• 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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    Danish delights

    by  • Monday, September 22, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Just a little sneak peek from Ferm Living. Coming soon, their AW14 collection includes some real gems. Brass cutlery and paint splattered table linen, neat little side tables and soft graphic wallpapers. Our Danish favourites have all you need for an on-trend, contemporary living space.

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    Key colours for 2015

    by  • Friday, September 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I love the sound of Farrow and Ball’s trend colours for 2015, ‘to take you away from the stresses of modern day living’. Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green and Tanner’s Brown promote a sense of relaxation and calm. Pale and soft, these colours will help create a space that breathes.

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    farrow and ball

     Estate Emulsion, £36 for 2.5l, £63 for 5l; floor paint, £22 for 750ml, £56 for 2.5l, £94 for 5l, Farrow & Ball, 01202 876141

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    Mid-century enamelware

    by  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Hot off the press and launching this week is a super-exciting collaboration between Garden Trading and interiors brand, Miss Print. Garden Trading love working with British brands and have worked with Joules in the past. This Muscat pattern (originally a wallpaper design) in grey and yellow includes mugs, storage pots, a milk pan, kettle and utensil holder. Prices start at £12.50…
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    A touch of midas

    by  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

    In our latest October issue, we ran a series of makes inspired by the big metallic trend seen this season. Using Washi tape, gold leaf and metallic paint we came up with four easy ways to bring a little bling into your home. Starting with our mood board, scroll down for our ideas and a link to step-by-step instructions…

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    From the top: Update a plain vase using Washi tape. Stencil a cushion with metallic paint. Make over a pendant light with spray paint and decorate a bowl with gold leaf. For step-by-step video instructions follow this link to our Craft Corner.

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