It was just over a month ago that I shared our renovation plans for a Simple Children’s Bedroom. One of my favourite things is uncovering the layers of history that are present in this house. Even when doing something as simple as sanding back the paint on the fireplace, many layers of paint are revealed. I always feel a little torn about which bits to decorate - and by doing so cover up the beautiful decay - and which bits to leave bare and just as they are. 

It was just over a month ago that I shared our plans for a Simple Children’s Bedroom for Bailey (if you missed that post you can catch up with those plans here).

We are making really good progress with the renovation so far and I managed to get lots of the preparing and painting done over the Easter holidays. However, things are taking a little longer than I initially thought they would. I underestimated how much work would be involved in decorating a whole room by myself, plus of course I am juggling finishing the room, with work, and looking after Bailey too. It’s slowly coming together but there is still quite a bit to do…

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How to create a calm and simple children’s bedroom. Plus thoughts on how to make a tidy space whilst giving her the freedom to be the sort of six year old she wants to be? Here are some of the rooms I have been loving and looking at for inspiration. All photo credits are at the bottom of the post.One of the next projects with our house restoration is to create a calm and simple children’s bedroom for Bailey.

I have a few really clear ideas of how I would like the space to be, but there is still lots to decide.

Here are some of the rooms I have been loving and looking at for inspiration. All photo credits are at the bottom of the post. I have of course been using Pinterest lots and it’s still one of my favourite ways to work out how I want a room to look and feel.

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What a slow home means to me and why it's important. Plus, some things to think about if you wish to create a calm and slow living space.

Since buying this house, over three years ago now, we have been trying to create a slow and simple home. There are some weeks when I glance around our home and the space is far from slow and simple, and having a slow home feels as elusive as ever.

When you are in the midst of house renovations there are bound to be patches of chaos. We have spent the last few weeks with the house feeling topsy turvy whilst we restored a sash window and then moved all the furniture out of one room into another in order to paint a floor (more on that later.)

Recently, I’ve been getting frustrated with how slow the progress has been. I know it’s ironic for some one who writes about slow living to admit that, but I just wish we could speed things up a little. How your home feels, and the space around you can have a really big impact on your well-being, and at the moment I am definitely craving more calm and order from our home.

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Here's an update on our progress with our simple kitchen renovation. We used V33 floor paint on our old tiled floor, and it has totally transformed the space. Read more at Geoffrey and Grace...

We are nearly there with our simple kitchen makeover at last! I can now see the end in sight.

For those that have been following along on Instagram stories you’ll know that for part of the renovation we painted the floor with V33 tile floor paint ‘Moondust’.

It always amazes me how changing the floor impacts the space so dramatically. Where there were old red tiles before, there is now this unified pale grey colour. It make the whole space feel a lot bigger and the light bounces off it beautifully.

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