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Spring door wreath It’s Easter weekend and nearly my birthday, so it was wonderful to receive a beautiful Spring door wreath and a pair of pumps from my favourite shoe brand French Sole.

This wonderful and colourful spring wreath was specially created for me by The Big Door wreath Company. Isn’t it just so bright and happy? Spring door wreath During the coronavirus lockdown, we all need a bit of cheer in our lives. This gorgeous Spring door wreath is the perfect antidote.

It’s also a wonderful sight for all those hardworking postmen and women who are still delivering parcels and food to our homes during these trying times. Here are my new pair of shoes, kindly sent to me from french Sole. These grey pumps are called Lola.

I’ve always loved French sole shoes as they are so comfortable. They are perfect for me as I do a lot of walking as a doctor.

You know when you have new shoes and after walking around, there is usually some blisters as you try to break into the new shoes? Well, the good news is that French Sole shoes feel so comfortable at the first wear, it’s like you’ve worn it forever.

I adore the contrasting black ribbons. Aren’t they super cute?  Anyway, hope the pretty colours from this door wreath has made you feel happy and optimistic.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend, for those who do celebrate. Keep safe.

window boxes Window boxes from Bay and Box. How to add kerb appeal to a Victorian house.

Summer is the ideal time to get your outdoor space looking beautiful.

Last year, the trend was for revamping your back garden, but this year I’m focused on achieving some kerb appeal for the front of my home.

You may have seen previously that I added some bespoke Victorian tiles to my external walkway from Original Features. Now I’m turning my attention to my windows.

I’m sure by now you would have spotted my beautiful Bay and Box window boxes with lavender on the sills. Aren’t they so pretty?

Now, I’ll let you in on a secret. They are faux lavender but look really real.

They are just perfect for me, as I’m not great with looking after outdoor plants. window boxes You can select from a collection of window boxes from the Bay and Box website. I’ve picked the Parisian Grey boxes that look like concrete.

All of Bay and Box’s window boxes are made to fit terrace and bay windows. So what do you think? Aren’t the window boxes gorgeous?

I really think they have added some kerb appeal to my Victorian house.

The good news is that Bay and Box are currently on sale, so I’d grab yourself a bargain now if I were you. They are definitely worth it.

Bay and Box don’t just do window boxes, they do sell planters too.

If you need help with stunning artificial plants for your home or commercial premises, but don’t have time to do it yourself, then Bay and Box have also launched their sister site called Unreal Landscapes.

Their new service will be on hand to bring beautiful gardens to everyone.

Finally, hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I will be back soon with more interiors inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful day.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The window boxes were gifts for review. All opinions are my own.)

My colourful Victorian floor tiles from Original Features.

Remember this a week ago?

Well, I’m happy to say that I can finally reveal my newly decorated exterior walkway.

I knew I didn’t want just the classic black and white Victorian floor tiles, so set out to bring some colour to my outdoor space. Here it is, in its full glory with pastel pink, blue and minty green.

What do you think?

Do the colours make you feel happy? I’m so pleased with it, and have been thrilled by the response of my neighbourhood. I even spotted someone doing a shoe selfie the other day.

I’m not sure I like so many people lurking around my doorway, but I must admit I’m equally chuffed with the response.

I’ve always longed for Victorian floor tiles and these gorgeous ones are from Olde English tiles. Victorian floor tiles Not only are they beautiful to look at, they are totally scratch, stain, frost and water resistant too.

I picked my Victorian tile pattern from Original Features’ collection, and brought it up to date using pastel shades. What do you think?

I was initially worried about the white getting stained, but I was pleased to learn that they are fully vitrified, so have low porosity, and therefore able to withstand the rigours of high traffic. Victorian floor tiles Now that the external walkway is done, I’m highly tempted to get my internal hallway done too.

Finally, If you are interested in Victorian floor tiles, I highly recommend checking out Original Features and Olde English tiles

Have a lovely start to your week, and I will be back soon with more home DIYs and updates.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The Victorian floor tiles have been designed by Original features and provided by Olde English tiles.)

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