Guys I've been doing my home decoration research this week! I want a traditional, lived in, cosy modern farmhouse style in the guest bedroom when it's finished and I've been researching some key trends to incorporate into the room to make sure I achieve this kinda look. I'm sharing them here in case you too have a love for Modern Farm Charm interiors and need some inspiration to bring a rustic edge to your guest bedroom or master bedroom.Read More
I'm in need of a new bed. Check out our current one here and here.
It's okay, it's just a tad uninviting and doesn't go with our period traditional look throughout our home, it's too basic. We've recently revamped our room with a Summer Gray wash of Valspar paint and lots of white accessories (similar colour scheme above) so for a while now, I've been on the hunt for bedroom furnishings that sing to me in similar shades.
Just take a look at The French Bedroom Company's style and you'll understand why I feel like I've struck gold. Seriously.Every home furnishing, bed cover and accessory has that luxurious, fresh vibe that channels traditional with a modern touch, just the vibe I've been looking for in my bedroom.
Ok so the beds are a little out of my price range, but as I mentioned in this post, similar to a sofa, a good bed is the next best investment you'll make in your life. It's worth splashing on one you love. Buy cheap, buy twice.
I couldn't help but throw in my favourite item of the store. This ornate white stag head which would sit beautifully on a chimney breast or inside an alcove.
I always think 3D art like this is a brave choice for rooms, but having strong pieces and taking risks in decor with statement pieces pays off.
At just £40 it's a steal. Or go a little larger for £55. I'm seriously considering this to jazz up our room.
Not only do The French Bedroom Company stock beautiful beds, bedding and headboards, they do room accessories pretty damn well too. This is the place to look for statement pieces, from chandeliers to mirrors. Those pieces that everyone compliments when they enter the room.
So yeah, check out The French Bedroom Company if you're about to embark on a bedroom makeover.
Delcor is an online furniture retailer with showrooms across the UK (including the beautiful city of Harrogate) who specialise in crafting made to measure chairs & sofas.
It's exactly a month until Christmas! Well, even closer when this post goes live. Who's excited?
If you're not feelin' the Christmas vibes yet, I suggest you get yourself into a Tiger store near you ASAP. I dunno what it is about that shop but as soon as the festivities line the aisles, I become a sucker for anything seasonal buying Santa pegs, christmas tree socks and tinsel. Last weekend an impromptu visit to Tiger, snapping up every santa glittery thing in sight cued a wee crafty Christmas evening at my place later that eve, glass of rioja and some Christmas Lindt choccies in hand.
I made some pom poms from tissue paper, ready for hanging with invisible thread (once it's December mind, when it's officially ok to do anything decorative) and I also spent the eve creating a pinterest board of Christmas ideas to get in the festive spirit. It was so much fun. Start one too, start one too!
Anyway, it's usually around this time in November that the family debate between 'real tree or fake tree?' starts, and we begin to buy all the little trinkets to make the house and Christmas tree look extra special. I thought I'd share some things that I'm excited to hang on my tree this year, and add to my house to spread Christmas cheer.
If you're looking for cute decoration ideas, you've come to the right place ;)
Did you see my recent instagram post armed with presents as far as the eye can see? Well here are some sneak peeks inside a few of those, courtesy of my friends at Edited in Brighton (more about this AMAZING brand coming in a post very soon).
Christmas really had come early that evening! Check out these fantastic bright silver reflector baubles in all different colours from Edited's Christmas collection. They are the glittery pop every tree needs to look extra special this Christmas, and I think they'll spin real nice once hung on the branches, catching the light.
Can you tell I can't wait to get decorating?!
In fact if you're on the market for quirky decs to jazz up your tree, Edited have an unmissable selection in stock... Look, it's a Christmassy sausage dog :)
They also have a really out-there FAB selection of neon baubles, that look really cute all piled up in my glass vase ready to jazz up the decorative fireplace or kitchen counter. I want to add battery-powered fairy lights inside for extra wow, but love how it looks as it is. Such a cool focal point to the room during the festive season, and a great idea for when you have baubles left over or fancy a different colour scheme in different parts of the house.
Another Fifi finest - has anyone ever thought to put cute gift tags as paper decorations on a tree? - thank me and my bright ideas later. Ha. These quirky little gift tags from Edited are too nice to write all over. I want to keep them for myself, so I've decided to hang several on the top branches to give a my tree a 'handmade' feel :)
But wait, before you go off and splash cash on the most wonderful time of the year, just look at how adorable the sausage dog gift tag is when not used as a Christmas tree decoration! I'm in awe.
*squeals with excitement*
It's the little things. I love Edited.
Well friends, it's been almost 2 weeks since I wrote my last post on here and it feels pretty good to be finally typing from Neil & I's headquarters in Hove.
We moved on the 15th May, to an empty shell of a flat and have since thrown all our energy into making it feel more like a home - in the uproar of cardboard boxes (cameras were in the bathroom, computers in the hallway) blogging has taken a massive back seat while we get ourselves sorted.
I thought I'd start a new series showcasing all the interior high street bargains I've been collecting before the move and thereafter. Hopefully if you're looking to move into a new place, or jazz up your current homes these posts might give you something to work on - for pennies a pop. We all love a bargain of the home interior variety.
First up are these gorge crochet baskets I picked up from Dunelm Mill (my all time fave interior store in Sussex don't ya know). They're perfect for collecting the heaps of beauty products us bloggers seem to accumulate tonnes of.
Although I've steered away from blogging reviews of beauty products simply because I never have the time nor dedication to stick to trial skincare for any longer than 3 days - I'm just too faithful to my select favourites - these baskets work really well if you have an excess of products to choose from and look lush in any bathroom. Open baskets allow you to root around and find the exact things you need, bypassing other products that might tickle your fancy too ;)
The giveaway is open to UK residents only. The very lucky winner will be announced on the 31st May 2014 12am and the prize will be delivered to your door a week after. Just in time for sprucing your home up after a spring clean :)
To enter, all you have to do is follow my blog on bloglovin and like my page on facebook, filling in the rafflecopter below.
There's lots of bonus entries on there too, so fill your boots and good luck! I'll just go crawl into my envious cave.....
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If you're based in or around London, be sure to check out Alison at Home's pop up concession at House of Fraser on Oxford Street from May 12th!