The Refine is all about cultivating a life well lived by making small intentional changes – polishing, honing and fine tuning the everyday.

It’s about a home which is well designed, looks good and makes me and my family happy.  It means great times spent with family and friends, having adventures getting out and about wherever and whenever.  It’s about how I look, feel, think and connect.

I love design and style, finding inspiration online and off, and turning ideas into reality.

Call it a midlife crisis if you like – it could be, I had a significant birthday last year – but I am determined to make more of daily life by elevating the things which matter most.  Roald Dahl was right; if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed.  Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it.  Lukewarm is no good.

The Refine shares inspiration and ideas for making the most of your life and style, travel and interiors.

About Me

Hi I’m Amanda and welcome to The Refine.  By day I’m wife to Mr N, mum to Ava and work in HR and Organisational Development (don’t worry – that’s the first and last time that’ll be mentioned).  By night I’m an interiors and style obsessed Blog, Insta and Pinterest addict, determined to get better at making the most of of everyday, who probably spends far too much time thinking ‘what next’ – my list of to do house projects, style makeovers, trips and travel destinations knows no bounds.