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    Mats made in heaven! Our edit of this season’s must-have rugs

    by  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Whether it’s a small fluffy runner at the foot of the the bed, or a big statement mat in the middle of the living room, the right rug instantly makes a house feel a little more like a home. Whilst finding the perfect one can be tricky, there’s nothing like the current flurry of mid-season sales to help inspire us! Keeping the warmer weather in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our summer favourites.


    For simple schemes, these monochrome options from H&M are a great place to start. Adorned in repeat folksy prints in a pared-back palette, they’re unfussy, budget friendly and look great paired with the matching range of cushions! Team with unvarnished floors and chalky finishes for a cool, scandi feel.Graham-&-Green

    Bring a sense of glamour to a neutral scheme with this gold-flecked beauty from Graham & Green (above). Putting a modern twist on a traditional cow hide rug, it’s a great way to add a touch of sparkle and opulence to your room! Tip: make the most of its shimmering tones by adding metallic accents around the room, such as a statement gold table stand.French-Connection

    For a subtle burst of pattern, this screen-printed durrie rug from French Connection has a softly faded design in muted blush tones. Combining a dainty print with a distressed finish, it would look great with leather occasional furniture or stripped-back floors. The tassels add a pretty touch, too!


    If you’re scouting the shops for an understated design, look no further than Rockett St George (above). This rustic range has it all; handmade in India, these affordable pieces would look great in any room of the house. Plus, the lightweight weaves make them perfect for summer!

    From top: Cotton rug (on rail), £14.99, H&M; gold cow hide rug, £295, Graham & GreenPoppy Field rug, £155, French Connection; rugs, from a selection, Rockett St George

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    Dress up your drawers with these fancy handles

    by  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Whether it’s dressing up an old dresser or adding charm to a chest of drawers, popping a fresh set of handles onto your furniture can help give it a whole new lease of life. What’s more, it’s a quick, easy, and budget-friendly way of transforming a once-tired heirloom into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Hurrah!


    With that in mind, Sarah Beeny Home has teamed up with Häfele UK to deliver four new ranges of handles, all designed with quality, beauty and value at their core. Combining her knack for trends with Häfele’s expertise, the ranges include: Modern Life (above), for straight-forward simplicity with a contemporary feel; Vintage Glamour, a Gatsby-inspired collection with intricate details; Period Classics, which is traditional and timeless with a nod to modernity; and Urban Living, for pared-back designs with a mid-century vibe.


    H&M also offer some great high-street options. Available in rustic white or Mediterranean blue, try screwing these pretty crackle-glazed pulls into a distressed cabinet for instant antique charm.


    This floral chest from Graham and Green is bursting with glorious detail, so all it needs is some subtle glass door knobs to finish it off. Tip: choose handles that tie in with the theme of your furniture – an ornate pattern and elegant glass work together perfectly. For a cheekier option, check out their novelty range of animal faces – there’s even a Boston terrier in a bowler hat. Seriously.


    To add a pretty modern twist to your drawers or cabinet, these glint striped knobs from Anthropologie are just the ticket. Either choose your favourite or mix and match for an eclectic, art-deco feel.


    Galatea handle, £25 for two, Sarah Beeny Home; knobs, £4.99 for two, H&M; clear glass door knobs, £2.99 each, Graham & Green; Glint stripe knobs, £8 each, Anthropologie

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    Microtrend: Fall in love with marble this season

    by  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If you think marble belongs to statuesque museum masterpieces or the confines of Ancient Rome, then think again! It’s emerging as one of this season’s hot new micro trends, and the highstreet is awash with the beautiful material. For spring and summer, I love the effect of a pale-toned finish; from large-scale surfaces such as wallpaper, to smaller tabletop accessories, it’s an instant way to add texture, interest and a slightly industrial touch to your scheme.


    But don’t be fooled into thinking that marble only goes with tough, industrial schemes. BHS show how pairing it with greys and purples really helps to bring out the grain, whilst giving the material a softer, more feminine edge. Floral touches are another brilliant way to bring marble to life, or why not try iridescent fabrics to add an enlivening bit of sparkle? Check out the Manhattan coffee table and side table (above), for a surprisingly luxe look that works perfectly in a modern living room scheme. Prices start at £359 for a side table.


    Indulging in this trend needn’t cost the earth, as shown by H&M’s adorable range of mock marble accessories (above). With ceramic plates at £6.99, mugs at £3.99 and tablecloths at £12.99, it’s a really quick and accessible way to introduce the effect into your home.


    For a more deconstructed take on the trend, I love the idea of dual-finish accessories. Pairing marble with wood, as shown by the Lene Bjerre range at Occa-Home (above), gives the material a raw, rustic vibe. Hanging a range of styles and sizes keeps the overall look organic, whilst white tiles and aluminium accessories have a slightly Scandi edge, too. Prices start from £46.50 for a chopping board. See below for the rest of our marble trend wishlist!


    Clockwise from left: Ryton floor light, £299, Conran range, Marks & Spencer; Marble tray, from £35, Bloomingville range, Next; Axis round marble coffee table, £385, French Connection; Merle copper lamp with marble base, £219, Artisanti; Menu marble wall clock, £219, Heal’s

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