Welcome. I’m Nicola also known as The Girl with The Green Sofa, named after my green velvet sofa from MADE.com, which helped launch my interiors hobby. I’m a colour loving maximalist, and I like to share my passion for colourful interiors; my own or other homes that have inspired me, throwing in interior design trends and how to use colour in your home. I decorate emotionally. My home has to be a haven to relax in and so I also spend time on this blog looking at how trends and colour help create a home to feel good in.

“More is More and Less is Bore”
— Iris Apfel

We are a family of 4. I am surrounded by boys and the only female which in itself represents an interesting interior challenge. Tidy we are not. Juggling a mountain of kids paraphernalia alongside a passion for interiors means there is a constant friction between what looks great from a design point of view, with what works in a real family home. But we are real, and we keep it real, and part of the fun of designing a kid friendly home, is the kids get to join in too.

My interiors hobby and blog, are very much a sanity relief in a very full life. I work as an investor, investing in high technology business and so this creative side balances me, allows me to switch from one side of the brain to the other, after a busy week at work.

And, so this brings me to part of the blog, which is quite unique for an interior blogger, my focus on telling the stories of creative businesses. The blog brings together a community of small companies, each with their own journey, to inspire you, to learn from.

As a female entrepreneur, now turned investor, I am passionate about creating a place to go to for advice, so that you can learn from others who have done it before.





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