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    This gorgeous new collaboration from bluebellgray is truly a family affair

    by  • Friday, October 2, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If like us, you can’t get enough of the stunning, floral and watercolour designs from Glaswegian design house bluebellgray, then you’ll be pleased to know their latest collection is just as gorgeous but with a slightly more subtle palette for autumn.


    To date, each original bluebellgray design has been created by designer and founder of the company, Fi Douglas,  hand painted in the bluebellgray studio in Glasgow, Scotland. However this latest collection brings about a special collaboration created with her brother, Calum Douglas. Following in his sister’s footsteps, Calum graduated from the prestigious Glasgow School of Art earlier this year and took inspiration for the collection from the colours and landscapes of Iceland.


    From the collection, ‘Dalvik’ and ‘Impressionist Teal’ are both born from Calum’s intuitive pencil marks, with splashes of subtle watercolour- staying true to the bluebellgray style. Both brother and sister find themselves drawn to turquoise colour palettes and these evocative scribble sketches are captured perfectly by state of the art digital printing.

    BBG031. Impressionist Teal Landscape, £150, 120cm x 45xm; 2. Dalvik Piper, £75, 45cm x 45cm; 3. Impressionist Teal Piper, £70, 45cm x 45cm all from the Calum Colloboration at bluebellgray.


    Dalvik fabric and Impressionist Teal fabric both available by the metre at £60 per m, bluebellgray.

    For Fi, the collaboration with her brother couldn’t have come soon enough.

    “To collaborate with Calum is dream come true for me- I have watched his creative side flourish through the years and he really has his own unique way of interpreting his surroundings. It’s so wonderful to be able to add this new and fresh dimension to the bluebellgray collections whilst keeping it in the family!”


    Aside from the collection with her brother, Fi also has a new range ready for autumn/winter in the form of her new super chunky, hand knitted, Merino wool Sanday throws.


    Left: Sanday Ecru throw, £225; Right: Sanday Cerise throw, £225 both bluebellgray.

    Available in 2 colour ways, the natural ecru offers a luxe neutral option whilst the signature bluebellgray cerise option is the showstopper piece. Ready for the colder months ahead, the throws will add a real style statement to your home and are an easy way to update a room during the changing seasons.

    For more information and to shop the entire collection visit www.bluebellgray.com 


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    Get cosy for autumn with the irresistible Wild Coast range from Tori Murphy

    by  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As September draws on and dreams of an Indian summer fade, there’s just no denying the sudden arrival of autumn. Pounding rain, steaming soups and early nights curled up in front of the sofa are all par for the course, along with beautiful new interiors products to help us keep cosy in style.


    This month, the new Wild Coast range from Tori Murphy is top of my wish list. Tori’s fifth collection, it’s inspired by her childhood holidays to West Cork, and is full of the graphite grey and slate blue shades she found on its rugged shores. Featuring three new fabric designs, Harbour Stripe, Boulder and Cove, the range includes throws, cushions, tablecloths, napkins, aprons and more, all in a stormy palette inspired by Ireland’s wintery coastline.


    Speaking about her inspiration for the range, Tori recalls “clambering over time-stained rocks, setting out to uncertain seas in sailboats and huddling round bonfires with cousins, always returning to the familiar warmth of a much-loved blanket.” Her new collection’s ability to harness the best of autumn’s palette makes it the perfect antidote to the grizzly rain outside.


    Give your table a new season makeover with the chic and simple Boulder napkins (top), or add a pared-back rustic twist with the classic Harbour Stripe designs (above; all £60 for four). Feeling like a snuggle on the sofa? You can’t beat the 100% merino wool blanket in Smoke and Ecru (below, £250) for true toe-curling comfort. The rest of her range is full of more shopping inspiration to keep you comfy – check out the hot water bottles, cushions and baby blankets, too.



    Throws, £250 each; cushions, from £65 each; kitchen and tabletop textiles, from £15 each; fabric, from £80 per m; all Tori Murphy

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    Sneak Peek: Brand new range of wallpapers and fabrics especially for Kids!

    by  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As children up and down the country this week have either started back at school or prepare to, it feels like the right time to bring you some exciting news from British brand SCION. Known for its trend savvy yet affordable designs, (and regularly making an appearance through-out the pages of Ideal Home Magazine), they have now branched out to produce their first range of fabrics and wallcoverings designed for kids (as well as those young at heart!), and IT’S GORGEOUS! It’s not available until the end of the month but we were so excited to see the preview that we had to share it with you!


    If only all rainy days were like these cheery ‘April Showers’ and ‘Splish Splash’ fabrics and wallpapers with their delightful rainbow-coloured raindrops. Available in a variety of colourways.

    Establishing a reputation over the last 3 years for cutting-edge designs, centering around their ‘fun, young and funky’ ethos, the new Guess Who? collection is no exception and promises to bring plenty of colour, pattern and light-heartedness into your little one’s rooms. Imaginative and fun, Guess Who? packs in motifs from the best of a day out with the kids, celebrating the fun-loving with its abundance of whimsical animals, bold stripes, playful patterns and funky florals, all available in co-ordinating fabrics and wallpapers in a mouth-watering jelly bean colour palette.


    Animal Magic’ features a mixture of exotic animals along with some familiar faces such as Mr Fox.

    If it’s animals that grab your little one’s attention then ‘Animal Magic’ is sure to be a big hit, with its gathering of labeled zoo animals in funky colours on either a black or white background. Each of the characters also have a design that features them alone, so if there’s a particular animal that’s big your household, you can choose a design to accessorize with.




    The range has been designed with all age groups in mind, from baby to young adult (or older!) and the colours chosen reflect this transition. The ‘Letters Play’ motif is both educational and fun and comes in a variety of different colourways to suit each age group. Used below in muted pastel shades, it’s perfect for a nursery room, along with the ‘Lots of Dots’ design on the walls- inspired by finger painting.


    Another one of our favourite designs has to be this funky and floral ‘Blooming Lovely’ retro design, inspired by the great outdoors but with a nod to the 60’s. Use the fabric to make cushions or cover an armchair.


    With so many designs in the collection, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect match for your little ones, plus we bet you’ll fall in love with all the characters too!

    Launching at the end of Septemeber 2015, Guess Who? will be available via network of stockists both nationally and internationally. Head to www.scion.uk.com to find out more.


    Holly Catford.


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