Hi all, and welcome to The Decorator.

This is the journey of a 1990s end terrace cottage, in a nice village just outside of Leeds.

Here, you’ll see how it’s gone – and is still going – from a dated, wallpaper-heavy home to a modern, comfortable nest.AlexJ

In that nest is me, Alex, my husband Paul, and our cat, Boris.

Although I work in communications, I’ve always been interested in interior design and have loved putting our own stamp on our home. Our budget isn’t massive so there’s a fair amount of planning and daydreaming before actually starting work, but I hope along the way it helps you to find a few home ideas, new techniques and inspiration.

If you’re quite alright on all counts, then maybe in among the home chat, I can just help you decide where to eat on Saturday.

Enjoy! I’d love to hear your thoughts.