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Copper craze: Nine ways to use copper around your home

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Accessorize your home with copper

Copper is such a warm and inviting metal, so it’s perfect to use in home interiors. With our love of all things copper continuing, here’s a look at nine easy ways to incorporate copper in different rooms of your home.

1. Living room

Perch coffee on a stunning  copper wire side table – then lift the top off to use it as a tray. From MiaFleur.

2. Bedroom

Hang your clothes on a copper pipe clothing rail, from Little Deer.

3. Kitchen

Keep track of time whilst you cook with a round metallic copper wall clock from ByShop.

4. Study

Add a touch of luxe copper to your study or home office, with a gorgeous copper desk lamp. From Marquis and Dawe.

5. Dining room

Glam up the look of your dining table with Nordal copper cutlery. Available from Bell & Blue.

6. Hallway

Add a feature to your hall with a Minehead hand rolled and riveted copper wall lamp. From Tugboat Steampunk.

7. Conservatory

Elevate your favourite plants by hanging them in a geometric copper planter. Available from London Garden Trading

8. Bathroom

Display towels in your bathroom on a stylish copper pipe towel rail from Little Deer.

9. Guest room

Hang a hexagonal copper mirror in a guest room. Available from Posh Totty Designs Interiors.

Glossy accents: Metallic home accessories

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Metallic home accessories are still very popular and widely available. If you still can’t get enough of metallics, here are some ways to add some shine, colour and interest into your home through the use of contemporary accessories with a metallic touch.

Gorgeous handmade textured floating copper shelf - display accessories in style at home.

Add a touch of opulent copper to your home, with a stunning hand finished floating copper shelf – £108 from Mr J Designs.

Wall art with a difference - metal words in script lettering to hang on your wall

Hang a metal coloured script word on your wall (choose from laugh, love, dream, sparkle, be happy and bon appétit)  – £9.95 from Letteroom.

Gorgeous and super colourful metallic coconut bowls - perfect for serving nibbles in

Serve food such as nibbles, olives or dips in a bright and colourful metallic coconut bowl – £12 each from Nom Living.

Update your cushions with a new metallic cushion cover - love this shine one

Bring new life to an old cushion, with a metallic shine cushion cover –  £19 from Bespoke Verse.

Stunning retro style rotary dial phone in a fab metallic copper finish

Make calls in style, with a retro 746 copper rotary phone – £79 from The Best Room

Unusual gift idea - metallic personalised favourite song sound wave print

Celebrate your favourite song, with a metallic sound wave print to hang on your wall – £30 from House of Yve.

Multi functional Ayia golden metal pot from Henry and Future

Display flowers, store pens or even makeup brushes, in a beaten golden metal pot - £15 from Henry & Future.

Stylish geometric design ceiling pendant light to add a contemporary touch to your home

Light up a room with a Nordic style geometric ceiling pendant light – £99.95 from Made With Love Designs Ltd.

Create your own home fragrance with Bolsius Aromatic Creations

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Create your own home fragrance with a Bolsius Aromatic Creations burner and wax melts

We’ve written about the power of fragrance in the home before, and how different scents can lift the mood. But have you ever wished you could create your own perfect home scent?

Bolsius Aromatic have come up with a nifty idea that can enable you to do just that. Their Creations wax melt burner set comes with a porcelain burner, plus a collection of nine wax flowers. The flowers have six petals each and are designed to be broken up and mixed together. All you need to do is pop a night light style candle underneath, and away you go.

How to create your own unique home fragrance

The burner comes with suggestions for scent combinations to get you started. For example, mixing a piece of green apple, exotic mango and sweet strawberry melts creates a fruity happy scent. Or a piece of sandalwood, velvet rose and French lavender creates an ideal mix for a balanced mood.

Of course, you don’t have to stick to these mixes and you can use as many, or as few, petals as you wish depending on how strong you’d like the fragrance to be and how long you’d like it to last.

The ceramic burner is nicely designed, with plenty of room to place a candle underneath and a good sized bowl on top to hold the wax melts. It’s a nice idea and good for using to get rid of lingering food smells in the kitchen, or help lift the atmosphere in a living room, bathroom or bedroom.

According to Bolsius Aromatic, if you use a combination of three Creations wax melts, your scent will last for between four and six hours. If you used between three and five pieces, it could last up to 10 hours.

A cream ceramic Bolsius Aromatic Creations oil burner set with nine wax melts in a range of scents is available to purchase from Amazon for £12.99.

Top ups of wax melts can be purchased on an individual basis online from Candle With Care, where they’re only 40p each, or cheaper if you buy more than eight.


Home accent colours: A pop of mellow yellow

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Looking for an accent colour? Yellow is the perfect uplifting hue for a contemporary home interior. Why not try some of these pieces?

Little pops of accent colours can help complete a room decor scheme. You don’t have to have lots of them – just a couple of well chosen pieces of furniture or accessories are all it takes.

If you fancy adding some accents of mellow yellow into your home, then here are some fab ways to bring the colour of sunshine into your home all year round.

