Home Notes for March

Tea and cake

Can you believe we’re half way through March? Neither can I. We’re officially in springtime now and the days are getting longer, lighter and warmer. I’ve got lots going on in my home this month. Not much of it is very photogenic, but it’s all very exciting! 

Project hallway is well under way. The decorator is here right now painting the hall and landing a light blue-grey. You may remember that our hall is dark and narrow. The old paint was a very dingy cream – far too yellow for such a gloomy space. I can’t wait to share the finished results with you.

I’m particularly excited about hanging the pictures back up. We’ve had the same boring arrangement ever since we’ve moved in, and I’m looking forward to shaking things up with lots of colour. I want people to immediately see our family’s personality as soon as they come in the front door. I’ll be rearranging pictures from elsewhere in the house and framing some new things.

One new purchase is this lovely little print by Jeff Josephine. I love the pop of yellow, which will go so well with the new paint.

Jeff Josephine print

I’ve also invested in these amazing bits of wrapping paper from Willow and Stone. They’re poster size and they’re going to look great in big frames.

Cavallini wrapping paper

I’m also on the hunt for a good mirror. I’m quite tempted to create a Trompe L’oiel effect with a window-frame style mirror like this one by OKA. What do you think?

And while we’re on the subject of windows, has anyone else noticed how filthy theirs are? Those lighter, brighter days are making me realise just how dirty everything is. Cleaning the front windows is on my list of things to do this week. I’m not much good at doing all my spring cleaning in one go. I’ll do things pretty slowly, and might get it done by Christmas (if I’m lucky!). It’s the thought that counts, right?


And finally, my favourite flowers this month are tulips. They’re such a fun flower and are pretty affordable at the moment. They may not last for as long as other flowers but they evolve in a really interesting way – from prim little buds to big blowsy, droopy blooms. They even manage to look pretty good  when most of the petals have fallen over the table.

What’s happening in your house this month? Are you bust spring cleaning, or decorating?

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  1. March 22, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Can’t wait to see your finished hallway. Tulips are also my favourite Spring flower, I’m waiting for the ones in the garden to finally bloom! #HomeEtc

  2. March 22, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Lovely ideas Lizzie. That print is really pretty. We have a window mirror in the hall. I made it from a window-style cupboard door. I really like the look. Good luck with finding one you love. Also, yes to tulips. Love ’em!

  3. March 22, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I love tulips too, I get so excited when I can fill the house with tulips after a long winter with not much choice of flowers, and I totally love that mirror it is so stylish x

  4. March 23, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    We’re half way through decorating our hall too. I’m waiting for a very busy flooring man to come lay me some parquet. And I’ve just booked to have our windows replaced too! So instead of spring cleaning I am fake cleaning because I know that’ll cause a lot of mess!

  5. March 23, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    I’m so excited to see the end results of your hallway, it will look amazing!! I’m not sure what will be next for us, always so much to do and I keep changing my mind. Thank you for linking up with #HomeEtc this week X

  6. March 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Ooh I am definitely loving tulips too! They make me feel so in the mood for spring. I also need to clean our windows but it’s probably one of my least favourite jobs- might get done by Xmas too! 😉 #Homeetc

  7. March 28, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I can’t wait until my Tulips are out in my garden, they are just poking through now! I need to get on this spring cleaning thing….!!

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