Thursday 10 October 2013


OK - people...I'm on the move! AND, I'm hoping you'll come with me?

47ParkAvenue will no longer be living here on Blogspot!

You can now find the blog and my little online store over at...

Friday 30 August 2013

The 25 Top Home Decor Blogs...

Many thanks Leah and team over at for adding us to such a list! 

What a FABULOUS surprise to wake up to!

47ParkAvenue listed as 1 of The 25 Top Home Decor Blogs by TheVivant.

Check it out! Click the link...

Thursday 29 August 2013


I seem to be using the above words more frequently than usual this week!

Just when you think you getting someone where!!!

NO - NO - NO - FUCK!!!

Thursday 1 August 2013


OK - So I'm actually within the final stages of launching the online concept store showcasing local artist’s and artisans work from East Yorkshire and a place where you can buy the look, feel and smell of even listen to our sound track.

Some images from the site...

Ive worked with Brian who installed the neon within 'The Boardwalk' sign that I have by my home office desk on a small collection of neon lights.

This bag is was designed by my very good friend Nikki who uses manufacturers that are also based in East Yorkshire! Each bag is cut and stitched by hand. Nikki uses finest Full Grain Leathers from the Yorkshire Dales.

We are also showcasing a small selection of local artists from East Yorkshire that produce AMAZING artwork! 
Paintings - sculpture - photography - sketches.

I've also worked with Gillian by using her traditional quilt making skills on our very own range of hand made quilted cushions and quilts with a contrasting trim.

I'm also working with Victoria who makes the most amazing range of handmade scented soya wax candles.
I'm currently working with Victoria on our very own exclusive range of candles.
If you haven't already, please register your interest by clicking the link hitting the SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES button, add your email address...I can then notify you of the launch.

I still can't get my head around it!!! Feeling SUPER STRESSED and sick to the core!!!

Thursday 11 July 2013

The 7 best home renovation blogs...

I was contacted by Rebecca Thienes from asking if they could use some images from the house, which I agreed to...Not - really thinking anything more about it until I saw the article.

( Did I just read that right!!! YOU SAY WHAT??? )

 I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Rebecca and everyone at 

I normally HATE surprises...BUT - this is one of a few that have turned out to be VERY nice!

Never did I think that such things would/could happen when I started this blog, which was stared for our own personal use for something to look back onto when/if we EVER finish the renovation work!

Monday 1 July 2013

Reception 1 to do list...

I cant stop feeling like everything I'm doing is WRONG and I'm making too many mistakes, I haven't a Fluffing clue what I'm doing or where I'm going!!!

I'm not one of those interior designer folk that live and breath all of this...


There are only two areas in the house that I really like...My dressing room and Home Office, Is this because they look more finished than everywhere else?

I know this is a process I've got to get through...BUT - I'm SO over it at the moment!

Anyway - Because of how I'm feeling about things, I made a few purchases over the weekend to see if its going to help me get out this frame of mind and have pulled together some sort of TO DO LIST!

On my Reception 1 to do list...

1 - Re paint ceiling in Farrow & Ball Off black instead of the Pitch black we already have.

2 - Keep All White Farrow and Ball on walls and floor just freshen up.

3 - Ive just purchased this floor cushion in a petrol blue, medium in size as this room is crying out for texture among other stuff!

4 - Remove pineapple based lamp from the hospital trolly and replace with NEW lamp ( image below ).

5 - Also purchased at the weekend 2 of these jugs ( image below ) I'm thinking on slate hearth!

6 - Another one of these floor cushions ( image below ) in purple to sit next the arm chair within the bay window.

7 - I've asked Martin to remove this door and shelve this wall...from top to bottom and up and over the door frame.

I'm planing on painting the shelves in Farrow and Ball Down pipe ( images below ).

8 - Replace concrete based lamp on table with the other NEW lamp ( image below ) Planter needed for Fiddle leaf + the addition of the chair in the last image which was again purchased at the weekend.

Even though all of this is in the pipe line...I bet you, when all of this is done and dusted! 

It will only shine a light on 10 other things that need to be addressed!

Friday 28 June 2013

Bedroom 2...Before&After...

WOW - I'd kinda forgotten about this...

The image above is a picture of how the dressing room looked when we purchased 47 Park Avenue!

AND - this image, is a picture of how that very same dressing room looks today! 

Could the 2 be anymore different? 

Just like me and and the beast.

How time fly's...when your supposed to be having FUN! It's no wonder I don't have any friends.

And - another before image...this picture shows you the wall which separated the old en- suite and dressing room, the wall was added by the previous owners as this was originally 1 room the 2nd bedroom!

Same view as before! Wall removed and back to one room...KINDA!

Toilet GONE!!! Can you imagine having this in the bedroom.  

NO THNAKS! Not - while I'm trying to sleep!