Archive for the ‘Home accessories’ Category
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Looking to treat yourself to designer home accessories that won’t break the bank? Head on over to Design55 to grab yourself a Fab Friday Bargain! Here are some of our top picks.
Get your magazines organised, with this Born in Sweden contemporary magazine rack by Pascal Charmolu. Choose between red, black or white. It’s reduced to £44.98.
Bring light into a dark corner of a room with this large stealth floor lamp. When it’s turned on, it will provide atmospheric lighting, and when turned off, it adds sculptural interest. The floor standing light is reduced to £99.
This unusual notice board by Box32 Design is made from glass, in the style of a retro TV set. The ‘screen’ can be written on and wiped off, so you can use it to record important memos. It’s now just £13.
Finally, how about adding a bit of feline bling to your dining table, with this pair of black and white cat design salt and pepper cellars, complete with diamante collars? They’re just £15.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Where scented candles are concerned, Yankee Candle have a vast array of products that can fill your home with glorious scents.
From sweet scents based on favourite baked goods, to fruity aromas, seasonal options and candles with just a hint of scent, there’s a candle for almost every taste.
The candles have a great burning time and the candle jars, in their various sizes, provide a safe way of burning a candle and keeping the wax contained. They’re perfect to burn to rid your home of cooking smells, or evoke memories through adding favourite scents into a room.
Yankee Candle are currently celebrating getting one million fans on Facebook and have launched a special limited edition version of their best-selling Vanilla Cupcake candle. They’re also hosting a March to a Million Golden Ticket Contest, giving a rare chance to win a three day trip to the company’s flagship store in Massachusetts.
The Thanks a Million Vanilla Cupcake candle is brimming with the aroma of freshly baked vanilla cupcakes. It’s available as a large jar candle and can be purchased online exclusively from Yankee Candle.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
If you love the classic monochrome look of a black and white interior design room scheme, you’re in luck this season. The shops are awash with some great product ideas in these simple, yet ever effective, colours.
Here are some of our favourite black and white home accessories, from a gorgeously inviting chair, to a funky clock, essential side table and unusual wall stickers.
1. Jellyfish wall sticker set, £47 from Oakdene Designs
2. Cocoon hanging chair, £299 from Very
3. Beer print, £19.95 from Snowdon Design & Craft
4. Dots round blackboard wall clock, £40 from Habitat
5. Normann Copenhagen Tablo side table, from £190 from Heal’s
6. Black two tone dinner set, £40 (usually £50), from Debenhams
7. Ceramic plant pots, £59 from Idyll Home
8. Nitin Goyal textured origami cushion, £40 from John Lewis
9. Rob Ryan design ceramics, from £18 from Graham and Green
Friday, April 26th, 2013
We love the eclectic range of home accessories and decor available at Anthropologie, but aren’t always quite so fond of their prices.
The good news is they currently have some items reduced in their sale, so here are some juicy picks for today’s Fab Friday Bargains offering.
We love the colourful swirl pattern on the Aurora glass tumbler. This special piece is handcrafted in Murano, Italy using the Millefiori technique. It’s now £24.95 (was £48).
You can be forgiven to think this is a lot to pay for wallpaper, even with the reduction – now £149.95 (was £299). But this is no ordinary wallpaper – it’s magic wallpaper!
The Hide and Seek wallpaper is by design duo, Custhom, and it’s screen printed using thermo-sensitive inks, so as the temperature in a room rises, hidden images are revealed.
So what starts off simply looking like a classic black and white design, actually turns out to be this:
This amazing film reel end table is made from a vintage 35mm film roll, reclaimed automotive gears and finished with a toughened glass top. It’s still not cheap despite a big reduction in price, but it is a rather unique design.
This striking lamp shade provides a brilliant pop of colour. The design is created using silky cotton cords which are layered and then cinched to provide contrasting colour hues. It’s now £69.95 (was £128).
