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    Trend Alert: Precious Minerals

    by  • Saturday, January 9, 2016 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Classic white marble is nothing new, but this season welcomes the emergence of coloured marble and detailed minerals as a major homeware trends. From dark onyx and moody malachite to striking agate patterns, take a look at our round-up of some of the best picks inspired by precious minerals…


    For a bold injection of colour, look no further than the Makrana wallpaper in Emerald, £62 per roll from the Harlequin range at John Lewis. In deep green tones flecked with pops of burnished gold, it’s a luxurious and decadent way to bring the precious minerals trend into your home.


    Or go for a more detailed print with this intricate malachite wallpaper, £76 per roll from the Fornasetti collection at Cole & Son. Choose from five beautiful shades, each inspired by the densely pigmented colours found in precious stones.


    To add a luxurious feel, check out the range of accessories from Jonathan Adler, such as the range of malachite-inpsired pillows, from £148 each, coming soon in the brand’s spring/summer ’16 range. Look out for deep indigo tones brought to life with decadent gold accents.


    For a softer approach to the trend, this simple chopping board, £32 from MiaFleur, is a subtle way to inject an authentic hint of marble into your scheme. Team with stylish gold accessories to make the marble sing, or take a look at MiaFleur’s co-ordinating range of marble-adorned ceramic bowls and plates.


    Finally, this gorgeous drinks brass and marble drinks trolley, £325 from Rose & Grey, is full of Art-Deco style – I love how the distressed brass gives the marble a rough-luxe feel.

    Want to get the look? Check out our shopping edit of some of the best stone-inspired pieces available this season:


    1. Agate print multi fabric, £30 per m, Art of the Loom; 2. Buffalo light pendant, £99.50, Dar Lighting3. Terazzo cushion, £45, Bloomingville range, Amara4. Marble make-up bag, £13.50, Oliver Bonas (coming soon); 5. White marble serving board, £24, Eclect Design6. Marble notebook, £11, Octaevo range, Amara7. Agate decorative object, £40, John Lewis 

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    9 gorgeous stocking fillers to inspire you this Christmas

    by  • Thursday, December 17, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Whilst choosing a big gift for a loved one often comes quite easily, it’s the little extras that leave us scrabbling around for last-minute ideas. So, here are 9 of our favourite stocking fillers to pad out your pressies this season…


    Stationery lovers will delight in the sumptuous range of holiday-inspired goodies from the ever-delectable Rifle Paper Co. From gorgeous gift tags to pretty planners, they’re the perfect little pick-me-up for a lacklustre stocking.

    Holiday collection, from $4.50 for a card, Rifle Paper Co


    Stay organised with this simple and chic pocket-sized calendar. The best bit? It lasts forever!

    Black perpetual wooden calendar, £12, Rockett St George


    Credits (clockwise from top left): Limited-edition Pomegranate and Patchouli scented candle, £20, Oliver Bonas; gold spot Bluetooth speaker, £20, Marks & Spencer; Edelweiss pencil set, £6, Accessorize; monogrammed mugs, £6 each, Anthropologie; Hello word object, £24, West Elm; Big Useful purse, £14, Poppy Treffry; Imagination print, £22, The Lepolas range, The Calm Gallery

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    4 ways to wrap in style this Christmas

    by  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Rowen-&-Wren This little parcel of loveliness from Rowen & Wren is so beautiful that it’s practically a gift in itself. Ideal for crafty wrappers and generous gift givers, slide open the wooden gift box to reveal 21 tags in three different designs, along with 3m of twine to tie it all together. Using it for your own pressies? Complete with simple brown Kraft paper and a sprig of fir for beautiful rustic style.

    Autumn leaves boxed gift tags and twine, £12, Rowen & Wren

    Cox-&-CoxGive your gift wrap a modern feel with this super stylish copper paper from Cox & Cox. Printed in a shimmery copper colour on one side and a sumptuous purple on the other, go bold with an all-copper look or add depth by mixing in the royal purple tones. Finish with matching ‘Merry Christmas’ ribbon for an extra flourish.

    Copper wrapping paper, £12.50 per roll; Merry Christmas ribbon, £9.50 per roll; both Cox & Cox


    Go for a more traditional look with the adorable bird-printed range from Sophie Allport. In a pretty palette of grey and white with pops of festive orange, mix and match gift bags, paper, tags and ribbon for a simple and stylish way to present your gifts.

    Wrapping paper, £4.50 per roll; gift bags, from £3 each; gift tags, £4 for 10; gift all Robin & Mistletoe range, Sophie Allport


    Whether you’re feeling the pinch this Christmas or just fancy having a crafternoon, create your own wrapping style with the huge range of accessories at Etsy. Layer star-adorned tissue paper with brown Kraft paper, then finish with rustic star tags or glitter-infused twine for a gorgeous home-spun look.

    For similar buys, try the: Kraft paper, £2.25 for 10 sheets; stars tissue paper, £2.05 for five sheets; wooden star gift tags, £2.20 for 10; black and gold twine, £3.40 per roll; all Etsy 

    Need a few quick tips on how to wrap your presents like a pro? Don’t miss our fab how-to video!

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