Hi I'm Ciara Elliott...
I’m a magazine writer, stylist and journalist, mum and general fashion and interiors fanatic who believes that living your best life doesn't have to end just because you're suddenly mortgaged to the hilt and have mouths to feed. To be honest, doing up a house is a really difficult thing, as of course many of you already know, and always more expensive and more involved and more complicated than you think it's going to be. Renovating The Red House was something that happened out of necessity - we needed to buy a wreck as we couldn't afford to buy a house that was 'done'. So after two rounds of renovations and still quite a bit away from any situation approaching perfection, I thought it might be cathartic to start writing this blog to chronicle what we are up to, and hope to include the sorts of bits that might make you feel better about your own house renovation too.
The other thing you might want to know about me and this blog is that I also run and manage Fashion Re:Boot which is a collective of fashion car boot sales that pop up all over the country. To date we've held sales in Brighton, Cheltenham, Tunbridge Wells, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Colchester, Norwich, South East London, Birmingham, Bruton in Somerset, Henley on Thames, Whitstable and North Oxfordshire. Also in the planning for autumn are return visits again to Ipswich, Norwich, Somerset, Tunbridge Wells, South East London and Brighton as well as new destinations at Richmond, Bristol, Dublin, Canterbury, York, Manchester and South Bucks. For upcoming events click here.
I am also an instagram hashtag fanatic and run interiors hashtags #colourmyhome and #nestandthrive - where you can play along using the # to win weekly and monthly prizes. To date we've worked with so many great brands including Rockett St George, Love Frankie and Anthropologie. If you are interested in getting involved, do get in touch.
Anyway, welcome onboard my little blog and I really hope you enjoy the ride!
Love Ciara x