What advice would you give your younger self if you could go back in time?
This is what I would tell my 24-year-old self. First don’t idly wax your eyebrows while reading a magazine. Focus, you silly twit. You will wax half your right eyebrow clean off, leaving you with an intriguing, puzzled expression for the next six weeks. You’ll then ugly-cry and cut yourself a fresh new side fringe in a blind panic exactly two minutes later to hide your half-brow (despite having no prior hairdressing experience, and this will be evident). Horrible times. Thank you, Alison Jade, you gorgeous girl and my savior. I’ve never been game enough to wax my own brows since.
Our dual sunscreen and blockout roller blinds from ABC Blinds. Photography by Sam Passante.
Secondly, think VERY carefully about what you do decorating-wise to your own house, because mistakes mean money. And one of the mistakes you will make, at the tender, eyebrowless age of 24, will be wasting your money on lots of really crap window treatments, before you finally find decent ones. We only just this year FINALLY got nice dual roller blinds on our house's 'problem windows' (kitchen window and dining room sliding door, which you...