"Welcome to The Essex Barn where I hope you'll find some inspiration for your own dream home, fresh from our converted 17th century wheat barn in the Essex countryside." - Michelle Reeves pro-blogger and owner of The Essex Barn.
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The HOUSE Fair 2016, in association with HOUSE & GARDEN and co-located with the Spirit of Summer Fair, is returning to Olympia London from 22-25 June 2016. Presenting a prestigious […]

Step by step office makeover at TheEssexBarn.com

Since we moved into The Essex Barn one year ago we’ve completed lots of projects as part of making this house our own perfect home. From stripping out the mezzanine […]

Intelligent Waste Totem Bin review at JosephJoseph at TheEssexBarn

Do you have a problem with kitchen bin overspill? If you’re anything like us at The Barn we have more recycling each week than our kitchen bin could handle. I […]

Interview shot

It’s always a pleasure to be asked for an interview about blogging or home design. I could literally chat for hours about either! Recently the lovely folks at UK flooring […]

How to make the most amazing granola

We love granola here at The Barn. The crunchy, oaty, fruitiness of it, the way you can eat it straight out  of the packet or mixed with yoghurt, sprinkled over porridge […]

Rachie B Designs giveaway at The Essex Barn

Since we moved into The Barn last Spring I’ve been itching to redesign our daughter’s room. It’s in the eaves and although it’s a good size, it’s a tricky shape […]