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    No need to hibernate during the winter months. Get into the seasonal swing and re-energise at home with a few ideas to help inject some life into your interior.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Pooky have recently introduced a new ‘kid on the block’ which caught my eye. This very decorative range of marbled paper lampshades come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, www.pooky.com

     

     

     

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    As one of the top luxury candle manufacturers, this French company always has some very special decorative treats in store. This Louis XIV a Coeval candle sculpture is one of their very fine collection of busts, EUR 180, www.trudon.com/eu

     

     

     

     

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    For a rather spectacular way to separate rooms or hide storage behind a screen, this artistic hand made Room Divider by Sandrine Kespi Creations offers a very creative solution. £445.80 https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/594238160/artistic-room-divider-screens-hand-made?ref=user_profile

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    Give your sofa a luxurious lift with this stunning velvet cushion. Tasselled Velvet House Cushion, £55, www.libertylondon.com

     

     

     

     

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    Be the ‘hostess with the mostes’ or the 'host with the most' and entertain your guests placing drinks and glasses on this very glamorous drinks trolley featuring one marble and one mirrored shelf, Luxe Loop Marble Drinks Trolley, £375, www.oliverbonas.com

     

     

     

     

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    Sit back, relax and feel on top of the world after a busy festive season with this rather magic giant cloud wall mural. The website offers a wonderful selection of cloud and sky images….to suit every mood, www.pixers.uk

     

     

     

     

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    If you a looking for a statement table lamp, this is not one to miss. Although sold in the US, it can be shipped to Europe and will need to be adapted to European standards. Leigh Table Lamp by Suzanne Kasler, $ 839, www.circalighting.com

     

     

     

     

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    Add a little magic to your living space with this stylish chair, reminiscent of a starry night’s sky, Klismos Chair. Chair covered in Dongha, Drops in Blue by Dominique Kieffer, both at www.rubelli.com

     

     

     

     

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    ‘The eyes have it’ with this unusual and decorative candle jar, Lite Candle, £135, www.I-object.com

     

     

     

     

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    If your table lamp needs sprucing up, this silk sari ikat lampshade is a super choice, 35cm Silk Sari Lampshade, www.nushka.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

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    You will be in 7th heaven if you treat yourself to this very glamorous console table, Celeste Console, £13.998, www.bohincstudio.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    This quirky and fun candle is one of many wonderfully creative designs by Fornasetti, Scimmie Scented Candle, £140, www.selfridges.com

     

     

     

     

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    Never short of wonderful new designs, these cushions bring that relaxed and cozy feel to your interior, www.oka.com

     

     

     

     

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    Snuggle up in style on those cold winter nights with this wonderful faux fur throw with its contrasting lining, which is also available in other colour ways, Faux Fur Throw, £225, www.oka.com 

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    Inspired by love of the opera, Fornasetti created this lovely china collection, Don Giovanni Collection, www.harrods.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Add a warm element to your living space with this super stylish stool, Whitaker Stool, £1.200,  www.kdloves.com

     

     

     

     

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    This gold glass finial is the perfect choice for a glamorous window treatment solution, GF2 - Gold Kyoto Glass Finial, www.mckinney.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    Bring some warmth to your dinner table with this ‘hot’ decorative platter, Vintage Moroccan Platter, £43, www.saffranmaroc.com

     

     

     

     

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    For a classy and stylish look, the colours and designs of the bedhead, lamp and cushion are beautifully coordinated, www.kdloves.com

     

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    Amongst so many pretty crackers, this set particularly caught my eye, Red & Gold Festive Icons Crackers, £25 (pack of 8), www.marksandspencer.com

     

     

     

     

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    For that warm country or alpine look, this (upholstery) fabric is one of my seasonal top picks and perfect for chairs or cushions, Jane Churchill Cari Stripe, www.janechurchill.com

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    Contemporary design need not be ‘cold’ as this beautiful desk is best proof, VG New Trend New Secret 4 Console, £9.220, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

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    I love this still life with its wonderfully lively colours. Local Bath artist Mary Liddell has a wonderful collection of still life, landscape pictures as well as etchings, www.maryliddellartist.com

     

      

     