Friday, January 4th, 2013
If you’re a fan of Conran’s designer home accessories, then head over to M&S now, as there’s a selection of them reduced by 50% and more in their January sale.
We love the glass apothecary bottles and the vegetable vases, with their ribbed and textured finishes. One on its own, or three grouped together, look great and it’s more affordable to buy several when they’re half price.
The ceramic wall clock, with its smooth and simple lines, effortlessly tells the time and is a great design for a contemporary home.
1. Conran medium apothecary bottle – now £9
2. Conran ceramic wall clock – now £25
3. Conran blue vegetable vase – now £12
4. Conran vegetable vase – now £15
5. Conran metalized glass candle holder – now £15
6. Conran large apothecary bottle – now £9
7. Conran bulb vegetable vase – now £15
8. Conran ribbed tea light holder – now £4
Other Conran designs, including kitchenware, are in the sale too.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
The White Company very kindly sent us a box of goodies to review, all of which would make lovely Christmas gift ideas.
The star decoration is lovely addition for a Christmas tree. It’s made from tiny silver glass beads, which sparkle under the lights of a Christmas tree, and it’s hung from a well made beaded chain. At only £4, it’s a great value decoration and a good stocking filler gift.
We love candles and the luxury Orange Grove signature candle, which features the zingy scents of mandarin, bergamot and orange flower is refreshing and uplifting. The candle is hand poured in the UK and burns for approximately 28 hours, so you can get lots of use out of it. The candle comes nicely boxed and wrapped in cellophane and is priced at £20.
As well as stylish products for the home, The White Company also produce a range of luxury bath and body products. The white lavender hand and nail cream has the soothing scent of lavender, neroli and lemon and is perfect for easing tired hands and nails.
It would be a nice product to have out on display in a bathroom or cloakroom. Usually priced at £12, it’s currently on offer for £9.60.
For children (big or small!), who can resist the Little Snowy Penguin? Cute, soft and fluffy, this is a great gift for a child and would like right at home snuggled up on a bed. The penguin is £14.
There are plenty more great gift ideas at The White Company and there’s currently a special offer for free delivery on orders over £30, which is definitely a help at this time of year.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Knit trend wall clock
Forget knitted jumpers, why not kit your home out with some knit inspired homeware?
All things knitted are on trend this season, from cosy knitted poufs to knit effect vases, and you can even invest in a knitted effect clock.
The wall clock looks like it’s been fully knitted from wool, but actually it’s made of ceramic which has been given a clever knitted pattern design.
It looks really different and as if it could be a designer piece, but in fact this one is very affordable. The knitted effect clock was originally priced at just £22 from Very, but you can currently get your hands on it for just £19.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Yankee Candle for Breast Cancer Care
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Yankee Candle are one of the many retailers who’ve produced a special product to raise money and awareness.
The Pink Blush candle jar combines the scent of soft pink blooms with vanilla. For every candle sold in the UK, Yankee Candle are donating £1 to Breast Cancer Care.
The limited edition Pink Blush candle is available from Yankee Candle.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Anthropologie can be a great place to find stylish and creative home accessories and this mirror is no exception.
The round porthole style mirror is in a frame that’s been made from remnants of other frames, creatively put together to form a new frame surround.
There are different woods, different textures and pieces of some more ornate frames all mixed together and the overall effect creates a new, quirky and distinctive looking mirror.
The frame remnants mirror measures 60cm in diameter and costs £348 from Anthropologie.
Friday, April 13th, 2012
Wall art clock
Karlsson have got attractive and funky clock design down to a fine art.
For those occasions when you want something attractive on your wall, but are limited in space, many of their clock designs combine art with function.
That’s certainly the case with this black steel petals clock, which is based on a spirographic style patterned flower. It draws the eye in like a piece of wall art, but it also serves the practical purpose of helping you keep track of time.
The Karlsson petals clock costs £45 from Dutch By Design.