Shades of Grey ... and a pop of yellow

Online interior retailer Joss and Main is bang on the money with its grey and yellow themed accessories at bargain prices this week.

I used the scheme in my family room where grey carpets and walls keep things practical and the odd pop of yellow feels like a ray of sunshine.

This vintage writing bureau used to be mahogany but a quick two-tone makeover brought it up to date. It's is a great piece of furniture for hiding bits of stationery and ensuring homework doesn't get lost, no matter how hard the kids try. So many grey accessories out there at the moment. The table lamp is  B&Q whose home decor department is always worth a visit for the odd budget friendly piece. And if standing out from the crowd is more your thing, visit www.lukuhome.com for lamps that oooze individuality.

I fell in love with the yellow designer armchair whilst on an impromptu shopping expedition in swanky Harrogate. Lucky for me a tiny imperfection meant it came home for at least half of its retail price. I'm not too proud to admit that my house if full of ex-showroom finds because with two little boys and a dog bounding about the place, nothing stays showroom perfect for long.

(Check out Betsy eyeing this little comfy number up for an afternoon nap... paws off Missy!)