A little bit about me…

I’m a twenty something girl form the Uk who’s love of all things home stems back to childhood days. Infact, looking back I think I’ve always been a stylist, {ever since building stylish homes for my Barbie dolls from cardboard boxes and a little bit of sticky backed plastic} I just didn’t know it yet. It was after graduating from a photography degree that I discovered my dream job and the wonderful world of the interiors stylist.
After 6 years working for Ideal Home magazine in London I decided it was time to fly the nest and follow my dreams. Packing up my bags, leaving behind the home I’ve spent the past 3 years creating & heading for the other side of the world to work as a freelance stylist in Sydney…and that’s where I am now, sharing all that inspires me, from here in Australia, back home in the UK and everything in between. Thank you for joining me on my little adventure


If you’d like to see more of my work as a stylist please visit my online portfolio, www.marienichols.co.uk



  1. Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Love love love the blog!
    Well done you , and well done Simon too, oh and your bro of course, behind the scenes there!

    What a lovely thing to have and do, its so interesting to see and read and really inspiring too. I’ll be sure to keep checking up on it, if thats alright???!!!
    Lotsa love

  2. Posted June 8, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I just love your blog. Our company is a small, family-owned letterpress printer in Northern California. I was astounded at how much some letterpress printers are charging brides, and have set out to make letterpress more affordable.

    We’ve developed a special offer of 100 letterpress invitations and enclosure cards for only $398. This is an incredible deal, and I’m looking for additional ways to get the word out. I’d be flattered if you’d deem us worthy of mention!

    You can view our gallery and site at:

    Of course, letterpress is best seen up close and personal, so I’d be happy to send you samples of our work.

    Trish Jackson

    Ajalon Printing & Design
    2100 Llano Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
    707.528.0288 Fax 707.528.0290

  3. Slightly Me
    Posted June 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    oh my what a truly delightful blog! Will pop by again soon. What joy!!

    Kate @ Slightly Me

    • Marie Nichols
      Posted June 12, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much that’s so sweet, pop by whenever! x

  4. Posted July 14, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Fab Blog, great that you make time for this place, Dawn

  5. Posted July 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful blog, brightens up my day – thank you :o)

  6. Ruth Bonser
    Posted August 3, 2009 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Hello lady!
    Just back from hols & reading your very lovely blog – keep up the good work! Will drop you an email too, Ruth xx

  7. Posted August 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Hello my name is candice wren and i also love your blog/web page!My area is in design and I am based around fashion. I silk screen print my own designs directly onto cashmere and silk pashminas. Although they are pashminas I have many people buy them from to use as throws and wall hangings! I thought you might be interested.

    Id love to hear from you Candice Wren

  8. Liz
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Hello hon,

    Just having a look at your blog it’s so lovely. Let me know when you’re free for tea and cake. If you need help packing let me know.

    See you soon xxxx

  9. Posted September 3, 2009 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Am loving your blog – chic, simple, and super stylish !


  10. Posted September 11, 2009 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    What a fantastic blog! I am so happy to have found it. As an interior designer I have a lot of respect for such talented stylists, and will find much joy and inspiration in your blog!

    Best Wishes,

  11. Posted October 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Marie, your blog is absoloutely fantastic – I understand why you have called it a whole lotta lovely! Simply joyful! Karie x

  12. Northerner
    Posted March 28, 2010 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    Aye up!

    Glad to see you’re both still having fun over there and it’s all going well for you.

    Are you ever coming back though, or will we have to wait until we’re out there to see you again? (Melissa will be Mrs Northerner by then!)

    Tell Simon my stag do is on the 22nd May though so he really needs to be back for that..

    Love Northerner

    P.S: ‘The Shop at Number 57’ sounds very mysterious…

  13. Posted June 8, 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Brave you. I hope you’re still enjoying it.

  14. Niki
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog x

  15. Posted July 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely love your blog. Even just looking at it is a total joy, and that’s before I read a post. Very inspiring.

  16. Posted August 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi – Great Blog! (Led Zep fan?)
    I’ll link you to mine 🙂

  17. Posted September 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marie
    Love your blog – hope you will continue when you return to the UK. I returned to the UK after 10 years abroad and felt like a foreigner for ages! I’ve now set up a business promoting and selling home wares made by British designer makers. It’s called HUB – handmade, unique and beautiful. Please take a look at my website. If you’d like a few words for your blog or some photos just let me know. Equally if you need any help or ideas when you get back here just contact me…. All the best, Camilla

  18. Posted November 17, 2010 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    wow im so excited i found your blog! lots of lovely stuff i love too 😉

  19. Posted November 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    i love what you have displayed too!!

  20. Posted November 19, 2010 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    You have a beautiful theme here!

  21. Posted November 19, 2010 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Absolutely delightful- and inspirational!

  22. Posted February 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    love your blog, not just the content but the layout too 🙂 Kudos 🙂

  23. Posted February 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marie, I’m trying to add wholelottalovely to my blogroll on Blogger and it won’t appear – I’ve tried several times, but to no avail. I just wondered if you know if anyone else has had difficulties in doing this? I love your blog – it would be such a shame if I couldn’t feature it on mine.

    Thanks, Rebecca

    • Posted February 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

      Panic over! You’ll be pleased to know I finally got it to work! It was going onto my blogroll, but was appearing without a title – I simply had to rename it!

  24. Posted February 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    V.inspirational and individual blog congratulations – I am sure to drop by again soon!

  25. Posted March 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    this is definetly a whole lot of lovely …what a fantastic blog….eliza keating

  26. James Ridley
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Hi Marie,

    How you doing? don’t ask how i came across the website – doing research for decorating the house – and found your website!!! Hope your enjoying Australia – was there with the family last easter!!

    Take care


  27. La Casita de Paula
    Posted April 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Me encanta tu trabajo. felicidades y mucho exito!!!

  28. Posted June 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marie – love the blog, keep up the good work!! xx


  29. Donna Ciezki
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I want to subscribe to your blog via e-mail

  30. Posted July 20, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Your blog is wonderful! I’m impressed with the engaging and inspirational posts!

    I recently found your blog and I absolutely love it! I can’t wait to keep following it to see what other wonderful things you will post. If you have time, could you please check out our blog at http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog and let us know what you think? Maybe if you like it, you could also add us? Keep up the spectacular work!


  31. Emma
    Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Loving your blog!

  32. Posted December 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog

    Have done a post about it! xxx

  33. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Absolutely delightful – the styling is simply beautiful!

  34. Posted March 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    i’ve nominated your blog for the versatile blogger award, if you’d like to take this award check my post for the “rules”:



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