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CALIFORNIA THEMED INTERIOR

Recreate the bright and colourful style of a cool Californian home with these key pieces.

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Art Prints from Indigo | Pendant lamp from Ikea | Metro leaf chair from Decor |Kitchenaid artisan stand mixer from Hudson’s Bay | Company multi-stripe paddle from Hudson’s Bay | Barcelona Polished 6 seater dining table from Atkin and Thyme | 4-drawer chest from Ikea | Pillows from Zara | Tilden spindle back swivel barstool from Pottery Barn

Beauty, Fashion, Home Sweet Home, The Skinny

Lovely & Affordable January Buys

I know it’s new year and I know we’re all skint but if you’re feeling like you just need to get something to perk you up, this pick below should do the trick.

I’ve selected 10 of my favourite things, everything from a contour kit to help hide those winter blemishes and dark circles, to the cutest flamingo 2017 diary and THE best skincare product from Liz Earle – seriously this stuff will change your life. jan

  1. Alphabet Tea cup £4 | 2. 2017 Diary £8.50| 3. Maybelline Correcting Kit £9.99 | 4. OPI Nail Varnish £12.50 |   5. Handheld Spiralizer £11.99 | 6. Oliver Bonas Ring £18 | 7. Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser £15.50 | 8. Scented Candle £6.50 | 9. Calvin Klein Bralette £20 | 10. Cath Kinston Cosmetic Bag £8

 

California
Home Sweet Home, The Skinny

CALIFORNIAN THEMED INTERIOR

Recreate the bright and colourful style of a cool Californian home with these key pieces.

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Art Prints from Indigo | Pendant lamp from Ikea | Metro leaf chair from Decor |Kitchenaid artisan stand mixer from Hudson’s Bay | Company multi-stripe paddle from Hudson’s Bay | Barcelona Polished 6 seater dining table from Atkin and Thyme | 4-drawer chest from Ikea | Pillows from Zara | Tilden spindle back swivel barstool from Pottery Barn

Tea
Food & Drink, Home Sweet Home

Brew Time

A cup of tea can work wonders. It’s perfect first thing in the morning and as a mid-afternoon drink. Tea is a great drink to enjoy when you’re catching up with family and friends, it can soothe the soul and make you feel human again. Tea is pretty good I think you will agree.

Tea tastes even better in a decent mug and these mugs below are guaranteed to up your tea game. Stick the kettle on and enjoy.TEA

1. Cottage mug | 2. Le Creuset rustic mug | 3. Bicicletta Mug | 4. The Bay breakfast mug |           5. Cath Kidston mug

 

Home Sweet Home, The Skinny

Wallpaper Inspiration

Wallpaper is great for adding personality, texture and colour to your home. It can make big spaces seem cosy and inviting and small spaces seem airy and light. You can make a real style statement using just one wall and it’s one of my favourite ways to update a home.

The beauty of wallpaper is it’s ideal if you’re not too confident about making a huge statement. Covering one wall in a bright and stylish wallpaper can transform a whole room. I’ve selected some of my favourite wallpaper designs which are suitable for those who want to make a big statement and those who want to be slightly more subtle.

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Images sourced from Pinterest

 

Home Sweet Home, The Skinny

New York Style Living

New York loft apartments have that cool look to them. Exposed brick, comfy seating and fancy pants lighting. If you don’t have the space, or the exposed brick, fear not. Here are some New York style bits and pieces you can buy to add that city feel to your living space.

Lighting

Whether you have an abundance of natural light or not, the way you light your living space is key. New York homes usually have huge windows to let the light stream in. These three floor lamps will all help to light your living space, and they’ll add that New York feel at the same time.LightingAlfred Tripod Floor Lamp | Dash Floor Lamp | Hektar Floor Lamp

Seating

Now you’ve lit your room you need to add some seating that’s both comfy and cool. If you can, invest in leather sofas and armchairs. They will last much longer than fabric. I love the relaxed feel of this armchair and both the sofas.SofaLeather Armchair | Landskrona Chaise Lounges & Sofa Stockholm Sofa

Coffee Tables

A coffee table is a must have in any living room. To add a touch of New York opt for ones that are more rustic than classic.

Coffee Table

Shoreditch Coffee Table |Lomond Storage Coffee TableDistressed Coffee Table

Wall Prints

Dressing your wall with prints will add that designer touch. Either go for a selection of different prints or opt for one large print. All the prints below are from Society6.

Prints

Other bits and pieces 

Add other items to your living space that will really make it feel like home. It could be a candle, clock, books, or a throw in the arm of your couch. I love all these bits and pieces below.

New YorkJo Malone Candle | Newgate Clock | The Art Book | Ofelia Throw

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Fashion, Home Sweet Home, The Skinny

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Have you started to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day yet? If you’re getting into the spirit of things why not add a pop of colour to your home and wardrobe? I am a huge fan of anything green, it’s fresh, works well with grey and white (two of my other favourite colours) and of course it’s the perfect colour for Paddy’s Day!

Here’s my round up of some gorgeous green picks…

Green

  1. Utility shirt dress | 2. Bucket bag | 3. Lime green necklace | 4. Eyelet swimsuit | 5. Green telephone | 6. Lace dress | 7. Green vase | 8. Green basket | 9. Off-the-shoulder top | 10. Green Chuck Taylor
Ideal Home Show
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Win Tickets To The Ideal Home Show

Fancy winning tickets to The Ideal Home Show this month? I’m kicking off March with a pretty cool competition in conjunction with Thomas Sanderson.

The team of expert designers at Thomas Sanderson are putting the finishing touches to what’s going to be a show-stopping presence at this year’s Ideal Home Show (running from 18th March – 3rd April 2016 in London)

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This year Thomas Sanderson is the main sponsor of A Traditionally British Home, one of the full size houses within the show, which has been styled by celebrity designer Linda Barker. Take a tour of the four-bed house to see stunning styling trends, be inspired by the hottest home colour schemes for 2016 and learn more about Thomas Sanderson’s stylish energy-saving solutions and home automation window blind products.

Thomas Sanderson 2I have three pairs of tickets up for grabs for this year’s show which will be packed with the latest in interiors, home improvement, gardens, food & housewares, technology, fashion & beauty and shopping. There’s also the chance to ask celebrity guests including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Barker and Julia Kendall your home interior questions.

How to enter

Simply enter the rafflecopter below to be in with a chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to The Ideal Home Show. Competition ends 13th March 2016. Good Luck!

 

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To find out more about Thomas Sanderson’s conservatory blinds, window shutters and window blinds visit www.thomas-sanderson.co.uk/ideal

Pantone
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Pretty Pantone

Earlier this month Pantone announced the colour of the year, which for the first time blends two shades together.

Rose Quartz and Serenity are calming and soft colours and they will bring about a relaxing feel to any home. Here’s some inspirational rooms to give you an idea of how you could introduce Pantone’s prettiest colour of the year.

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