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About Me

I’ve loved interiors for as long as I can remember – and before that, according to a photo in the Baylis family albums. In it, I’m  just one year old and poring over a mail order catalogue with my big sister. At the moment the camera snapped, we were perusing the bedlinen selection. It was the 1970s, so think shades of brown, lilac and powder blue, but I’m clearly transfixed.

I can’t recall that day but I know that there hasn’t been a time when beautifying my surroundings hasn’t brought me happiness. My career has focused on this: initially I worked in-house at Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine before going it alone as a freelancer for Livingetc and Ideal Home, among others.

If you want to find out more about me, please get in touch. I look forward to connecting with you!

Lots of love

Sophie x

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I believe that our home environments affect our health and well-being. So, through the power of social media, I’m on a mission to help folks to #livelessordinary with my daily dose of interiors inspiration and expert advice on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. Click to check out my feeds. I look forward to connecting with you!

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I have been an interiors journalist for over 20 years, during which time I have written for a large number of magazines and online platforms – both in the UK and overseas. I now want to share what I've learned with you!


7 ways to zone an open-plan space

If you’re knocking down walls to make a space larger, there’s a risk that you’ll sacrifice cosiness and intimacy. In some cases, the room can become cavernous and devoid of personality. The solution is to zone the space, creating a series of smaller areas that work independently but also blend together. Read on to find out more about zoning an open-plan space.

Tips to buying an old home

It’s easy to be seduced by a quaint cottage or rural farmhouse, but older properties come with impractical quirks (creaky stairs, squeaky doors, wonky walls and sloping floors to name a few) and all the associated maintenance costs. That doesn’t mean you can’t make changes – planning permission permitting – but it does mean you may need some expert guidance.

How to paint a scallop wall

If you wish you were more creative with colour but aren’t sure where to start, why not try the feature wall trend which is currently taking over instagram? With over 1,100 posts tagged #scallopwall on Instagram, this new trend is quickly becoming the top trick to give your walls a new lease of life in the blink of an eye! Marianne Shillingford, creative director of Dulux, tells us how to achieve the look.

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