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    Wether one prefers contemporary or classic interiors, this stunning table lamp is really easy to place and combine with any style, www.pennymorrison.com

     

     

     

     

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    When it comes to ceiling lights, this collection of handblown glass lights is of my absolute favourites, offering a quite unique display,  from £640 per pendant lamp, Mineral Pendants, www.rothschildbickers.com

     

     

     

     

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    As we are heading for the festive season, I enjoy indulging in my love for candles of all designs, shapes and sizes. This very decorative pot is another wonderful find which I wanted to share, Henna Candle Pot, £145, www.libertylondon.com

     

     

     

     

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    When thinking of Christmas, it is alway rather fun, adding the odd bit of decoration or festive accessory to your existing collection. Put a tea light behind this house and you add atmospheric lighting to your christmas decorations, Brass House, £78, www.petershamnurseries.com

     

     

     

     

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    The deep warm colours of this marbled lampshade are a perfect choice if you need to add some rustic charm to your living space, Italian, £60, www.rosi-de-ruig.com More than ever will your furniture need protection from glasses and bottles of the festive season. Why not do this in style with these very sleek leather coasters, Ghurka Chestnut Coaster Set, £108, www.modaoperandi.com

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    Create a unique focal point with this unusual acrylic coffee table with the floating wood feature, Table Basse Kisimi, www.bleunature.com

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    If you have cash to splash and are in need of that special gift, this very unusual backgammon set will make a fantastic present, Peacock Backgammon Set, £4.200, www.conranshop.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    Rather than using fabric, why not opt for a napper leather bedhead for a very cool bedroom look, Ilivia headboard in dyed nappa Lamb skin (coral Howe), www.ensemblierlondon.com

     

     

     

     

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    This chest is a very versatile piece of furniture both functional with plenty of storage space as well as featuring a sleek design which blends in perfectly with classic as well as contemporary interiors, Dejan Dark Wood with Gold Inlay Trunk, £139.97, www.furniture123.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    This Deer will not need to live outside and is much happier to make itself useful indoors, Console etagere Cerf free contreplaque clair Doreth 84, EUR 161.77, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

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    Treat living room to a very special unique feature with this inspiring original artwork by award winning Bath artist Emma Rose, Autumn Voyage, £490, www.emmaroseartworks.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Not just a treat for birds overs, this hand painted lamp displays Peasant feathers in a very original way, Peasant Feather Lamp-Blue, www.leejofa.com

     

     

     

     

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    I love this sofa bed which combines style with practicality in a beautiful and stylish way. The clever frame design allows it to transform into a single or double bed,  Plinio II Giovane Duetto Sofabed, £5.420, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Add some stylish and atmospheric lighting to your living room with this very decorative marbled lampshade. It comes in different shapes and sizes, www.pooky.com

     

     

     

     

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    A perfect piece of furniture for your alpine retreat or those who dream of having one, “Berg-Bar’ by Friederike Delius, EUR 4.800, www.studioberg.de

     

     

     

     

     

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    For those who love unusual designs, these stylish coffee tables are a wonderful way to create a focal point in your living space, Gebrueder Thonet Vienna Carillon Coffee Table, EUR 4397.70, www.shop.mohd.it

     

     

     

     

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    Sit back and enjoy those cold winter days in comfort on this very stylish sheepskin sofa, Poet Walnut Sofa covered in Skandilock Sheepskin (moonlight) by House of Finn Juhl, £8560, www.hollowaysofludlow.com

     

     

     

     

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    For those who feel challenged finding a stylish flush mounted ceiling light, this very decorative model will come to the rescue, Dorette Flushmount Light, £228, www.anthropologie.com/en-gb

     

     

     

     

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    This very decorative cushion is part of a set which comes in these lovely colours and patterns and are absolutely perfect if you are looking for something which looks good whatever the season of the year, Cahokia Cushion Cover, £55, www.oka.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    ‘From Russia with Love’ comes this very unusual antique window surround originating from the exterior of a Russian country house and converted to a mirror, Antique Window Surround Mirror Ref: 3784, £590, www.johncornallantiques.com

     

     

     

     

