Home Etc #129 – Home & Interiors Bloghop

West Elm Kingston

Ok, hands up who had some very exciting snow over the weekend? Having lived in Central and South London for the past 16 years, I’m used to not seeing much of the white stuff. When it does come along though I do get excited like a child. I even love seeing everyone’s snowy pictures on Instagram. There’s something so fun about long wintry walks before cosying up indoors with hot chocolate or mulled wine.

The only problem is that the cold makes me completely unproductive around the home (any excuse, right?!) I shut down when I’m cold and need to either be surgically attached to the fire or buried under our thick winter duvet with my electric blanket on high. Thankfully though, you all seem to be as busy as ever and we had a super amount of linkups last week. THANK YOU!


I’m delighted to announce that Medina who blogs at Grillo Designs is our runaway favourite this week with her amazing post on using WALLPAPER to give your floor a makeover!! I virtually met Medina through Instagram a few months back and she is just the loveliest lady with an amazing blog full of easy to manage DIY tutorials which achieve the most incredible results. She also recently won the best DIY & Craft blog at the Amara IBAs which is very well deserved.

What do you think of the before and after? Incredible isn’t it?!

Grillo Designs Wallpaper Floor Tutorial

Grillo Designs Flooring Wallpaper



Congratulations Medina  — you’re now in the running to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor, Laura Ashley.

Now it’s your turn, please do join in with any home/upcycling/DIY/craft/interiors-related posts.


All we ask is that you follow these 3 little rules:

1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

2) You may link up to two posts — new or old — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POSTS which will always be the first two entries in the link up, plus a couple of others.

Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts.

Be sure to tweet us @booandmaddie or @twinklediaries with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and we will always retweet. We will pick 1 favourite post each week then at the end of the month we’ll choose an overall winner.

This lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor Laura Ashley.

Don’t forget to keep using the #HomeEtc hashtag on Instagram too! We just love to see your Instagram photographs and remember next week your host is Caro!


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  1. December 13, 2017 / 11:56 am

    We also had loads of snow here in Bedford which was fun, I’ve never seen so many snowmen in one park before. Love Medina’s flooring. Thanks for hosting.

  2. January 30, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Oh wow just seen this!! Thanks so much Lins!!

    • February 1, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      You’re so welcome!! X

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