How to create a romantic bedroom

It’s Valentine’s Day!  So time to set the mood. But is your bedroom up to it? So many of us have bedrooms that aren’t quite finished.  Or are simply passed their best before date.  And that’s just not right. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. Somewhere to retire to after a hard day at work.  […]

Is your B&B ready for the peak season?

At Andrew Batey and Sons, we understand the importance of first impressions.  And that’s no more important than for B&B owners. With so many review sites, and even programmes such as “Four in a Bed,” these days every detail matters. From the corner fold on the toilet paper, to the mint on the pillow, to […]

Why bring in the professionals?

There are plenty of reasons why more and more people are opting for professionals to do the decorating work in their home instead of doing it themselves. The common reason: we’re so busy! Also, some of us are just simply scared of climbing tall ladders, especially to reach the top of the hallway.  Or we […]

Have yourself a Scandinavian Christmas

There is one Christmas Decorating Trend taking the country, if not the world, by storm.  The Scandinavian Christmas. Scandi-style in general is becoming ever increasingly popular.  Possibly influenced by IKEA, but the release of books such as Scandilicious and the Handmade Scandinavian Christmas are certainly helping. Scandinavia oozes a simplistic style in both its cooking […]


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