Homeware Haul: Lounge

As some of you may know me & my husband recently moved into our new house. We didn’t live together before we got married, tradition and all & after the wedding we lived with my parents for a year while we waited for the perfect house, we found that perfect house & we’ve been here for about 5 weeks. We had to furnish the house from scratch which was really fun. We both have the same taste which is really handy so there were no arguments!
I’ll be doing a series of 4 blog posts to share with you some of the things we bought. Some of the things in the posts are wedding presents from our amazing family & friends.
So this post is a lounge/living room haul, I hope you enjoy :-)

Thank you to my amazing family for the cards!

 This is the sofa we decided on, we went with the 3 seater Zamba sofa from SCS, we wanted something kind of small but cosy & comfortable, this is just perfect, I love the colour & it’s super comfortable, perfect for lounging on while watching my favourite TV program, it comes with 2 matching cushions, The cat cushion is from Tesco, I couldn’t resist it being a crazy cat lady!

These are a couple of decorative items we have on top of our side board, I can’t remember where the cat candle holder is from but how cute!! The candle inside is also so pretty, the nest 3 candles are from Dunelm but you can pretty much buy them from most home stores. 

I found this jar in a 99p shop & thought it was be a nice quirky way to store sweets so when we have guests round they can help themselves.

I absolutely love this cactus plant we bought only a couple of weeks ago, we bought it from my local garden centre, Scotsdales. They had a very large selection of lots of different types of Cactus plant, this plant caught my eye with the hint of pink in it, so pretty & it looks really interesting.

We also bought this nest of solid wood coasters from Scotsdales, they immediately caught mine & my husband’s eye, it matches our furniture perfectly and it looks very rustic and  different. 

We decided to buy our living room furniture from oak furniture land, they had some really good deals on which meant we got a large solid oak framed mirror for free with our order. The furniture is really well made and of course made from solid oak, we went for a cream set which looks really nice in our lounge, it looks nice & bright and looks perfect with our sofa and other bits & pieces we have in there. This is our TV stand, it has 1 large draw and a section for a TV box & x box, we are currently using the draw to store games & DVD’s. 

 When I got married I knew I wanted to preserve my bouquet as a memento of our special day. We had my bouquet and my husband’s button hole preserved with our order of service, we went for the shabby chic frame which matches perfectly with our theme and looks so pretty in our lounge. We had our flowers preserved with the Flower Preservation company & I can’t recommend them enough, they’re communication with us was great & they’re really friendly people who done a fantastic job. The whole process took about 9 months, so it’s a long process but so worth the time & money, it’s quite pricey but like I say, it’s so worth it.

This is a shelf we’re currently using to place our framed photos and little bit’s & pieces. I still need to fill all the frames, the characture was done whilst in Florida 2013, I’m planning to have a second picture done later this year, I just love them! The faux succulents are from Dunelm & the cat inscent holder is from Evolution. The Chinese ornament is a really kind & thoughtful gift from our Chinese friends who my husband used to work with.

 This coffee table is another item from Oak Furniture land, it’s solid oak and cream, it has space underneath to store books or magazines, it’s the perfect size and looks really pretty!

Again, this side lamp table is from oak furniture land, it has a small draw and storage underneath. The lamp is from John Lewis, we had some gift vouchers for John Lewis from my friend Sarah & from Jagex where my husband currently works (although he’s leaving for a new job in August) my very dear friend Sarah & I have been friends since we were like 6 years old & she blogs over at Polka Dot Lemon so definitely check her out, thanks so much for the gift vouchers :-)

Here is another piece of Oak Furniture land furniture, it’s our stunning side board with lots of storage featuring 2 large draws & cupboard space underneath.

My husband keeps his bonsai tree on the side board along with the nest of candles, the cat candle & a photo of my Nana & Grandad 

Check back next week for my dining room/kitchen haul
Thank's so much for reading! 




Hey ladies!

How you enjoying summer so far? I’m having such a chilled out, relaxed summer. I’ve been spending time with family & settling into my new home with my husband.

I’m currently shopping for summer clothes for my holiday, I’m jetting off to Florida in October and the best thing about going on holiday at the end of summer/early autumn is the summer sales!

This outfit is one of my favs, it’s really simple & comfortable to wear. This bodysuit is something I picked up in last years summer sale and I love it so much, it’s a pretty mauve colour which is so perfect for summer. I wore a pair of Boohoo high waisted jeans with the bodysuit for a casual summer look, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’m all about comfortable casual outfits for summer. I finished off my look with a pair of Converse Hi tops which is I think everyone should have in their shoe collection!

Lastly, I have new hair! My lovely little sister who owns Elem Hair with her Fiance Justin coloured my hair for me on Saturday, i was getting so bored of my hair so decided to change it up a bit & went for a balage, which is like an ombre but instead of colouring a block of hair it's colored in highlights to give a more natural subtle look. I absolutely love it! If you're in the Cambridge area I definitely recommend Elem Hair, it's a fun friendly atmosphere where your guaranteed to walk out a happy customer :-)

Thanks for reading!