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    Give your home a little lift with these purse-friendly, feel-good prints!

    by  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    From illustrated postcards to bold prints, there’s no better way to stamp your personality on a scheme than with a well-chosen piece of art. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite pieces available to buy at the moment, all with a sunny, feel-good vibe. Oh, and they’re all budget-friendly, too! First up is this understated Truth Wins print from Sarah & Bendrix (£36, unframed).  The simple black and white photograph is brought to life with pretty gold foil print; why not pop it in a copper frame for an extra metallic touch?


    Fancy a pop of colour? Then check out this irresistible Life Is Too Short poster from Peastyle (£24.50, unframed). Team it with subtle mint and white accessories for an upbeat Scandi feel.

    For more positive prints and postcards, take a look at our high-street edit below. Happy shopping!Cutouts

    From top: 1. Lemon Harvest poster, £19.50, Posh Totty Design; 2. Smile poster in yellow, £18.75, Seventy Tree; 3. Be Happy print, £35, Bodie and Fou; 4. You Are Adored print, £18, The Lepolas range, The Calm Gallery; 5. Ice Ice Baby poster, £23.95, MiniWilla range, Lullabuy

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    A simple Scandi scheme

    by  • Friday, December 12, 2014 • Seasonal buys • 0 Comments

    I don’t want a lot for Christmas but sometimes I wish I was Scandinavian and then my home would look like this…


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    Pared-back and sophisticated with a touch of luxe. This beautiful photography is from House Doctor who have done it again with their pretty Moments collection. Flicking through their catalogue wistfully, I love the mix of pale wood, copper, marble and cool greys. This Christmas scheme is casual but that is what Scandi’s do so well – effortless chic. To see more, visit their online catalogue, here or check Bodie and Fou who stock the largest selection of House Doctor product in the UK.

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    On the 1st day of Christmas…

    by  • Saturday, November 26, 2011 • Seasonal buys • 2 Comments

    Ok, it’s almost countdown to Christmas time! Alas, I always feel a little disheartened when I see the shops stocked with tacky, commercial Advent calendars with synthetic pressed chocolates, that taste like plastic. Who buys those?

    So, i’ve scoured around to seek out a few creative alternatives that I like and wanted to share with you. And they’re calorie free. Justification #327 for eating lots on Christmas day.

    First up: The eco-friendly stationary people, Lollipop Designs. Create your own poster with this graphic Advent calendar and sticker sheet, a different sticker for each day. Why not?

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    And I love this idea from The Spotted Sparrow at notonthehighstreet.com. 24 pre-dated blank library cards that you can customise with a suggested festive activity for each day (eat a mince pie, adopt a reindeer, practice Auld Lang Syne, take your hands OUT of the Quality Street tin…). They sit in cute brown paper pockets and come with bakers twine and wooden pegs to hang garland-stylee over a mantlepiece or banister. Ooh er!

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    Next up: The lovely Bodie and Fou. Ok, so this idea is slightly more aimed at kids but I wouldn’t say no to a cube a day filled with ‘toys’ and other small but useful things! It’s a bit more pricey at £35.50 but it can be re-used year after year. (please note: toys not included. The idea is you get creative and fill it yourself).

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    And lastly, but by no means least is a charming DIY Advent calendar from the creative genius that is Lucy Jane Batchelor. It comes with 25 dated illustrated stickers to create your own wintry scene. Such lovely retro colours. Jolly delightful! – Alice

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