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My Christmas Tree 2016

Is your Christmas tree up?   I only put my Christmas tree up on December 3rd.  Every year my daughter and I put the tree up whilst listening to Christmas music.  It’s become one of my favourite Christmas traditions.  This year, we decided to drop the gold and just stick to green, white and silver. Putting Up the […]

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Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce Wreath

Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce 60cm Wreath Review. Realistic looking wreath.

Balsam Hill make realistic Christmas trees, wreaths and garland.  Here is my review of the Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce pre-lit 60cm wreath.  They really truly do look like real foliage. Unboxing the Balsam Hill Wreath Here’s a short video I made when I opened my Balsam Hill wreath to show you what you get […]

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Polishing Marble Bench tops – What you Need to Know

Marble benches before re polishing

Do you love marble benches but are wondering whether they are right for you?  Well I have marble kitchen benches that are 5 years old and I’ve just had them re-honed and polished, so let me tell you what you need to know. Marble Bench Tops – Are They Worth It? All the magazines feature kitchens […]

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Interior Decorating Help 2017

DIY Decorator Interior Decorating Videos

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a time for reflection and to plan what we want to do in the future.  It’s a good time to look back at everything you have achieved and what you plan to do next.  As I plan the future of DIY Decorator, I want to ask […]

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Do You Have a Love Hate Relationship with Cushions?

Do you have a love hate relationship with cushions

I love cushions, I really do, but sometimes they just get in the way.  Does that happen to you?  Do you have a love/hate relationship with cushions? You may have seen on instagram that we bought a new sofa for the living room.  It’s a modular sectional with a chaise on one end and it’s […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for your Home

Christmas gifts for the home

You know that feeling when you’ve been buying presents for everybody else, and you just want to treat yourself to a little something but you think you probably shouldn’t?  Well what if you bought something for your home that you ‘need’ for Christmas entertaining, and it just so happens that you can use it all […]

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10 Beautiful Decorating Books to put on Your Christmas List

Even though we have Pinterest and all sorts of amazing online sources of decorating information and inspiration, there’s nothing quite like slowly turning the pages of a beautifully photographed decorating book.  Every page draws you in, and gets your mind racing with ideas.  Here are 10 beautiful decorating books that you can put on your […]

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