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    Happy Sunday shopping! Check out our weekend wish list…

    by  • Sunday, October 4, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    There’s nothing quite like a lazy Sunday for a spot of spontaneous splurging, so here are 6 things I’m lusting after this weekend. Whilst they’re not exactly can’t-live-without must-haves, they’re all things that would make me feel a little happier every time I used them! So with that in mind, why not indulge in a little luxury this Sunday? Happy shopping!

    1. I adore this set of pretty cheese knives from Anthropologie. Ornate, indulgent and supremely pretty, they’ll be sure to pop a smile on your face every time you use them.

    Tracery cheese knives, £34, Anthropologie

    2. With no particular rhyme or reason, this adorable object is top of my lust list. Stand on a desk for an uplifting little message!

    Hello word object, £24, West Elm

    3. As if we need any encouragement, this beautiful poster is the perfect excuse for a weekend tipple. Flamingo straw, anyone?

    Let’s Do Cocktails poster, £24.50, Heyla

    4. This statement board is too pretty to use! Well, almost…

    Green marble chopping board, £40.95, MiaFleur

    5. Add a simple pop of style with this pretty two-tone piece – just fill with fresh flowers and enjoy.

    Dipped concrete vase in Blush, £14.50, Cox & Cox

    6. As the leaves begin to turn, what better way to capture the best of the changing season than with this eye-popping lomo camera?

    Lomography Diana F+ instant camera in blue, £119, Amara

    7. I love the Scandi-meets-industrial vibe of this understated cushion from French Connection. Pop it on plain white linen bedding for easy, pared-back style.

    Told You So cushion, £45, French Connection


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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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    4 fail-safe ways to shop and style the vintage trend

    by  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Want to get a unique upcycled look without the hassle of trawling through endless markets or antique shops? Check out our four easy peasy ways to shop and style online vintage finds.

    IndustrialBrands such as One World Trading Co (above) are havens for loft-style cool. Opt for pieces featuring tarnished metal, beaten-up textures and distressed surfaces, for an urban industrial feel that’s deceptively effortless to put together! 


    If you prefer buying one-off pieces with a little bit of history, then new online auction site FurnitureEtc (above) is a great source of genuine vintage pieces. From old-school Ercol to antique club chairs, it’s an easy way to create authentic salvage style. 

    ModernVintage style doesn’t always mean trawling a car boot sale for unloved one-offs – high-street brands such as French Connection (above) are masters of giving vintage-inspired pieces an undone, modern feel. Its AW15 range is full of steely masculine textures and dark woods, brought up to date with contemporary lines and pared-back styling. Mix and match furniture and furnishings from across their collection for just-thrown-together vintage style, with all of the character but none of the hassle. Ta-dah!


    For a shabbier spin on vintage style, look out for wooden furniture with imperfect features. This apothecary-style console from Home Barn exudes informal rustic style, thanks to mismatched handles and a distressed wooden finish. Want to upcycle your existing wooden furniture? Check out Annie Sloan’s rainbow of chalk paints for an easy DIY option.


    Credits from top: Woodcroft swivel bar stool, £44.85, One World Trading Co; for similar chairs, try a selection, FurnitureEtc; Jease Louise dining chair, £155; zinc dining table, £650; both French Connection.; hand-made salvaged timber rustic multiple drawer unit, £1,495, Home Barn

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