Bed time with my Eve mattress

When doing up the house the downstairs definitely took precedence over upstairs, but all that is slowly changing. Our bedroom is at the front of the house and takes up the whole width of the house - it's the biggest room in the house! We went with a yellow, turquoise and grey colour scheme which, amazingly, works quite well. We took inspiration from some curtain fabric we already had and although I had my misgivings, over all I'm very pleased with it.

Our bedroom was finally completed this week with the arrival of our brand new mattress, it's a seriously high end memory foam affair and a world away from our sagging last one, it even comes in a lovely yellow colour to complement our colour scheme!

I really love the packaging too. The box has lots of inspirational, sleep inspired quotes around it, very cool branding!

We had our first night's sleep on it last night and boy oh boy, it was a good one, if interested it's made by Eve (click here for the link).

We bought the bed on eBay and it looked really cheap and nasty, we wanted to save the money for the mattress and I was sure that we could spruce it up a bit. Roll on a good few months and we've finally got round to reupholstering the head board in a lovely striped weave. We put a linen valance around the base to hide the ugly but oh so useful divan drawers and then I bought some delicious cotton bed linen which is the finishing touch. Our new mattress is the icing on the cake: it is now pretty much impossible for me to get up in the morning!


Quick little chair update

More lovely chairs for sale, take a look below!

 1950's occasional chair in Designers Guild graduated green wool cloth: £180

Unusual 1950's armchair in Designers Guild naturally dyed chunky linen weave £550

1950's spoke frame chair in Designers guild fabric: £550

All chairs are available to buy either on Not On The High Street or from my own on line store. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding any of the chairs, hickeyanddobson@gmail.com.


YES! Christmas

Wowweee, Christmas is a commin' and I bloody love Christmas. We got firmly in the spirit with a trip to Columbia Road flower market last weekend and immersed ourselves in wreaths, berries and other yuletide foliage; Ilex berries are my fave!

We took along our own live Christmas elf, who mainly slept. He loves lights so I'm hoping he gets a bit more excited when he sees the Christmas tree.

We also bought the most beautiful Christmas wreath. It is our second wreath as I had also made one myself in a bid to get crafty. I set off round Harlesden looking for suitable foliage or a flower shop but came back empty handed, Harlesden, it seems, is not well catered for in the plant department. Undeterred, I headed for the 99p shop where I procured a number of fake poinsettias, a fake wreath and some glittery fir cones. The resulting wreath is not particularly pretty and next to the Columbia Road one, it's a bit of an embarrassment but it is still jolly festive!

(beautiful wreath and snoozing elf)
The only problem is where to put my two wreaths? We don't have door knocker yet so I can't hang them on the front door. I have laid the Columbia Road one on the coffee table where I can admire it as Joseph and I curl up and watch TV whist drinking tea and eating biscuits. This is a new favourite maternity leave pastime now it's got chilly outside!

I'm having more trouble placing the fake wreath, it's just a little too... fake. Maybe by clustering it with everything else that's Christmassy and red it will look good...

(mmmmm, spot the weak link!)

The berries are on the mantelpiece looking magnificent, but over all I'd say that our Christmas decorations are currently a little underwhelming! Well that is all set to change, tonight is Christmas Tree Night and we are going to get a real biggun this year.

I've also got another chair finished, phew! It's a real classic spoke framed 1950's piece which is upholstered in Designers Guild fab vegetable dyed linen. It's chunky and lovely and comfortable. It also looks great in my sitting room so I'm a bit sad to give it a new home. Here are some pics!

1950's spoke frame armchair in Designers Guild fabric: £500

More images and details can be found here, along with information regarding other chairs I currently have for sale. I actually only have two chairs for sale at the mo, but I'm working on it and hoping to have a few more by next week.