• Get set for summer with cool camping kit and picnic must-haves

    by  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The sun’s finally out and we’re all looking forward to a toasty August – cue summer picnics, delicious barbecues and family camping trips. Whatever your preferred method of alfresco summer fun, these are our pick of products if you’re…

    …Heading to the coast
    Beach bound? A deckchair is an abolsute must – this one, £70 from Amara, has a gorgeous coastal vibe. Load up with a picnic hamper, crockery and a portable barbeque and you’re all set for lunch by the sea – look out for melamine tableware to keep your expedition breakage free.

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    July hotlist: what we’re wishing for this month!

    by  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016 • 2 Comments

    From a must-have espresso maker to luxe leather detailing and a genius gadget, here’s what I’m loving (and why!) this month…

    There’s something of an abyss between what my dream study looks like and the mad mountain that is my actual desk, so I love a new gadget or solution that makes life a bit easier. This hub of USB ports (Peas hub, €29, Lexon) is one such genius buy. Whether you’re frequently found working in Starbucks, are always uploading photos or constantly need to charge your phone, say goodbye to scrabbling around for a free port at the back of your MacMini – and hello to this little lifesaver.Lexon-tech-July-Ideal-Home-Home-Shopping-Spy

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    Trend alert: travel the world with modern bohemia

    by  • Friday, July 1, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Global prints have been making their mark on the high-street for some time now, but their most recent interpretation is by far my favourite. While the global trend has always been beautiful, its latest bohemian twist has a much more artisan, lived-in feel – think delicate beading, bespoke buys, time-worn fabrics and casual Ikats. My edit below features hand-made products from around the world, for an authentic take on the boho-traveller trend.Yonder-Living-global-bohemia-traveller-trend-Home-Shopping-Spy

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    Update your lighting with 6 top table lamps and powerhouse pendants

    by  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    It might be summer (thunderstorms, anyone?), but if the last few days have proved anything it’s that cosy lighting is essential all year round. From a stylish table light to study by, to a statement floor lamp, the right lighting really does define, shape and transform a room. With that in mind, here are a few of my favourites:Cuckooland.com-lamp-home-shopping-spy-ideal-homeAvailable in 9 gorgeous shades, this industrial-style cage light is dainty enough to work in any sized room, but still makes a statement. Hang just one for a small-scale accessory, or line them up over a dining table for a genius focal point.

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