Before the millionth design aspiration enters my head and causes some kind of mini cataclysm, I’ve decided I need an external platform to diarise and share all of the ideas and projects constantly swimming through my stream of consciousness.

So, The Painted Hive is dedicated to beautiful and liveable interior design and decoration on a budget.

Over the coming weeks, months and (fingers crossed!) years, I hope to inspire, motivate and empower you by sharing all that I find wonderful about living beautifully along with thrifty hints, tips and anecdotes about my own personal journey in making my home the happiest (and most stylish) hive possible!

Now, if I could, I’d offer a chocolate bribe to keep you keen though given the restraints here’s some eye-candy instead.