I’ve always been interested in interiors, but having moved a ridiculous total of 12 times over the last nine years, I have never really had the time to get my teeth into anything major. Also, there is only so much you can do when renting. You don’t want to upset your landlord too much! However, we have now been in our flat for over a year and i’ve been slowly making changes. It all started when I was heavily pregnant and having t0 stare at the same four walls day in, day out. This was followed by my first winter with a newborn, hence, being stuck inside for even longer. I had fun decorating Noah’s room last summer. It didn’t really need much – just a trip to Paperchase for some pretty paper, and hey presto, bunting! My lovely sister crocheted a bumble bee mobile for him (see below) and we found some cool Eric Carle prints for the walls from Paper Tiger.
Where I live in Edinburgh, there is an abundance of local second-hand shops and thrift stores where you can find old furniture and cool little bits and pieces. Sometimes when you have a new baby your brain is so focused on keeping him or her happy, that you realise you haven’t done anything creative or fun for a while. I had a blast painting up this old cabinet last year. It has loads of space for all our junk inside and I was planning ahead for the time when Noah would be into everyhting and throwing the flat screen tv off the low level shelf that used to be there (I seriously wouldn’t have put it past him).