Interiors update: living room

Sofa: £350 in the sale, Habitat.  It’s funny, we’ve lived in our flat so long now and were just ‘making do’ with the existing style, I had almost assumed our living room was finished. Until it actually was. And we feel so liberated. I’m not saying we did a complete…
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Interiors Envy: Simon Glazin

Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell So this is going to be a regular feature on The-Frugality, as I realised you guys are as excited and interested in homewares and interiors as I am. And I love a sneak peek into ‘real’ homes.  And today is about something a little bit different: a…
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Interiors: Hallway

It’s been a while since most of you last saw my hallway. It has been 5 years since we moved into this flat, and we have only just decorated our hall for the first time. Seriously.  When we moved in, we could just afford the mortgage, no extra ‘thrills’ as…
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Trend: Stripes

Striped hand towel: £4.99, H&M Home.  Porcelain toothbrush holder: £6.99, H&M Home. Hydrating face mist: £25, Wood/Grey. Mirror: £34.99, Iwoot.com I love stripes. Rarely a day goes by without me donning a breton top, buying a stripe bag or looking at striped homewares. We’ve just had our stair runner laid at…
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On my dressing table…

I don’t often do beauty posts, only when something comes up that I really believe in. I’m definitely no beauty expert, but I am certainly more interested in beauty products as I get older. I’m also privy to a lot of products: beauty sales at Red, product launches etc. So…
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At Home with….me!

Jumper: Bella Freud. Dress: MiH (sold out but buy similar from Asos here). Sandals: FitFlop. Photographs: Celia Topping. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have the Time Out team over to photograph my flat. It was a dream, as it has always been one of my favourite magazines –…
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The Frugality’s Christmas Gift Guide

As usual, I’ll be doing a little series of Christmas gift ideas. I’ve been told I’m good at buying Christmas presents, and this year I’m pretty sure a lot of inspiration has come from the Red Christmas giftguide! I must admit, I use Christmas as a bit of an excuse…
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Frugal Baby: Affordable kidswear

Recently, I’ve been buying more and more kidswear for my nephew. I can’t help it. It’s all just so tiny and cute and let’s face it: cheaper than adult’s clothes! So I can still indulge in H&M but at a fraction of the cost and feel good about it as…
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