Archive for May, 2010
Monday, May 31st, 2010
If you thought chandeliers were out of your lighting price range, then think again.
This fantastic range of Flounce flock chandeliers, which feature cut glass droplets, trailing glass beads and a soft flock coating that gives the feel of velvet, are only £65 each.
The chandelier comes in a choice of seven colours, including the gorgeous blue, delicate aqua and opulent purple, plus a rich red, olive green, deep pink and classic black.
The coloured chandelier designs makes them the perfect lighting choice to finish off contemporary home designs and they look like they should come with a price tag much higher than £65.
You’ll find the full range of Flounce flock chandeliers available to purchase from The French Bedroom Company.
Friday, May 28th, 2010
These tiffin carriers are great for carting around all your goodies for a picnic, but you can also use them at home to store cakes or biscuits in.
Made from hard wearing melamine, the carrier features four separate sections that are clamped together with a stainless steel band. Just flip back the clips and, voila, the case is opened.
The bottom three sections of the tiffin are 6cm deep, so there’s a good amount of space available. The top layer is 4cm deep and divided into three useful compartments.
The tiffin box is available from John Lewis in a choice of two colours – Brights, which is pink, green, red and blue, and Woodland, which features more subtle shades of blue and green.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Comfy, contemporary deckchairs
The sun may have temporarily gone in, but we’re still dreaming of sitting outside relaxing in the sun and these deck chairs are fit for the purpose.
Made from a light weight aluminium frame, which makes them easy to take in and out of the garden, the chairs have a great rocking ability. What impresses us most, though, is the comfortable built in head rest – perfect for lying back in comfort.
The rocking deck chairs are available in a choice of pink, white or blue and can be found at Graham and Green.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Upside down hanging planter
I caught a snatch of an upside down hanging tomato planter rather like this one being demonstrated on Gardener’s World last Friday evening. It’s an unusal way of planting tomatoes – not least as they hang upside down – but if you’ve got limited space outside or only have a balcony, then it’s a novel way of growing tomatoes. Alternatively, you could use it for herbs or strawberries.
The planter is cleverly designed so that, once the plants and soil are in the bottom of the planter, the water can be simply added at the top; there’s even a funnel build into the top that allows you to easily water your plants.
I’m still deciding what to plant my tomatoes in this year – thinking of moving away from the usual growbag – so this is a definite option! The Topsy Turvy planter is available for only £9.99 from Safield.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Stunning monochrome teapot
Liberty of London recently teamed up with American retail brand, Target, to produce a range of exclusive products. Amongst their homeware collection, is this stunning Dunclare black and white print teapot.
The white teapot is adorned with the large floral print. The handle is black and white, the spout is white and there’s a nice finishing touch of black on the lid of the pot.
The Dunclare black print teapot is available to purchase online from Liberty, for £20. If you like the design, there’s a matching Dunclare dinner plate available for only £6, a set of three Dunclare stoneware bowls for £25 and a large platter plate for £20. See the full range of Liberty for Target home items here.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Limited edition print
We love the sentiment of this limited edition print. Produced in a vintage style, the red typographic wording is printed in a distressed look and it’s complemented by a chunky, solid oak frame.
It’s a good sized piece of wall art, measuring 55cm by 55cm and it’s ready to hang straight up on your wall.
Only 250 of these have been produced and you’ll get a certificate to tell you which number yours is.
The Love Makes the Ride Worthwhile print is by Coulson Macleod and can be purchased on Not On The High Street.
Monday, May 24th, 2010
Perfect for the weather today – I’d love to be settling down in the green one for a relaxing doze in the shade - these beech wood deck chairs are styled in the Classic Penguin Books design.
Choose from The Garden Party, by Katherine Mansfield (orange deck chair) or The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (green deck chair).
Both chairs are available to order from Heal’s.
Friday, May 21st, 2010
Stylish CD storage
So many CD storage systems are ordinary and a bit boring, but not this one!
Here’s a more glamourous way to keep all your CDs organised. Designed to look like a framed picture, complete with an ornate gold frame, this Seletti framed storage system has 12 boxed shelves, which can each hold up to 10 CDs, giving you space for an ample 120 CDs.
If you don’t want to fill it with CDs, then you could hang it on your wall and use the shelves to display your favourite home accessories or even store jewellery in it.
The framed gold storage shelf measures 54cm x 67cm x 15cm and is available to purchase from Heal’s.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Gorgeous velvet floor cube
We love this handy velvet floor cube from M&S – it’s great for use as occasional seating and makes a comfortable footstool too.
The cube is a good size and is available in this lovely purple, as well as a stunning hot pink and teal. The velvet makes it soft to touch and gives it a really luxurious feel.
Usually priced at £89, for today only, the velvet floor cube is reduced down to only £49.50. Head over to M&S for more details about how to take up this great offer!