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    Charming water jug with a cheeky cockatoo handle, mosaicked in Abalone Shell. Match with the Copper Lapis Lazuli Toucan Jug or Copper Malachite Parrot Jug for a playful trio. £430 each, www.cheskie.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

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    If you like to achieve a rustic or ethnic look, this decorative lamp would look fantastic, Nelumbo Lamp, £150, www.oka.com

     

     

     

     

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    The perfect choice for nature lovers! Works beautifully with classic and contemporary interiors, Oak Leaf Console, www.coxlondon.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    These chairs are beautifully made by a Lebanese company. They feature Arabic words which mean ‘blessing’, www.nadadebs.com

     

     

     

     

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    Kelling Design have recently launched a wonderful collection of furniture and home accessories which I have fallen in love with. Wonderful patterns and designs which are so easy to integrate into different types of interiors. This collection is just one of their new designs and worth, taking a closer look at, www.kdloves.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    This is the one to give you a lift on a cold and gloomy winter day! The award winning Bath artist is well known for her use of wonderful and vibrant colours, so worth taking a look at to see, what else she has on offer. Emma is taking on commissions for those, who are looking for something very personal,   “Christmas is Coming” (Print), unframed from £40, framed print 68x68cm £265, www.emmaroseartworks.com

     

     

     

     

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    For cozy lighting in your country home or alpine retreat, this is a great lampshade, Green Antique Spot, from £60, www.rosi-de-ruig.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    This clever design shows off a wonderful eye catching mix of design and colour, Grey Stucco Kaleidoscope Square Velvet Cushion, £105, www.susi-bellamy.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Not just perfect for lampshades or cushions, this Ikat design look fantastic on this fibre glass tray, Green Arrow Silk Ikat and Fibre Glass tray, £28, www.punica.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    Add some colourful fun to your christmas tree with this set of baubles, Honeycomb Bauble Decorations, £39, www.oka.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    It is so easy to change to look of a room with just a new lampshade or cushion. This shade with its unusual design will make a very eye catching addition to your living space, Orange Feathered Velvet Lampshade, £155, www.susi-bellamy.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Dinosaur Designs resin products are hand made in Australia. As a result, you can expect that each piece featured its own unique pattern, Resin Bowl, www.dinosaurdesigns.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Produced from pure sheep wool, this fun Kyrgyz rug adds a lovely sparkle to any room, Kyrgyz Area Rug - Shydrak, £682.91, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/384611006/round-rug-felt-area-rug-bright-orange?ref=user_profile

     

     

     

     

     

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    For those who like to keep up with the latest design trends, this table lamp with its marble effect finish will bring your living space well up to date, Timna Lamp, £355, www.oka.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    This stunning bauble will be lovely addition to your christmas tree decoration for years to come, Vintage Christmas Tree Bauble, www.libertylondon.com

     

     

     

     

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    If you are looking for that one statement piece this season, this cabinet will certainly not go unnoticed, Bahut Haut Art Deco 4 Portes Prima, EUR 1067.06, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

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    One can never have to many little dishes when entertaining….your guests will certainly take a good look at this unusual model, Lit Vide Poche £120, www.I-object.com

     

     

     

     

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    Make your curtain poles part of your room decoration with this stunning finial, GF77-Green Black Swirl Pumpkin With Metal Finial, www.mckinney.co.uk

     

     

     

         

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    Go for this lampshade if you are looking for some colour with a light patter, Silk Sari lampshade, £195, www.nushka.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    Get into the festive spirit with this glamorous chair which your guest will be happily sink into, Maya Armchair (different colour ways), www.brabbu.com

     

     

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    Make your tables shine with this very glamourus looking candle pot, L’Objet Malachite Candle, £100, www.libertylondon.com,

     

     

     

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    This stunning Suzani cushion is one of many sold by Heritage Geneve, a wonderful shop in the heart of the city which is always on my 'to do' list each time I return for a visit friends. So glad to see, that their products are now also being sold here in the UK, Green long Suzani cushion (85cm x 35cm), £260, www.wolfandbadger.com

     

     

     

     

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    Treat yourself and make this very luxurious table lamp the focal point of your side tables, Juliette Table Lamp by Suzanne Kasler, $1.369, www.circalighting.com (international shipping available)

