March Newsletter

Hi 

So we have put the shortest yet somehow one of the longest months behind us (thank goodness for the pancakes!) 

I am definitely ready for some warmer weather and feeling inspired to start the Spring cleaning of the inside and outside spaces – pressure washing is incoming – can’t wait to get the Pink Pergola looking gorgeous again!

My pink pergola

I had a quick look in B&Ms this week and it did not disappoint; lots of great options to help with the spring clean with brilliant home organisation goodies, some fab outdoor dining ranges and amazing garden accessories – well worth a visit.

I’ll pop it all into highlights on my Instagram account, so if you missed it you can have a look. (Do let me know if a little Instagram training would be of help too?).

Talking of home organisation, I’ve written a new blog on utility rooms so pop over to my website and have a read!

B&M Outdoor Dining accessories

I revisited My Higher Lane project to take some pictures after it’s completion. The brief here was to create a stylish sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of a busy household.

Higher lane project - image of lounge with l-shaped blue sofa with pink cushions on and a plant based mural in background

Lots happening at the Cook Rees project; the crittall style windows, cast iron radiators and reclaimed doors are in the process of being ordered – I’m very excited about this aspect of the project and can’t wait to see the final results.

I had a fab discovery meeting with a lovely new client and am very much looking forward to helping them transform two of their spaces. Will share when I have more details.

If you are still unsure about how I can help you and what I actually do, I’ve done a little write-up that was featured in the last issue of the Mumbles Times.

Catrin Stuart Interiors were in and article in the Mumbles Times

So if you struggle with choosing a paint colour, don’t know where to start, don’t have the time for all that scrolling, let me do the hard work for you!

SHOPPING EDIT

I am absolutely loving seeing all the daffodils and spring flowers around and am definitely looking forward to spending more time in the garden, so I thought I would share a shopping edit of some beautiful outdoor furniture this month.

This fabulous corner sofa looks super sophisticated and is at a really good price point 

This Lois table and chairs look gorgeous in this amazing shade of teal but are also available in natural and black tones if you prefer a more muted vibe 

This simple yet striking garden coffee table comes in 3 fabulous colours, definitely high up on my wish list! They also do a gorgeous little nest of tables and a dining bench set in the Lois range, happy shopping!

Here’s to looking forward to sunny garden days! 

Please get in touch if you have any questions at all and let me know if you want to book a discovery meeting.

Catrin x

M&S Lois Garden Sofa
M&S Lois Garden Coffee Table
M&S Lois Dining Table Chairs

February Newsletter

Hi 

A belated Happy New Year to you all, January usually drags by but that certainly didn’t feel like the case this year, it’s been a busy one.

PROJECT UPDATES

It was an exciting finish to the year with the completion of the Bellevue project just before Christmas. The hallway and front room underwent a complete makeover and the space was truly elevated into an elegant and sophisticated space.

This was the first time the Clients had used an interior designer and they were thrilled with the results;

“Highly recommend! Never done anything like this before, Cat talked us through the options with no pressure and was flexible in meeting us around our schedule. She very quickly got a feel for what we liked and the mood boards reflected this. Cat kept in regular contact, updating us and she also popped in regularly to monitor standards and check progress after coordinating all the tradespeople. So pleased with the result and will definitely be engaging her services in the future!”

Image of Bellevue Lounge - a clients lounge after working with Cat Stuart
Image of Bellevue Hallway showing painted doorframe looking into lounge

Look out for a full write-up of the process in the next issue of The Mumbles Times on February 16th. I’ll share on my website and the next newsletter for those of you not local to Mumbles

The Full Home ‘Cook Rees’ project is moving ahead with the majority of the final decisions being made before the work starts. Lots of lovely reclaimed doors going in, which will make the space far more flexible and will add wonderful warmth, texture and interest.

Reclaimed door Mood Board
Lounge inspiration mood board for client of Cat Stuart

STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Adding Storage has been an important part of both these projects and it’s one of my obsessions. Often overlooked when planning a space but SUCH an important factor to consider. I’ve written a blog about hallway storage solutions which you can find over on my website – please feel free to contact me for a chat about all things storage. 

SHOPPING EDIT

I have been keeping up my Interior shopping edits whilst doing my daughter’s drama run on a Wednesday night, make sure to follow my Socials to get regular updates on stories. 

Unfortunately, the local Homesense is due to close in March which I am absolutely devastated about, I love having a browse and finding and sharing inspiration. It will have to be BandMs and Dunelm from now on with the occasional trek to Homesense and of course the local charity shops too.

Here are some of my current favourite finds in Dunelm

The Santiago lamp looks really sophisticated and looks great styled up on a side table.

The Dahria rug comes in gorgeous tones and has a really timeless elegant look

The Worsley dining table would look sensational in the right space and is available in 2 sizes

Santiago Lamp from Dunelm
Worsley Small Dining table from Dunelm
Dahria Rug from Dunelm

NEW YEAR OFFER

If you are looking for inspiration with your home this year or need help with a space, I am offering a free initial discovery meeting, just quote ‘New Year Offer’ when you drop me a message.

I’m going to sign off by saying a huge thank you for supporting ‘Catrin Stuart Home & Interiors’

Please do get in touch to chat anything interiors and if I can help with your home in any way.

I’m really looking forward to those spring days and all the colour that it brings!

Speak soon,

Cat x