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    Going For Gold: spy the divine new Luxe collection from Oliver Bonas

    by  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We all love a touch of luxe here and there, but hefty price tags mean it’s all too often just out of reach. Which is why my heart skipped a beat when I spotted the beautiful new Luxe collection from high street favourite Oliver Bonas. Focusing on four statement pieces of furniture – a drinks trolley, coffee table, console table and side table – it oozes undone glamour with a vintage, eclectic feel. Look out for distressed gold finishes paired with smooth marble surfaces, for accessible, elegant style.


    If a statement piece of furniture feels too opulent, then Oliver Bonas’ range of accessories is a great way to add a luxurious touch on a smaller scale. Even in a pared-back scheme, cleverly used metallic hints can work a treat. Here, raw wooden textures, a weathered gold tap and a simple selection of glass bottles or ceramics are brought up to date with a range of copper trays and trinkets. Angular shapes give the accessories a contemporary feel, whilst the distressed finish ties them in with the rustic scheme. Even the cutlery been has given a kiss of gold, with a retro pineapple motif on each piece – so adorable!


    What’s truly great about these luxe-inspired accessories is their versatility. Team with neutrals for a brightening twist on a rustic scheme (as above), or give them an entirely new rough-luxe feel by pairing them with moodier hues. The combination of dove grey and charcoal gives these opulent metallic tones a raw, imperfect feel.


    And there’s plenty more to choose from besides! Check out this round-up of our favourite luxe-inspired pieces:



    From top: Luxe round side table, £195; Luxe console table, £350; Hexagon trays, from £22.50 each; bamboo utensil pot, £14; pineapple spoons, £16 for four; Angle glasses, £3.50 each; all Oliver Bonas

    Wish list clockwise from top left: large marble base jewellery stand, £27; lantern terrarium, £32; triangle tealight holder, £8.50; pleated copper vase, £28; etched two-tone tealight holder, £7.50; all Oliver Bonas

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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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    HOT OFF THE PRESS: Don’t miss the sublime new bedding ranges from Clarissa Hulse

    by  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If the glorious weather of the past Bank Holiday weekend is anything to go by, it seems like we’re well on our way to spring – hurrah! It’s time to ditch the winter coats and furry boots outdoors, and stow away heavy tog duvets and snuggly quilts inside. So, with their summer-friendly alternatives draped across the bed, what better time to invest in some spring-like bedding? If you’re in the mood for something lighter and brighter, check out the new Prairie and Block Patchwork ranges from Clarissa Hulse. Fresh for Spring Summer 2015, these two new bed linen designs are just the ticket to brighten up a neutral room.


    The Prairie print, shown above in Tumeric, features a delicate spring pattern of meadow flowers and grasses. Comprised of zingy mustard tones offset with a delicate white background and steely grey accents, it makes for a light and airy motif that wouldn’t be out of place in a boutique countryside hotel. Want to extend the palette into the rest of your scheme? Try the co-ordinating Trillo rug from Habitat, from £150.


    Less overtly floral than traditional summer prints, Block Patchwork in Pebble (above) is the second gorgeous offering from Clarissa Hulse. Inspired by Clarissa’s travels, from a branch washed up on a tropical shore to pressed dill flowers in Wiltshire, every square of the graphic print has its own little story to tell. Made up of complementary fern and leaf prints in warm teals, cool blues and biscuit tones, it’s the ideal pick-me-up for a pared-back scheme. Accessorize simply with twigs of pussy willow and occasional red accents, for an understated take on the traditional summer look.


    Bedding is available from mid April from Clarissa Hulse or John Lewis, and can be pre-ordered now. Prices start from £20 for a pair of pillowcases 

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