Marverine Cole

Decorating like crazy


So we’re almost all done with the painting and decorating in the main bedroom. Austen is an absolute whizz. I’ve been doing my part by making the tea and being an extra pair of hands if he needs any extra tools urgently. I prefer to ‘stay in my lane’ and do what I do best: assisting! We’ve also ordered a ton of flatpack furniture: a style with a country cottagey look which we thought was a great solution instead of the vast expense of built-in storage. At the moment the only place for it all is the Dining Room, otherwise known as the Loading Bay.

Our carpets are being laid next week, so once they’re down and everything’s done I’ll show you around with another video! We’re gearing up to have our room ready and the spare room ready because of friends coming to stay for our local Mostly Jazz  festival. Packed full of live Jazz, Funk and Soul music, DJs like Craig Charles (who used to play Lloyd in Coronation Street, and has his own Saturday night show on BBC 6 Music) plus lots of arts and crafts stalls, street food and beer (!) tents across the private park all weekend. It really is a wonderful family friendly event, a real destination event for people from all around Birmingham. We’ve got our picnic chairs at the ready and I’m thinking about what to make for our food hampers to take with us.

Marverine Cole

Fabulous Fairfax from Kipling

It’s really exciting to be getting a fab summer Today’s Special Value from Kipling this Sunday 26th June. Have you seen the video Will made getting all the low-down from Marie-Francoise? Which colour will you be buying? I’m really liking the green.

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Spot me in Tiana B?

And away from the house decorating, I had the chance to catch up with my amazing friend PR whizz, Faith. It was a hot day, I wanted something with a longer line. I actually spent about 30 minutes trying on all sorts of things, and nothing was quite right until I found one of my old faves: a Tiana B dress! I never go big on jewellery, an Honora and Fiorelli bracelet and my fave Bronzo Italia necklace. Shop from the whole Bronzo Italia range here, if you like.

We snuck up to The Balcony at Selfridges last Friday afternoon and had some gorgeous food, plus more than a few glasses of Prosecco. Hic! A girly catch-up is always a good pick-me-up

Food 4

PS speaking of jewellery If you haven’t seen the utterly gorgeous Diamond Heart Bangle that my pal Charlie Brook’s designed, then go take a gander here, and then click through to buy it too. Stunning stunning stunning!

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Stay in touch, I do love hearing from you live on air, as well as when you don’t see me. Feel free to Tweet me (@TVMarv) or Facebook ( me anytime!

Where to see me on QVC…

Thursday 23rd June

9am – The Morning Show

10am – Earth Spirit Footwear

12noon Bronzo Italia Jewellery

Thursday 30th June

2pm – Chelsea Muse by Christopher Fink

7pm – Join Clothes


  1. Janet cullen June 24, 2016 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    Looks gorgeous might have to go and try some of those dishes myself .good luck with the decorating

  2. sue June 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    Looking forward to seeing the completed bedroom , have been following every post .You have worked so hard on it .

  3. Marverine Cole June 28, 2016 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    HI Janet – oooh yes The Balcony was a real treat – the whole place looks and feels like a fine dining experience and when we went that Friday afternoon – it was soooo very busy. Very tempting next to the half price designer handbag sale too!

  4. Marverine Cole June 28, 2016 at 9:36 am -  Reply

    HI Sue, yes it’s all happening – carpet laid in spare bedroom yesterday, a chest of drawers put up last night while watching England LOSE 🙁
    More moving around of furniture tonight to make way for carpet in the newly decorated front bedroom. The reveal is on its way!
    I need to dig out 2 boxes of bedding – I’ve got a Kelly Hoppen set somewhere and a Mayfair Manor I’m sure of it! Lawd knows where they are though! Eeek!

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