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Renovate: Upcycling, Rebel Walls and Quick Step Floors

Lets begin where we left off last week, with THAT floor…. Yes, all my flooring dreams have finally come true; as I step into my new store each day I am filled with an overwhelming sense of achievement. The bold black and white stripes laid so beautifully on a diagonal slant I know will be talking point for Love Frankie HQ for quite some time. I wanted to take a little time out to give…

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Renovate: Floors, Walls and Ceilings, Oh My!

Its been a busy old week at Love Frankie’s new residence of 34 High Street, Totnes in Devon. We said a fond farewell to the lime green double layers of slat hell and welcomed the discovery of the beautiful tongue and groove paneling hiding beneath. Ceilings have been re-plastered, panelling has been sanded and the electrician has wired up more light fixings than I think he even cares to remember. Finally things were about to…

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Renovate: Coming to a High Street Near You…

Keys eh? Who knew you could get so excited about a pair of keys… These keys are no ordinary keys however, these are the goddamn mutha flippin’ keys to a shop, MY shop! Yep, we’re hitting the high street Baby! We are back once again, a lot like the renegade master you could say….. Lets bring you up to speed… Love Frankie started out on the high street back in 2009, where for two years…

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Reading with the Small Fries

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” Roald Dahl Childhood is not easy. Books can offer a refuge from the challenges of being a small person in a complex world. A place to retreat into fantasy or learn from…

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Half Term Craft Off!

Around this time of year, the Love Frankie team start thinking about half term and wondering what we’re going to do with the nippers while they’re off school. A good dose of inspiration for adventures beyond the front door comes from Pippa Small and her wonderful weekly round up of what’s going on in London for small fries Urban Explorer But it’s October and there will be some days when venturing out does not appeal.…

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