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Golden brights: Metallic gold accessories from House of Fraser

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Gold home accessories from House of Fraser - particularly love the armadillo!

Love gold metallic accessories? How about adding some of these fab pieces to your home this year?

These are all from high street retailer House of Fraser, where they have a range of gold coloured items available. The angular candle holder fits the continued love of geometrics, whilst the container shows that pineapple designs are still in favour.

But it’s the animals that have particularly caught our eye – especially the armadillo!

We also like the fact that all four items are metallic gold, but not to overly blingy. So you can get that touch of gold in your home, without it seeming too over-the-top. Use them on their own or mix and match with other metallic finishes.

1.  Fun and quirky armadillo ornament - £30

2. Linea angular candle holder, small – £12

3. Pineapple container - £30

4. Elk ornament – £25

Whale watching: Quirky home accessories from ModCloth

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Love all these whale themed accessories

How about some whale watching? You could have a whale of a time!

The US online store ModCloth is always great for a browse.  Amongst their range, they sell some really cool and quirky home accessories, and always creatively name them.

Today all these whale themed products leaped out at us.  One of them in particular (number 3, the whale container) is reminiscent of a Jonathan Adler design for a whale butter dish. It might be a squash to fit butter in this container, but if you can’t quite afford the Adler version, then this is a good alternative.  ModCloth ship to the UK

1. Whale of a tale bookends – $59.99

2. For the fin of it shaker set – $14.99

3. You’ve got Ishmael container – $24.99

4. Whaled it! Measuring cups – $34.99

Create your own message: cinema style lightbox light

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

A4 size DIY customisable cinema lightbox

These cinema-style lightboxes are great, not least as you can customise them and create your own saying.

This one, from The Little House Shop, is A4 in size and has three lines that you can fill with your favourite quote, message, memory or saying. Put your name in lights, share a special message, remember a date or light up your room with lines from a film, book or song – the choice is yours.

The lightboxes can be hung on a wall or stood on a shelf and they come complete with 85 letters and symbols for you to use. An additional set of special symbols can also be purchased.

The lightbox is perfect for using as a seasonal piece, with a Christmas-related message or saying. But when the decorations come down in January, you can change the message and use it somewhere else in your home.

The A4 lightbox is £39.95, but smaller sizes are available too.

Moustache themed decor for Movember

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Welcome to Movember - the time of the year when the humble moustache comes into its own!

Movember has been running in the UK since 2003 and, although it might seem lighthearted, it’s played a vital role in raising the profile of prostate cancer.

Whether you’re sponsoring a ‘tache grower, want to boost the morale of your other half or workmate, or are just fond of the hairy shapes, check out our collection on eBay of homeware and other decorative accessories with a Movember theme!

Perfect pink watercolour style home interior ideas

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Fresh Design Blog top pink watercolour home ideas

The trend for watercolour style homeware and décor has been around for a while, but still remains popular. You can find the designs on items such as cushions, bedding, artwork and wall decals and in a range of calming and uplifting colours.

If pink says perfection to you, then here are seven inspiring pieces for your home, all based on a beautiful pink theme:

1. Watercolour butterfly wall stickers, – £12 from Parkins Interiors

2. Pink watercolour style Bluebellgray Emmi duvet cover – from £65 at Amara

3. Bee Happy instant printable wall art – £3.92 from Perennial Cottage

4. Watercolour herringbone geometric design cushion – £19.64 from Nirwa

5. Matthew Williamson designer pink watercolour flamingo cushion – £25 from Debenhams

6. Pink watercolour abstract art magnet set – £5.89 from Studio Fourest on Etsy

7. Ampersand watercolour style print – £25 from Jessica Gully Design

Hippie chic: Top 10 beaded home accessories

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Beaded accessories are right on trend at the moment, giving your home an individual, Bohemian feel. From placemats to lampshades, they’ll help infuse texture and colour into a plain background. Don’t overdo it, though, so you could end up with a fussy-looking result – mix beaded pieces in with other styles and textures for an individual but not overpowering feel.

Here’s what we love:

1. Wooden bead heart decoration, Gisela Graham

Wooden bead hearts, Gisela Graham

These wooden beaded hearts are a perfect way to dip your toe into the beading trend. Hang them from door knobs, cupboard knobs or window handles, or use as table decorations. Available in two neutral colours, £2 from The Contemporary Home.

2. Ochre and blue bead dragonfly, Karenza and Co

Beaded dragonflies from Karenza and Co

These delicate dragonflies would look stunning flying almost anywhere around the home. EAch one measures 7cm by 8cm and is hung from fine wire. Available in two difference colours, they’re reduced from £3.50 to £2.95 at Karenza and Co.

 3. Bombay beaded glass chandelier, Alexander and Pearl

Beaded chandalier ball, Alexander and Pearl

A pretty small round ball chandelier pendant with bronze accents which will send sparkles all around the room. Hang it in a small room by itself, or in multiples in a larger room. From £275 – £395 from Alexander and Pearl.

4. Albany beaded bottle, One World Trading Co

Albany beaded bottle, One World Trading Co

This is a lovely finishing touch for any bathroom or dressing table. This beautiful bottle has a beaded lace design and will add a touch of luxury to your decor – just fill with your favourite bubble bath. £19.95 from One World Trading Co.

5. White wooden beaded chandelier, The French Bedroom Company

White wooden beaded chandelier, The French Bedroom Company

A different take on a more classic French chandeliers, this version has white painted wooden beads for an elegant and feminine feel.  Ideal for a shabby chic interior, it costs £120 from The French Bedroom Company.

6. Beaded picture frames, Gisela Graham

Beaded picture frames, Gisela Graham

Classically stylish, these wooden picture frames will look great in both traditional and contemporary homes and the beaded design adds depth to a favourite photo. Available in two sizes, prices start at £7.50 from The Contemporary Home.

7. Set of three beaded candles, In-Spaces

Set of three beaded candles, In-spaces

This set of three porcelain beaded candles is filled with frangipani fragranced wax, and is an elegant, subtle nod towards the beading trend. £24 for a set of three from In-Spaces.

8. Beaded starfish cushion, Tesco Direct

Beaded starfish cushion, Tesco Direct

The textured starfish on this cushion is made from a combination of embroidery and beading for a three dimensional effect. It’s budget friendly too, at just £6 (reduced from £12) from Tesco Direct.

9. Enchanted silver bead garland, Poundland

Enchanted silver bead garland, Poundland

Not just for Christmas, this cheap and cheerful bead garland is available in a choice of colours and would look great draped over a dressing table mirror. It’s also ideal for party decorations – try draping them over trees, mixed with strings of fairy lights. £1 per garland from Poundland.

10. BIBA deco beaded cushion, House of Fraser

BIBA deco beaded cushion, House of Fraser

This glamorous cushion will help to bring an element of 1920s art deco decadence to your living space. The attention to detail and decorative beading will add a sophisticated feel to your bed or sofa and the bold design is a real eye catcher. Was £40, reduced to £28 from House of Fraser.
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