Investment on Interiors: The Statement Chair.

I have a real ‘thing’ about cute statement chairs, I am instantly drawn to them in any interiors shop or website. You will be amazed at how this one statement piece can instantly transform a room.

In my living room I have a gorgeous chair in the most interesting fabric which gets a lot of compliments from visitors and also from my lovely followers on Instagram and Social Media.

I paired this chair with the Baslow corner sofa from Laura Ashley and they work beautifully together. I love how the fabric changes with the seasons and it’s contemporary print is one that I never seem to tire of  as I find it so interesting to look at.

As always, Pinterest provides great inspiration on this and has some amazing examples of how to style a statement chair.

I have picked a few of my favourites that are about at the moment, I think you will agree they are rather lovely!

Made SC

Kubrick Wing Back Chair in Candy Pink// £395

Swoon SC

Calvin Armchair in Maize// Swoon Editions £349

Next SC

Gibson Chair in Charcoal Houndstooth// Next £425

Swoon Lille SC

Lille Armchair in Flecked Barley// Swoon Editions £349

Wayfair SC

Woven Armchair by Ian Snow// Wayfair £442.99

Much Love,

Judy xo

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Scandi Style

When I first started decorating my home 3 years ago I did not anticipate my style would change and develop as quickly as it has.

Travel, art and experience of living in my space has helped me build  what I hope to be an eclectic, yet timeless style for my home. I often ponder what that style is and I suppose it’s a bit of a ‘Frankenstein‘ style. Bits and pieces of a number of different looks to create my own individual sense of what style is to me.

I always think of the quote from Oscar de la Renta, ‘Fashion is a trend, style lives within a person’.

One of styles from which I draw the most influence is ‘Scandi‘. The clean, simple and stylish look always catches my eye in magazines. Whilst I know this look wouldn’t work exclusively in my home, I still admire and draw inspiration from it.


Get the look

Natural Goat Skin Bench, Nordic House // Origami Ceramic Bird, Dunelm

Jute Pouffe, John Lewis // Bradshaw Side Table, M&S

Chrome Tripod Floor Lamp, M&S // Orla Kiely Cushion, House of Fraser

Much Love,

Judy xo

Bathroom Bliss.

Our bathrooms often get neglected and are far down the list of priorities in home design. I thought I would show you some ideas I love and have adopted in my own home to make bath time that little more special.

Sometimes its the most simple things that can be the most effective. Flowers, faux or real can add instant luxe to any bathroom. I keep looking at this faux orchid from M&S, there is just something about it I love. Alternatively if it’s too expensive, this one from TKmaxx is also a beauty. Eucalyptus is also a simple and cost effective way to add a bit of life to any bathroom. A sprig in a little glass bottle is simple but effective.

Like my ensuite at home which is our main bathroom, I have a small stool beside the bath. They are great for styling, and also useful for sitting on when I’m feeling lazy, I can remove my make up or wash my hair over the side of the bath!

Beside my bath

This Scandi style one from swoon is just amazing and would work with most colour schemes. If you are from Northern Ireland, BT Concepts in Coleraine also have an amazing range, including this little beauty.

I love my glass jars. I mainly keep cotton wool and cotton buds in them. Not only does it keep to the white theme throughout my home, it’s also quite a practical storage solution. These glass jars from Zara are currently on my wish list. Also a great idea is to use candle jars which are finished, waste not want not.

Nice hand soap is a feature on its own on the hand basin. I personally use Jo Malone Red Roses hand soap and lotion everyday, as they were a gift from Mr French Grey Lifestyle. But on my list to buy when they eventually run out are Aesop and of course Diptyque. Honestly it is worth the investment in good soap, your hands will thank you for it!

Have you recently updated your bathroom or on the look out for new ideas? I would love to hear from you.

Much Love,

Judy xo

Love Your Home This Valentines Day.

It’s not just our other halves who need to be reminded that they are special this Valentines day, why not show your home to a little bit of love too…

I’m super excited to share with you some lovely things that I bought on a little visit to Dunelm last weekend.  Let’s face it, we’re in limbo…it’s too early for Spring decor and yet we’re all fed up of Winter and want a little something to cheer up our homes! I’ve found some lovely pieces that will help you show your home some love.  In typical French Grey Lifestyle fashion be prepared for muted tones and stylish pieces.



First up, this heart wreath. I have something similar on the mantle above my cooker, but oh my… I just couldn’t pass this over. This wooden cottage style ‘griege’ wreath would be perfect on your front door (providing you live in a milder climate), above your fire place or as I have, on a tall mirror. It’s surprisingly big, being 50cm tall and wide. Definitely a statement piece!

