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Deck The Halls – Christmas Decorations

26th November 2017
Silver Birch Light Up Tree

Christmas seems to have come even earlier for many this year. On the way back home tonight, I spotted four Christmas trees already up and in the windows and it’s not even December yet. What is going on?! This year as we will be away a week before Christmas, so it seems that we have to get our decorating done and dusted way before normal.

This year, I am not even thinking of a real tree as we will be here for so little time. A nice indoor light up tree does the trick just as well. This silver birch tree pictured above is from Cox & Cox and does the job nicely without having to worry about stray pine needles.

This year I am going for a Nordic, Scandi style look with a silver/white theme and very little colour but of course being me, a bit of bling with some sequins!

With less than a month to go till the big day, it’s time to get busy!

Christmas Decorations

christmas decorations

  1. Wee Gallery Advent Calendar from Scandibørn | £64.95
  2. Light Up Birch Hanging Christmas tree from Lights4Fun at Amazon | £19.99
  3. Sequin Christmas Decorations from H&M Home
  4. Christmas wreath from John Lewis £45
  5. Bark Crackers from Hedgehog | £32
  6. Sequin Winter Palace stocking at John Lewis | £18
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Monsoon Launches Debut Homeware Collection

18th July 2017

Purses at the ready! Monsoon has just launched a new homeware collection called HOME by Monsoon, which like its fashion, takes its inspiration from global destinations and sets the tone for modern, stylish living.

The Home by Monsoon Collection

The collection spans 80 pieces from cushions, bedding, textiles to furniture and accessories.

A quick glance at the images online and you will see Moroccan inspired sequin cushions, throws and accessories, pom pom cushions and throws, rugs, gifts, many with pops of colour and items created using artisanal embroidery techniques and on-trend tassels. All give a nod to Monsoon’s heritage and long relationship with artisans, keeping these ancient techniques alive today.

I will certainly be snapping up the sequin and pom pom cushions for sure, perfect for making a statement in the home.

Super nice and super affordable, what’s not to love?

Home by Monsoon now available online and in-store.

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HOME by Monsoon

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Christmas: Gift Guide for Home Lovers

6th December 2016
Christmas gift idea

It’s here! The Christmas gift guide for the home. If you are anything like me, I love this time of year for all the quirky interiors gifts out there. I have already managed to snap up three of the pieces on the gift guide. Christmas shopping for yourself is just as fun!

Christmas Gift Guide


Christmas gift guide


  1. Retro telephone from Aldi – £14.99
  2. Vintage floor lamp at Aldi – £39.99 
  3. Marble cushion at Oliver Bonas – £26
  4. Seagrass basket at Oliver Bonas – £19
  5. Nib & Ink: The Art of Modern Calligraphy by Chiara Perano at Lamplighter London – £12
  6. Modern Calligraphy Set at Lamplighter London – £35


My father has been championing Aldi for years and the retailer has some superb gift ideas this Christmas! I was alerted to this stunning industrial lamp by mega influencer Erica Davies and have even snapped up the short lamp version too. I had to go out of London to track one down so get hold of it before it’s gone. Next up are Christmas gift ideas from Oliver Bonas including this gorgeous marble cushion and I couldn’t have a gift guide without a basket.

I have been absolutely loving the Nib & Ink Book from Lamplighter London. It’s all about modern calligraphy and there is something so relaxing about practicing this art form.  I just need to practice, practice, practice! If any of my family are reading this, I still don’t have the Modern Calligraphy Set also available from Lamplighter London. They even have neon ink too. Simply gorgeous. There you have it, my Christmas gift guide for home lovers. Get shopping!



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Cushie Number – Cushions That Add a Finishing Touch to Your Living Space

5th October 2016

When it comes to cushions in my home, more is definitely more! One can never have enough cushions, they add a chic touch to a home in an instance. My husband cannot understand the amount of cushions I seem to accumulate at rapid speed. One decorating tip I highly recommend when sprucing up your living space is to go neutral with the paint colour scheme and add the colour and finishing touches with the furnishings and their texture, namely cushions, textiles and accessories.

