SS15 Trend alert: Be graphic!

Campion bedstead shown here in Cubes by Korla, from £645, Button & Sprung.

Campion bedstead shown here in Cubes by Korla, from £645, Button & Sprung.

Graphic prints are one of the biggest trends for this spring and summer and the look can be as simple or as full-on as you choose. This Campion bedstead from Button & Sprung is an eye-catching addition to their stunning range. Team with plain bedding so the bed is the focal point and accessorise with cushions, lighting and a rug in similar tones.

Garden Trading meets Joules!

from top left: enamel coffee pot, £26, enamel mug, £12.50, glass bottle, £4, bottle carrier, £16, storage jar, £4, milk pan with wooden handle, £25, jug/pitcher, £15 & tiffin box, £25, all from Garden Trading.

from top left: enamel coffee pot, £26, enamel mug, £12.50, glass bottle, £4, bottle carrier, £16, storage jar, £4, milk pan with wooden handle, £25, jug/pitcher, £15 & tiffin box, £25, all from Garden Trading.

Jon Holloway, founder of the delightful Garden Trading company, has teamed up with iconic fashion and outdoor store, Joules. The result is an exciting and colourful collection that comprises of classic pieces in reds, blues and floral prints.

High Street Scandi

Skandi oak nest of lamp tables, £119.99, leaf cushion (in store March 2014), £16.99

Skandi oak nest of lamp tables, £119.99, leaf cushion (in store March 2014), £16.99

To compensate for the end of Season 2 of The Bridge, fill your home full of Scandi style furniture – I promise it will ease the withdrawal!

Dunelm have launched a very pleasing range of furniture called Skandi, including this nest of lamp tables, console table, tripod lamp, framed print and armchairs in pretty shades (armchairs not in store until March 2014).

Skandi armchair & footstool set, £249.99

Skandi armchair & footstool set, £249.99

Skandi oak console table with shelf, £199.99, tripod table lamp, £19.99, revival frame print, £16.99

Skandi oak console table with shelf, £199.99, tripod table lamp, £19.99, revival frame print, £16.99

Hannah’s style

 

Paper Meadow wallpaper in teal, repeat size 52 x 76cm, £69 per 10m roll, Hannah Nunn.

Paper Meadow wallpaper in teal, repeat size 52 x 76cm, £69 per 10m roll, Hannah Nunn.

Hannah Nunn, renowned for her beautiful paper cut lamps has recently launched two stunning wallpaper designs, Paper Meadow (seen above) and Beech Leaves, with a third – In The Tall Grass – coming soon. Both are available in teal, kraft, charcoal and mint, and feature pretty hand-drawn designs inspired by nature.

Orla fans, behold!

flask, £19.95, Wild & Wolf

Wild & Wolf  have a new and simply rather gorgeous range by Orla Kiely that will be available from March. With a palette of orange, olive and grey, the range consists of wood-handled garden tools, plant pots and a flask. Prices start from £12.95.

 

plant pots, from £12.95, Wild & Wolf

 

gardening tools, £19.95 each, Wild & Wolf

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic reaches the high street

Loft corner sofa, £3,399, Willow coffee table, £499, Laurent chandelier, £200, Shabby Chic logo print cushion, £30, Embroidered flower cushion, £35, Fleur de Lys cushion, £45, Oversized floral cushion, £45, Bless this Home cushion, £30, Round frilled cushion, £20, Lace fruit bowl, £12, Victoria pantograph water glass, £7, Kew side plate, £7, Pressed glass vase, £20, all House of Fraser

We’re all in for a treat this Autumn with the new Shabby Chic range from House of Fraser. It’s a new and exciting collaboration with the founder of the Shabby Chic brand’s designer, Rachel Ashwell. Famous for her time-worn objects, Rachel founded Shabby Chic in 1989 on the philosophy of beauty, comfort and function in Santa Monica, CA.

The collection captures this ethos perfectly, the soft muted colour palette of washed out pastels and off whites makes this a truly desirable range that includes furniture, dinnerware, tableware, bedlinen, bathroom and home accessories. So, if you’re a fan of this vintage relaxed style head on down to your nearest House of Fraser!

