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    Trend alert! It’s all about wonderful weaving!

    by  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Latest trends • 0 Comments

    It’s officially summer (yay!) and with the sun finally out, the warm balmy evenings, and barbecues being lit up and down the country, I feel myself getting that holiday feeling. Which is why I’m so happy that woven pieces, finishes and motifs are taking over the high street right now, as this chic trend instantly makes me think of long lunches on a Mediterranean beach or candle lit dinners in rustic Italy. But woven isn’t just for outside living, it works wonderfully inside too!


    Take your dinner party alfresco and hang woven lanterns to illuminate your outside space. These are from Habitat, as well as the colourful, woven food covers, which all create a feeling of holiday style dining.


    These fabulous Lyra dining chairs from Made.com have been designed with lazy summer evenings in mind. The seats of the chairs have been woven with poly-rattan for extra comfort  meaning they can happily sit outside when not being used to entertain guests.


    Beautiful and storage are two words I love to hear together and Rigby & Mac have hit the nail on the head with these stunning woven baskets. Sold as a set of 3, use as a stylish laundry basket, a home for magazines and books or even housing your summer shoe collection.


    How fabulous is this statement woven lamp from Ikea? With its simple frame, it allows lots of light to flood out creating the most wonderful shapes over the dinner table. Anyone else thinking if turned upside down it would make a great fruit basket?!


    Want to add a touch of scandi style living to your home? Then head to Berry Red and snap up some of their Emily Red Woven baskets. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, they are lightweight yet strong and I’m loving the red and white colourway!




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    This new collection is creating a desert storm!

    by  • Monday, June 8, 2015 • Designer secrets, Latest trends, Stylish shopping, Uncategorized • 2 Comments



    For those who don’t know the designer herself, then where have you been?! But even so, you will definitely recognise the inspirational and influential style of Abigail Ahern. A tell-tale trademark of her eclectic-chic decorating style includes the deep and dramatic paint palette, highlighted with rich tones and tactile textures for cushions, rugs and throws. The signature accessories are often in hits of bright colours or metallics, with a sense of fun and play on scale.


    Abigail Ahern has curated an exclusive collection from her latest pieces for Joss & Main. There’s no mistaking the eclectic mix of hot metallics, cool characters and unique sense of style but this time it takes us way out West with a injection of desert style.





    To snap up the latest releases, saddle-up for the exclusive sale at Joss & Main from the 14th to the 21st June, where you’ll be able to get hold of these designer pieces, with prices starting at £10.95. Here’s a selection of just a few favourites that will be available to buy…






    I love the way plants can bring a dull space to life, but keeping them looking lush and green is always a challenge (for me that is!); these sculptural, faux desert stems create a stunning feature with none of the after care needed!





    Get your trigger finger at the ready and on the mouse for when the sale goes live on the 14th!



    ‘Cowboy Cool’ image: from left: Arizona, Phoenix, Sacramento and Mohave faux Cactus plants

    Individual items (from left to right): 1. Cowboy Up, framed print; 2. Phoenix Cactus (H 108cm); 3. Canyon small vase; 4. Cactus small vase in fern green; 5. Emerson stool, (H 44cm, Dia 40cm); 6. Angus framed print.

    ‘Faux foliage’ image: American stem in Canyon extra large vase ; Palm Springs stem in Canyon large vase; Desert Palm stem in Canyon small bottle; Staghorn stem in Canyon extra large vase.

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    Summer trend: Retro kitchen brights

    by  • Friday, May 22, 2015 • Latest trends, Uncategorized • 2 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.


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