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    Trend alert: add a natural touch with wood grain

    by  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    With all the dark colours of winter’s palette, it’s refreshing to find a trend that brings a little life and nature back into our schemes. Wood grain is not only beautiful to look at, but really easy to work in – keep it modern by choosing either a permanent statement, such as a herringbone floor or bold wallpaper, or go for a subtler approach with occasional accessories.
    Topps-TilesSuitable for pretty much any room in the house, these wood-effect tiles from Topps Tiles are actually made from porcelain. Available in either a gloss or polished finish, mix and match different colours for a modern vibe, or stick to just one shade for a more traditional feel. Great for a luxury look that’s hard-wearing and easy to clean!

    Nayara polished chalk tiles, £69.72 per sq m, Topps Tiles

    Ella-DoranThis vibrant wallpaper from Ella Doran (above) is not for the faint-hearted, but brilliantly good fun if you’re feeling bold. The large-scale exposed grain is digitally printed for striking detail, and the paper has a textured finish for an authentic look. Available in pink or blue.

    Wood grain pink wallpaper, £150 per roll, Ella Doran

    West-ElmThese subtly patterned towels from West Elm (above) are a really natural way to add the trend to your scheme. Choose from white or grey, then team with a simple palette and touches of real wood for an organic feel.

    Organic wood grain towels, £4 each, West Elm

    Love the idea of trying out the wood grain trend at home? Here’s where to shop the look:

    1. Etch tealight holder, £50, Tom Dixon range, Houseology2. Mixed texture print cushion, £7, George3. Woodland drum shade, from £35, John Lewis4. Large throw in Woolywood Brown, £200, Donna Wilson5. Humbolt square canister, £80, Pigeon & Poodle range, Amara

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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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    Trend Alert: delve into decadence for AW15

    by  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    It’s no secret that the decadent trend is one to watch this autumn. From angular, Art Deco-inspired lines and plush fabrics, to sumptuous colours and an abundance of gold, the high-street is awash with this opulent trend. Marks & Spencer have lead the way with Deco Grand – a collection of Twenties-inspired pieces including crushed velvet sofas, flashes of gold and a palette influenced by precious stones (below).


    Elliston sofa in teal Modici velvet, £2,099; Naples floor lamp, £149; Ecuador pendant, £59; all Marks & Spencer

    Add a touch of retro glamour to the decadent trend with this snazzy gold telephone from Wild & Wolf at John Lewis. Super shiny and mega luxe, it’s the perfect accessory for adding a bit of glitz.

    Gold telephone, £70, Wild & Wolf range, John Lewis

    Love the look? Shop our pick of the trend with these beautiful buys:


    Wish list credits: 1. Ceramic melon knob, £14, Anthropologie; 2. Green and brass desk lamp, £390, MiaFleur; 3. Garbo Champagne glasses, £38 for two, LSA International4. Puzzle velvet cushion, £25, Marks & Spencer5. Small gold pleat metallic vase, £20, Oliver Bonas

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