The Perfect Cushion

On my hunt for the perfect cushion to finishing off my living room, I came across Apponyi Home, a design and build brand for the home founded by Alice Apponyi. Not only do they design and fit interiors, they also sell some of the exquisite furnishings to go with their schemes. What caught my eye was the range of leather cushions namely the Soho Red Leather Cushion. It is made from beautifully soft red leather which contrasts well with the grey-blue and  black of the cushion design. It is also backed with a 100% natural linen which complements the leather side perfectly well. This is a good way to add colour into the home without being too overpowering. The cushions are also available in a number of other hues which have definitely caught my eye.


Soho Red Leather Cushion


Soho Red & Soho Blue Leather Cushions

You can see the quality in the design of these cushions featuring perforated leather and a premium zip which all add a luxurious touch to the home. Here are a few of their designs. Which leather cushion is your favourite?


Soho Blue


Soho Olive






Cushions start from £85 and are available from Apponyi Home.

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Soho House Introduces New Homeware Collection

15th September 2016

Well I have to say I am more than a little excited with the launch of Soho House’s new homeware collection, Soho Home, inspired by the House’s 17 locations.

When a new House is opened, the design team creates new products inspired by that location. The products on offer include the distinctive striped towels that surround the pools like Shoreditch House with its abundance of candy stripes as well as crockery, glassware, one-off vintage pieces sourced by the design team on their travels, chairs, framed limited edition prints and other furniture, textiles and accessories. Some items have been selected from Berlin, Miami and New York, while others have been specifically designed for the recent openings: Soho House Chicago and Soho Farmhouse.

Soho House report that they were often asked by visitors and guests where they sourced the products from so an interiors collection only seemed natural. And it’s true, after my visits to Shoreditch House and Dean St Townhouse, I have been in love with the the overall interior design, especially the black and white Burleigh crockery. You can get the Soho House look for your own home and it won’t break the bank. My other favourites from the collection include the Portobello cashmere throw, House hammam towel, Renfrew wool cushion and some of the vintage pieces like the 1950s Moroccan Diamond rug. What’s not to love? The Soho Home collection is now available through its own standalone website Get it before it goes, these pieces are sure to be snapped up pronto.

All pictures courtesy of Soho Home.

Soho Home


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Renfrew cushion & throws



House Hammam Towel


Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Kitchen Design Ideas To Create A Dream Kitchen

21st June 2016
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This week’s interiors blog post is dedicated to the kitchen and kitchen ideas. In the 12 years of owning our property, we have redesigned the kitchen three times. On two occasions, we have used Ikea units, first with wooden cabinets then with glossy dark grey. For our third kitchen in our flat refurbishment below, we were lucky enough to get a whole kitchen for free thanks to Freecycle! This has to be our best Freecycle find ever but that’s another story!

Now back to some kitchen design ideas. There’s nothing wrong with the Ikea units we have currently but having worked in the interiors industry for years, I now yearn for the pared back simplicity of expertly crafted cupboards in a Shaker style made from natural materials over MDF. For a touch of elegance these wooden cupboards are best combined with richer textures and stones like Carrara marble or limestone for splashbacks and worktops. If you are ever looking for kitchen design ideas, try out Homify. I found it an invaluable resource when planning any space in the home.


When it comes to cabinetry, it’s important to select the right wood for the right purpose. Opt for cabinets in flexible tulipwood or a hardwood which is more durable and can withstand heavy use. Of course wooden cabinetry comes with a higher price point but the functionality and overall aesthetic wins every time. I really like the look and feel of this kitchen from Devol, an elegant shaker style made using traditional 18th century techniques.


The Hampton Court Kitchen by deVOL : Classic style kitchen by deVOL Kitchens


I have always been a fan of dark colours for the kitchen, never the clinical and minimal white look. Everybody is opting for dark grey at the moment which is still a favourite of mine but I also think indigo blue works really well for the kitchen. I also love this green of the Devol kitchen below, a colour a cross between emerald and racing green. Team with a light colour worktop in Carrara marble or limestone.

The Cotes Mill Utility Room by deVOL : Rustic style kitchen by deVOL Kitchens

Worktops & Splashbacks

Marble is definitely experiencing a renaissance and a material that is definitely in demand in the kitchen. Carrara marble adds that opulent feel but teamed with simple wood cupboards, it gives a pared back, elegant aesthetic. Marble is timeless and so durable for the kitchen whether it is used as a splashback or you could even add a hint of the stone with marble accessories like these from ones from Rose & Grey. Team marble with a copper sink for a unique touch.

