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    A new retro-inspired textile and wallpaper collection from Scion

    by  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Launched at Déco-Off in Paris over the weekend, British textile and wallpaper brand Scion have created a gorgeous, new, retro-contemporary range of printed fabrics, voiles and wallpapers named Lohko (named after the Finnish word for ‘blocks’), with an assertive, architectural feel.


    Panels (L-R): Plexus 120497 £29.00/mtr, Sula 120471 £29.00/mtr, Lohko 111291 £49.00/roll, Nendo 131818 £36.00/mtr, Lohko 120485 £29.00/mtr, Malva 111312 £39.00/roll, Vector 120481 £29.00/mtr & Tetra 120494 £29.00/mtr                                                                       Upholstery (L-R): Plains One 130458 £31.00/mtr, Plains Six 131236 £35.00/mtr                                                                                                    Cushions: A selection from Lohko, at Scion.

    The graphic Lohko collection features asymmetric motifs, bold slabs of colour and repeating, cut-out geometrics that defy the laws of gravity and proudly break the rules of design. Over-sized abstract boulder motifs, simplistic tulips and linear stem wallpapers are particularly exciting and I love the chic colour combinations used.


    1.Malva wallpaper, 111310 £39.00/roll 2. Lohko wallpaper 111295 £49.00/roll 3. Sula wallpaper 111320 £39.00/roll all Scion.

    Bearing the distinctive style of Scion Designer Hannah Bowen (responsible for the playful and whimsical Guess Who? collection we featured on the blog last September), she has cleverly created energy and movement in her designs though the use of irregular patterns, confident freehand lines and self-assured colour combinations. She explains: quote

    Channeling non-comformity, irrepressible energy and measured exuberance, the collection uses specially-developed slug-textured grounds, emphasising Lohko’s abstract quality and highlights repetition within the shapes, whilst its colour palette channels with a hint of black, and includes new tones for 2016 of Spice, Paprika and Blush.


    1.Modul wallpaper 111305 £39.00/roll 2. Vector wallpaper 111303 £49.00/roll 3. Tocca wallpaper 111317 £37.00/roll 4. Priya wallpaper 111299 £39.00/roll all Lohko at Scion.

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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 • 2 Comments

    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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