Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Luxury at your feet

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..

Deer Deer..

I've always been one to try my hand at any craft going and get a bit of an adrenaline rush just from going through the doors of a Hobbycraft so with tapestry being a big trend at the moment you can imagine my delight at seeing these ingenious products made using vintage tapestries by Frederique Morel.  As well as the fab furniture and accessories they have a range of eye catching sculptures including this Stag head that i love- this one is called 'Jeff"but at nearly £2000 he's quite dear. (sorry!).. or take a look at their website for ingenious tapestry covered furniture and sculpture -just amazing..http://www.frederiquemorrel.com/

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Dreaming of that lottery win..

 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

Super Store 21

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..

Next Big Colourscheme

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

Christmas Scene..

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..