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W12 Kitchen by British Standard : Rustic style kitchen by British Standard by Plain English
W12 Kitchen by British Standard by British Standard by Plain English


Storage, Storage, Storage! You can never have enough kitchen storage. Opt for deep drawers and clever storage solutions. If space permits, build a bank of floor to ceiling cupboards along one wall of the kitchen. I can honestly say that this piece of design advice has really helped in our kitchen and created ample storage space. Choose cupboards which are less deep than the traditional kitchen cabinet. This means you are not always having to reach right to the back of a cupboard where it’s difficult to get to.


The Kew Shaker Kitchen by deVOL : Scandinavian style kitchen by deVOL Kitchens
Orford | A classic country kitchen with coastal inspiration : Classic style kitchen by Davonport
’Vivid Classic’ Kitchen—bread drawer and pull out shelf : Classic style kitchen by Vivid line furniture ltd


Add a finishing touch with leather handles for the drawers or cupboards. These handles as seen on British Standard Cupboards kitchen add a sense of luxury and a bespoke feel about the room.

W12 Kitchen by British Standard : Classic style kitchen by British Standard by Plain English
Handle, drawer : Wardrobes & closets by Tim van de Weerd

For more kitchen design ideas and inspirational shots head to Homify, an invaluable resource and sourcebook when planning your kitchen design or any area in your home for that matter.

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The Great Outdoors

13th June 2016

So for once this year I am turning my attention to the great outdoors. With an impending birthday party to plan in the garden, let’s hope the weather improves by July.  Keeping fingers and toes crossed for this or am I just seriously deluded?!

First up is the seating, I have always loved the classic lines and shape of the stunning acapulco chair but this bistro chair from George is a purse friendly alternative. I wouldn’t normally go for lime green but for me the zingy hue just works alongside all the foiliage outside. Next up is the Indian Garden Company‘s Cream Pearl parasol. What’s not to love about this handcrafted beauty made in Bali by highly skilled artisans using bamboo and coconut wood.  Set the table with some eye catching picnic and tableware in natural inspired materials like the woven basket from Habitat. Love the Palm and La Selva collection from John Lewis as well as the table textiles. For that extra hint of green foliage, add a block printed cushion pad from CMYK Living. The reverse print actually features tuk tuks but I love the natural look of this cushion which works just as well outdoors.

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The Great Outdoors

Main picture: John Lewis 

1. Primo Egg Bistro Chair at George £60

2. Cream Pear Parasol at Indian Garden Company £310

3. Green woven seagrass bowl at Habitat £14

4. Tuk Tuk Cushion cover reversible at CMYK Living £11

5. La Selva picnic tableware at John Lewis from £3.50 and also love this Palm collection

6. Leaf salad bowl at John Lewis £8.00

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Trend Alert: Pick of the Pom Poms

3rd April 2016
pom poms

Blame it on Dolce & Gabanna, the pom pom dress and Sicilian basket or the everlasting bohemian trend but pom poms are big news this spring and this season you can have your pick of the bunch. Whether it’s a pom pom basket, a pom pom bag or clutch, heels adorned with pom poms, a pom pom throw or garland for simple decoration, they are everywhere.

If like me you are pom pom or woven basket obsessed, you will also like a like my previous post Dreamweaver.  I have also developed more than an obsession with the Banjara bags, vintage clutches made from recycled materials by craftspeople in Indian tribes as shown in the main picture by Nana & Jules.

Here’s my pick of the pom poms, this summer’s hottest accessory. Pom Poms for the little ones coming soon.

Pom Poms

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Main picture: Dolce & Gabanna SS16 | Graham & Green | Nana & Jules 

  1. Moyna clutch at ASOS – £80
  2. Pom Pom Garland at Bohemia – £30
  3. Pom Pom cushion at Safomasi – £40
  4. Pom Pom basket at Nubie – £44 
  5. Pom Pom orange throw at Bohemia – £140
  6. Sicilian Pom Pom basket at Muzungu Sisters 
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Interiors Wish List: Moroccan Wedding Blanket

11th March 2016
Moroccan wedding blanket slider

Next on the interiors wish list is a traditional Moroccan Wedding Blanket also known as the Handira. Of course with my inner magpie it has everything to do with the sequins and tassel detailing of these beautiful blankets. They can be used as a bedspread, wall hanging, as a rug, hung at the head of the bed or simply draped over the sofa. For me the bedspread is the best use for these beauties although I am sure the maintenance of keeping these clean and dust free will be costly. These have me yearning for a trip to Morocco.

