The name Layered Lounge came to us when realising that when putting a theme together in a room that “layering” is very important – by adding layers of textures, colours and materials used make a room have warmth and depth and interest. And lounge – well that’s just a place where most people can go and relax!
For years, I’d turn my nose up at the mere mention of artificial grass or “astro-turf” we’d call it. Mainly because it’d bring back memories of scraped knees from PE lessons and after-school football club. Also because I had an image of shiny, fake green-grass that’d look cheap and ruin our lovely garden. But after two summers of patchy grass, an expensive re-turf that looked pristine for a matter of weeks and muddy toddler footprints coming in the house, I was persuaded by the hubby to reconsider going artificial…and guess what? We’ve never looked back and here’s why… Here’s my view on the benefits of an artificial grass lawn…
[ad: this post is written in collaboration with Bupa Health Clinics, the content is my own and is entirely something I feel passionately about]
I don’t know whether it’s because I’m quickly approaching my mid-thirties, or whether my second child is now a one-year-old and I’m coming out of the fog of new-motherhood again, but I’ve been particularly reflective this year thinking a lot about where I want to be in life and what my next step should be. I think when you turn 30, it’s such a significant milestone that it comes with a helluva lot of pressure…. Continue reading