Flat Inspiration 2015:: Details

Since Matt & I moved in I have been looking around Pinterest for some inspiration & ideas for the flat.

I like the idea of having a monochrome theme going with splashes of colour via plants & vases of flowers, pretty cushions & other details.

Unfortunately we can't put things on the wall which is a real bummer so I'm trying extra hard to find ways (& space) to make the walls look less bare by distracting my eyes to somewhere else in the room haha! 

Have a  glance at my Pinterest here, I am very thorough when it comes to my deco boards!


I'm loving these small but effective details, especially the pictures leaning against the wall, the marble, accents, the idea of throws & magazines chucked into a basket to give your home a lived in, chic look!

Anyone else have any other alternatives for not putting pictures on the wall?

Rose & Muse


New year, New home, New place

On the 3rd of January Matt & I moved into our very own little flat in Chester. This is my view every morning when I walk to my new job.

We are settling in nicely although we are currently waiting on a new sofa & broadband which is taking forever! Hence the long absence on here (doh). 

I have really missed living in a busy city. The rural Welsh town where I have lived these past tree years has consisted of nothing but boredom & sheep aside from the one good factor which was meeting matt. 

The sound of rowdy bars beneath us, & the rush of traffic is actually really welcoming as I feel as though I have been listening to nothing but sheep bleating & crickets chirping, so it's nice to have signs of life again. 

Has anyone else visited Chester before? 
I can't quite get over how lovely it is.

Rose & Muse


Ah the New Year is here!

I love New Year. It starts with a party & ends with a new clean slate, can't get better than that! 

Now I never ever make resolutions. Never had & thought I never would until now.

No. 1

Join a Gym

Looking at the above list you are probably thinking "Oh how cliche, join a gym", but that is something that I am really looking forward too. I have never in my life been a fitness fanatic but this year I really want prove to myself that I can eat clean & be fit. I am the first person to over indulge & carry on nibbling even when I can no longer move & I'm carrying a serious food baby. After researching a few fitness blogs I realised that keeping fit doesn't have to be a chore & I am quite excited to make it a lifestyle especially after witnessing the deteriorating health of my grandparents (& not fitting in to cute dresses, boo) it has really driven my motivation. 

No. 2

Eat Healthier

As mentioned previously I really want to start eating a bit cleaner. I'm a vegetarian & I don't drink a lot of sugary drinks, but I make up for that by always finding an excuse to eat pizza 3 times a week, by eating that "Just one more" pringle, & the chips that I shove in the oven when I finish work because I am too tired. This year I will be making a serious effort to watch what I'm eating & actually gain a healthy eating lifestyle. 

No. 3

Make a DIY box

I'm moving house this week & that means I can finally paint & make a huge mess in my own house without my mother breathing down my neck to clean up now! (sorry mum). Alas this also means that I can no longer venture to her house, upstairs to her art room & "borrow" her paints,scissors, glue, paper, boxes, glitter, fabric (anything really from that magical room of wonder) which I so relied on when doing my diys. So I have made a decision this year (especially that I want to save & do more diys for the new flat!) to put together a box full of crafty things so I can just get on with some more Diys for this space. 

No. 4

Read more

I used to read a lot, but working full time in the day, & also having a part time job in the evenings proves hard to sit down & get comfy with a book, when all I want is a big glass of wine, food,  to quickly read my daily blogs, & then sleep. This year I'm thinking of leaving my blog reading for my day off & read my books before I go to bed instead. 

No. 5

Practise French

Mat & I want to move to France after our year's contract is up on this new flat. Hopefully we will be moving to Nice! I have always wanted to leave the UK, & Mat can't wait to go home. We can't wait but I refuse to move until I am fluent, I do not want to work in France & not speak the language. I have a basic vocabulary & strangely enough can understand conversations but cannot string together a single sentence, except for this Je voudrais de vin sil vou plait, which is a necessity when in France ;)

No. 6

Get a Phone 

I treated myself for Christmas!

No. 7 

Buy a Camera

Now, I should add a laptop to the end of this list too. You see I am cursed when it comes to technology. When I break something it kind of triggers this domino effect where all my gadgets & gizmos all decide to break or give up on me. For example when I dropped my phone & it broke, a few days later my ipad died, then my camera went on the blink, & now my laptop has decided that the keyboard needs a rest & will no longer type. I feel like I am always replacing some kind of technology. So this year I have decided that I am going to invest in a good camera, & laptop that also comes with insurance. 

Is anyone else making any resolutions this year? 

Rose & Muse 

Hello 2015

Happy New Year! 

A fresh clean slate.

Have a good one!

Rose & Muse