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Its been a while!….

After a tough start to the year, and I can honestly not believe it’s nearly May! I have been trying to find some balance with my days, I’ve started running and trying to eat a little healthier, but one thing that is keeping me a little balanced is my garden. I have been enjoying getting stuck in and clearing things away, planting new flowers and starting a small vegetable patch. There is something very rewarding and calming with gardening and if I’m not in the garden I’m busy indoors trying to pick the perfect shade of wall colour. Who knew renovating was so time consuming and exhausting. With all these decisions to be made, it leaves you wondering if you are making the right decisions. I don’t know if it’s my current mood (with my dad passing these things haven’t really seemed important) but I’ve noticed that I am taking ages to decide on colours and finishes, what lights to put up, what flooring to put down. We will eventually get there, maybe at a slower pace, but we will get there.

I have been working on some mood boards that I will share with you guys soon!

How beautiful is the styling for IKEA Livet Hemma by the wonderful Daniella Witte really gets you in the mood for spring and getting outside!

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

One thing that I have really enjoyed about moving from a flat to a house is having separate rooms for areas. In the flat, our living room was big but it housed the dinning table, computer, and sofa to sit and relax and watch TV, with all that going on sometimes it didn’t feel very relaxing. But, now I feel like my spaces can breathe a little, now they have their own designated rooms and we have a dinning room! It is in no way a big room, but I love having that space to entertain and knew I wanted a biggish dinning table, one that would sit eight people comfortably. I couldn’t have been happier when I recently received this table from Out & Out Original with matching bench. It is just what I have been looking for, sits enough of my family comfortably and the oak wood is a nice change in my home.

I haven’t even began decorating this room, I’ve not really started anywhere to be completely honest. But my plans are to paint the room in some nice warm muddy greys, and I need to find some nice lighting and maybe a shelf or storage unit. Not too much, as I want the dinning table to be the focus in the room. But, one thing I have been struggling to find is the right lighting. I have found loads of really nice lights that would look great in homes with high ceilings but, we have downsized in ceiling height and I am struggling. I don’t want your standard lamp shade, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?

I’ve really enjoyed having the space, which feels a little empty with only the Clayton table and white walls, but now I really feel like its time to inject some personality into the room and give it some life.

Be in with a chance of winning a Domo Design sideboard via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Be in with a chance of winning a Domo Design sideboard via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Be in with a chance of winning a Domo Design sideboard via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Be in with a chance of winning a Domo Design sideboard via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Be in with a chance of winning a Domo Design sideboard via Ollie & Sebs Haus

A firm favourite in our home, the Domo Design sideboard. I’ve been keeping myself busy and doing a little painting in my living room but I will share more later.

To celebrate Easter you can be in with a chance of winning one of these grey sideboards, just pop over to my Instagram for more details.