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The Natural Handwoven Trend

April 11, 2018
The Natural Handwoven Trend

I’m sure you’d agree with me that there’s something quite beautiful about natural woven pieces that have been handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen.  Their organic textural qualities bring our homes alive with their woven forms, offering interest and tactile surfaces that touch our senses as well as their ability to offer the decorative. The fact that they are often environmentally friendly both in design and choice of materials means that by opting for natural designs, you’re be avoiding the…

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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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11 Ways To Elevate Your Houseplants

January 19, 2018
11 Ways To Elevate Your Houseplants

Not to be put off by lack of surfaces to add my growing plant collection to, I’ve been doing some research on some wonderful new designs that will quite literally elevate your plant collection. Whether you like to mix things up with faux and real, or are an avid green-fingered collector, you really can’t have enough plants to add some instant greenery goodness. 11 Ways To Elevate Your Houseplants Plants are continuing to grow in their popularity and it’s really no…

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