And so it begins…

Hello big wide world and welcome along to my blog!

So, a little about me and why I decided to start on this little adventure! Well…I suppose you could say that lately I’ve become a little disillusioned with my current career. Don’t get me wrong, it been highly rewarding, enjoyable and enriching but also at times exhausting, frustrating and limiting. ‘That’s real life!’ – I hear you cry! But why should it be that way? I worked hard, studied and developed into the career woman that I thought I wanted to be, but suddenly it felt as though that wasn’t enough, it wasn’t fulfilling or exciting anymore and for me that meant a change was needed…so, here I am!

I think the spark of inspiration when I met The Canadian last year. After being a ‘lone ranger’ (read single girl, fabulous life of cosmopolitans, fashion and Netflix *sigh*) for quite a few years it was quite an adjustment suddenly having this other person in my life. Slowly I noticed that his ambition, drive and lust for a life of experience and passion was infectious and was driving me to look further afield. I’d always been a keen traveller, I had been lucky enough to have taken time out from my career to travel the world and always liked to make sure my holidays were ticking off ‘The Bucket List’, but this was different. We began to make exciting plans for a fabulous future together and before we knew it we were picking up the keys to our beautiful little apartment!

That’s when it hit and hit hard! I LOVE interior design. As much as I was excited to be moving in with my other half (although with a sense of trepidation as I’m sure some of you can relate!) I began to wonder, was it wrong that I was also secretly just as excited by the trips to Ikea? By spending hours arranging everything ‘just so’? By actually enjoying cleaning, primping and padding around my little space making sure everything looked perfect? I know I’m not alone here…please reassure me! Making our house a home had become my new dedication and Instagram was my obsession. I’d spend hours looking at pictures of exquisitely decorated, beautiful white homes and set out to have mine look just as immaculate yet cosy whilst incorporating my own style. Luckily for me he also adores the Scandinavian and hygge look!

A few months later I started my Instagram page as a little window into my own take on interior design and, well…my life! Straight away felt welcomed by the amazing and supportive community. Within 3 days I had 100 followers and was overwhelmed and overjoyed! The blog came next as a way to keep track of my ramblings and share my journey, my lifestyle and my passion for interiors, fashion, travel and my the wonderful city that I call home – Bristol. 

And that’s my story, in a nutshell!

So that’s it…I hope you’ll visit again to find out what I’ve been up to and hopefully we can find inspiration in each other! Together we can design a life we love!


The Blonde x



  1. April 30, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    It was so lovely to read your intro post. Ahh I can def relate to interior designing and Ikea trips as I’m guilty of doing the same haha! I look forward to reading more! P.s I’ll def take a look at your Instagram page too ? xx

  2. May 12, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Oh thank you so much! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who loves an Ikea trip! I’ll be checking out your instagram too 🙂 xx

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