Celebrating Room One With Woolovers


Well. It’s taken time, hasn’t it? I moved into the new house in September which seems forever ago. At last, I have a room to reveal, a retreat to  escape to when the going gets tough doing the other rooms! Now, this one is finished I don’t want to leave it. Someone wave a magic wand please so that everything is done when I open the door to the rest of the house!



Perfect timing for the room reveal. Thank you Woolovers!


This is another sponsored post from my favourite knitwear brand Woolovers. It’s good to get to work with a brand I hold in such high regard. I spoke with Woolovers about my house move and all the decorating that’s been going on when I posted about the striped jumper that was so popular a while back. I think I had just moved here then?

So it was agreed that when my room was ready to be shared with you my lovely readers I had a lovely item of loungewear to celebrate it in too. There’s a 20% off code for Woolovers at the end of this post for all you too.




This dressing gown is 90% Merino and 10% Cashmere for a dash of luxury. It’s very lightweight but surprisingly warm. It’s also machine washable at 30 degrees too, but I wash all my woolover jumpers in the machine on a 30-degree wash anyway and they have all been fine.

Deep pockets and a belt finish this dressing gown off perfectly for me. It’s not showing as available online in the Light Grey but there’s a Charcoal Grey available. I’m sure there will be a re-stock as I’m sure this will make a great present for someone over Christmas.



Just for the record, I’m wearing size Medium and I could have easily fitted into a small size. It’s very roomy if you’re looking for size reference. I’m feeling very “lady of the manor” wearing it.


The room



There’s actually not a lot of difference here compared to the room I had decorated in January living in London. Don’t fix what’s not broke! I was very happy with how it turned out and it all worked well for me.

There are a couple of new items though. My new wardrobes wouldn’t fit at the new house. I was gutted about that. One extra inch of height on the ceiling would have been perfect! So on the search, I went looking for replacements.

I wanted to try and fit as near to the ceiling as possible and I found the ones I bought at The Range for a very reasonable price. I didn’t want a full wall of mirror and was going to wrap some of the doors in a gloss white Fabulon. But once they were fitted into the room I was happy with them.



Remember the Ikea Kallax shelving on wheels from the last room I shared with you? The weels have been taken off and the shelves have been fitted onto the wall this time.

I used to have a little room off of the kitchen leading out to the garden in the London flat and I used to do all my blogging work in there. I tried working downstairs at the table here in the front room but I’m a messy bugger with papers etc, so I decided to have a work table added to this room. I bought this one from Wayfair.



I’ve added wheels to the legs of the table for movement. I can put the desk in front of the window for any makeup/skincare vlogs/blogs. There’s a new film coming up if you’d like to follow my YouTube channel? I’d love that.



Under the desk is my bed in a box. Another reason I need the wheels on the table. I just pull the desk out a couple of feet when I’m working.




A new stool was needed for the desk and I’ve been really pleased with this one from Atlantic Shopping. There are thousands to choose from there. I’ve chosen Grey to work with the White and pink in the room.




The shelves look just like they did in the London flat. I’ve added in the bright Yellow Trinny London boxes and bought some shredded tissue paper from Hobbycraft and added it into one of my vases, just for a little splash of colour in the room.




If you watch my stories on Instagram, you will have seen me talking about these stacking jewellery boxes from Amazon. I store them in the bottom of the wardrobe and they have been a godsend for just reaching out for the item you want to wear.

£30.00 well spent, they are great. There’s a tray for bracelets, one for earrings, one for necklaces and another box with different shaped compartments. Again I think these would make a great Christmas gift.



So. I hope you like my new little room? I’m happy. It’s amazing how everything takes so much time, isn’t it? The things that you can’t see like the plastering, the electrics being re-newed and moved. Stuff like that. I’m going to change the rug but other than that Voila it’s done!


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  1. December 4, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    Looks great Laurie – I’d be in there all the time too! thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  2. November 30, 2019 / 5:55 pm

    Just perfect, Laurie, well done. It’s lovely to repurpose and rethink things, like your IKEA cubes. And what a great lounger outfit that cardi makes with PJs.I
    Hugs, Mary x.

  3. November 25, 2019 / 8:38 am

    It’s a lovely room Laurie. Great that you put wheels on that table. Did you do it yourself?


    • laurie
      November 26, 2019 / 8:08 am

      The builder added the wheels for me Anna. I drove him nuts because he had to cut them three times to get the perfect height! xx

  4. November 24, 2019 / 11:37 pm

    Love the gown, it looks soft and cosy and very stylish. I thought it was a cardigan at first. Your room looks really lovely Laurie, it looked very feminine yet practical and purposeful. Those jewellery boxes are exactly what the doctor ordered, thinking of getting something like that for myself. Enjoy your new home

    • laurie
      November 26, 2019 / 8:08 am

      Thanks Anna. The boxes have been a good buy. No more searching for stuff xx

  5. November 23, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    Your little retreat is just gorgeous – and so neat! Congratulations on finishing room no. 1! Loving the snuggly dressing gown, but I’m head over heels with those cute pyjamas! xxx

