• This season’s most beautiful ceramic buys

    by  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

    When discussing new products at Ideal Home HQ, we always end up channelling them into a category: practical or indulgent. A gorgeous vase? Indulgent. A new broom? Practical. Cilit Bang’s latest stain remover… need you ask? Then occasionally, there’s that dreamy product that somehow toes the line between the two camps, and that’s why I love ceramics. We all need kitchenware, but a hand-made, misshapen or patterned plate is also a thing of beauty – meaning it looks great and I can justify the purchase. Here are a few of my favourites to brighten up your table:Dassie-ceramics-interiors-Home-Shopping-SpyThe Pure Joy collection from Dassie delivers pretty much everything I want when it comes to ceramics: the bowls are misshapen, easy to style and handcrafted by artisans. I love the pretty watercolour tones, too – great if you’re after a more understated look. (From £8.75 for a side plate).

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    August hotlist: what we’re wishing for this month!

    by  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 • 0 Comments

    From the world’s most stylish shelf to fuzzy pompoms and a breadboard of dreams, here’s what I’m loving (and why!) this month…

    Whenever the joyful time of becoming a homeowner comes along, they’ll be one house-warming gift I can’t get enough of: breadboards. Wooden, slate, marble – take your pick (I want them all). This dipped black and white ceramic stunner, £22 from Rockett St George, is my latest crush. As display-worthy as it is practical, it’s a total kitchen winner.Rockett-St-George-breadboard-August-hotlist-interiors-Home-Shopping-Spy

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    Time for tea! Serve up in style with gorgeous cake kit and bakeware

    by  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The summer is finally here and for many of us that means one thing: baking. Our beloved Great British Bake Off is scheduled to return at the end of August, so what better time to break out the recipe books in preparation? But if – like me – your bakes look a little less than Berry-worthy, you’ll need some stylish serveware to give a wonky pavlova a slightly more professional edge. So here are some of my favourites offerings from the high-street – they’re all beautiful and have a brilliantly summertime feel…Tesco-Direct-baking-Ideal-Home-Home-Shopping-Spy

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