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An Exciting Announcement!

Hello My friends! This is going to be a super short blog post, but I have a pretty exciting announcement to make… I have been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award in the Best Interior Lifestyle Blog Category!!!

Ok, so I’m going to back up here! A year and a half ago I bought a house with my boyfriend. It is a beautiful 1860’s house, it looks like a pub from the outside, and from the inside, it’s well… a bit weird!! We have a big grand staircase, loads of stained glass windows, huge fireplaces… you name it! I know everyones’ house starts as a ‘house’ before it turns into a ‘home’, but ours looked like a weird building and we had to turn into a house, before we could finally make it feel like a home! It’s been a pretty hefty project, to say the least! We have had oodles of help from builders and tradesmen, but we have also gotten stuck in and done a lot of the hard graft ourselves. We pulled a ceiling down, stripped floors, sanded woodwork and painted layers upon layers of paint. It was hard getting into bed at night and thinking ‘How is there rubble in our bed?!’ and living without a fridge hasn’t been easy either (no fridge, no washing machine, no cooker for a whole year and a half now!) however, we had a vision of what we could do and nothing was going to stop up us… or will stop us, because let’s be honest… we aren’t done yet!

living room coffee table debenmams peacock lamp

A Huge Thank You!

Over the last year I have been sharing our journey on my Instagram stories, blog and twitter. I had no idea that our house renovations would generate so much interest, and the encouragement I have had from my readers has been insane. It really has spurred us on! So thank you to everyone for that! We are still designing our kitchen, but we have finally finished our bedroom, guest bedroom, living room and bathrooms. We have had so much fun styling up corners and there is plenty more to come over the next few weeks!

multiyork sofa

Amara Interior Blog Awards

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyones love and support with this project, it’s been really overwhelming and if you had a minute to spare, I would be so incredibly grateful if you could hop over to the Amara Interior Blog Awards and vote for me, I would be so so so grateful! I promise it only takes a second and if I make the shortlist, I will literally be the happiest girl in the world!

pink vq radio and yellow ikea lamp



  1. August 16, 2017 / 10:49 am

    I’ve loved seeing your house transform, everything looks amazing! I’ve already voted for you, good luck!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

    • fashionforlunch
      August 16, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Thank you so so much!!! I’m so glad you have been liking it all and thank you so much for voting!! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      August 16, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you so so much!!! I’m still so shocked!!!!

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much!!! And you are always so so kind to me! Xxxxx

  2. August 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    All voted, I hope you win!

  3. August 16, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Congratulations on being nominated! Good luck 🙂 x

  4. August 16, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Absolutely well deserved and congrats on the nomination x

  5. August 16, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Your home is looking incredible!!!! And of course you have my vote xxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 16, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you!!! Make sure you vote for susie too!!!!!!

  6. August 16, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    So well deserved and huge congratulations x

  7. Laura Hollier
    August 16, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Very very exciting and well deserved!! Voted for you xxx

  8. August 16, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    That is amazing, well done lovely! Well deserved, your home is beautiful x

  9. August 17, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I’m so pleased for you girle, so well deserved. Your home is absolutely gorgeous xx

  10. xkass
    August 17, 2017 / 8:51 am

    So obsessed with your house and style it’s amazing!! And I’m so happy and pleased for you about this award nomination, you deserve it xx

  11. Antonia
    August 17, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Amazing and hugely deserved xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 17, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Thank you so so much!!!! We are so excited that it’s all starting to come together!

  12. August 17, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    SO So well deserved and you know you have my vote! xxx

  13. Roxie Watt
    August 17, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    This definitely does not surprise me! Your home decor posts are seriously beautiful and detailed. Congratulations on this deserved nomination!

  14. MakeErinOver
    August 18, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Congratulations lovely!! That is so exciting! I love your home, total goals!

  15. August 18, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    This is so well deserved, your home decor and interior posts are always amazing, I have of course voted for you lovely 🙂 xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  16. Cass
    August 19, 2017 / 3:24 am

    Congrats! You totally deserve it!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • fashionforlunch
      August 24, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you so so much xxx