The best place to find them so far is on Etsy which has a huge selection or edit58 so better start saving! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.

Here are a few of the best uses of Morrocan Wedding Blankets I have found – images via Pinterest.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket

moroccan wedding blanket

Moroccan Wedding Blanket via Remodelista


moroccan wedding blanket

Moroccan Wedding Blanket


moroccan wedding blanket

Moroccan Wedding Blanket


moroccan wedding blanket

Moroccan Wedding Blanket


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Moroccan Wedding Blanket Detail


Moroccan wedding blanket

Moroccan Wedding Blanket







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New brand alert – children’s bedding by LIEWOOD

9th February 2016

I just had to share with you an amazing new children’s bedding brand I recently discovered. It’s called LIEWOOD, a Danish brand which offers textiles, cushions and bedding in beautiful prints for the modern family. I was immediately drawn to their their calming and neutral colour palette of rose blush, cream, greys and white all adorned with delicate graphic prints like pandas, feathers, cats and paper aeroplanes.

The brand was established by Anne Marie Lie Nielsen who worked in the fashion industry and Anja Skov in 2015  who was a graphic designer.  They have created a pure and simple debut collection in a pared back style which the Danish are renowned for.

Children’s Bedding – Duvet Covers 

The LIEWOOD children’s duvet covers are particularly striking. Each set is delivered with a tote bag and is wrapped in tapes with a set of mini toys to hang by the the cot, changing table or in your kids room. Everything is made in India and produced in organic cotton which is certified.


Cat Duvet Cover – Rose Blush by LIEWOOD

paper planes bedding

Paper Planes duvet cover – grey by LIEWOOD

Children’s Bedding – Baby Blankets

Each of the prints come in a baby blanket size and make ideal presents for newborns. I thought the panda print graphic was particularly strong.

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Panda baby blanket – cream by LIEWOOD

mini dot baby bedding

Mini dot baby blanket – by LIEWOOD

They currently don’t have any UK stockists but you can buy online at LIEWOOD via their online shop. Duvet covers for junior sizes are around £45. I love it!

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Christmas: Part 2 – Gifts for Homelovers

30th November 2015
christmas gifts

Here it is. Part 2 of the Christmas gift guide, this time for the homelovers in your life. First off, I have to highlight a fab homewares company which is new to me called Urbanara where I could literally buy the whole store. If you are on the look-out for beautiful throws, ceramics, bed linen or accessories, this online store has it all. And it’s prices are really affordable. I will be snapping a lot up this Christmas!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without this elegant Luxe Drinks Trolley from Oliver Bonas but with a hefty price tag, this might have to wait till next year!

Drinks Trolley by Oliver Bonas

Next on wishlist is this elegant copper lamp, a must-have for any chic home office. If you can stretch to the budget of the Palmeral tea set from House of Hackney, consider this is an investment buy. And finally don’t be put off by the name of the post-poo drops from Aesop. They fill the bathroom with a gorgeous smell after use.



  1. Gotland wool blanket from Urbanara £55 | 2. Copper angled lamp from Handpicked Collection £65 | 3. Grey Teepee Basket from Olliella £75 |4. Palmeral Tea Set from House of Hackney £175 | 5. Post-poo drops from Aesop £20
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Think Pink – the pink interiors trend

12th October 2015

Main Picture credit: Fritz Hansen Ro Easy Wooden Chair at Nest 

Up until as recently as the 1900s, the colour pink wasn’t always considered a feminine colour and was widely used as the colour of choice for dressing boys. No longer just for little girls, now it’s time to rethink pink.

The pink interiors trend has been making a return to our homes this season. With different shades through the specturm from soft pastels and sugar-coated almond colours to bubblegum and the more vibrantly coloured raspberry pinks, this colour trend shows no signs of abating.



