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Time to Decorate for Easter

Posted On: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Decorate

In a little over a week many of us will be celebrating Easter and eating lots of chocolate. Last year I posted about unusual Easter Eggs so this year I thought I’d do something a little different…

Easter is a great opportunity to decorate your home with pretty things. You don’t have to go as crazy as Christmas, just do it subtly. Add a little Easter chick here and there or even an Easter wreath. These little touches will make your home feel ready for Spring without spending a lot and feeling guilty, leave that for all the chocolate you’re going to eat!

1. Orla Kiely Hen Tea Towel, Set of 2 from John Lewis  2. Pastel Easter Egg Wreath from The Easter Home  3. Rosie Rabbit Cushion from Marks and Spencer  4. Grass Bunny Art Print from Luna Studio Designs  5. Wooden Oak Bunny Ears Egg Cup from Hop & Peck  6. Coloured Egg Boxes from Pretty Little Party Shop  7. Paper Chicks ‘The Yolk Folk’ from Pipii

Decorations for Christmas

Posted On: Monday, December 14, 2015

Homeware

As you know I’m a sucker for homeware and when Christmas comes around it’s no different, it’s just double the decorations! Each year more and more decorations appear in the shops and online, and this year there’s been an abundance of Christmas themed homeware to buy too. For me it’s the quirky little pieces that catch my eye and I’d love to fill my home with them, so for starters here’s a few to get me going…

1. Handmade Papercut Mistletoe Christmas Wreath from Isobel Barber Illustration  2 & 3. Mooreland Ornaments from Anthropologie  4. Candle Sconce from H&M  5. Winter Robin Nibble Bowl from Sainsbury’s  6. Scandi Tree Decoration from Paperchase  7. Small Porcelain Plate from H&M  8. Paperclip Decorations from Paperchase  9. Smiling Face Bauble from Sew Heart Felt  10. Nutcracker Mini Christmas Crackers from Meri Meri  11. Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Cushion from Jade Fisher  12. Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal Throw Cushion from Cat Coquillette  13. Metal Tealight Holder from H&M

Shopping for Blue, Green & Gold

Posted On: Monday, November 16, 2015

Shopping

 

It’s been a while since I put together a few of my favourite things to share with you. Like my post last time, I found most of these products whilst researching for other blog posts, so I’ve added them to my shopping wish list. (Well it is Christmas soon so why not!) It’s pure co-incindence that all of these lovely things are gold, blue and green, a pretty colour combination that I hadn’t thought about mixing before.

1. Urban Outfitters Mint Daily Journal from Ohh Deer  2. Brass Arrows from West Elm  3. Disney Magic Castle Throw Pillow from Marie Designs  4. Honey Bee Throw Pillow from Cat Coquillette  5. Metal Candlestick from H&M  6. Aurora Muffin Pan from Anthropologie  7. Classic Espresso Coffee Pot in Mint from DotComGiftShop  8. Copper Wire Dinner Candle Holder from Habitat  9. Blue Tit Hand Stamped Print from Angela Callanan

Bold Painted Furniture

Posted On: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bold Painted Furniture

There have been a few lovely shots of bold, painted furniture floating around on the internet recently, I’ve posted about these on my Facebook page, and they’re beautiful. I think there should be at least one piece of furniture within your home that is painted a bold, block colour; whether you dare to go bright or keep it calm in pastels, your furniture will be given a new lease of life. It’s now becoming more popular to do this by either up-cycling an old piece of furniture or buying the furniture already painted for you. Whichever way you decide to achieve this wonderful effect, you won’t be disappointed. My favourite piece of painted furniture in my little montage above is the beautiful green cabinet at the top from wonenmetlef.nl it’s beautiful and not quite bold but not quite pastel either, for me it’s simply stunning.

