An interior brand I love: Old English Prints

I'm on a mission to introduce you to some of the UK's cutest interior stockists. Whether you're an interior stylist, budding interior assistant or just love finding home decoration sites to spruce up your home, you'll love this feature.

I'm working hard to collect a little black book of shops, so that for ANY interior look you want to achieve, all that's needed is a glance through my little black book to know where you'll find the goods.

You might even recognise the designs from this next company I want to introduce you to.

Meet Old English Prints. Aren't their designs gorgeous? They specialise in handwritten typography across pillows, cups + posters, so you can bring a personal touch to any room.

If you've ever watched Zoe Sugg's youtube videos, you'll have seen her lovely pillowcases, 'big spoon + little spoon' (which I simply HAVE to get my hands on!). The girl has a great sense of interior style, I'll give her that.

That's sorta where I found out about Old English Prints.

I got looking at their collection of inspiring quotes online, and loved their simplicity and variety of colours. You can simply find (or create!) a quote you love, choose the colours, and order. Then bam, they're in your letterbox a few days later.

I have a mini gallery wall I'm currently working on that I can't wait to reveal on here, which features prints from this lovely place and a gorgeous art deco mirror I've found.

I think I'm a little bit in love with their branding too. I can sense a whole sack of presents being purchased from their online store over the Christmas period. So glad I found them :)

Pay them a wee visit, you'll love what they have to offer.

A bed so cosy you'll never want to leave the house again

Bedroom looks on

You may have read my post "Do you have this problem too?" where I shared the story why I'm creating a little black book of interior stockists I love - I encourage you to go read it first and come back here to check out my next in the series, but if you can't be assed, just stick around.

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.

Bedroom looks on

The French Bedroom Company's website is going straight in my little black book of interior stockists. 

Bedroom looks on 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.

Bring your living room to life... with a colourful sofa

So yesterday you may have read my post "Do you have this problem too?" where I shared the story why I'm creating a little black book of interior stockists I love - I encourage you to go read it first and come back here to check out the very first in the feature. 
Now, allow me to introducing to you a 100% British gem I recently came discovered on my internet travels.

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. 

If you're a long time reader of Fifi McGee you'll know my love for our chesterfield sofa, and traditional interiors. We live in a Victorian converted flat with solid wooden floors so I try to keep our décor in line with the period as best as poss. 

Delcor stood out to me because they craft British timeless designs that you can marry with modern material and striking prints. Where one would usually head in to an antique store or charity shop to buy second hand furniture and put up with the scratches and stains (although that's half the charm) it's relieving to hear there are designers still creating traditional classics with a modern twist. 

So if you wanted a brand new chesterfield-style sofa, you don't have to traipse through antique stores to compromise on one, and instead, get your own brand new. 

I particularly love the range of fabrics and colours on offer for every sofa design. With summer here to stay it's a refreshing update having a bright yellow statement sofa to open up a room. Come winter, thick knit blankets dull it down for a cosier feel. 

Yep, If my flat could withstand another sofa, the Chelsea sofa range in yellow would be mine. 

Price-wise considering the craftsmanship that's gone into every design, and the flexibility you get on fabric choices, it's value for money. An average 3/4 seater costs around the £1,500 mark, which might make you gasp. But it's a sofa, after all. It's worth investing in one you'll love for life. I'm a strong believer in buy cheap, buy twice. And that's exactly why I was happy to pay £1,700 for our Old Boots leather chesterfield sofa bed. Every day I love it that little bit more. 

And that concludes the first on my interior stockist list. If you're on the market for traditional sofas, dining room chairs or stools, pay Delcor a visit. There are some striking, quality pieces to be had.