With the clocks going back soon, I have gathered together a few of my favourite accessories that will warm up home for the cold, wintery weather ahead of us. These quick fixes will create a cosy living room whilst adding a touch of style, instantly updating your home.

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Images Via:

1. Orla Kiely: www.heals.co.uk

2. Ferm Living: www.occa-home.co.uk

3. Susan Bradley Design: www.notonthehighstreet.com

4. Cox & Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk

5. The White Company: www.thewhitecompany.com

6. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

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Need inspiration for a child’s bedroom? How about this cute family tree wall sticker? With beautiful illustrations and delicate colour scheme, it is an ideal way to frame family pictures, whilst adding a decorative touch to a wall.

Image Via: Cox and Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk

This trend for industrial styled items has been around for a while, however, it is still dominating interior stores so thought I would show you my favourite industrial pieces for the home.

This style falls under the major current utilitarian trend for its stripped back appeal and functional, non- decorative characteristics and follows on nicely to my previous trend post. For example, image no. 1 which combines reclaimed timber and metal for a more edgy look, bringing the craftsmanship and raw materials from my previous trend post, together with industrial materials.

This trend is all about taking something of an old industrial piece and revamping it or in some cases, pieces are just made to look in that industrial way – my personal favourite – Original BTC. (www.originalbtc.com)

I feel this industrial look would best suit a kitchen as it is a space for functionality and practicality. This trend adds sophistication to functionality and would be ideal for creating a casual, contemporary interior.

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Images Via:

1. Baker Bedford: www.bakerbedford.co.uk

2. Plumo: www.plumo.com

3. Cox & Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk

4. Rose & Grey: www.roseandgrey.co.uk

5. Orginal BTC at Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

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Love… Blackboard Peg Rack

October 12, 2011

The hallway is sometimes one of the areas that can be forgotten when decorating a home. It is often just a place that you pass through to enter and leave the house, and more often than not rushed though to leave for the school run, forgetting to take the sports kits and ballet shoes. So, what a better place to be reminded of the day’s activities than the hallway.

This peg rack available from Cox & Cox is dual purpose, to hang your bags and coats, whilst featuring blackboards named with every day of the week so you will never forget the important family goings-on! In an attractive and adaptable design, it will add a great touch, so the hallway is on its way to a more decorative yet still functional manner.

Image Via: Cox & Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk 

Item of the week…

October 9, 2011

This week my item of the week are these cushions by Margarita Lorenzo, Chocoloate Creative. What I really like about the products at Chocolate Creative are the fact that they are inspired by traditional crafts and vintage items and are handmade using traditional making skills. I feel that this collection combines the latest trends that I have mentioned in previous posts of nostalgic handmade products and the New Victorian style. These eye-catching designs would fit perfectly into a contemporary Victorian home or an interior with a vintage or eclectic style.

The combination of print and illustration make these cushions stand out and something different. The freehand style of the illustrations give the designs personality and a sense of uniqueness. Whilst the simple mixture of bold colours makes them stand out and would create a feature to your Chesterfield Sofa!

Images Via: Chocolate Creative: http://www.chocolatecreative.bigcartel.com