Top row, from left to right:

Yellow Freakish statement clock – from Barnaby & Co

Bespoke Word Theme word art prints (this one features delicious biscuits!) – from Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous

Wild and Wolf English mustard task lamp – from Black By Design

Yellow Eye Ikat design cushion – from My Little Wish


Middle row, from left to right:

My yellow deer head – from The French Bedroom Company

Ceramic pineapple – from The Contemporary Home

Lova Scandinavian side table – from Harley & Lola

Wild & Wolf English mustard telephone – from Red Candy


Bottom row, from left to right:

Hamlyn two seater sofa in sulphur yellow, designed by James Harrison – from

Atomic yellow flowers tea tray – from Quince Living

Illustrations Lennart by Danish artist AskØ – available from Astella Hrela

Eclipse mirror designed by Vitamin – from Lime Lace



Animal magic: Quirky homeware finds from Graham and Green

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Lots of fun and quirky animal themed pieces that you never knew you needed!

Animals are renowned for bringing a spot of magic into our lives. But if you aren’t able to have real animals in your home, there are plenty of alternative options to consider.

Thankfully, Graham & Green are on hand with plenty of animal themed homeware to make you smile. Here’s a selection of some of their super quirky pieces that are sure to add some charm and style into your home.

1. Hanging ceiling monkey lamp

2. Polar bear flower vase

3. Large pink feather flamingo

4. Pink ostrich wall console table

5. Junon goose bedside lamp – in white or pink

6. Dessie Dino and Donny Dachshund corn on the cob holders

7. Dinosaur lights

8. Monkey bottle holder

9. Marcel white monkey money box

***Special discount offer***

If you spend £50 or over at Graham & Green, you can get 20% off your order by using the code SPRING20.

The offer runs until midnight on Sunday May 1st (excludes Andrew Martin, Kartell and sale products).

The future’s bright…10 gorgeous neon home accessories

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Now spring is here, why not add a bright splash of colour to tired interiors with these neon home accessories.

1. Neon tassel mini-garland, Meri Meri

Neon party tassels, £7.50

Ideal for garden parties or just for cheering up a tired colourscheme, this mini garland has 24 decorative tassels made from crepe paper and glittery paper in bright, neon colors and golds. Each tassel is stitched with metallic thread and attaches to a metallic gold cord. £7.50, available from Sisters Guild.

2. Neon vase, Barnaby & Co

Neon vase, £21

Imagine this ceramic cylinder vases with its neon drip print filled with tall, structural flowers like lilies. Hand made in fine bone china, it’s also available in neon pink and neon green. £21, available from Barnaby & Co.

3. Neon cup and saucer, Quince Living

Neon cup and saucer, £6.50

If just coffee alone can’t get you going in the morning, how about serving up your caffeine in this eye-popping neon cup? The ceramic is coated in silky smooth rubber for a really modern texture. It’s available in a range of colours including neon orange and neon pink, and costs £6.50 from Quince Living.

4. Neon pink Alice stool, Rose in April

Neon pink stool, £60

From French brand Rose in April comes this child’s Alice stool, in beech wood with water based paint.  The chunky design and bright colours are sure to appeal, and your child will have fun turning this stool into everything from a fairy carriage to a pet donkey in their imagination. £60, available from Sisters Guild.

5. Bloomingville outdoor BBQ in neon pink, Brynlee

Neon pink barbecue, £65

Bored of black barbecues? Fancy a splash of colour in the garden? Painted the brightest of pinks and shaped like a bucket, this bright barbecue will still fulfil its function while a little more individuality to the patio. £65, available from Out There Interiors.

6. Dachshund Dot Cushion, Red Lily

Dotty dachshund cushion, £36.50

A vibrant and humourous cotton cushion with a black dachshund print contrasting with bold crimson dots and embroidered details and star embellishments, this will cheer up a plain sofa or bed cover. Includes a duck down pad. £36.50, available from Red Lily.

7. Lotus mohair throw, Avoca

Bright mohair throw, £99.95

Made from 70% mohair and 30% wool, this bright throw is woven at Avoca’s mill in Ireland. In vibrant warm shades of pink, yellow and green, it’s the perfect thing to add contemporary colour and warmth to your home and would be perfect draped over your favourite sofa, chair or bed. £99.95, available from Iapetus.

8. VP3 brushed orange flowerpot table lamp, Verner Panton

VP3 brushed orange flowerpot table lamp, £319

An original design by iconic 1960s designer Verner Panton, the VP3 table light connects two semi spheres with a stalk to an upturned third which forms the base. Available in a wide range of colours and finishes, the perfect simplicity of the design means it’s still at home in any contemporary interior. £319, available from Rume.

9. Pink Leitmotif Z lamp, Viva Lagoon

Pink Leitmotif Z lamp, £29

This lamp, made from high quality metal that’s been coated in a bright pink shade, is a great combination of design and practicality. It’s perfect for use as a reading lamp on a bedside or side table, and would also work well as a desk lamp for your office or study. £29, available from

10. Butterfly sunset silk cushion, Laura Nicolson

Blue silk butterfly cushion, £62

This bright, glamorous cushion has etched butterflies fluttering across a sunset of deep colours. Designed by Laura Nicolson, the butterflies were inspired one summer’s evening in the Kent countryside. £62, available from IN-SPACES.

By Sara Walker

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