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About littlebigbell

Hello! I am Geraldine and welcome to my design and lifestyle blog – Little Big Bell. I am a doctor by day and blogger by night. Here is where I explore and curate a collection of new talents and trends in the world of design and decor. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I'm always happy to hear from my readers. You can contact me on littlebigbell@gmail.com

art frames Where to buy art frames for your prints and photos.

Many of you who follow me here on the blog and instagram know how I adore styling up a gallery wall. Here is a little glimpse of my new art wall in my dining room.

I often get asked where I buy my art frames from, so I thought I’d share with you a cool site called eFrame that I have discovered.

eFrame is a great site to buy frames of all sizes and styles. You can also get custom sizes and colours too. They will also mount your pictures and even print your digital images to frame. I usually pick white art frames to showcase my colourful art prints. I got a collection of custom 15mm white wood paint frames made. You can see them now on my wall. I love how the art wall has made my dining room look so bright and cheerful. What do you think? Now to introduce you to the talented creatives who have sent their work in to me to showcase.

The ice lolly art prints are by Rocket Jack Design. The Hell Yeah and vintage floral prints are by Printed Weird. I have blogged about most of the art prints here before, but there are a few new additions.

The orange and leopard print is by Fox & Velvet. The heart print is by Doodlemoo. It’s wonderful to have a trusted destination to get my art frames now.

The art frames are of excellent quality and I highly recommend eFrame.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my new gallery wall. It was really fun to create.

I will be back with some exciting new stylings and collaborations soon.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful day.

( This is a paid partnership with eFrame, and all photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. )

I’m a bit behind with telling you about my bathroom remodel progress. This post will give you a glimpse at the layout of my new bathroom.

The image above is of course my old bathroom. renovating my bathroom Then it was all gone! This bathroom remodel is starting to look a little better now right?

Samuel, my builder (who actually is also an architect), has placed some plasterboard over the new pipework. Peeping out from the plaster board is the two waste pipes for my basins. Can you also see the hot and cold water pipes too?

You can imagine the layout a little now right?

Yes, I am having double basins. One for my daughter and one for me, because this is our bathroom.

The man and boy of the house have their own shower room upstairs. To the far side wall of my bathroom is the waste pipe for my bath tub. Here you can see the new cold and hot water pipes for the bath tub.

Are you starting to get a 3 dimensional image of my new bathroom? More work has since been done, sealing the joints of the board, sanding and plastering the old wall.

Ceiling has also been sanded and made good.

I’m happy to work with Ripples bathroom on this project. They have helped me design the bathroom configuration and pick some of the bathroom furniture.

It is also so crucial to have a good builder with an eye for design. With thanks to Samuel from Mead Architecture and design for helping me through my indecisions. I will be showing you some of those design decisions and indecisions in this bathroom remodel soon. I’m so excited about this whole project and fingers crossed it will turn out great.

Have a very lovely day.

( All photography are my own)

5 things I learned so far whilst renovating my bathroom.

Here’s my old bathroom again. Work is still progressing, and I’ll show you its current state at the end of this post.

I thought it may be fun to just document the 5 things I’ve learned so far whilst renovating my bathroom. I thought it would be a good resource for anyone considering a bathroom refurbishment.

1. Number of tiles

When ordering tiles, always account for wastage from tile cutting. I would advise ordering 10% extra.

2. Tile or stone colours

Always order a sample of the stone or tile that you are going to use in your bathroom.

I’m putting concrete basins in my bathroom and with the sample I received, I realised that the colours weren’t exactly the same as the photos I saw. It’s also important to realise that if you are using a natural stone, that variations in colours are to be expected.

Ordering samples can also allow you to put a mood board of all the colours and textures that you will be using in your bathroom together.

3. Positioning the bath furniture

If you like I, are an Instagram interiors addict, then it’s likely you would want to photograph your bathroom.

Make sure you plan out your bathroom, so you can take the best photos ( but obviously not compromising the function of the bathroom).

I don’t like photos of the toilet, so I’m trying to make sure it’s positioned in such a way that it is out of view. However, with my bathroom being so small, that may be a problem.

4. Create the illusion of space

If your bathroom is super small like mine, then you don’t want it to feel crammed.

A few things to create the illusion of space is to use floating furniture- such as a wall mount WC, floating vanity unit or bath tub on legs.

Mirrors can also create the illusion of space and make a space look lighter.

5. Finishing touches

Radiators come with valves and pipes, and most of these are in chrome.

If however, you are going for brass metalware or the on trend black taps, then you may want to consider plating the valves and pipes in the same colour.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my 5 tips on renovating my bathroom. I will be back during the course of the refurbishment to tell you more about the things that I’ve learned. renovating my bathroom I leave you with the ripped out look of my bathroom. It has progressed since this, and Samuel has been working very hard, but I’ll show you more photos in stages.

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