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  • Cobbled Lanes and Mottled Walls

    Nestled under the Lomond Hills is the Fife village of Falkland. To those who know it, the village holds a beloved place in their hearts, and for those who don’t know it, it is a hidden gem waiting to be explored.
  • Breathe Life Into Your Winter Garden And Prepare For Spring

    If you are lucky enough to have a garden or some outside space, are you really making the most of it? Outside space is a valuable resource which you are probably under utilising. Even a small garden can grow a surprisingly large amount of food for your family. Not only that, a well-designed garde...
  • Beautiful DIY Storage Solutions For Your Home

    Most of us struggle with clutter in our homes and always feel the need for more space, no matter how much space we already have. No matter how cluttered and full our homes are, however, they can still be beautiful. There are plenty of ways to maximise the storage space in your home without compro...
  • Do Your Home DIY Projects Come At A Cost For The Environment?

    If we care about the environment, we must be more self-reliant and take jobs around the home onto our own shoulders. By doing things ourselves and from scratch we can reduce our carbon footprints and become more resilient – more able to weather the changes that are coming from the changing planet...
  • Five Time-Saving Tricks For Decorating A Room In Time For A New Baby

    Preparing for a new baby is always going to be a hectic time, especially if it is your first child. There is so much to learn, so much to get ready – including, perhaps, a room for the new arrival. Decorating a new nursery need not be as expensive nor as time consuming as you might imagine, espec...
  • Lovely Ideas For Home Made Valentine's Day Presents

    Nothing shows love more than spending time and effort making something truly personal and heartfelt for your loved one. Romantic gifts do not have to cost much and can give a lot of pleasure to the one receiving them. Love Restored and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can help you to create some lovely ho...
  • How To Get A 1960s 'Mad Men' Look In Your Home

    If you love the look and feel of the interiors of the TV show 'Mad Men' then perhaps it is time to give your living room a bit of a mid-century modern overhaul. This style is one that can easily and affordably be copied faithfully, or updated for a more contemporary modern vibe. Here are some eas...
  • How To Get A French Country Flavour In Your Home

    French country flair can really bring a level of chic sophistication to your home décor. If you are looking for ideas for your interior design, why not look across the Channel for your inspiration? Design is one thing that French people just seem to know about, many there are imbued with a natura...
  • How To Successfully Blend Your Own Chalk Paint Shades

    Do you have a favourite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colour? If you love these chalk paints as much as we do then you will love so many of the shades that it is difficult to choose! But one of the wonderful things about these paints is how easily you can mix them to create a near endless array of diff...
  • Creating A Minimalist, Contemporary Space With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

    If you are someone who loves a clean, contemporary look then you may not immediately think of restored furniture, reclaimed items and chalk paint. You might think that you will need brand new, sleek items in order to achieve the look you are going for. But in reality, a minimalist, contemporary s...
  • How To Detox Your Home

    For a healthy and sustainable life, we should all be thinking about the air quality in our homes. Throughout the 20th Century and as we have moved into this one, unfortunately most of us have paid little attention to the dangers of the world we have created. Fortunately, it is possible to make yo...
  • New Year, New Start: Put Your Green Living Plan Into Action

    Happy 2018! Here's hoping it will be a good one. There is no doubt about it – we are living in tricky times. But if we all put out best foot forward then we can each be part of the global solution to our problems rather than part of the problem. There is a lot that we cannot control but actually,...