     

     

     

     

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    The deep colours of this unusual coffee table bring a wonderfully warm element to your living room, Andy Tall Coffee Table, £425, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

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    If you need a top up on your ‘greens’, this pretty silk sari lampshade will do very nicely, Akku, £96, www.elbdesignltd.com

     

     

     

     

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    Treat yourself or someone else to this stunning tray this Christmas, Green Mixed Pheasant Feather Table Centre, £120, www.wingfielddigby.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    This is not just a simple side table but quite a work of art which comes in a “Him” and “Hers”, ideal for either side of your sofa, Badari Him Side Table, £4.485, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Your guest will be served well with this stylish tray, Mustard Green and Black Silk Ikat Tray, £28, www.punica.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

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    Add a very luxurious leafy look to your walls with this very decorative wreath, Oak Wreath Wall Light, www.coxlondon.com

     

     

     

     

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    If you have the ‘cash to splash’ and are looking for something very unique to treat yourself or someone very special, this fantastic Backgammon set is the one to go for! I have no doubt that instead of being glued to the TV all evening, the focus will be far more on this beautifully handcrafted set, Carnival Backgammon Set by Alexandra Llewellyn, £4.200, www.conranshop.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Yet again, textile designer Madeline Weinrib puts her signature spin on furniture and design classics. The result is one-of-a-kind ultra-chic pieces like this vintage designer chair, Midcentury Swan Chair in Black and Hazelnut Bara Ikat Fabric (SKU 1462321), $7.000, www.madelineweinrib.com

     

     

     

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    This signature collection of ceramic tableware has been handcrafted by artisans in Istanbul. Its unique marbled effect is not painted but achieved by a stunning blend of natural clays, Ebru Marble Grey Ceramic Mug, £21, www.simplelifeistanbul.com/en

     

     

     

     

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    If you are in need of a new bin, waste no time to keep looking but treat yourself to this gorgeous piece which will sit very pretty amongst your designer furniture, Feather Trim Waste Paper Bin, £185, www.musthavebins.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    What better way to brighten up a dark corner of your country lodge or mountain retreat!, Stag Wall Light, www.coxlondon.com

     

     

     

     

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    No need to run to multiple outlets to achieve this wonderfully glamours look in your bedroom. Kelling Design’s new collection has it all …. and more, something for just about everyone who loves chic design, www.kdloves.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    No doubt you will be in ‘7th Heaven’ if you become proud owner of the wonderfully French vintage looking sideboard! Buffet 4 Tiroirs Reilly, EUR 1095.60, www.lestendences.fr

     

     

     

     

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    These fun winter scene kitchen towls make a perfect gift or even better a treat for you, EUR 24, www.serielimiteelouise.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    As candles tend to be particular prominent over the Christmas period, I had a wonderful time casting my eye over the huge selection on offer and choosing a few which particular caught my eye, such as this marbled black and white candle pot, Vignette Homescent Collection - Bergamot Woods, £24, www.westelm.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    These wonderful kitchen bar stools will be a dog lovers heaven! They are just simply gorgeous and turn any average kitchen bar to a smart dining area, The Dining Chair Company Gabrielle Bar Stools with Dog Appliqué, www.diningchair.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    No need to make do with your ancient tin box if you are looking to store your small trinkets in style. These luxurious jars should certainly not be hidden away but rather team up with your nicest pieces on display, www.objectluxe.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    This is a brilliant chair to add to your laid-back country or alpine interior, Dariam Chair £995 and Dariam Footstool £320, www.nkuku.com

     

     

     

     

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    Wether you use this lamp with a neutral shade or add something more colourful, this lamp will look stunning with just about every room scheme, Large Silvered Mercury Glass Table Lamp (Code 50006), £175, including shade £225, www.georgialacey.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    These very decorative Copper and Marble baubles are a super idea, if your are looking for a Christmas gift or stocking filler with a personal touch, Copper and Marble Personalised Bauble, £18, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/555875579/copper-and-marble-personalised-couple?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=copper+and+marble+personalised+couple+bauble&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1&frs=1

     

     

     

     

