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    Keep kids cosy this autumn with John Lewis’ new Little Home range

    by  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As we drift along through October you can’t help but notice that the leaves are beginning to turn and the temperatures are starting to fall, which has me lighting up the hearth, reaching for a steaming hot chocolate and wrapping up tight inside a snuggly blanket. This is my favourite time of year to take stock and overhaul my bedding – it’s time to pull out the heavy tog duvet, flip the mattress and, slightly more excitingly, invest in some beautiful new bedding.


    With the nights getting longer, it’s all about making sure your family feels cosy and comfortable. We’re all tempted to hibernate in winter, and whether it’s a family breakfast in bed on a Sunday morning or curling up together for a bedtime story, nothing makes kids feel more rested then a gorgeous new set of bedding. With that in mind, the new Little Home range from John Lewis has landed just in time to get the kids’ bedroom kitted out for the season. Choose from a a brilliant collection of fun, whimsical and charismatic designs to bring a sense of magic back to bedtime. Does your little one dream of being an astronaut? The stylish Moon & Back range (above) is full of out-of-this world prints, accessories and fabrics to help transform a simple bedroom scheme into an intergalactic room that’s packed with personality.

    Single Moon & Back bedding set, £35 for a duvet cover and pillowcase; illuminated globe, £40; all John Lewis


    Little girls will be besotted with the Fairy Princess collection (above), full of delicate illustrations in a pretty palette of pink, purple and soft grey. Let them take flight with fairies and butterflies, then keep them toasty this winter by adding easy-to-coordinate throws and cushions. Ensure your child gets the best night’s sleep by teaming the bedding with the Enchanted Garden blackout curtains, for a room that’s as practical as it is stylish.

    Single Fairy Princess bedding set, £45 for a duvet cover and pillowcase; Enchanted Garden blackout curtains, from £60 for a pair; all John Lewis


    Fancy something simpler? Add style to this contemporary day bed with the adorable Dogs in Clogs print from Sanderson (above) – teaming white with primary colours gives the look an easy-to-live with, androgynous feel, making it perfect for last-minute sleepovers! A cute trunk acts as a make-shift side table and would be a brilliant Christmas gift – why not fill it with colouring books or odds and ends for a bonus storage solution?

    Dogs in Clogs duvet set, from £40 for a single duvet cover and pillowcase, Sanderson range; small metal trunk in Marshmallow, £25, Croft Collection range; all John Lewis


    As well as the comic-book inspired Marvel design, pared-back Stars & Stripes set and Scandi-style Birds & Buttons range, sometimes all it takes is a well-placed accessory to bring a bedroom to life. These gorgeous peg lights (above) are a fabulous alternative to a traditional nightlight – try pegging up family snapshots to make your child’s new room really feel like home. Finally, the super-charismatic selection of soft toys is sure to pop a smile on a little one’s face – the sea monster has to be my favourite!

    Peg lights, £10; Sea monster soft toy, £36.99; all John Lewis

    There are plenty more adorable accessories to help you complete the look – don’t miss our wish list below:


    1. Task lamp in Pale Aqua, £29; 2. Jersey cushion in Steel, £5; 3. 3D Spaceman toy, £10; 4. Luna photo frame, £50, Umbra range; 5. Star pendant ceiling light, £22; 6. Fairies cushion, £18; all John Lewis

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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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    NEW FOR 2015: Glorious fabrics in pretty prints from Kirkby Design. Swoon!

    by  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If this glorious weather is making you long for a pop of colour then good news – you’re not alone! This week, we’re hankering after the gorgeous new collections from Kirkby Design. From gentle geometrics to pretty plains, its six ranges of indoor and outdoor prints offer a little something for everyone.


    First up, take a look at the super-cool Arcade range (above). Inspired by the world of retro computer games, it’s a gentle nod to a bygone era, brought up to date with warm and modern colourways. From large-scale statement geometrics to a mock pixelated chenille, it’s a playful way to inject a little fun into your scheme. If your heart lies with simpler designs, then check out the Astro range instead; a textured semi-plain weave, it’s a subtle alternative with a hint of metallic that still packs a pretty punch. Sahara II is another gorgeous option, with soft-brushed cotton in minty green, pastel peach and soft pink hues.


    Just in time for summer, there’s a fab selection of outdoor fabrics to tempt you, too. Terrazzo Prints (above) includes bold and bright offerings in a range of jazzy motifs. Take your pick from basket-weave patterns, graphic chevrons or bold stripes, then team them with the plain and semi-plain options within the Terrazzo Plains collection (below). Scatter across a deck-chair or outdoor sofa for an instant summer lift. For eco-conscious decorators, the Leaf range is right up your street. This eco-friendly collection is made from recycled Italian wool, and includes a delightful semi-plains collection in fresh pastel shades, all made with the environment in mind. Lovely.


    With so many amazing options, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. If you’re as smitten with interior design as we are but you’re not sure where to start, then why not sign up to join KLC’s interactive online interior design course? Ideal Home have teamed up with KLC School of Design to create My Design School, which is a fun new course that teaches you how decorate your dream room. Covering everything from colour and pattern to space planning, the five-week course is run by a dedicated course tutor with an interactive online course community. All of that means you can work in your own time at home or on the move. Plus, it’s only £199, which is a saving of £100, when you use promo code HOME0415. Learn all about it here – and put those amazing patterns from Kirkby Design to good use!


    Arcade, from £62 per m; Astro, from £51 per m; Leaf Recycled, from £54 per m; Sahara II, from £27.50 per m; Terrazzo Outdoor Plains, from £33 per m; Terrazzo Outdoor Prints, from £43 per m; all Kirkby Design

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