supplied part assembled and hence any narrow access or twists in stairs can be an issue.


Add in every available accessory – hooks on the back of doors, shoe racks to the bottom of your wardrobe to make the most of every available bit of space – check out Hallowood Oak shoe racks – starting from just £37.

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Do you like it real or "Fake"?

31 Jan 2018 14:47:00

London Oak Table Do you like it real?



Like so many things today there is a “Fake” for wood. Whilst real wood is beautiful - No two pieces are ever the same. The variations in grain, pattern and colour are what give real wood its natural beauty and timeless appeal. The “Fake” versions often have less of the variations in grain, pattern, and colour making it more uniform.

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Mix and Match?

18 Jan 2018 16:08:47

Does all your furniture match or do you have an eclectic taste?

Unless you are starting a fresh these days it tends to be very rare that one can buy a full suite of furniture for a room. If you are like me then your house it a bit of a hotch potch of different furniture pieces that have come from a variety of places – some inherited, some chosen and some donated... but does it matter?

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Sale Feaver

28 Dec 2017 15:51:58

Buying in the sales

crackerThe cracker jokes are still ringing in our ears and the taste of Christmas pudding is still on our lips yet the January sales are already in full flow. Have you got something you have your eye on? Do you plan to get a sale bargain?

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Tis the season to be jolly

8 Dec 2017 10:38:54

So December is here... 

The white stuff is falling from the sky and the feeling is definitely getting more christmassy as December gets into full swing. The holiday season in our house usually means lots of visits from friends and family and hence there are some days where it feels like there are just not enough seats for everyone. So how do you cope?

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30 Nov 2017 14:46:34

Could corner be best for you?

London cornerChoosing the best position in the room for your TV depends on many factors, so when choosing a TV stand/Unit


Make sure the TV stand you choose can accommodate the width and weight of your TV. To ensure that the TV fits on the stand safely and correctly, you want to be looking for a TV stand ...


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To mount or not to mount?

19 Nov 2017 17:31:00

TV stand or wall mounted?

The TV now dominates the living room in most houses, acting as a central focus for watching TV and films as well as gaming.

The choice of a TV stand or to wall mount can be tricky. Obviously mounting your TV on the wall will free up a large chunk of floor space in the room, but there is much more to think about…

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Feeding the five thousand?

27 Oct 2017 13:06:48

Is your dining suite up to the job?? 

Do you have enough chairs? How many can your dining table seat?


How many can you seat?

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Relatives to stay…

19 Oct 2017 12:29:03

Do you need to spruce up the spare room?

Is the mattress lumpy, is there wardrobe space or does it just need a lick of paint and a new duvet set? The spare room is just that, its spare, so if you are like me sometimes it can (accidently of course) become the junk hole before we know it - The ironing board that never seems to get put away, clean laundry that just hasn’t quite made it away, kids toys you haven’t quite had the time to ebay yet etc etc.

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Only 13 weeks to go

24 Sep 2017 12:12:00

Autumn 2017

Chichester ChristmasIt is now quite noticeable how the nights are already drawing in and hence it is time to start thinking about cosying our nests for the darker and colder months ahead… its only 13 weeks to Christmas… no I haven’t even started to think about Christmas and wont until Remembrance Day has been and gone.

So other than colour trends and festive food and gift buying what else do we need to think about in these next 13 weeks …?

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