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Idyll Home – Shop Love

May 11, 2018
Idyll Home - Shop Love

Shopping online has become mainstream for many of us including buying for our homes. It’s also meant that the web has become a place of discovery where we’re able to find new and wonderful companies that offer you something different from the usual High Street sameness. Companies like family run Idyll Home who have put thought and care into the collections they have to offer. Ensuring that your homes remain as individualistic as you are and not something out of…

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The Beauty of Handcrafted Wood – William Firth Woodcraft

May 1, 2018
The Beauty of Handcrafted Wood - William Firth Woodcraft

If there’s one way to add warmth and character to our homes it has to be through the use of the wood with its natural textural qualities. And what better way to introduce it but in the form of useful accessories that have been lovingly handmade by skilled craftsmen. Today, I’m featuring one such skilled artisan, William Firth, who has an independent woodwork workshop based in the heart of Lancashire here in the UK.   The Beauty of Handcrafted Wood – William…

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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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