What do you want from my blog?


I have been thinking long and hard about how I am going to take my blog forward now that I will have a lot more time on my hands. I started my blog for me as a way of recording my ideas and bringing them to life. However, as time[...]

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Vive La Difference

Eames chairs

I was so excited when Tina, who writes the blog Colour Living, invited me to take part in her monthly series Vive La Difference. The premise of the series is that Tina gives her guests a list of themes, of which they can choose one, and a list of objects,[...]

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Why I haven’t blogged


I really, really hope that some of you can identify with me when I say that I can not function properly if my flat is in a state of disarray. For the last two weeks what will be my new home office has been turned upside down as we’ve had[...]

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Paper lanterns for summer parties

Paper lanterns by Apartment Apothecary

A bit of a cheater’s post today as I blogged about paper lanterns last Autumn but lots of you said that you wanted to be reminded about it for the summer….so, here you go! These lanterns are the perfect two minute project that you can use for glorious summer parties[...]

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Furniture makeover challenge

Sideboard makeover www.apartmentapothecary.com

As you may have seen from my previous post I have been kindly asked by Direct Blinds to join in with their ‘Renovation Sensation’ competition. They gave me £100 to find, buy and renovate a piece of furniture of my choice – the perfect competition! I chose to buy a cabinet[...]

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Liberty sewing project


When I receive an email from Liberty asking me to do a guest post, I always do a little leap for joy. For past guest posts I have made advent calendar bunting and a travel highchair and this time I decided to make a summer project with the beautiful Liberty fabric[...]

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Wimbledon prints

LTM - Wimbledon Poster2

I think this is my favourite time of year: the promise of summer, sun, Pimms, strawberries and holidays. I’m also totally in love with Wimbledon (although very disappointed there’s no Andy in the final today. Boo.) If you, like me, love Wimbledon and a good bit of design then these[...]

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Up-cycling an eBay find

Up-cycling an eBay find www.apartmentapothecary.com

I have been asked to enter the best competition EVER!  I’ve been given £100 by Direct Blinds to buy and renovate a piece of furniture of my choice.  Amazing. I want you to see the ‘before’ shot of the piece I have bought from eBay for £30. I wanted to[...]

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Vintage beach hut

Vintage beach hut www.apartmentapothecary.com

I have a new obsession. I am DESPERATE for my own beach hut so I can decorate it and then laze around in and around it for weeks on end every summer. Bliss. We went to Southwold beach last week for a fleeting visit on our way home from a[...]

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Topps Tiles competition

How to make a mosaic tiled tray www.apartmentapothecary.com

I love being asked to enter competitions that involve being given resources that I would never usually buy or pick myself as it forces me to think in a different way and come up with new ideas. This time round, Topps Tiles sent me some mosaic tiles and glue and[...]

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