If, like me and you don’t always have the time to restore furniture, there are some great pieces you can buy online whatever your budget is, as this is sure to be an investment piece…

1. Livia Chair from Lovethedesign.com  2. Bumble Side Table from Habitat  3. Side Table from Ikea  4. Side Table Sky from Idyll Home Ltd  5. Tray Table from Ikea

Shopping for a Few Favourite Things

Posted On: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Favourite Things

Whilst researching upcoming blog posts, I’ve been collecting a few of my favourite products along the way. Just like shopping, I always find something lovely when I don’t necessarily need it right at that time, so I’ve been saving them in the hope I can use them later. No time like the present! Here are a few of my favourite, random things that I love…

1. British Birds and Little Birds Tea Towels from Cath Kinston  2. Pure Copper Kettle from Amazon  3. & 4. Edible Lace and Rose Petal Lollipops from The Little Lollipop Shop  5. Set of 3 Vintage Apple Cake Tins from Dotcomgiftshop.com  6. How to Find Old LA Map from Herb Lester  7. Bronze Glass Tealight Holder from H&M  8. Glass Tealight Holder from H&M  9. Pineapple Throw Cushion from Sibling & Co.  10. Wander Throw Pillow from Sylvia Cook Photography  11. Vintage Floral Butterfly from Bombus

Flamingos A Go Go

Posted On: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Flamingo-Mont

There’s a new trend on the horizon; still within the tropical realms but we’re moving on from pineapples and tropical leaves and onto Flamingos. This magnificent bright bird, who gets it colour from eating shrimps, is fast becoming the new must have in homeware trends.

I’ve noticed that the flamingo trend has been around for at least a year now, and has steadily been growing in the background whilst the other tropical trends have been popular, but now is its time to shine and the flamingo trend is here.

Flamingo-Products

1. Vintage Wallpaper from Sanderson  2. Flamingo Cushion from Caitlin Rausch  3. Vintage Dictionary Page Pink Flamingo from Whimsical Heart  4. Frank the Flamingo Greetings Card from Beast Couture  5. Flamingo Cup and Saucer from Lou Rota London  6. Flamingo Brooch from Luvbirds

Making the Most of Your Home

Posted On: Monday, June 22, 2015

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Making the most of our home is something we all strive to do, especially as it takes time to completely redecorate. The lovely folks at AgeUK have asked me to put together a few tips for making the most out of my home and what I would do to create a relaxing environment.

For me homeware is very important. We spend a lot of time at home and sometimes by adding a new, fresh touch here and there, can create a big difference. Two of my favourite things to buy and update are cushions and throws, they instantly add a pop of colour to a room with little expense. Throws and blankets are great for keeping warm on a late summer’s evening or wrapping up nice and toasty on a cold winter’s night. Cushions not only keep your bum comfy, they are great for nestling into with a good book.

Keeping-Warm

I’m a sucker for home decor too, whether it’s a quirky photo frame or a trinket that I just have too have! Accessorising your home can be as inexpensive as you like, which is perfect if you like to update your decor regularly – candle holders and small accessories are great for this! By simply adding new prints, photo’s and frames into a room, immediately brightens it up with a fresh look. If you’re like me, I mix and match frames, mirrors and prints so if I want to switch them around I can, without having to worry about co-ordinating them.

Decor

There are necessities we need for our home as well, and two which I always buy last minute or push down the shopping list are storage and lighting, especially lighting! My excuse is that I’m looking for that perfect lamp or light and I just haven’t found it yet, but the two lights I’ve selected below may have just gone onto the list… These two decorative elements make a house a home, they are not only practical but are a great way of updating your home without breaking the bank. Oh and they can add that splash of colour into a room without going all out colour crazy!

Light-&-Storage

 

Making the most out of your home doesn’t mean you have to completely re design, its about adding those little extra touches that bring it to life again.

1. Jacquard-Weave Blanket from H&M  2. Bumblebee Embroidered Cushion from Marks and Spencer  3. Beehive Wool Blanket from Baker + Bell  4. Love of a Flower Cushion from Girly Trend

5. Bullfinch Screenprint from Coo & Co  6. Deco Candlestick Holders from Victoria & Abigail  7. Rocking Birds from West Elm  8. Metal Photo Frame from H&M  9. Pink Anemone Photo from Danni Saw This

10. Soho Retro Tripod Metal Floor Lamp from Homebase  11. Metal Basket from H&M  12. Bobby Desk Lamp from Habitat  13. Mint Cork Lidded Box from John Lewis

 

This post was sponsored by Age UK, but no money was taken.