    • laurie
      November 26, 2019 / 8:17 am

      Thanks Ann. The pyjamas are still available from UK Lingerie xx

  6. November 23, 2019 / 9:10 am

    What a lovely finish to the room! You must be so pleased with it. I’m completely in love with that dressing gown from woolovers. It radiates warmth and luxury. I think this would make such a wonderful gift. It’s only available in XS at the moment but I’m keeping my eyes peeled on the website. Thank you for the generous voucher code. #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      November 26, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Glad you like it Annette. I will give you a shout when it’s back in stock. I’ve been promised that it will be soon xx

  7. November 22, 2019 / 7:55 am

    Super cosy gown, Laurie!! I love the jewellery trays so much because being organised makes my life so much less stressful!!
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  8. November 21, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    What a lovely room, Laurie! I understand about living in houses while work is being done! Hang in there. You will enjoy the results when it is all done!

  9. November 21, 2019 / 6:42 am

    The room looks very glamorous and relaxing. Some nice ideas to steal like the shredded paper and the Amazon jewellery trays. You also look very relaxed in your gorgeous loungewear. Thanks for linking up at#WowOnWednesday Laurie.

  10. November 19, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    what a comfy cozy sweater/robe! love it…plus love your beautiful dressing room!

  11. November 19, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    What a lovely room Laurie. I bet you are relieved for that part to be done. I like the idea of the wheels to move the table near the window. Good idea! Love your pjs and Woolover cardigan, looks soft and cozy!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  12. November 19, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Laurie, what a wonderful little room! And these pajamas and robe are so pretty. You do look like quite the lady of the manor! Well done. Thanks for linking up.


  13. November 19, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    Looks like a great use of space and a lovely comfy woolover #DreamTeam

  14. November 19, 2019 / 9:49 am

    You have such great style, Laurie – for clothes AND interior decor. Your room looks fabulous! But it’s the Woolovers dressing gown that I’m drooling over lol. I absolutely love it!! I bet it’s a bit pricey though? I shall go and have a look.
    Suzy xx

  15. November 19, 2019 / 6:58 am

    So organised!! I love that cardigan too! #Dreamteam

  16. November 18, 2019 / 1:04 am

    Your room looks lovely and comfy! And so do you all wrapped in wool. Very nice!


    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:28 pm

      Hi Michelle. Thank you. And thanks for stopping by xx

  17. November 15, 2019 / 2:51 pm

    Laurie – have missed out on the news of your move and clearly need to catch up. Love the look of your new room and all that organised storage is my dream come true! Love the cardie too – am a bit partial to WoolOvers. #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:29 pm

      Oh Jo! You have missed a lot. Life has been a whirlwind! xx

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Oh, Jo! you have missed a lot. Life has been a whirlwind! xx

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks Karen. So easy to do. Just add white! xx

  18. November 15, 2019 / 8:19 am

    I like your little room. My interior is total white, I think it looks classy and relaxed. Your jewelry box is fantastic, you should see mine! I’m totally embarrassed.

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks Nancy. I love the all-white look and agree there’s something calming about it. I would have my whole house white but Dee doesn’t like it. I hope I’m still married by the end of this renovation! xx

  19. November 14, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Hi Laurie, the room is perfect! It’s just what I need. Nice and cosy in your Woolovers cardigan – what a special piece. Thanks for sharing. x Jacqui

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. I love the room and sitting cosy in there in this luxurious piece xx

  20. Sue
    November 14, 2019 / 6:35 pm

    It looks absolutely lovely – I hope you enjoy your new home.

    Just wondering though how to get rid of the Vanity & Me strapline as I can only see 2/3rds of the page scrolling down. It’s like when you have an Excel spreadsheet and you freeze the top line or first column but I can’t seem to get rid of it. It’s really spoiling my enjoyment of reading and as I’m a bit short sighted it makes it harder to peer at the pictures. Probably something I’m not doing but if anyone knows

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Hi Sue. Nice to online meet you! The strapline should disappear as you scroll? I will look into that. I hope you get to enjoy reading more xx

  21. November 14, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    The room is so classy: I love that desk and ottoman!

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:38 pm

      Thanks so much Mireille. The ottoman is a real handy little bed for guests. It was a good online find xx

  22. Midlife and Beyond
    November 14, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    Love your new room Laurie. I need to invest in one of those stacking
    boxes – it looks so handy. Love the robe too. It looks gorgeous quality, cosy
    and lightweight.
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks Alison. I’m loving being able to see and find what I want straight away. Plus, no tangles! xx

  23. November 14, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    You look to be settling in nicely. It feels so good when a room gets completed. It then becomes a favourite until the next room is finished.
    The robe looks a very nice light weight and it is hard to imagine it as cosy but with merino wool it must be.
    Regards – Jill stylishatsixty

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks so much Jill. And it’s good to see you here. You can feel the warmth from it straight away. Like you say, it’s surprising xx

  24. Ashley Cramp
    November 14, 2019 / 8:05 am

    Your new room looks lovely Laurie, congrats on finishing the first one!
    Love the robe too, I bet it’s super warm ?

    • laurie
      November 18, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Matey. I hide in here all the time! Ad yes, it’s super cosy! xx