After a weekend woodwork course at The Woodlab in Dartington, I learned how to use a router to create my own shelving unit from Ash wood.
Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Take a look at my highlights.
We recently had an indoor air quality test performed on our home by Airtopia. Find out the results here.
I recently took a short 5-day interior design course with Juliette’s Interiors. Find out how I got on and what I thought of the course.
Last month I attended Imm Cologne 2019, the international furniture and interiors fair that takes place in Germany every January. I was invited by the NKBA to attend Living Kitchen, but I also had a little free time to explore the rest of the fair. So in today’s post I’d like to share some of the highlights
As many of you will already know from following me on Instagram, (@StaceyJSheppard for those of you not already following) last weekend Mr Design Sheppard and I attended the Vuelio Blog Awards 2018 at the Bloomsbury Big Top in London. Now in it’s fourth year, the Vuelio Blog Awards are firmly established as the most respected
I’ll be surprised if there is anyone on t’internet who hasn’t already heard by now as I’ve been posting all about this on my social channels for a week. But just in case there are people in the dark I’ll start at the beginning. I think I’ve been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award
How is it October already? Was last month a blur for anyone else? September is such a hectic month, both in the design world and in the real world. I was so busy last month that my head is now spinning and I’m barely managing to keep up. The kids started pre-school and reception, and
I had the pleasure recently of visiting Salone del Mobile in Milan as a guest of DFS. It was my first trip to the renowned furniture fair, which received almost half a million visitors over six days, from 188 different countries. I have wanted to visit Salone for years, but I never had the chance so when
You guys, the last giveaway I ran was hugely popular, the most popular ever in fact. I love doing giveaways for you as I feel like it’s a great way to reward you for being such loyal readers and coming back time and time again to check out what I’m writing about. If you were
CALLING ALL BLOGGERS! Who wants to win £500 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend on photography equipment? OK, OK, pipe down and let me tell you how.
I realised the other day that it’s been an absolute age since my last giveaway. It was back in May and I figure it’s time to remedy that and give you guys something to get excited about. So I have teamed up with The Lounge Co who I introduced you to this time last year
April is a pretty big month for anyone who is embarking on any home upgrade projects. The entire month of April is Home Improvement Month so it’s the perfect time to set yourself the challenge of updating at least one room in your home. We will finally be finishing off our kitchen makeover that we started
Photo by Juliette Byrne – Look for traditional living room pictures So, have you noticed that the evenings aren’t quite as light anymore? You know what that means don’t you? I know, I know, you don’t want me to say it but we can’t avoid it and it’s probably better if we just face up to
Kettler Palma sofa set in rattan The past week or two have definitely started to feel a little spring like don’t you think? The sun has shown itself more and I’m really beginning to shake off those winter blues. The warmer weather has got me thinking about spending more time outside and of course this has
*This post contains affiliate links marked with an asterix* Mother’s day is little over a week away and I’ve been having a long hard think about what it means to be a mother and also what my mother means to me. I was approached by VQ and asked to take part in its Mother’s Day
I know, I know, I’m a bit late with this as we’re already more than a third of the way through January. I do apologise, but I have rather a good excuse for my erratic posting schedule of late. Two months ago, our little family expanded when baby Milly arrived so things have been a
Hi friends! I have another great giveaway for you today which I hope you will appreciate. I have teamed up with Zespoke Design to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £200 to spend on the Zespoke website. For those of you who are not familiar with Zespoke, I’d like to tell you a
Mother’s day is an important time of year and one on which you really need to show your mother just how much she means to you. Finding that perfect gift is never an easy task (well at least it is not easy for me!) so I have put together a little guide for you that contains
Finally, January is done and dusted! I don’t know about you but I always find it such a long, hard month to get through. After all the festivities of Christmas and New Year have come to an end January just seems like such an anti-climax. The mornings are dark, the evenings are dark and
Today my lovlies I have a fantastic giveaway for you as I have teamed up with the Swedish wallpaper manufacturer Mr Perswall who has kindly offered to give one lucky Design Sheppard reader £500 worth of wallpaper. How fantastic! And what a wonderful way to start 2015 that would be. Although it would be a very hard
I’m pretty sure you have all noticed already but one of the biggest interior trends for Autumn/Winter 2014 is copper. I love this trend and copper is definitely my favourite metallic finish of all as it adds a real sense of warmth and elegance to interiors. I’ve been pinning all my favourite copper finds on
When we think about making the most of our homes it is all too easy to fall into the trap of focusing solely on what lies inside our four walls. We make a real effort to ensure our rooms are homely, cosy, appealing and express our personality, but we often neglect what goes on on
A few weeks ago I read a really interesting article in the Independent about how French women are using colouring in books to relieve stress and anxiety. I found this a really interesting article and I was actually quite excited by the prospect. I used to love colouring in as a kid. I was never