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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lovely Ideas For A Child's Room Using Annie Sloan Paints

    Whether you own or rent your home, a child's room should be their own personal oasis in a world that can often seem confusing and overwhelming. Children need their own space to become the people they are meant to be, to develop their sense of self, their imagination and their creativity. They sho...
  • Using Sgraffito Techniques For Original Art Pieces

    Sgraffito is an age-old technique used to decorate furniture, walls, ceramics etc. and to make original art pieces. The word is Italian for 'scratch' and this is exactly what the technique entails. The idea is to scratch away top layers while the paint (or stucco, or slip) is still wet to reveal ...
  • Five Ways To Achieve A Rustic, Farmhouse Style

    The rustic, farmhouse style is a timeless one that will never look outdated. The rustic look is never form over function. It is a practical look, unashamedly back to basics, and yet always has a warm and cosy charm – the charm of fresh baked bread, honest toil, craftsmanship and everyday family l...
  • The Bohemian Beauty Of A Pre-Loved Home

    Bohemian interior design is all about thinking outside the box. It is a creative and free-flowing style of home décor that allows you to mix and match disparate elements in a way that suits you. The beauty of bohemian style comes from its eclecticism, individuality and imagination. This is not a ...
  • Our Annie Sloan 25 Project Community Space Transformation

    Love Restored and Annie Sloan know that living a sustainable life is about creating thriving communities which everyone can enjoy. Sometimes it is not enough to live our own lives in as green a way as possible; sometimes, we have to reach out and do something to make our communities better places...
  • Romantic Gifts For Valentine's Day From Love Restored

    The little things you say and do can mean a great deal to the one you love. Make sure they feel valued and appreciated this Valentine's Day – or any day, just because. Love Restored has plenty of little bits and pieces that you can give your loved one to show them how much you care, from beauti...