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    Treat yourself this season and indulge in the perfect chair to sit on, on a cold winter’s night, Little Petra Lounge Chair, Skandilock Sheepskin-walnut,  £3.855, www.finnishdesignshop.com

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    If you are looking for beautifully designed and good quality Suzani silk cushions, this company has some lovely Suzani as well as Ikat designs and much more on offer, EUR 170.80, www.les-ottomans.com

     

     

     

     

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    As far as spectacular ceiling lights go, this is one of my top picks! Created by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, the pendants with sculptural mountains inside are created from a single piece of blown glass. The LED light hits the mountains and breaks up creating different looks depending on the perspective it’s viewed from….just incredible! www.axolight.en

     

     

     

     

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    This is one of those stunning benches which will always look beautiful in a hallway or kitchen, Stupendous Marriage Box Bench “1896” / Ref: 3870, £690, www.johncornallantiques.com

     

     

     

     

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    Continuing with the current ‘marblemania’ this is another wonderful example which will sit with great ease on your side table lamps, Metallic Marbled Durable Custom Lamp Shade,  from £35, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/589917735/hand-marbled-cream-charcoal-and-gold?ref=search_recently_viewed-1

     

     

     

     

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    Finally, you can offer your umbrellas a very ‘chic’ home and have it on display in your hallway without worrying about its appearance! Nouveau Umbrella Stand, £225, www.musthavebins.co.uk

     

     

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    As decorative storage boxes go, this is one of my top picks this season. Beautifully designed and created, it is not only useful but makes for a wonderful decorative display on your desk, Sirs Bone Memory Box, £75, www.oka.com

     

     

     

      ENJOY THIS SEASON AND GET SOME INSPIRATION FROM THE BELOW                                          

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    Via: www.designers.elledecor.com

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.swoonworthy.co.uk 

     

     

      

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    Via: www.za.pintrest.com (Saved by Bungalow 55)

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.brabbu.com

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.housebeautiful.com/uk

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.toryburch.fr

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.google.com (Martha Stewart Christmas Table)

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.brabbu.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.quintessenceblog.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.pufikhomes.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.myfavoriteandmybest.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.googl.com (Aboff’s)

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.1stdibs.com (2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. Photo: Douglas Friedman)

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Via: www.vaniehrou.sk

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  2. As the summer season is starting to be in full swing, I have searched near and far, to find out and source, what's cool and hot this season.  Wether you are looking for seasonal changes for your home here in the UK or in other parts of the world across the Channel, I hope my blog will point you in the right direction. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 1 buffet-oriental-4-tiroirs-4-portes-bois-de-mang 

    Add some middle eastern chic to your dining area, with this carved sideboard, Buffet Oriental 4 Tiroirs Trelia, EUR 1713.80, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     Summer 2018: Quadrille Fabrics e6a43bee5676d3b6848b1195bf227d0f

    I love this fabric on a chair or cushion for a summer room, Henriot Floral Blues on White Fabric,  www.quadrillefabrics.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 2 Cheskie_0119_1600x

    Inject some boho chic into your living space with this super chic occasional chair, £485, www.cheskie.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 3 114823pinch_pleats_1 

    It is not easy to find good looking and good value for money curtains. However, I came across this traditional Japanese design which is a great choice for those who are looking for a reasonable window dressing solution. The curtains are supplied in different sizes, Shibori Indigo/Linen curtains, www.brewershome.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 4 buffet-shabby-chic-3-tiroirs-pin-massif-blanc-casse-ant 

    This chest/console is just that little bit different from the usual designs and is very easy to place around the house, EUR 836, www.lestendances.fr

     

    Summer 18: 5A il_570xN.1429171714_3ffp 

    I absolutely love this pretty cushion, perfect for the summer season, Peter Dunham Isfahan Stripe Cushion, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/262942702/peter-dunham-isfahan-stripe-pillow-cover

     

    Summer 18: 7 PM+Template_0012_MIKEGARLICK_PENNYMORRISON_09NOV2017-031 

    This Ikat Lampshade is one of my top picks for this season, www.pennymorrison.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 8 fauteuil-shabby-chic-tissu-moutarde-et-pieds-pin-massif-n 

