Tuesday, 21 February 2017

FEATURED ON WAYFAIR.CO.UK


I'm so excited to share these news with you! I'm going to be working with Wayfair in 2017 as one of their Home Experts (yay!) I'm a massive fan of Wayfair. I mean they have everything you could possibly want for your house. I could spend endless hours browsing through their online shop. It's as addictive as pinterest which can only be a good thing, right?  Honestly, I couldn't think of a better brand to work with. And, it's an added bonus that I will get to work with some amazingly talented bloggers and hopefully make some new friends too.

I was honoured when the lovely people at Wayfair asked me last month to be in their Blogger Spotlight feature. I don't really talk about myself that much on the blog, so I guess this is a chance for you to get to know me a little better and find out why I started blogging in the first place.

Head over to the Wayfair website to read the full interview!
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

MINI MAKE-OVER: HELLO KITTY BEDROOM



Some projects just seem never-ending. I've got to admit, I started writing this post over a year ago, actually almost two years ago, but half way through decorating I changed my mind and got distracted. Does that happen to anyone else? My daughters bedroom make-over is kind of finished now. I don't really like to use the term 'finished' when it comes to decorating, but at least I'm pretty happy with the outcome now. In case you are wondering, this used to be our second guest room. You can see the before pictures here.

So, over a year ago we decided to move my eldest daughter to her own room. Her sister was arriving and I needed the nursery ready for her. Luckily my daughters new room was much bigger than her old one. She didn't seem to mind the change. Actually she was pretty ecstatic! It did help that we decided to go for a Hello Kitty themed bedroom. She has been obsessed with Hello Kitty as long as I can remember.. And luckily that is still true today.

We bought most of our Hello Kitty furniture from Amazon and ebay. I loved how minimalist the furniture looked compared to everything else I had seen. I wanted to keep the decor quite neutral with a dash of pink. I thought the white furniture looked great with the beige walls and the matching carpet. We didn't want to paint the room again, so it was ideal to leave it the way it was. You can find quite a few Hello Kitty accessories in the UK, but it's nothing compared to some of the amazing bespoke pieces they have in Japan and in the US. I was drooling over them on pinterest but ordering furniture from overseas is simply not worth it. The shipping and taxes quickly double the price. By the way, all the furniture came flat packed. I was a little worried how they would hold up but so far we've only had one incident. One of the boards on the bed broke and that was due to two kids rigorously jumping on it!












The H&M wall shelves above the bed are great for play, but not ideal for storing larger items. The Trible Cube Shelving is fantastic for storing any larger or heavier accessories. Or, simply things that you don't want your children to play with (keep sakes etc). I couldn't help adding a few gold accessories to the room. Faux plants are also great for bedrooms because you don't have to worry about keeping them alive. My most recent purchase is the Ethereal Notice Board from Sainsbury's. I saw it in the SS17 Press Show and knew straight away it would be perfect for my daughters room. You can use it for notes, cards or to showcase school art. It's such a good value at £14 that I'm thinking about getting one for my youngest daughters room too!





Although we've got plenty of storage, I don't think it's quite enough. There are just too many toys  and clothes lying around by the end of the day.  Children's storage boxes can be a bit small which is why I like to use pretty laundry bags as well. I guess the real issue is getting them to actually tidy up. Our daughter is pretty good at it now but the problem is her 1 year old sister. She loves to play in her sisters bedroom and she can literally destroy the space within seconds. I cannot wait for them to play together nicely but we're not there yet. Hopefully it won't be too long though!






I couldn't make up my mind about the walls. I guess that's why this make-over took so long in the first place. First I bought some wall stickers, but then I decided they didn't look right. I think there were too many of them and it made the room look a bit cheap. I loved the Personalised Hello Kitty decal though which we decided to keep. I also got some Hello Kitty wall art and a large Mr Men/Little Miss framed art by Roger Hargreaves. John Lewis used to stock it but I cannot find it online anymore. It wasn't exactly part of the theme, but I love it. I think it looks very original.



The personalised Hello Kitty door sign is from ebay. We've got a similar one for my youngest daughter's door as well. They are hand-made and look just too cute. I couldn't locate the same design on ebay anymore. There are lots of similar ones out there though!


This room was definitely decorated on a budget and I think we did well. Would you believe it cost about 300 pounds to furnish the entire room (excluding the wall art)? It really helped that we bought most of the furniture from Amazon and ebay. I shopped around and took my time.

What's your take on kids bedrooms? Would you go modern or kiddy? I guess you can do both these days.

PS. I almost forgot. It's important to measure absolutely everything (both the furniture and the accessories) so that they will fit in the space intended. I was a little worried when the furniture arrived - it looked so small! But, once we had everything in place it turned out just as I had planned.
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

GIVEAWAY - MADOKA STORAGE BAG


I don't usually do giveaways on the blog, but when the prize is as pretty as this, I just had to make an exception. So, today I've partnered with brand new home accessories store Liberty Grace to give one lucky reader this beautiful Madoka Storage Bag worth £40 (size large).

You know how much I love stylish storage bags. It seems impossible to keep up with the endless amounts of toys in our house, but storage bags are the way to go! I can actually manage all the clutter, and more importantly I always try to pick the bags that enhance our décor. The Madoka Storage bag is seriously gorgeous. It's hand-made and the navy blue stripes look very elegant. You can fold it and store it when it's not used. Although I think it's too beautiful to be kept in the cupboard.. I kind of wish it was mine, but this is your chance to enter and win this beauty!



Entering is simple:

Just send me a message to finnteriordesigner@gmail.com OR leave a comment below and tell me how would you use this stylish bag (don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you!)

OPTIONAL: You can get extra entries by sharing and liking the competition post on Facebook or retweeting it on Twitter.

Each entrant will be put into a prize draw and the winner will be picked by using Random Name Picker. The item will be shipped directly from Liberty Grace in London.

The entries will close 21st of February at midnight and the winner will be notified by email within 48 hours.

Good luck :)

* GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO MAINLAND UK RESIDENTS ONLY!

* Liberty Grace are also offering my blog readers
15% off all products: enter FINN15 at checkout (code is valid until 28th of February 2017)

* Thank you Liberty Grace for partnering with this post.
*Images credited: Liberty Grace
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