• 50+ Simple Solutions

    by  • Friday, May 9, 2014 • 8 Comments

    Launched this week is a special publication that I’ve been busy editing and if you haven’t bought it already, here’s a little sneak peek! It’s an easy guide to modern living – perfect for any home and craft-lover looking for new ideas.

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    Inside you’ll find smart ways to get organised, creative ideas for entertaining, home-keeping tips to make life easier and easy-to-make gifts friends will love.

    50+ Simple Solutions, ideal home, alice humphrys, polly eltes, home shopping spy, craft, home keeping, house to homeIt’s also available as a digital addition. Download the Home & Lifestyle Collection app from the iTunes App Store. Or pick up an issue in store for £4.99.

    Recycling crate, 50+ Simple Solutions, Ideal Home, Alice Humphrys, Home Shopping Spy, Housetohome, Polly Eltes, Marie NicholsIf you do buy it, I’d love to know what you think and what you might be trying out in your own home. I love this washi tape bunting idea. It’s super easy and looks great on a birthday cake with stripy straws…

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    Lights, camera, action!

    by  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • 2 Comments

    It’s shining bright all over the high street. Turn your home into a glamorous movie set with this micro trend in Hollywood-style lighting…

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     1. Broadway lighting, from £89, Made.com; 2. Cody Camera floor lamp £150; 3. Mini Photography lamp, £18; 4. Star table lamp, £95, all BHS; 5. ‘Love’ letter lights, £140, The French Bedroom Company.

    With designs reminiscent of studio lighting to sparkling stars and letters with a Broadway vibe. A fun and dramatic way to light up your home.

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    New from Mini Moderns

    by  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • 6 Comments

    Inspired by the bleak beauty of Dungeness and the esoteric structures that populate the shingle beach in Kent, Mini Moderns have launched a new wallpaper design. I stumbled across the area on a road trip around the south east coast and was amazed by it’s scattered collection of dwellings, corrugated structures, the power plant and deserted boats. The landscape is very popular among artists and Mini Moderns have just finished converting an old railway carriage and managed to knock up a new wallpaper design, while they were there…

    Mini Moderns, wallpaper, new, Top Drawer, Interiors, decorating, ideal home, home shopping spyAvailable in 5 colourways: Washed Denim, Chalkhill Blue, Concrete, Pale Verdigris and Coach Emerald. The collection has just launched at Home and will be available at £50 a roll. What do you think? Have you been to Dungeness?

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