About Me

My name’s Cara and I’m obsessed with all things home decor. I love to be daring with colour and pattern and am enjoying creating a quirky eclectic home with a dash of glam. I started this blog as a platform to share my passion and updates on my home with you. 

I’ve been into all things creative from a young age and since launching my blog in 2017, I’ve learned soooo much more about interiors that I’m making my way through the whole house again!  I’m super excited to have you along on my journey so you can gain inspiration for your own fabulous abode (psst… Be sure to join my email list to keep up to date with all of my posts!).

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My Story

2005

Became An Entrepreneur

I left my previous career in HR to pursue an exciting new venture with my husband Andy. We started our own building company, JCA Construction and also dabbled with property developments at around the same time.

2006

Got Married!

We tied the knot at a picturesque stately home (The Nash) in the village of Kempsey, before jetting off to Zanzibar for our honeymoon. I revelled in the creative and decorative side of the wedding planning!

2008

Built Property Portfolio

Andy and I started building a small portfolio of rental properties as an investment for our future. This project suited us both equally and we made a great team with the renovating and decorating side of things!

2013

The House Move

We bought our current house in 2013 and totally gutted and renovated it, creating our dream home (and haven’t stopped since). You’ll see snippets of the shell it once was if you hang around here on the blog. 

2017

Caradise Is Born!

I created and launched my blog and was totally unaware of all the hard work it involves and feel like I’m constantly spinning plates! It’s been one of the most challenging but rewarding things I’ve ever done.

2020

Instagram Hustling

Working hard to grow my blog and Instagram account and having fun continually renovating and decorating our house and garden, whilst juggling this with my day job as Administration Director for JCA.

2023

The Podcast Launch

Woohoo! I started a podcast called Daring Home Decor, where I teach you how to confidently decorate your home with unique and bold interior design. Tune in on Apple Podcasts and all other major platforms.

Meet Andy

Builder and carpenter extraordinaire. With many years experience under his belt, Andy can turn his hand to anything. He’s my perfect team mate and ready and willing to create my crazy ideas. 

Let's Work Together!

Boutique Master Bedroom Makeover

I've been wanting to re-decorate our bedroom for forever, and have been planning it in my head for nearly as long. We finally had the time and budget to do it and I'm so excited to share our calm and uplifting boutique master bedroom makeover with you.  You may...

Multi-Function Yoga & Craft Room Reveal

Do you have a space or room in your house that isn’t being utilised to its full potential? You know, the kind that always ends up being filled with clutter, junk or dust. Transforming an area of your home into a useful place can make your life easier and happier....

Quirky New Homeware Collection From Joe Browns

I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting home accessories, especially when they reflect my personal interior style. When Joe Browns contacted me about their quirky new homeware collections it was love at first browse! The new homeware range is eclectic and...

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