Fluted pink vase, £25, Candlestick, £22, Decorative bird bauble, £6, Olive & fig fragranced candle, £15, Beaded antique style mirror, £200, all House of Fraser

Kensington teacup and saucer set, £25, House of Fraser

Happy Habitat!

 

from top to bottom: jazz striped outdoor cushion, £12, sherbert, £35, joanie cushion designed by ella doran, £25, amphi cushion, £4.80, jazz striped cushion, £12, dougal pink dotted throw, £110, polly patch quilt, £85, all habitat

 

 

A few days ago I was lucky enough to receive a press release from Habitat with a sneaky peek at their new lifestyle images for Spring/Summer 2011 and what a delight! Delectable tableware, bold & bright garden furniture and some stunning cushions and blankets… take a look and see what you think!

 

top shelf, left to right: joanie patterned teacup & saucer, £7, nil white bowl with blue trim (stacked), £5, middle shelf, left to right: doily wall clock, £17.50, nil white sugar bowl with blue rim, £7.50, nil white with blue handle teacup & saucer, £5, nil white with blue handle coffee cup & saucer, £5, nil white blue handled teapot, £22, bottom shelf, left to right: joanie melamine plate, £6, poppie mini cupcake cases (12), £2.25, nil white with blue handle milk jug, £6, bistro side plate, £2.50, joanie patterned mug, £7, joanie melamine tray, £12, all habitat

from left to right: tam tam pink plastic stool, £12, parc turquoise outdoor chair, £32, rosso pink outdoor table, £44, sadie pink set of 4 wine glasses, £12, aerial blue pendant light, £40, marcel green bentwood chair, £72, macadam olive green metal chair, £10, all habitat

 

 

New season goodies from Cox & Cox!

glass bell jar, £28, box of gorgeous ribbons, £34 for 15 ribbons, painted vintage birds, £36 for 8, motif tea lights, £15 for 3, summerprint tealights, £15.50 for 3

I was very lucky to receive the brand spanking new Spring Summer Collection Preview from Cox & Cox and oh what a joy to behold! So, here are a few of my fav products for you to see that will be available in March – yes, I know, a few weeks away yet – but everything comes to those who wait doesn’t it?!

bird window stickers, £12.50 for 10 birds

gingham tear off napkins, £18.50 for a roll of 20

delectable doilies, £5.50 for pack of 30, 26cm, 20cm & 14cm sizes

George Clarke’s Home Bible Competition!

Channel 4 presenter and architect George Clarke has joined Fun on the Floor’s panel of experts to help people make the most of carpet. George, who presents Channel 4’s The Restoration Man and The Home Show, has joined the panel as Design Expert.

George said: “I’m a big fan of carpet. I visit a lot of people’s homes and I don’t believe we all make the most of carpet. I have light grey carpets in my house and plan to carpet the whole of my new basement. Carpet is warm, easy to care for and hygienic. It absorbs sound and keeps the heat in. And there is a huge variety of textures, colours and styles that can completely transform a room.”

“Instead of thinking about your flooring and then the décor, consider the floor as part of the décor. A bold coloured, striped, patterned or beautifully textured carpet can be an integral part of a room’s scheme and can dramatically change the way the room looks.”

Funonthefloor.com is a fantastic resource for anyone planning home improvements, with interior design ideas and practical advice on everything from planning and fitting, plus a wealth of style inspiration for using carpet.

all things beautiful, useful & stylish have two signed copies of George Clarke’s Home Bible to give away, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comment box below and 2 winners will be picked at random on Friday.

What colour carpets does George have in his home?


Keep warm & snug!

Luxury faux fur hotties!

I was lucky enough to be sent one of these beauties to test recently, and as a big hottie fan I immediately fell in love with it! They are super-soft to touch and generous in size. The supplied bottle inside takes nearly a full kettle’s worth which means it lasts long through the night. There are 11 colourways in this range, £39.30 each, 6 in the mini size, £35.25 and 5 in the kids version, £39.95, which come with a ‘pocket pal’, and they are all available online at http://www.hotwaterbottlesuk.com

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