When it comes to choosing flooring, I've always championed carpet as the most luxurious and comfortable surface to have underfoot, and being my flooring of choice what could be better than carpet made from our very own home produced British Wool. I was delighted recently when asked to come up with some images on decorating trends for the British Wool Marketing Board Look Book - so looking ahead to spring Chalky Pastels are making their mark on the flooring front in a big way. For carpet inspiration take a sneaky look at the new (just up and running) image gallery..http://www.aboutwool.com/lookbook/... watch this space for more ideas on the way..
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
I just can't resist mentioning my favourite shop of the moment Anthropologie yet again as i return from a bit of late night shopping (well window shopping - can't actually afford much in there - just wander round touching everything longingly) ...it's full of all sorts of weird and wonderful things that you don't see in any other shop around it's a real treat. Next time you're in the vicinity of Regent Street go and have a drool..http://www.anthropologie.eu
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Forget Primani and check out the latest high street store to offer bargains galore - If you haven't heard of Store 21 then now's the time to get in the groove for some great home accessories at a snip - these lanterns are £7 each, cushions from a fiver and xmas decs from £1.50.. prices to brighten up even the most bah of humbugs..
I spent a freezing evening in Manchester last week for Living Etc magazine at the Next store in Barton Square demonstrating Christmas decorating ideas for tablesettings, gift wrapping and all sorts of Christmassy things. The range of products this year is fab and i've got my eye on a few bits and bobs myself -i'm usually one for trad colourschmes but this seasons teal and green is stunning - quite fancy grouping together a whole load of the glass candlesticks on my table... http://www.next.co.uk
I do like a nice nativity scene and until recently had an ancient but treasured family set until baby Jesus had a mishap and got broken ..(note to self must replace!!) .. I saw these fun Nativity Russian dolls on My Deco.com (from John Lewis) - time to get creative with that cardboard box and some straw..
Posted by Diana Civil Stylist at 06:05