• Designer secrets

    A refreshing new print collection for spring

    by  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 • Decorating and interiors, Designer secrets, Latest trends, Lovely websites, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    If you do already know Etoile Home, then I’m preaching to the converted, but if you don’t then you’re in for a visual treat. With fabrics by the metre for upholstery, table linens and home accessories, it’s a pattern lovers paradise. The unique and original collections range from bold graphic prints, to small scale geometrics and beautiful bird prints.

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    Return of the map

    by  • Sunday, April 10, 2016 • Designer secrets, Latest trends, Look what I found, Stylish shopping, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    No longer a passing trend, map prints are now a bit of a style mainstay. However, the designs are always on the move, so I thought I’d share a few new and noted designs that I’ve  seen on my travels at press events and trade show Top Drawer earlier this year plus a few unique ideas that have landed in my inbox (all travel related references were purely subconscious!)



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    Discover the new sofa styles heading our way!

    by  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 • Designer secrets, Latest trends, Stylish shopping, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We’re all familiar with the classic sofa designs, the chesterfield, the scroll arm, angled mid-century and simple square, but there are some new sofa styles on the rise and set to inject some modern Scandinavian design into the market.

    With the brand new Bloomingville upholstery collection just launched at Out There Interiors, I thought it’s time to discover these new shapes that go from the structured and streamlined to curvy.


    PILLOW CUSHION: the sturdy frames are off-set by big pillowy cushions, note the thick seams and smart textured wool finish


    During a mini break to Copenhagen last year I came across the stunning brand Bolia, wandering round the shop I was particularly taken with the innovative sofas styles. Pepe 2 seater sofa, €2,169, Bolia

    Wes 3 Seater Petrol Teal PR07

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