Barker And Stonehouse

19 Apr 19
Sunshine & Banana Pancakes

The kitchen was the last room in the house that I did but boy was it worth the wait!  It’s now my favourite room and I spend so much time in there that I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner.  I guess it just seemed like such a big job, plus I knew it […]

07 Apr 19

One day (not long after I’d completed my undergraduate degree) my uncle said to me: “Now that you’re a real historian, why don’t you do our family history?” It was an interesting proposition. I had time on my hands and a new hobby could be good. I began by speaking with the “oldies”. That step […]

07 Apr 19
Sivana Interiors

‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,’ so they say. For me, Scandinavian design sits firmly at the end of my comfort zone. It’s functional, minimalist and cool. None of which are synonymous with my own personal style. Whilst I can appreciate the space-saving, wallet-friendly IKEA approach, (being a first-time homeowner of the […]

04 Apr 19

Its not just a saying you know, it really is true and i pride myself well secretly at least that i have pretty well behaved kids for a 3 yr and a 1 year old! No one sent me the memo on 3 is the new “threenager” otherwise I would have equipped myself with a […]

03 Apr 19

From Apple to Zalando, these brands have used original poems and old favourites to get their messages across; can you spot the work of Dylan Thomas, E.E. Cummings, John Keats, Maya Angelou, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman and William Ernest Henley in the mix?

25 Mar 19

As spring is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to refresh your home. We’ve got some amazing savings to take advantage of this season, with our new spring offers and discount codes. Find out more with Barker and Stonehouse. Spring Offers – Save Up to 20% off Save up to 20% off furniture […]

07 Mar 19
Grim and tonic

A year ago, I would have said that success to me looks like a big house in an affluent area, a posh car, a high-level job, a family, kids in good schools and a home that looks like a Barker and Stonehouse showroom. I assessed my life, I owned a 3-bedroom house, in an affluent […]

05 Mar 19

Barker and Stonehouse solid oak table, base painted in cream, top natural. Includes shatterproof glass top.

03 Mar 19

The thesis follows me like a stalker. It has been in my brain wherever I go, whatever I’m doing. I dream thesis, eat thesis, walk, talk, sleep thesis. The thesis is there, around every corner, waiting at the top of the stairs, lying in the bottom of cooking pots, mixed in with laundry I take […]

20 Feb 19
Beauty Tips Blog

I know that it’s entirely possible that pink velvet is going to be one of those fleeting trends that disappears into the interiors ether as quickly as it arrived, but please humour me. Because I’ve always wanted a pink bed. Not the type of pink bed that looks as though it’s been stolen from an […]

13 Feb 19
Connor's Football Travels

I don’t watch Middlesbrough Women all that often. The only time I’ve watched them recently was in the reverse fixture of this earlier in the season at Eppleton. There has been a couple of weekends when they’ve been at home and neither Durham or Sunderland have, but I haven’t bothered having a look down. Tonight […]

12 Feb 19
Bespoke English Home

Hiya! apologies I haven’t posted in a while but I have been super busy on my latest renovation project. My new house is really starting to feel like home now and I am so excited to be choosing home furnishings and deciding on those finishing touches. One of my favourite rooms to decorate is my […]

03 Feb 19

The three places I have chosen for design production are listed and discussed below. Due to Middlesbrough being a town, rather than a city, it would seem a lot of elements are outsourced and we are limited to printers and videographers. With a lack of printing press, book binders, etc… ________________________ TEES PRINT Tees Print […]

21 Jan 19
Shopper Explore - Price Comparison

Executed with care and precision right down to the last tenon joint, the Pippin high sleeper comes finished in a choice of three sophisticated colours. Complimentary to mainly styles of interior, the Pippin is based on classic English design giving a timeless feel thats highly versatile, perfect for adapting along with growing children.High sleepers are […]