2016: The Year of the Summer Staycation

Have you decided not to go away this year? No vacations planned? Why not have a #SummerStaycation in your home instead? All throughout the season, I’ll be bringing you creative ways to bring your home up to date, along with lots of fun activities and crafty makes to get involved with!

Summer staycation

Grab some alone time! As well as showing you how to create a home for the whole family, I’ll show you ideas for creating personalised spaces, too, such as spa-styled bathrooms, reading nooks within your living room, and gadget-packed man caves! Areas where you can get a little ‘me’ time at the end of a stressful day. Tiles below: Vintage Wood Tiles.

vintage wood tiles

Increase the value of your home! The summer time sees a huge peak in home buyers searching the market for a new place to live. If you’re thinking about selling up sometime soon, then make sure you check out the blogs I’ll be posting about increasing the value of your home. After all, you want to get as much money as possible for your property, don’t you? Tiles are a great way of adding value to a home, and they’re more affordable than you might think.

home buyers

Word play! You can even keep the kids off granddad’s vegetable patch with the HUGE outdoor Scrabble board myself and the team will be making! In typical Blue Peter style, there will be a step-by-step guide, showing you how to create your very own! Tiles below: Cream Scrabble Tiles.

scrabble tiles

Reinvent the garden! I’ll help you to discover new ways to enjoy your garden, and I’ll show you how to create the ultimate outdoor living area; perfect for keeping your guests entertained on those gorgeous summer days. Tiles below: Vintage Wood Tiles.

vintage wood tiles

Cooking up a storm! If you love to cook, or you’re just starting to try your hand at it, there will be loads of yummy recipes to attempt, so you can treat the family to tasty cuisines and yummy desserts. For starters, tuck into some of the recipes I’ve created already.

staycation recipes

Bring the exotic locations to you! Just because you’re staying put this summer, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the beauty of glamorous destinations. I’ll be creating 8 ‘passport’ blogs, which will show you how to capture the styles and ambiance of different countries and cultures in your home.

passport travel

Get the latest looks! All throughout the summer, as ever on my blog, I’ll be introducing you to all the latest interior design trends, and showing you quick and easy ways to invite them into your home. Tiles below: Antique Smooth Crackle Metro Tiles.

Antique smooth crackle metro tiles in Herringbone layout




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