Despite writing about lots of lovely things for the home, I’m not actually a massive shopper. Bigger items, I buy with the intention of them lasting almost forever. Smaller, more decorative accessories, while I might pick them up a little more frequently, I still expect them to be more than a passing trend and to have, if possible, multiple uses.
Children come in to our lives and fill our hearts with so much joy, but on the flip side, they fill our homes with so much of everything else … toys, noise, blankets, more toys, mess, books, bottles, and even more toys. It’s amazing how many things you accumulate when you have children and your home can change beyond recognition.
Unequivocally linked to my dislike of mess is my love of clever storage. I can't get enough of it. Others may coo over Louboutins and fluffy kittens, but me? Well, I'm happiest when I have a place for everything and everything in its place (it's a motto that also works well for weekends ... cosy beds for sleeping boys, cold glass of wine in mama's hand).