One of the main reasons is because of our love of the colour grey – the new neutral that our homes are all decorated with. All shades of the pink hue work surprisingly well paired with light and dark greys. The trick with pink is to add accents in the home via accessories, soft furnishings, bed linen, statement furniture pieces, a wallpapered feature wall like the middle picture above or simply layer similar colours together to achieve a tonal effect.

pink & grey bedding


I’ve just managed to get my hands on the Zara Home pink linen bedding set below which is a beautiful shade of sugar pink and complements well with Farrow & Ball  Dove Tale. It keeps selling out so keep checking here to see if back in stock.


zara home pink linen

I couldn’t write about the trend for pink interiors without being inspired by London restaurant, Sketch’s pink gallery by India Mahdavi. I simply love the shade of this interior and without doubt, it deserves its place as one of the most Instagrammed restaurants ever.

sketch gallery

Sketch Gallery

These shades of pink are slightly different to the copper trend I previously wrote about but the blush colour complements well with so many tones without being overly girly.

Without further ado, I give you homework’s hotlist of the best pink homeware pieces from high street through to designer.


  1. Pink Gold Spot Wallpaper | 2. Favn Sofa from Fritz Hansen at Nest | 3. Agnus pink mug and tableware from Habitat | 4. Cassis Rose linen from The Linen Works | 5. Pink bone inlay chest of drawers at Iris Furnishing | 6. Grapefruit gradient glass lamp at Holly’s House
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London Design Festival

15th September 2015

Main Picture Credit: Ikea x Ilse Crawford

Well it’s almost that time of year again. Design season is upon us and London Design Festival kicks off this week. Be prepared to be dazzled by some of the best British design talent. There is so much going on that it’s hard to see everything (a whopping 350 events and installations) but here is a rundown of the new design collaborations,  shows, events and highlights over the next couple of weeks. All the shows have public days so make sure you get down to check out new names and established designers.


There are two design collaborations I am beyond excited about.


The collaboration between COS and Danish design firm, HAY means you can snap up an array of minimal homewares and furniture all in the signature style of the clothing retailer. The two brands have worked with each other in the past and both share many values and aesthetics, a Scandinavian heritage and the promise of functional designs pared down with surprising and playful details. Launching in-store at COS in September. Cos x Hay 



The second collaboration which will get snapped up is the SINNERLIG collection from Ilse Crawford x Ikea. The SINNERLIG collection consists of more than 30 pieces for the home and can be loosely categorised into three groups: working, dining and lounging and there are plenty of furniture pieces for all areas of the home. The accessories look pretty fab too. I have just managed to get my hands on the SINNERLIG cork table which I am planning to use as my new deskspace. In store now. Expect a fight on your hands.



Show Highlights

First of the shows at London Design Festival is Decorex at Syon Park (20-23 September) with over 300 hundred brands on offer. This year, the show is debating the future of luxury design.

Next up is design junction at a new venue this year (24-27 September) where I am looking forward to seeing a host of new designers and their creative installations as well as the more established design talent. Channels, the expert in contemporary wooden furniture celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and the studio headed by Samuel Chan has released a range of limited editions of its most iconic pieces. My favourites are the Motley High Baton Chair and the Finnieston lights, a reinterpretation of the classic scissor light crafted in wood.


Also look out for Channels sister brand, Joined + Jointed, a design collective of contemporary furniture artisans, at 100% Design (23-26 September) who will be launching their latest design collaboration. 100% Design will also be at new venue, Olympia this year for the first time.

One event not to be missed is Tom Dixon’s pop-up department store Multiplex with Wallpaper magazine at the Old Selfridges Hotel, an immersive multi sensory department store of tomorrow. Tom Dixon will also launch the wingback sofa during London Design Festival.


These are just some of the highlights and there is so much more to see, that I couldn’t possibly list all. Hope you enjoy the shows!


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Back to School

1st September 2015
desk and 2 bookcases

Main Picture credit: Double desk and chairs from bobo kids 

It’s almost Back to School time folks and I couldn’t have a blog called homework without writing a post about it. So here’s my edit of stationery, backpacks, furniture, school shoes and winter coats. I also had a little help from my 9 year old assistant, Iyla, a mini-blogger in the making who has also compiled her pick of the best too.

Back to School Stationery & Rucksacks

When it comes to Back to School stationery, Dutch shop, HEMA (pronounced ‘hay-ma’) is the only place to go. They offer really good value pencil cases, notebooks and all types of stationery amongst a host of other homewares and accessories. HEMA launched in the UK for the first time last year which I was involved in. There are currently three HEMA stores in London but you can always buy online as they have a much wider selection.



