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    Sneak Peek: House of Fraser to launch brand new Home and Fashion collection for Autumn 2015

    by  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 • Favourite shops • 0 Comments

    It may not be launching online and in store until the end of August but we’re so excited about the new Gray & Willow collection from House of Fraser, that we couldn’t keep it to ourselves!

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    3 seater sofa £1,899, side table £259, cushions from £45, basket knit throw £100 and grey etched textured vase £35 all from Gray & Willow.

    Designed and curated in-house at House of Fraser, the gorgeous new collection explores a ‘Scandi inspired approach to interiors that demonstrates relaxed versatility within a sanctuary of modern style’

    Featuring a palette of soft greys, putties, oatmeals and dusty lilacs, it captures a mood of a relaxed and rustic lifestyle.

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    Wooden bench £499, marble vase £30, large marble frame £30, slate frame £20, cream etched vase £25, grey etched vase £35, candle holder £18 and basket knit throw, £100 all Gray & Willow.

    Heralding traditional making methods and natural material and taking a relaxed approach to cooking, dining and entertaining, the kitchen collection combines acacia wood boards, utensils and lidded glass jars with light and dark marble serveware, and organically shaped, glazed dinnerware.

    We love the simple, understated feel of the striped linens and brushed steel cutlery, both of which would work well with existing crockery and glassware.

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    Acacia round board £45, dark marble placemat £30, acacia utensils £12 each, rectangular roasting dishes from £30, round roasters from £32, striped napkins, £16 for 4, all Gray & Willow.

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    Elska dinnerware from £6 and striped napkins £16 for 4 both Gray & Willow.

    Moving through to the bedroom, the collection continues the relaxed, laid-back living feel, which through extensive customer research was identified by the buying team, as a key essential thus achieving daily calm and more time for rest and relaxation. Something we can all relate to!

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    Double bedstead £999, Tromso flannel stripe double duvet cover £80, Stonewashed bedspread £150 all Gray & Willow.

    With such pretty bedding of timeless washed slub cotton yarns and linen fibres with brushed flannel for an organic quality it creates a lovingly laid-back feel that just makes us want to curl up among it with a cup of tea and a good book!

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    Pillowcases from £25 for a pair, Gray & Willow.

    If like us you love this look for your home, then you’ll be pleased to hear the Gray & Willow collection extends to fashion too so look out for this launching at the end of August too. We’ve already got our eye on several lovely pieces!

     

    Gray & Willow at House of Fraser,

    launching online and in store

    from the end of August 2015.

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    Christmas gift guide

    by  • Friday, November 28, 2014 • Favourite shops, Look what I found • 0 Comments

    I can’t think about planning Christmas until December begins. November is for pumpkins, conkers and comfort food but as soon as December 1st strikes (it’s on Monday, people!) I’m all over the magic and sparkle of Christmas. If you’ve not bagged yourself a copy of our December issue yet, you’re missing out on our super Gift Guide – 50 Perfect Presents for under £50. Michela from the Style Team has scoured the high street and found some extra special, purse-friendly Christmas presents from some of our favourite shops. Here’s a sneak peek for you…

    Ideal home gift guide, home shopping spy, ideal home, housetohomeFrom top: Pie set, Jamie Oliver range, Debenhams. Oni chalkboard boxes; Mali ceramic teapot, both Nkuku. Alphabet stamp set, Hema. Pentagon lantern, House of Fraser. Hot water bottle and cover, Donna Wilson. Family Favourites tray, New House Textiles. ‘Cheers’ folk jar glass, Wilko. Personalised Christmas sacks, Catherine Colebrook. Recipe stand, Oliver Bonas

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    Coastal style

    by  • Friday, November 21, 2014 • Favourite shops • 1 Comment

    seasalt homewareI’ve got their best selling Sea Folly Jacket and now I want their super soft bed linen. Hailing from the West Country, I’ve always been a fan of Cornish clothing brand, Seasalt. Last summer they launched their bed linen collection and are slowly expanding their homeware to include towels, cushions, notebooks and more. There is also an exclusive collection from the renowned Leach Pottery of St Ives. Each print is designed in house and they have a lovely, hand crafted quality. They are also launching some super exciting things for SS15 so stay tuned and I’ll update you in the new year.

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