Author Archives: Laura Butler-Madden

Cotswold Cottage Reveal

As per usual a little later than planned, but here is the cottage reveal for you! I know I’ve shared some pictures already on Instagram, but this gives a better perspective on how it connects and flows together. At the bottom of the post there are some pre/during renovation pics – we bought it as […]

Cotswold Cottage Design Schemes

We are getting so close to completing the work at the cottage now – things have slowed unsurprisingly in the last couple of weeks, but we are still moving slowly with exciting things such as the kitchen marble being installed next week and the final joinery and carpets the week after. I am hoping to […]

Hosting with Airbnb

As many of you already know, Patrick and I have been hosts on Airbnb for a few years now. We first listed our flat in Notting Hill a few years ago and haven’t looked back since — it’s been such a success for us. We have had so many wonderful guests visit, even Queer Eye’s, Bobby Berk, […]

Our Property Renovation Journey: Part 4

Following on my last post about the renovation of our Victorian Terraced house in Battersea, I wanted to share the next instalment on our Property Renovation Journey. The journey started a few months’ before we found the property. We got married in November 2012 and we purchased this project in summer 2013. I wasn’t at […]

Menorca Home Tour – Interiors

Happy New Year to you all – it feels to me already that Christmas was so long ago. Does it feel the same for you?! It’s always at this time of year that I start to seriously daydream about sunshine, beaches and G&Ts at sunset. So far our holiday planning has been a bit limited […]

Room Tour: Menorca Kitchen

*It has taken a little longer than I intended, but here is the first in a series of Menorca posts that will give you a full tour of the interior of the property, as well as giving you lots of design hints and tips and links to shop the post to create a similar look […]

Menorca Renovation: The Big Reveal!

I am SO over the moon to be able to finally share these pictures with you! It has been a real labour of love over the last six months (and even more so over the last six weeks), but we really are almost there now, with only a few more finishing touches to put in […]

An Emotional Goodbye…

I can’t believe this day has come around so quickly…it’s almost a year since we decided that we would sell this special house – we realised that as much as we loved everything about it, the location is sadly just too remote for this stage of our lives, both for work and with a little […]

Our Property Renovation Journey: Part 3

Before I go into any detail about this renovation, I just want to first talk about this photo…this was the first time I realised that I might be onto something with renovation and design. I had shared this photo on Pinterest after finishing the house and it then picked up by Apartment Therapy and saved […]