Nesting my way through life (in partnership with method)

Pink pomelo gel handwash: £3, method. Tiles: Ca Pietra at Ripples Bathrooms. Sink: £79.95, Victorian Plumbing. Hand towel: H&M Home. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell.

Yes, I’ll admit it. I’m a total pregnant lady cliche – spending the last bit of my maternity leave nesting at home and prepping for baby’s arrival.

In our defence, we’ve been sorting this house for well over a year – but the extra person joining us imminently has indeed given us a bit of a deadline for a few more rooms to be finished.

Curtains: £39 a pair, Ikea. Floor cushion: Monsoon Home (old but similar here).Pink pomelo multi-surface cleaner: £3.50, method. Rug: £55, Ikea. Chair: Out & Out Interiors (old but similar here).

So we are super excited to reveal a *bit* of our bedroom. Not 100% finished – because who really has all their furniture, curtains, artwork up straight away? We like to ‘live’ in a room first to feel for the space, and save up to buy what we really want. But you get the gist, and it definitely serves us as a room we can use happily and with far more storage than we’ve ever had before.

Light: £199, Marks & Spencer.

Storage basket: Atelier Buffo. Pink pomelo multi-surface cleaner: £3.50, method. Suede slippers: £29.95, Joules. Fireplace tiles: Walls and Floors.

I must admit, probably the nicest thing about this room is being able to walk around in new slippers on clean surfaces. Previously, we would have to walk only in outside shoes and take them off every time we entered a ‘clean’ room, i.e bathroom. To be able to walk across 70% of upstairs in slippers has been a dream – small pleasures, yes, but so satisfying.

Pink pomelo multi-surface cleaner: £3.50, method. Lipstick in ‘The Duchess’: £24, Charlotte Tilbury. Nesting tables: West Elm. Hand cream: £8, Cowshed. ‘Glow’ highlighter: £10, Topshop. Dish: H&M Home (old). Velvet shadow stick in ‘Corfu’: £21, Nars.

After the builders left in mid Jan, we’ve been spending most evenings and weekends painting, sorting and cleaning – with a little help from method. A brand I’ve been using for years, after searching for an in-shower spray that I could have on the side that was affordable but also not an eyesore (yes, I’m *that* shallow).

If you haven’t heard of it, let me fill you in – it’s a cleaning brand that works without using any toxic ingredients and its products are made from 100% recycled plastic. What’s not to love?

Oh, and it has just launched its Rose Gold collection with prices from £3.00 (which smell great) – I must admit when I included this brand on Instagram Stories it’s funny how many people get as excited about a cleaning product as I do…it appears I’m not the only slightly crazy person who lives for a day of tidying.

And with the impending addition to our little family, naturally derived eco-friendly products are more and more part of my consciousness.

Pink pomelo multi-surface cleaner: £3.50, method. Pink pomelo foaming handwash: £3.50, method. Bed: The White Company. Zinc butler table: Cox & Cox (old).

We still have a little way to go with the house, the next stage is painting the hall – and then the entire outside of the house, replacing the roof all before we can start to think about the kitchen (once we’ve paid back our savings!). But for now, our world is almost complete.

This post was in collaboration with method, where the Rose Gold Limited Edition collection is available to buy in Tesco’s, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis, with prices starting from £3.


  1. I have been following your house journey from the beginning. I must say Congratulations to you both you are making it look stunning you have had a very hard time I think your story will help a lot of people aspiring to get on the property ladder and that it is possible to turn an unloved sad and tired house into a gem. Would love to see your property in one of the home mags you so deserve it. Good luck with baby and thank you ?? for being my clothes inspiration.tooXxx

    1. It’s Farrow & Ball Modern Eggshell in Downpipe – used to be a floor paint but they realised it had such a nice finish they rebranded it 🙂 we actually had some floorpaint left from downstairs which we wanted to use up – and how we found out it had such a nice texture!

  2. It looks amazing Alex.
    I always think you seem such a lovely & sorted young woman.
    I’ve started having a peek at other blogs- usually ones you follow but always come back to urs with much more of a feeling of connection somehow.
    So looking forward to u becoming a Mum & the arrival of ur baby. When is the due date- not long now. X

    1. This is so lovely to read, thank you for always leaving lovely comments! I’ve really enjoyed writing on the blog again after the daily consumption of Instagram…I have 2 weeks but happy for the baby to stay in a bit longer – still got a few things on my to-do list 🙂

  3. Funny I’ve just asked my local Avoca to order some Method products in for me if they can, as it’s not available here in supermarkets. I love the idea of it and I’ve heard it’s amazing and I love that it’s non toxic. Love your new room! Nearly there.

  4. Stunning just stunning. Have loved watching the transformation. Not sure how you have managed through the pregnancy but your house is ready! X

  5. Wow Alex your bedroom looks amazing !! So worth all the hours of hard work you guys have put into it. You have inspired me to tackle our very long overdue bedroom decoration. Yesterday I won a Remodelista giveaway of a beautiful bedlinen set -amazed me as I never win anything!! Very best of luck with your impending D Day- such an exciting time xx

  6. Hi Alex, it looks amazing . Both you and your husband are so talented. I really look forward to reading your updates on your blog . And I loved listening to your recent podcast , really interesting and you deserve all your success, you’ve earned it. Best of luck with the new arrival , exciting times ahead.

  7. Ohhhhh your bedroom is so lovely!!!
    what is the colour of your woodwork please ? hope you don’t mind me asking!
    Happy nesting day x

  8. Alex youre bedroom is soooo beautiful, congratulations on finishing it so quickly! Where is your armchair and pouffe from?
    Best of luck with everything else! Susie x

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