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    Using a Concept Board to Inspire a Theme

    Do you use concept boards or tear sheets to inspire you? To be honest when I did my first one for my KLC course, I wasn’t ...

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    Say hello to Phoenix & Fox!

    Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments on my last post, it’s an exciting time for Mr S and I :) I’m ...

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    Christmas and some exciting news!

    Christmas in the Sparkes household starts in early December, with the decorations put up on the first weekend. This year ...

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    Abigail Ahern Christmas Masterclass

    Christmas is my favourite time of year, spending time with loved ones and a house filled with folliage, sparkly stuff and ...

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    Why I love Tenerife

    Tenerife, a place infamous for its drunken teenagers and ‘Veronicas’ has come a long way since my parents bought ...

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    Country House Bedroom Design Before & After

    Last weekend I enjoyed a couple of beautiful, crisp autumnal days up in Lancashire with my family and finally got a chance ...

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    Why I think my floor is jinxed…

    Following on from my last post, Mr S & I moved into our newly renovated home the day after our honeymoon and lived in ...

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    Colouring in my home

    My house is white, very white, with a touch of pale grey.  It has been likened to an ‘ipod’ (a white one I’m ...

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    The High Line, Manhattan

    It’s six weeks today since we got back from New York and I’ve finally got around to sorting out all my photos. ...

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    Decorex 2012

    Decorex is a trade show for design professionals, situated in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.  Stuffed ...

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    How I Made a Sunburst Four Poster Bed Canopy

    Sunburst canopies, for me are the only way to dress the canopy of a four-poster bed.  I remember lying on my parents bed ...

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    ABC Carpet & Home

    ‘Carpet and Home’ doesn’t seem to cover it somehow, this shop is 350,000 square feet of the stuff Interior ...