The Great British Sewing Bee

February 26, 2014

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens. The programme sees amateur sewers take on challenges each week for one to be crowned the best home sewer.

We saw how the Great British Bake Off took the UK by storm, with a trend for baking coming back into fashion. Will it now be the turn of the Great British Sewing Bee? Take a look my Great British Sewing Bee collection from stores and designers…

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TheBlueberryPatch

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QuirkyBee

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EllenCushionAlsoHome

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SarahMoorePeaPodPinCushion

Images Via:

1. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.co.uk

2. The Blueberry Patch: www.theblueberrypatch.co.uk

3. Quirky Bee: http://quirkybee.co.uk/

4. Also Home: www.alsohome.com

5. Sarah Moore: www.sarahmoorehome.co.uk

The BBC television show The Great British Bake Off has made all things baking rise in popularity. Marks & Spencer now has its own The Great British Bake Off kitchen collection and other stores have lovely pieces that can allow you to create your own cupcake making kitchen.

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Images Via:

1. Marks & Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

2. Marks & Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

3. Cox & Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk

4. Next: http://www.next.co.uk

5. Cath Kidston: http://www.cathkidston.co.uk

6. Smeg: www.smeguk.com

The love for all things nostalgic and British this year can now be noticed in the popularity of the classic Penguin Books design. A contemporary twist on the traditional Penguin Books design can now been seen in a range of home accessories and designs. My favourite are the wedding invitations (image 6) by Marty McColgan.

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Images Via:

1. The Gifted Penguin: www.giftedpenguin.co.uk

2. Reece Ward Prints: www.notonthehighstreet.com/reecewardprints

3. Bloomsbury: www.bloomsburystore.com

4. Wild & Wolf: www.wildandwolf.com/

5. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com

6. Marty McColgan: www.martymccolgan.com

Interior Trend: Britishness

January 24, 2012

With the London Olympics and the Queens Diamond Jubilee taking place this year, it’s not surprising that Britishness is trending in interior design. It all began last year after the Royal Wedding. People became patriotic and nostalgic towards all things British, buying cake stands, bunting and iconic decor. I have picked out some of my favourite home accessories that reflect this interior trend. Also, keep your eyes peeled nearer the Queen’s Jubilee for my styling and decoration ideas for your street parties!

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Images Via:

1. Anthropologie: http://www.anthropologie.com

2. Primrose & Plum: www.primroseandplum.co.uk

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

4. Marks and Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

5. Primrose & Plum: www.primroseandplum.co.uk

6. Mollie & Fred: www.mollieandfred.co.uk

7. Dunelm Mill: www.dunelm-mill.com

With Christmas gone, and the new year now here, the interior design world brings the emergence of new trends, and the continuation of last year’s favourites. So here are some new trends which I think will be popular in 2012. Over the coming months I will be sharing with you my favourite designs that reflect these trends, if my predictions are correct!

Firstly the continuation of Handmade and Folk:

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Images Via:

1.  Niki Jones: www.niki-jones.co.uk

2. Primrose & Plum: www.primroseandplum.co.uk

3. Little Pieces at Not On the High Street: www.notonthehighstreet.com

4. Sanderson: www.sanderson-uk.com

5. Hanne Rysgaard Ceramics: www.hannerysgaard.com

6. Bodie & Fou: www.bodieandfou.com