Checkatrade.com member Jonathan Fridlington provides a simple guide to being more adventurous with your garden lighting this summer. With summer just around the corner this is the perfect time of year to revamp your exterior lighting and get your garden ready for those warmer evenings to enjoy barbecues, drinks and gatherings on the decking or […]

Seeing a single item of furniture from your favourite TV programme or film can send you right back via the nostalgia train, to the time and place where memories were made – back to the 1990s where our Friends sat on the couch in Central Perk, Frasier’s Dad’s well-loved Barcalounger chair… And new memories are […]

Don’t know if you have noticed, but there is a new kid on the block when it comes to searching online for your next home or property (or, let’s face it, having a nose inside your neighbour’s house now it’s up for sale, or checking out home much your property could be worth, or just […]

Pastel perfect interior inspiration with A Passion for Homes and Checkatrade.com Soft and sophisticated or funky and fun, the pastel trend in home interior design continues in popularity this year. With spring just around the corner, tones of greens, pinks and lemons are starting to flower in home interiors and fashion. Colour Well, yes, the […]

Check out the amazing garden competition for bloggers to enter – I have – take a look below, what do you think? Don’t think I will be winning any literary prizes any time soon, but it was great fun to enter. If you are a blogger, you can enter by visiting the company’s blog. Visit […]

Ever had a sneaky slide down the stair bannister rail when you were a kid (or a big kid!). Yes, so did we! Definitely not just for kids, an indoor slide is the best fun your house can provide! Welcome Jane Blanchard to the blog, with her take on the indoor slide… ‘You might say […]

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Interior Design with the Pantone colour of the year – Meet Marsala! Every year Pantone LLC (the leading authority on colour) choose an on-trend colour to be the colour of the year – to inspire and induce colour creativity. This year the earthy warm robust red of Marsala is set to be a key influencer, […]