1. Bakker Mini-Canvas backpack at Smallable | 2. Pencil cases at HEMA | 3. 50s retro accountant desk and chair at bobo kids | 4. A5 Notebook at HEMA | 5. Tropical pencils at HEMA 


Back to School Clothing, Shoes & Rucksack

Working within the limited parameters of what she can wear to school, here’s Iyla’s Back to School Edit below.


1. Eva & Oli Stars Rucksack at Smallable | 2. Fleecy Duffle coat at Zara | 3. Lee gloves at Smallable | 4. Patent black shoes at Lelli Kelly | 5. Bakker pom pom hat at Smallable 

Back to school Furniture & Lighting

When it comes to furniture, I love the retro, vintage inspired pieces from Laurette at bobo kids. They are available in 15 different colours and are a real nod to the 50s.


1. Retro bookcase at bobo kids | 2. Elektra Silver Desk Lamp at bobo kids | 3. Retro 50s desk at bobo kids | 4. Retro desk chair at bobo kids

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6th August 2015

Picture credit: Eliza Gran | Bohemia Design |  Eliza Gran

Having just returned from Mallorca, not only was it beautiful baking hot sunshine but also Spanish woven basket heaven! I aways manage to return form Spain or France with a woven basket of some sort but this time there was so many on offer. Baskets to use as beach bags, sequin baskets, dip-dyed, pom pom baskets or those to use for storage, there seem to be baskets to suit all. The purchase this year was a lovely colourful  Moroccan pom pom basket all for the bargain price of £13. You can find a similar larger basket to this one below at newly launched edit58 who have a variety of pom pom baskets including the Eliza Gran baskets, also available in black with a hint of colour.

pom pom basket

Moroccan pom pom basket

With so many on offer, I compiled my pick of the best whilst the summer lasts to use as beach bags and a variety of different baskets to use in the home.





1. Micaela Spadoni basket at Saks | 2. Pom Pom basket at Isme | 3. Monogrammed basket at Rae Feather | 4. Louche Kenya Straw Cutch at Joy | 5. Emma Sequin Star basket at La Papillon Vert 

I also like these star sequin baskets from Skoura that you can find at Notonthehighstreet.


Star sequin basket at notonthehightstreet

Hedgehog also have a good selection of Spanish woven baskets


Hedgehog Spanish woven basket



1. Woven baskets at Eliza Gran Studio or edit58 | 2. Rose in April bsket at Smallable | 3. Numero 74 rattan baskets at bobo kids | 4. Mint belly basket at Olliella 

I also love these ones for the home. A good selection can be found at children’s store, Olliella.


Belly baskets at Olliella

You could also think of creating a wall display with a number of woven baskets but you must use similar looking baskets and those of the similar size to make an impact.



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Hit the Tropics

29th June 2015

Main picture credit: Cole & Son, House of Hackney, Cole & Son

Well I think I can safely say that one of the hottest trends of 2015 across home, fashion and childrenswear has to be T.R.O.P.I.C.A.L. Palm prints, leafy motifs, pineapples and flamingos have all made an appearance (see previous post for Little Ones here) and especially across interiors products in one form or another adding a touch of the tropics to our homes. Team the vibrant green palm print hues with natural materials and textures such as driftwood and rattan for a sophisticated look. A peacock chair (view previous post on peacock chairs) completes the tropical trend and gives a retro aesthetic to the home.There are numerous mainstream retailers offering palm prints across a range of accessories and House of Hackney has one of the most comprehensive collections but who can resist the graphic print Cole and Son Palm Jungle wallpapers or the tropical leaf cushions at Not on the High St? I don’t think I am brave enough to go for these wallpapers on all four walls but the key to this look is to add small accessories and a hint of leafy print.

1. Palmeral deckchair at House of Hackney | 2. Cole & Son Palm Jungle wallpaper at Amara  | 3. Palm tree lamp nickel lamp at Notonthehighst | 4. Zoe Rumeau x Bonton Palm Tree Light at Smallable |5. Tropical Leaf cushion at Notonthehighst | 6. Peacock Chair at The Family Love Tree