Ideas for the House

Collection by Stu McDonald

Stu McDonald
Around here lately

Around here lately

Hi there! I have had the urge to wander around my house changing things here a there. Nothing major, just a shuffle and a switch. It’s been a nice week at home since all the Christmas flurry ended. I do it every year – you know, you pack up the…


What's been happening on the home front? We're making a garden.

Hi there! Sorry I’ve been a little sporadic lately. I didn’t feel like blogging last week, and then my blog had a bug (which is still being fixed!), so I have lots to share with you this week! A couple of weeks ago Ford sent me this Wildtrak Ranger and…

Nice tones...

November 2014 wrap up

Almost done with my monthly wrap ups! I’ve loved going back over my posts. Here’s what happened in November… I painted these tins… I made over my last boys bedroom… I wrote about how to make candles burn longer… I gave you 10 tips when building a new house… I…


Around here lately...

I've been a little unsettled lately. I haven't had enough to do, I think. I have been wandering too much. So, I have been purging the cupboards a little bit

colours for exterior

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Wicker & Stitch: The Fashion Collaborative.  Dulux Paint (L-R): China White, White Watsonia, Harts Grey, Cantiga

The Fashion Collaborative

...where I take a fashion photograph and use it as the inspiration for an interior scheme... Today's scheme is courtesy of the stunning Desert Mermaid fashion shoot (photographed by Nick Hudson for Cosmopolitan) featured on one of my all time favourite blogs, Dustjacket Attic. THE IMAGES: THE INTERIOR SCHEME: The key elements of this scheme are butter yellow, milky aqua and cream with dashes of pale coral and slate. I chose a beautiful range of different textured fabrics that mirrored the…