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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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Christmas Fun with Elf on the Shelf

Have you heard of the Elf on the Shelf Christmas tradition?  It’s a children’s rhyming book that tells the tale of Santa’s Elves.  The book comes with a plush Elf that is adopted by families. These elves are Santa’s eyes and ears and report back to him about which children have been naughty or nice.  Every morning children […]

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Outdoor Cushions to Brighten Up Your Home

Outdoor Cushions

Summer’s nearly here, and as it gets warmer we do more of our living and entertaining outside.  Outdoor cushions are a great way to brighten up your outdoor living space and enjoy some time outdoors. At one end of my deck, I have a sitting area with two vintage cane chairs.  I had seat cushions […]

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