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    Get back-to-school ready in style with our must-have stationery haul!

    by  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As August draws to a close and the new term looms, one of the best ways to lift my spirits is undoubtedly by planning the annual stationery haul. From pens and pencils to notebooks and pinboards, take a look at my favourite high-street buys to pep up your studies this autumn – all with a sophisticated twist on classic school stationery.The-White-CompanyIf you like your desk to feel pared back and simple, don’t miss the brand new range from The White Company (above). In steely shades of white, grey and charcoal, the understated collection is brought to life with cute mottos. Check out the Sentiment pencils, embossed with messages such as “Live Your Dream” and “Smile Often”, for a a quick pencilcase pick-me-up! Notebooks, from £8 each; Sentiment pencils, £15 for 10; all The White Company.


    Start the term with some positive vibes thanks to these pretty illustrations from Andsmile (above). Pop them on the fridge as a reminder, slip them into a lunchbox or give one to a friend for an easy way to spread a little sunshine. They’d make gorgeous bookmarks, too! Be Kind postcards, £3.50 for three, Andsmile


    Alternatively, why not go for a luxe look with this gorgeous gift box from Sarah & Bendrix (above)? Available in either white and gold or black and copper, it’s a super chic way to add the Midas touch to your study. Curious gift box, £6.50, Sarah & Bendrix.


    Like to keep it chic and sweet? Try these pretty notebooks, planners and more from Rifle Paper Co (above), with dainty illustrations in smart colours for a modern update to a classic palette. The personalised lined paper is a real treat to splash out on, and the charming desktop pads are perfect for organisation fiends. I’m think I’m going to need a bigger desk..! Back-to-school stationery, from $4.50 for a card, Rifle Paper Co.

    Check out the best of the rest on the highstreet with our lust-worthy wish list below:


    Wishlist credits: 1. ‘You’re Killing It’ screensaver, free, The Lovely Drawer2. Get It Done notepad, $8, Rifle Paper Co3. White pegboard, from £25, Block4. Desk organiser, £75, Beyond Object range, Amara; 5. On The Go notebooks, $15 for two, Garance Doré6. Bow push pins, £20 for 24, Kate Spade7. Geometric pocket notebook, £4.90, Quill London

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    Need some design inspiration for your home? You’ll find it all at House to Home.

    by  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If you’re passionate about interiors, love keeping up with the latest homeware trends, and just can’t get enough of looking around stunning homes and period properties, then I’m hoping you already know all about our Mother site, HousetoHome. However, if you’re not familiar with this hub of all things fabulous, then now is the time to check it out, as it’s not even easier to find inspiration to create a look you’ll love.



    Finding new shutters for your home just got easy peasy! Just click on the image to take you straight to the story!

    7 leading Homes titles come under the umbrella of the HousetoHome site, including us! So as well as hearing all the latest from Ideal Home, you’ll also hear from Country Homes & Interiors, Livingetc, Style at Home, Homes & Gardens, 25 Beautiful Homes and Beautiful Kitchens, plus there’s a dedicated team of Videographers and craft experts providing new content every day!


    You’ll find lots of craft and DIY tips from our craft experts, plus videos with step by step guides.

    New stories, shopping round ups, designer interviews and house tours are added daily by the design and decor experts from each magazine, (including yours truly) so there is always plenty to inspire and excite, and now with a fresh new re-design unveiled this week, its easier and quicker to find and browse all the amazing content to kick start your own home make-over.


    Fancy a tour of this vintage inspired home? Click on the image to see it all!

    If you’re a Pinterest fiend, then you’ll love the Pin it or Bin it videos that Heather from House to Home regularly films- she takes ideas from Pinterest and tries them out herself, but are they worth pinning or just binning! See her latest try-out below.

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    Want to know all the latest trend ideas for decorating in the bedroom? Love the metallic look? Want to know where to buy it all? With new ‘shop the look’ links through-out the site, you are now just clicks away from creating a look you’ll love.


    Get the midas touch in your home with high shine accessories-just click the image to find out how! 

    So now that your coffee/lunch/life breaks will be spent browsing lots of lovely design inspiration, crafting tips and videos, you’ll have all the ideas you need to transform your home and create a stylish living space.

    Find out more at Housetohome.co.uk






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    AW15 Trend Alert: the bright and beautiful Memphis Movement

    by  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Amongst the calming rustic schemes and luxe accessories of the AW15 shows, one trend made its mark as a colourful antidote to its well-behaved contemporaries. Started in the Eighties and founded in Milan, the Memphis Movement was inspired by Pop Art, Art Deco and supposedly ‘Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again’ by Bob Dylan. Its classic trademarks include bold pops of primary colours, plastic surfaces, asymmetrical shapes and a nod to the kitsch style of the Fifties.


    Although the Memphis Group’s founding fathers disbanded in the late Eighties, this season sees a resurgence of the trend, but with a noticeably modern spin. Made.com’s aptly named Memphis range is still going strong, and the company’s new season offerings include new pieces in eye-popping neon tones. Go for an understated option with the Henge cabinet (above), or choose classic Eighties style with the fearless May pendant.


    For a notable Fifties feel, turn to brands such as Dunelm (above). The Oslo pendants’ domed edges and the storage pots’  curved lines have a retro vibe, whilst an angular vase and austere candlestick bring the look up to date. Team the statement blue and red accessories with pared-back wooden furniture to keep the scheme minimal and modern.


    Habitat started with the premise of being “a colourful reaction to post-war gloom,” and has since pioneered smart, bold furnishings in unflinching hues. It’s AW15 collection is no different; look out for angular furniture, such as the Malva sofa (above), as well as Memphis-inspired patterns and blocks of daring colour. We wouldn’t expect anything else!


    For a singular statement piece, check out the Harto range at Heal’s (above). Its Rosalie chairs are made from lacquered folded sheets of metal, instantly giving the retro colours a contemporary feel.

    Love this look? Check out our favourite AW15 highstreet finds inspired by this season’s Memphis Movement.



    Shopping credits: 1. E27 socket lamps, £52 each, Muuto range, Houseology; 2. Watch Me wall clock, £35, Normann Copenhagen; 3. Colourful dining chair, £36, Senn range, Danetti4. square magnets, €15.90 for nine, DaWanda; 5. Dazzle Cam 1 wallpaper, £140 per roll, Quirk & Rescue; 6. May pendant, £29, Made.com

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