• Hand-drawn greeting cards

    by  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Paper and design boutique, Studio Scrase launched a cute range of hand-drawn cards this year. I spotted graphic designer, Donna-Marie Scrase at London’s Top Drawer where she had been hand-picked by Charlotte Abrahams for the new ‘design talent’ section. Donna is inspired by nostalgia, Scandi design, vintage 1930′s poster art and bold colours. Designed, printed and packaged in beautiful Bath, these are a few of my favourites. I love the autumnal leaves and vintage tea pots…

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    Cosy home

    by  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 • 1 Comment

    UGG boots. Love ‘em or hate ‘em? Do you think they’re UGGly or snUGGly? You can’t beat their comfort factor. If you’re looking to snUGG up your home this winter then check out - UGG HOME. They’ve expanded their fashion range into cosy homeware. Sheepskin rugs, mohair throws and cable-knit cushions all in traditional UGGy colours…

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    Available in all UGG UK concept stores and online.

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    Multi-purpose furniture

    by  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Is it a seat? Is it a shoe rack? Furniture company, Loaf, couldn’t decide so they named it ‘Whatsit’. This latest gem is a lovely addition to their existing wire-ware range. The three compartments are tall enough for wellies and the bench top with linen seat cover is a comfy spot to slip them on and off. Coming soon – just in time for wet, wintery days. £275. Get your order in here.

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    Planet metallic

    by  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Can’t decide between copper, gold or brass? The high street is aglow with precious metals, so take a shine to some of these gorgeous home accessories. See our latest October issue for a round-up and if you’re feeling crafty don’t miss my blog post on our Midas Touch makes.

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    1. Metal accessories, from £1.50 each, H&M. 2. Zigzag cushion, £13.99, Dunelm. 3. Pendant lamp, £19, Very. 4. Tealight holder, £6, Tesco Direct. 5. Copper stool, £68, MiaFleur. 6. Trinket box, £15 for two, Oliver Bonas

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