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The Great Faux Plant Home Trend

March 30, 2018

There’s no getting away from the fact that we are embracing mother nature in our homes more than ever, especially when it comes to our love affair with houseplants. However, even I admit that sometimes the odd plant has failed and gone to plant heaven!  At least with faux plants, you remove the guilt factor of becoming a serial plant killer and that can be a wonderful thing in itself.   The Great Faux Plant Home Trend Personally, I see…

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10 Of The Best Nature Inspired Table Lamps

March 27, 2018
10 Of The Best Nature Inspired Table Lamps

A small disaster beset the I.E. household last week. Ok, not so much a disaster, but more of the breakage of a favourite kitchen lamp of which the I.E. Hubs is guilty. In his defence, it did happen whilst in the throes of decorating the other end of our kitchen dining space so all is forgiven. This has, of course, meant I’ve been doing a bit of virtual shopping in search of a replacement. With our new botanical look and feel of our…

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Contemporary Metal Designers – AnthologyFive

March 22, 2018
Contemporary Metal Designers - AnthologyFive

When contemporary metal designers AnthologyFive offered me a chance at a behind the scenes tour of their engineering workshops, I literally jumped at the opportunity. After all, it’s not every day that you get to see the design process let alone understand the complexities of how a design comes together.  And, if you’ve yet to have heard of this relatively new and exciting company, I can assure you, you’re in for a treat.   Contemporary Metal Designers – AnthologyFive AnthologyFive’s high-quality…

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The Big Velvet Home Trend

February 27, 2018
The Big Velvet Home Trend

If there’s one texture that will add an air of opulence and elegance to a room it has to be Velvet with its tactile qualities and luscious good looks. It’s been growing in popularity for the past few years and this year it’s set to be one of the biggest, dare I say it, trends.   The Big Velvet Home Trend I’m not one to usually be led by trends because for 1. I basically hate being told what to do as a…

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Sue Ryder Online – Affordable Home Finds

February 13, 2018
Sue Ryder Online - Affordable Home Finds

We all love a bargain from time to time don’t we and for some of us (myself included), charity shops are brilliant for doing just that. Whether you are bargain hunter or strapped for cash, charity shops are fab places to shop and more importantly you’ll be supporting great causes in the process. They’re also great for donating your unwanted goods and helping charities with much-needed resources and I regularly purge the house to help our local ones. Sue Ryder…

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12 Of The Best Wall Clock Designs

February 9, 2018
12 Of The Best Wall Clock Designs

  Considering most of us live our lives constantly being led by the hands of time, I thought we’d take a look at some wall clock designs today. Our days so often dictated to by time and the inevitable clock watching that follows, I thought we might as well do it in style. 12 Of The Best Wall Clock Designs I’ve rounded up 12 that will hopefully make your timekeeping more aesthetically pleasing even if you’re always running late. As I…

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