The perfect Christmas fireplace with John Lewis at

Wow I was blown away by the amazing feedback following last week’s Perfect Christmas tree post in collaboration with the John Lewis Cambridge branch! Thank you for your kind comments… […]

How to create the perfect Christmas tree with John Lewis Cambridge

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Essex Barn thanks to the Home Design Team from the Cambridge branch of John Lewis who created a stunning Christmas tree […]

Quick JOY light tutorial at

With the festive season almost upon us I wanted to show you a little project I’ve been working on here at The Barn – a quick and simple do-it-yourself JOY […]

Christmas at John Lewis with The Essex Barn

John Lewis is my absolute favourite department store and we’ve been shopping here as a family for decades – literally! – so it was very exciting this week to spend […]

Akka Radiator from The Radiator Centre featured at

When we moved into The Barn I was immediately impressed with the two statement radiators in the master bedroom. Rather than being the ugly sisters in the corners they were […]

Step-by-step bookcase makeover at

When we moved to The Barn one side of the fireplace was used as a TV alcove and fitted with black CD shelves. As we wanted to install a second […]