• Sneak peek: check out the covetable new kids’ range from Made.com

    by  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Made.com has always been a trusty go-to for fabulous homeware, but its recent range has got even the tiniest of tots standing to attention. Full of failsafe furniture, sturdy storage and adorable accessories, this collection of brilliant buys are a fast-track to making your children’s rooms the most stylish on the block. In fact, some of the pieces are so downright delectable that adults have already started requesting them in grown-up sizes. Fingers crossed!

    Philip Colbert range Made.com

    For fun pieces with plenty of attitude, don’t miss the dynamic collaboration with Philip Colbert. Creator of fashion-label-cum-pop-group The Rodnik Band, his irreverent, pop-art-inspired designs are packed with eye-popping primary colours and iconic prints, for a fun twist on otherwise practical furniture. Want to make a statement? This jaw-dropping shark chair, £449, is just the way to do it.

    Iso range Made.com

    Or if you’re more of a monochrome fan, then the black and white Iso range is a super-cool alternative. Keep your eye out for soft furnishings and art prints in minimal Scandi colours, for a clear-cut vibe that’s ideal for boys and girls alike. We love the cloud cushion – a steal at just £15, it’s an easy accessory that feels anything but childish. Try building the look with matching framed weather artworks and cotton bed sets, for a pared-back look that will stand the test of time.

    Linus range Made.com

    Any parent knows that when it comes to kids’ bedrooms, it’s nigh on impossible to have enough storage. From cute cabinets to practical wardrobes, the furniture in the new Linus range is our new favourite way to keep rooms looking spic and span whilst maintaining a cool, cohesive scheme. Our must-have piece? Check out the uber-practical range of beds, from £199 – complete with nifty under bed storage, lower bunks or trusty trundles, they’re the ultimate way to maximise space without compromising on style.

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    New Harris Tweed furniture collection

    by  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Did you know Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world governed by its own act of Parliament? What does that mean?? Well, you may already know this but I’ve just found out that The Harris Tweed Authority is a legal body that ensures the famous fabric is made in the right way - all tweed has to be made from pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and hand woven by islanders in their own homes in the Outer Hebrides. Once its ticked all those boxes the tweed is then certified with the Harris Tweed Orb Mark.

    I’m a big fan of the British heritage brand but I never really knew the history and traditional methods behind its production!

    The reason why I’m wittering on about Harris Tweed is that one of our favourite online shops, Rose and Grey love it too and has just unveiled a fantastic furniture collection upholstered in three different tweeds…

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    You’ll find three different sofa styles, two armchairs and a handsome footstool. This smart range also comes with hardwood legs, feather filled seat cushions, leather piping and beautiful buttons…

     

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    What do you think of this collection? Have you got space for these beauties in your home? If you love this look, click here to view the whole range and if you decide to buy you can feel good knowing you’re supporting one of the oldest, protected British trade marks.

    From top: Grange Harris Tweed sofa in Bracken, £2,150. Manor House Tweed chair in Bracken, £1,050. Manor House Tweed sofa in Bracken, £1,695. Abbey Slate Tweed footstool, £525, all Rose & Grey. 

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    Bring some zing into your life with playful and colourful prints

    by  • Friday, March 20, 2015 • 1 Comment

    You can’t miss the latest collection, Levande, by Scion. Just in case you don’t have your phrase book handy, the translation of the Swedish word Levande is living, which definitely springs to mind when I saw the collection. It has all the vibrancy and warmth of a family home.

    I love the fact Scion has never been shy of throwing a bit of colour around, while still keeping a firm hand in the neutral palette. The new Levande collection of wallpapers and fabrics is no exception.

    It has two sides, on one hand it’s bright, playful and full of bold and quirky Scandi-style prints. The softer side includes gorgeous gentle pastels, subtle ‘use them anywhere’ wallpaper prints and smart shades of charcoal, ochre and duck egg.

    So you can play it safe but sophisticated in one room, but be bold, bright and embrace fun designs in another.

    First up, the colourful….

     

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    1.Wallpaper Hoppa Stripe, £38 per roll, Curtains Anneke £28 per m, Blind Taimi, £28 per m, Upholstery Plains One £30 per m, Cushions a selection of fabrics from Levande. 2.Wallpaper Taimi, £38 per roll

    Now the playful…

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     3.Wallpaper Cedar, £38 roll. 4.Wallpaper Cykel, £38, Curtains Cykel, £28 per m, Upholstery Plains One, £30, Cushions Cykel, £28 per m, Lotta, £28, Bag Lotta, £28.

    Now for those more subtle prints and neutral shades I mentioned…

     

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     5. Wallpaper Totak, £36 per roll, Curtains Oulu, £35 per m, Chair Chenoa £38 per m, Bedspread Plains Five, £36 per m, Throws Somero, £35 per m. 6. Wallpaper Totak £36 per m, Curtains Somero £35 per m.

    I could definitely go on, but there’s plenty more of the collection to see at Scion.

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    Escape to the tropics with these carnival-inspired designs

    by  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Palm-Springs2 Prince's Trust George Home

    The second collection from George Home’s collaboration with The Prince’s Trust was designed by 26-year-old Deborah Ballinger. Filled with bold illustrations, a tropical palette and a fearless, carnival vibe, ‘Palm Springs’ includes retro-inspired pieces for both the home and outdoors. Chanelling Fifties Americana, Deborah wanted to create a sense of “wonderful escapism” – just close your eyes and start dreaming of summer getaways!

    Look out for: Pelican prints, vibrant picnicware and bright botanicals in zesty hues.

    Our must-have item: Blue birdcage lantern, £18.

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    Top image: Tinted pitcher, £4; mug, £2; pasta bowl, £1.50; collapsable cool bag, £8; all George Home

    Bottom image: Dinner plate, £1.50; tumbler, £1.50; side plate, £1.30; mug, £2; all George Home

     

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    16 eco paint colours to revamp your home

    by  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Proud to have been awarded the sought after EU Ecolabel, Earthborn Paints distinctive mellow colours remain VOC free with zero nasty smells. In my opinion they are one of the best eco paint companies out there. After extensive research talking to architects, designers and homeowners about what they really want from wall colour they have just added sixteen new additions to their colour card…

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    Each colour should stand alone as well as work with complimentary shades. They have brought them to life within five carefully crafted colour stories to take us through the next few seasons. Here is a little exclusive on two of the trends (look out for the second installment on the other three coming soon)

    First up,  Nostalgic Nancy - for homes that are flooded with natural light and for owners who like to bring the outdoors in. This look is carefree with a touch of nostalgia…

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    The colours included are Rosie Posie, Bo Beep, Yum Yum and Grasshopper (great names!).

    The second trend celebrates universal colour and the power of neutrals to brighten up your home. Back to White includes apricot whites, blush whites, apple whites and grey whites layered together for real impact:

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    Never underestimate white! Tone on tone whites are so hot right now. White has the power to make spaces look larger and brighter and is a universal winner.

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    I’d love to know which colours you could live with. The paints are priced at £35 for 2.5litres and available now from over 300 stockists. Check their website for more details.

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