• Sneak peek at exciting collection for Autumn Winter ’15

    by  • Monday, June 22, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Perhaps their most radical season yet, it was all about colour, colour and more colour when Habitat showcased their new collections for Autumn Winter last week.



    80’s Revival: the playful collection is bright and bold, with assembled geometric shapes and furniture in simple forms. The rugs in this collection are real show stoppers.

    I was lucky enough to go to the preview of next season’s collection and I assure you, Habitat fans new and old will not be disappointed. Plus as this month marks the opening of the their 50th Mini Habitat store, its worth getting re-acquainted with this iconic retailer.


    I’ve picked a few stand out pieces, but hang on until it launches this Septemeber, you’ll be spoilt for choice!




    The pieces range from the must-have-now! monochrome oven to tableware, to the new statement pieces such as the Hawkins armchair for a modern meets classic armchair that mixes chrome, velvet and wool.


    As always the beautiful selection of ceramics made in Portugal are top of the wish list, with textural surfaces gorgeous hand finished glazes.




    Ps. I know its ridiculously early to be mentioned in the ‘C’ word in June, but do keep an eye out for Habitat’s fabulous Christmas decorations, featuring a riot of colour and shapes!


    Details: 1. Hawkins green wool and grey velvet armchair, £995; 2. Felix multi-coloured patterned cushion, £45.00, 3. Elliot oven to table dish from £12; 4. Volcano tall orange and red reactive glaze vase, £30; 5. Niven set of 3 side tables £125.00.

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    Make the everyday beautiful with our Simple Solutions video series

    by  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I’ve had fun making a new Simple Solutions video series and I can’t wait to share with you the premier! Including simple makes, hacks and easy DIY projects to try at home, the first series is on dip dying – from wooden spoons, baskets to napkins. Sit back and watch…

    If you like this idea but also love the props I used in the video then here is a little shopping round-up of some of the items that made it into the final edit

    Dip dye napkins

    1. Bumerang trouser clamp, £0.69, Ikea; 2. White linen napkin, £7.50, Linen Works; 3. Linen cross over apron in charcoal, £59, Toast. 4. Grey tool box, £39.50, Rose & Grey; 5. Pasta plate, £29.50 Toast. 6. Duralex Picardie glass, £5 for 6, Heals; Bistro cutlery, £37.50, Toast.

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    This new website is a treasure trove for furniture!

    by  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If, like me, you would happily spend hours searching second-hand shops to find one of a kind pieces of furniture, but lack of time and convenience often ends with a trip to a retail park, then the brand new website Furniture Etc has answered our prayers. It’s the equivalent to trawling an antique fair but you can indulge any place, any time, even at midnight (if the mood so takes you!).




    Furniture Etc, is a new online marketplace for pre-loved furniture including seating, storage, tables and more. Not only will this become your favourite place to pick up a bargain, you can also sell your own unwanted pieces through it too, freeing up space (and cash) for something new.

    Just browse the site to find all styles and sizes of furniture, ranging from nearly-new to charmingly-aged and even pieces ideal for a creative makeover.

    You might be into mid-century, shabby chic or industrial style, all have been sourced and are on one site.

    Check out our top picks to create an industrial look:








    1. Vintage Industrial Trolley, £375; 2. Industrial Swivel Machinist Factory Chair, £400; 3. Industrial Chic Reclaimed Cable Reel Console Table, £113; 4. Desktop Vintage Filing Drawers, £135; all available from FurnitureEtc

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