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Happy weekend everybody, albeit a very wet one here in London. If you plan on staying at home today, I have the perfect reading for you…


A great interiors book is reviewed this week over on Remodelista – Beautifully Small: Clever ideas for compact spaces, by Sara Emslie. The photographs of this London cottage are featured in the book – I need to live there!

Beautifully Small by Sara Emslie | Apartment Apothecary

Sugar and Cloth

There’s a lovely, bright and cheerful DIY project featured on Sugar and Cloth this week. If you are looking for an easy craft project this weekend, this could be for you.

DIY colour block trivets | Sugar and Cloth

Growing Spaces

I have a thing about Sloe Gin – I love it – so I wanted to share Heather’s recipe. If you make it, please bring me round a glass or two.

Make your own sloe gin | Growing Spaces

Betty and Walter

I’m feeling inspired by the lovely Lisa Levis’s latest blog post to start more collections. She’s encouraging all of us to start collecting and share our finds using the hashtag #collectingcollections.

Collecting collections | Betty and Walter blog

Lobster and Swan

Jeska recently shared a new and very exciting venture that she is undertaking, which is called The Future Kept. It will be a new online store and it is definitely one to watch as I know she will choose the most beautiful items.

The Future Kept | Lobster and Swan

Liberty blog

And last but not least, you can also check out my design tips for creating the perfect work space over on the Liberty blog this weekend 😉

DIY Home office makeover | Liberty blog

Have a good one everybody!

Katy x



Blog love

I hope you’ve all had a great week and enjoyed the warm, sunny days. It’s been quite hectic around here this week so I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend. I’m off to a Thornback and Peel screen printing workshop at Smug cafe this afternoon with some lovely friends and then might sneak in some antiques shopping along Camden Passage. And then tomorrow will be all about staying in my PJ’s for as much of the day as possible. Here’s some weekend reading to keep us all going…

Geoffrey and Grace

Weekend inspiration - beach hut | Apartment Apothecary

Melanie has recently begun such an exciting project in this wondrous beach hut, beautifully named Margot. Find out all about the beach hut and take a peek at her newly opened Etsy shop – vintage fabric lovers with children beware!

Lapin Blu

Weekend inspiration - workspace | Apartment Apothecary

I’ve been a bit obsessed with home offices recently, trying to get my own finished. Recently, Sarah-Lou took part in the blog-hop and we got a glimpse into her own home studio and some of her makes. You must take a look at her beautiful space – I love it!

Creature Comforts

Weekend inspiration - paper poppies | Apartment Apothecary

I’ve also been a bit obsessed with paper flowers after learning how to make them last week. I came across this tutorial a long time ago but now realise how easy it could be. One for the to-do list and there are also lots of other lovely DIY makes on Ez’s blog so take a look through.

The Lovely Drawer

Weekend inspiration - budget makeover | Apartment Apothecary

Teri was set a challenge last week to update a corner of her home for just £50. You must pop over to her blog to see the after shots – very inspiring indeed and perhaps something you could do this weekend.

Dear Designer

Weekend inspiration - Greek holiday home | Apartment Apothecary

I willed myself away from real life when I came across this beautiful Greek island guest house on Carole’s gorgeous blog. I need to be there right now!

Enjoy and happy weekend all!

Katy x


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The first week of living as a freelancer is at an end and it has been a complete delight! I’m in the middle of doing a house makeover and a sewing commission for a magazine, as well as organising a lovely event for the gorgeous bloggers who are helping to launch Styling the Seasons this month. I definitely can’t complain, although I have begun to wonder how on earth I ever had enough time to squeeze in a full time job on top of blogging, social engagements, dog walks, cooking, events, appointments and housework. There still aren’t enough hours in the day! I hope your first week back to work has been good, too 🙂

Weekends give us all a bit of time to breath and think – I’m going to have to make sure I am strict with myself and try not to work over the weekend as it is such an important time to switch off and free the mind to think of new things and reflect, a bit like when you go on holiday, which is always when I do my best thinking. So, if you have a bit of free time and brain space this weekend, I have rounded up some of the blog posts I have enjoyed most this week and hopefully will provide you with a bit of inspiration, that isn’t always top of the priority list during the week…


Artemis, a bit of a style guru to me, made the most delicious clothes for her gorgeous daughter over on her blog this week. The pictures alone are to die for, let alone the beautiful fabrics she has used. Pop over to read Sewing September Blue.

Children's sewing projects by Junkaholique on Apartment Apothecary


Lou has been driving me crazy with bedroom decor ideas over on her Pinterest account. I now want to change everything about my own bedroom! Check out her inspiration in her bedroom renovation post – she has such good taste.

Bedroom decor inspiration from Littlegreenshed on Apartment Apothecary

My Scandinavian Home

I always check this blog for beautiful home tours and this one really inspired me, so I hope you will like it too. Pop over to ogle over pictures of this Dutch home in a former children’s nursery.

Scandinavian interiors on My Scandinavian Home

Judith’s post about how to grow your own succulents came at precisely the right point for me as I have lots of baby succulents that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with next (and after reading this I realised I was giving them far too much water). Some very useful and practical tips, as well as lovely photographs in this post Grow your own succulents. I also love Judith’s idea of sending friends baby succulents in the post, I’m going to have to bear that in mind.

Propagating succulents advice from

Say Yes

I’ve been looking for some crafty inspiration and I came across Liz’s tea towel project, which is really simple, very cute and fits in perfectly with the back to school theme this week. Take a look at how to make her DIY notebook tea cloths.

DIY notebook tea towels by Say Yes blog | Apartment Apothecary

Happy weekend and happy thinking everyone!

Katy x