• Summer trend: Retro kitchen brights

    by  • Friday, May 22, 2015 • Latest trends, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    These cheery kitchen accessories sing out against sparkling white. Farm Fresh collection, from £2, George Home.

    The sun is shining (in-between some down pours, standard), but you could be mistaken for thinking that summer is on it’s way! In light of this, I thought I’d bring a little sunshine into your life with a retro colour-pop round up. This micro trend will not only add a bright splash to the kitchen, but the a cool vintage vibe would look right at home with those white metro tiles you’ve been eyeing up! Hmm anyone else got a craving for a strawberry milkshake and a big burger and fries?!




    Where to buy: 1. Industrial hanging lamp in green, £130, Out There Interiors; 2. Enamelware butter dish, £19.95, Mini Moderns; 3. Clouds Trio fine china set, £25, Cath Kidston; 4. Suzy dining chair, House by John Lewis range, John Lewis; 5. Home Fresh milk bottle, £4, George Home; 6. You are my sunshine enamel plate, £19.50, Pedlars; 7. Nadi bamboo tumbler, (part of a pack of 4), £5, Habitat.



    Read more →

    Going For Gold: spy the divine new Luxe collection from Oliver Bonas

    by  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We all love a touch of luxe here and there, but hefty price tags mean it’s all too often just out of reach. Which is why my heart skipped a beat when I spotted the beautiful new Luxe collection from high street favourite Oliver Bonas. Focusing on four statement pieces of furniture – a drinks trolley, coffee table, console table and side table – it oozes undone glamour with a vintage, eclectic feel. Look out for distressed gold finishes paired with smooth marble surfaces, for accessible, elegant style.


    If a statement piece of furniture feels too opulent, then Oliver Bonas’ range of accessories is a great way to add a luxurious touch on a smaller scale. Even in a pared-back scheme, cleverly used metallic hints can work a treat. Here, raw wooden textures, a weathered gold tap and a simple selection of glass bottles or ceramics are brought up to date with a range of copper trays and trinkets. Angular shapes give the accessories a contemporary feel, whilst the distressed finish ties them in with the rustic scheme. Even the cutlery been has given a kiss of gold, with a retro pineapple motif on each piece – so adorable!


    What’s truly great about these luxe-inspired accessories is their versatility. Team with neutrals for a brightening twist on a rustic scheme (as above), or give them an entirely new rough-luxe feel by pairing them with moodier hues. The combination of dove grey and charcoal gives these opulent metallic tones a raw, imperfect feel.


    And there’s plenty more to choose from besides! Check out this round-up of our favourite luxe-inspired pieces:



    From top: Luxe round side table, £195; Luxe console table, £350; Hexagon trays, from £22.50 each; bamboo utensil pot, £14; pineapple spoons, £16 for four; Angle glasses, £3.50 each; all Oliver Bonas

    Wish list clockwise from top left: large marble base jewellery stand, £27; lantern terrarium, £32; triangle tealight holder, £8.50; pleated copper vase, £28; etched two-tone tealight holder, £7.50; all Oliver Bonas

    Read more →

    New collection: if you love mid-century style, you’ll want to see this!

    by  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments



    Royal Doulton have a knack of creating ceramic collections that not only fit happily into the everyday category, but have distinctive style as standard. Take the beautiful, dipped 1815 collection for example, a permanent fixture on my wish list, along with the Charlene Mullen designs and Karolin Schnoor’s Fable set; which would give me one confused but pleasing table setting! By collaborating with such wide reaching designers from street artists to illustrators, it has resulted in the tableware that are like works of art for the home.

    The latest collection is no exception, Royal Doulton have joined forces with Hemingway Design to create pieces that are future design classics.





    Led by Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway and their daughter Tilly, Hemingway Design have taken on projects from a retro wallaper collection at Graham & Brown, quirky tiles for British Ceramic Tile, cool kitchen storage tins,  challenging designs for affordable housing and events such as the Classic Car Boot Sale, to name just a few!


    As with everything they do, Hemingway Design have put their distinctive mid-century stamp on the new collection, which includes storage jars, vases, tealight holders and jugs.

    Here’s the link so you can drool over the full collection

    Credit info: 1. Jug, £22; 2. Rose vase, £30; 3. Tealight holder, small, £12; 4. Storage jar, large, £25; 5. Nesting bowls, from £25, all Hemingway Design range, Royal Doulton.

    Read more →