*I apologise for being in the pic but it was a bit tricky trying to keep myself out of shot 🙂

How lovely is this heart ruffle cushions? They are available in grey, cream and red but I bought a cream one as it was more suited to my kitchen than the grey, as too much grey in a single room can be a bit insipid.

Put it on a statement chair or use it to dress your bed, this little beauty will bring some Valentines cheer to any room in your home. It measures 30cm x 30cm and is something you can keep on display all year.


Now, let’s not forget the bathroom as it’s somewhere that often gets neglected. I bought this gorgeous real marble tooth brush holder and marble print towel. I don’t know if anyone else has problems finding marble accessories at a reasonable price?  but I was very happy to discover this range in Dunelm! There are also lots more in the collection to tickle your fancy so why not pop in for a little lookie.

Last but not least, we all need a beautiful white jug to display those bunches of red roses that our other halves buy us (ahem, if you are lucky!).

This white heart jug can be used as a vase for flowers or just displayed on it’s own. This jug is part of a larger range and you can get anything from egg cups to dinner sets. This little piece really spoke to me as it was simple and not too fussy, so I just had to have it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post of curated pieces for your home this Valentines Day, in collaboration with Ocean Loans.

I would love to hear how you are decorating your home for Valentines Day and if you will be rushing out to buy any of the pieces that I have shared!

Much Love,

Judy xo

Autumn Interiors

Have a peep at some Autumnal Interior styling ideas for your home!

Welcome to Autumn Frenchies!

‘I am so glad I live in a world were there are Octobers’– Anne of Green Gables

Autumn is by far my favourite season, I think it is the the feeling of change in the air and the cool but yet still mild weather.

What is also exciting is being able to reflect the change in the season in my home. I have discussed in previous posts about my love of bringing the outside in. Having a neutral colour palette in your homes means you can add in subtle changes with ease.

Here are some of the autumnal changes I have started to bring into my home in the past weeks, if you follow me on Instagram you will have had a sneak peek already.

Munchkin PumpkinI just love munchkin pumpkins! You do not have to spend a fortune to add seasonal elements to your home. These little fellows are 90p from Sainsbury’s vegetable aisle. I have these dotted through the kitchen and dining room. Why not try your local farmers market for more unusual ones? If you are not fond of the mess of pumpkin carving, these are a great alternative.


I just ADORE this bunting above my stove in the living room. A bargain TKMAXX find (yes it is my favourite shop, I seldom shop elsewhere these days!)

Why not try and make your own with conkers or acorns that you find on a foraging trip, its a great way to entertain kids at the weekends or half term…or yourself if you are at a loose end 🙂

Autumnal Cushion

This ‘Malini’ cushion I just couldn’t pass over! It reminds me of the group of sycamore trees that sit out the back of my house, as well as the fairy ring in the field opposite my house. I have these on my grey corner sofa to tie in with this chair. Again I keep all my other pieces neutral, too many different prints can look a bit fussy so i decided to stick to trees. The next purchase on my wish list for the living room is a grey faux fur rug…let the searching commence!

Side Board, Dining room.Adding an autumn wreath to the home is quite an American touch I feel. I purchased this from TKMAXX who have a lot of ‘Fall’ and ‘Thanks Giving’ decor in at the moment, it would be rude not to join in 🙂 These antler candle sticks I bought last year add the height and balance needed on the sideboard, as the lamps are very tall.

I changed the other nik-naks on the sideboard to grey and silver to compensate for the rusty tones of the wreath.

Floral Centrepiece & Pumpkins.Adding flowers in autumnal colours is also an effective way to bring the outside in. Instead of buying your white roses this week, try some burnt orange or yellow.

The little black starry bucket is a tea light holder that I purchased from my local garden centre.

Again note the munchkin pumpkins! Perfect in any vignette.

Autumn Bedding

Finally, don’t forget the bedroom! I have an eternal love of blue and white, but it can feel cold in the chillier months. This raspberry Toile bed set from Laura Ashley was the first thing I bought when Simon and I got engaged. If you cannot bear to part with your crisp white bed linen, how about adding a throw or scatter cushions to add that depth of colour and cosiness we all need for the chillier months.

If you fancy looking at some other autumn/winter inspiration, why not have a peep at my Pinterest board.

Have you started to think about adding Autumnal elements into your home, or can you not bear to let go of summer?

P.S have you entered my Facebook competition yet?

Much Love,

Judy xo