Colourful Beautiful Things to brighten your living space and make you smile Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:07:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Woven rattan lampshades Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:45:49 +0000 Woven rattan lampshades from Cox and Cox I’ve been following the increasing popularity of woven rattan lampshades for several months now.  And I think it’s fair to say that they’ve well and truly arrived.  Just about every lighting collection I’ve seen for this Spring has its share of woven lampshades made from rattan, bamboo, seagrass, […]]]> 0 Decorative home storage baskets and boxes Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:02:53 +0000 In my recent article about the best storage solutions for small spaces, I mentioned the value of decorative home storage baskets and boxes. In case you missed the post, I talked about two ways to make storage work well in a small living space.  The first is to have it blend in unobtrusively with your […]]]> 0 Stylish simplicity for Spring from the John Lewis Croft Collection Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:28:02 +0000 This is a sponsored post in collaboration with John Lewis and contains affiliate links to products which, if purchased, may result in a commission payment. All views my own. The promise of Spring is suddenly all around, don’t you think?  The days are noticeably longer already and the first shy blossoms are on the trees. […]]]> 0 Bodacious Handwoven Eco-Rugs from Angie Parker Textiles Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:29:55 +0000 Angie Parker’s Bodacious Handwoven Eco-Rugs are made from recycled plastic bottles I first wrote about Angie Parker’s completely gorgeous woven textiles back in 2014 (read it here).  But it took me until October last year (2017) to actually meet her in person, at the Handmade at Kew show. Which turned out to be an absolute […]]]> 0 The best storage solutions for small spaces Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:11:06 +0000 Today we’re looking at stylish, clever and efficient storage solutions for small spaces.  Having lived in some exceedingly tiny places over the years, I know the pitfalls of trying to live comfortably and stylishly in a tiny home. A major challenge on the style front is that your storage solutions are usually also on permanent […]]]> 0 Terrazzo – contemporary interiors trend Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:19:02 +0000 Terrazzo is in the interiors spotlight again – and not just underfoot.  Traditionally associated with utilitarian floors, terrazzo in 2018 has been reinvented as an ultra-chic, versatile material to be used in all kinds of ways around the home. So, is it a case of ‘move over marble’?  This classic material has been everywhere on […]]]> 0 Agate Cheese Boards (and other tableware) from Anthropologie Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:36:50 +0000 Holy moly, who knew the humble cheese board could be so colourful and beautiful?  Well, these Agate Cheese Boards are from Anthropologie, so we probably could have guessed they’d come up with something pretty special. Or just downright pretty … I can’t tell you how much today’s finds have lifted my spirits. These pictures feel […]]]> 0 Top 10 Blue Sofas – most wanted for 2018 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:16:55 +0000 Recently I read that the term “blue sofa” had rocketed up the search results on Houzz, the interiors website. I wasn’t surprised, as I’d also got personal experience of the popularity of blue sofas.  My next door neighbour just bought a teal blue sofa for her newly decorated lounge.  And when visiting a friend I […]]]> 0 Skultuna brass candle holders – the London Collection Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:47:23 +0000 It’s a bit of a cliche, but at this darkest time of the year it feels like I just can’t have enough lights on and candles lit around the house. Luckily, the festive season is the traditional time to festoon the house in fairy lights and find space for as many extra candles as possible.  […]]]> 0 A cosy, contemporary Christmas – Highland style Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:29:01 +0000 (This is a sponsored post in collaboration with John Lewis and contains affiliate links to products which, if purchased, may result in a commission payment.  All views my own). Hurrah (again) for the folk at John Lewis and their seasonal Edits. Talk about making life simpler and easier for the time-squeezed shopper. This time, of […]]]> 0