THTMM Interior Styling Workshop Weekend

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This weekend has been host to interior styling Laurie Davidson & I’s first ever interior styling workshop & my oh my, what an amazing two days we had.

When we initially put out the tickets & they’d sold within a couple of hours, it seemed like a lifetime away but absolutely flew & the work we both put in behind the scenes to make it a success most definitely paid off.

Both Saturday & Sunday we had 15 absolutely LOVELY (as in I want them all to move locally so we can be BFFL’s) ladies off Instagram join us at Baylyn House for a day all about our favourite subject…Interiors. When you put a large group of women together with a common interest or passion, it inevitably ends in lots & lots & lots of chatting which meant that we ran over slightly.

So to those of you who didn’t manage to bag yourself a space, here’s some of what we got up to.


First up was a little house tour which saw everyone have a nose around the house so everyone didn’t feel strange in our first task, the ‘Instagram Challenge’.

I did a little talk about Instagram & my top tips for making the most of your feed then sent everyone off to take a picture which would then be judged & my favourites from both days posted on my account. Day 1 was a joint winner with this absolutely gorgeous shot of Rory’s bedroom from @first_victorian_home & then this hallway shot (something that I don’t show much of on Instagram but just LOOK at that window!!) from Jackie at @railwaycountrycottage.

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Day 2 was another room that I don’t show much of on Instagram but is my pink spare bedroom (as voted by you lot in my blog series here!) by the lovely Emma at @being_mum_being_me.

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Everyone actually said how the house looked even BETTER & a lot bigger than they’d expected from Instagram pictures which was quite interesting.

We also had a pretty delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches & more cake than humanly possible (which is all I’m going to be eating for the next 3 years at this rate….I think I went a bit overboard).

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Our second challenge of the day was a styling challenge so after Laurie talked the ladies through some of her top styling tips & tricks from her many years of working in the magazine industry, they were split into teams using the good old name in a hat method then given an area to restyle.


This challenge was SO interesting as despite using the same 5 areas (the dining room, playroom/snug, bedroom/ensuite, console table & footstool/sofa area) the looks that came about couldn’t have been more different. Hats off to Elle, Emma & Claire who literally took the bull by the horns & gave my bedroom a new look by replacing the iconic J&C framed monogram pictures with the 3 vintage style mirrors from the spare bedroom & generally had a bit of a re-jig! Here are some pictures –

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We also had the super talented Margaret from @pearlyblooms come to run a floristry section with beautiful roses supplied by Aldi which included some hints & tips on keeping your flowers looking lovely for longer as well as arranging then we all got hands on again to make our own mini bouquets in Kilner jars. As a budding blogger herself, she’s done a blog post on the workshop & her tips for you all to read here.

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All of our ladies left with the most incredible goodiebags from some of my favourite brands including a cushion curtesy of Dunelm, some paint & an inspiration brochure from Farrow & Ball, a Soak & Sleep eye mask, a Heathcote & Ivory hand cream, a metallic foil print from The Best Years, a candle from Kandl, a scented wardrobe sachet from Total Wardrobe Care, a copy of either Style At Home or Ideal Home magazine. These were all carefully popped in the most gorgeous custom made bags from Little Paxtons.



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Instagram is an incredible platform in that it brings people together & on both days, everybody got on SO well. It was like meeting up with a bunch of lifelong friends, but friends who love talking all thing ‘home’.

Thank you so much to our fabulous attendees for two amazing days.


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To see more pictures, search the hashtag #THTMMworkshop on Instagram.

If you would like to be on the email list for further THTMM workshops then please do drop me an email on [email protected].





  1. Katy Lavis
    July 3, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    It was a such a great day! I had so much fun! Thanks for having us Charlotte ! X

  2. carol Cronshaw
    July 4, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I am so proud of my beautiful daughter. You are such an amazing person. luv u loads

  3. Jacky
    July 4, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Looks like a great weekend, genuinely gutted that I couldn’t make it & would love to come along next time! Well done Charlotte x

  4. Abi Croot
    July 4, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I had SUCH an awesome day with you, and learnt so much. Can’t wait to attend the next one already. Lots of love x

  5. Julie brierley
    January 19, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Hi Charlotte , love reading your blog . Please could you put me on the mailing list for any future courses .
    Thanks so much