    For a shabby chic look, this chair is a super choice, Fauteuil Shabby Chic Tissu Mortared, EUR 451, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 8A Screenshot-2016-02-14-08.38.17-copy 

    If you are in need of some seasonal updating, this lovely collection of fabrics will breathe new life into your living space, www.charlottegaisford.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

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    No need to loose out on style when storing your dirty laundry with this stylish Basket, Adder Blue Seagrass Laundry Basket, £100, www.habitat.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 10 Marocco+Servizio+18+Piece+Dinnerware+Set%2C+Service+for+6 

    This dinnerware  will serve you well for al fresco dining, Marocco Servizio 18 Piece Dinnerware Set by Villa d’Este Home, www.wayfair.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 11 pink-retro_large 

    Give your old table lamp a new lease of life with this gorgeous ikat lampshade, www.punica.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 13 IMGP2543

    No more hiding of ugly tissue boxes with these pretty tissue box covers which come in a lovely variety of patterns and colours, Tissue Box, £22, www.yateleypapers.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 14 61532-1_Swaziland_Sisal_Tintsaba_Bowl 

    This company offers so many different and wonderful designs, making it hard to choose a favourite, Swazi Sisal Baskets, $76, www.basketsfromafrica.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 15 il_570xN.1521963685_c0as 

    Create a crisp summer look with this gorgeous cushion which can be supplied in different sizes, Aqua Pillow Cover (14x16 inches) £51.91, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/592828598/aqua-pillow-cover-stripe-navajo-pillow

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 16 3_Ann-Coston-Glass-Jar-with-Coral-Lid-02 

    For a stylish storage container, this very luxurious piece need not be hidden away, Glass Jar with Coral Lid, £207, www.furntastic.co.uk

    Summer 18: 17 large_cabana-x-laguna-b-multi-tumbler-2 

    Perfect for special occasions, treat your guests with this lovely luxury glass collection created by artisans in Murano, Cabana X Laguna B Tumbler, £174, www.modaoperandi.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 2018: Biarritz New page_1

    A true contemporary vision of an emblematic waterfront feature, the Biarritz Cabin is a modular and comfortable area which can be conbined with the other four collection pieces or remain on its own. The Biarritz Cabin can be fully customized, Biarritz Nestel Cabin, www.egoparis.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 18 eagle_flower_porselen_yemek_tabaklari 

    Entertain in seasonal style with this stunning porcelain tableware which is hand molded by Turkish ceramicist Saliha Kartal especially for Simple Life, Eagle Flower Porcelain Dinnerware, from £25, www.simplelifeistanbul.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Update your cloakroom and turn it into a 1001 night experience starting with this stunning basin. With the right taps, lighting and wallpaper to match, your guests will never want to leave, Lorelei Basin (brassware not included) £600, www.thelondonbasincompany.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 21 il_570xN.462202096_od7k 

    No need to compromise on style if you are looking for a classy cushion on a budget, Long Lumbar Blue Ikat Pillow Cover, £28.19, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/152043444/long-lumbar-pillow-cover-blue-ikat

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 22 T12334_Navy-01 

    Add a very eye catching decorative asian feature on your wall with this Pagoda shape mirror, Pagoda Mirror, $799, www.wisteria.com

     

     

     

     

        Summer 2018: Blue/Beige Basket IMG_6922-1_large

    I love this website as it features and introduces all their artisans with their products, so you can see who you are buying your beautiful basket from, www.babatree.com

     

     

     

     

       Summer 2018: Tray Unknown

    This decorative tray is hand woven with natural abaca fibres and inlayed with ikat textile flanked by brass handles, Ikat Tray with Brass Handle, £233.07, www.williams-sonoma.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 25 UTL017_2048x2048

    It is difficult to resist this gorgeous glass lamp in a beautiful indigo blue, perfect for this season and well beyond, Indigo Blue Glass Table Lamp, £95, www.decor-us.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

        Summer 2018: 2nd banc-finca

    Wether you are proud owner of a Finca or have a home in need of additional seating, this stylish bench will create a wonderful feature, Banc Finca, EUR 1800, www.casalopez.com

     

     

     

     

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    Add a distinctive finishing touch to your table lamp with this designer lamp finial. It would work particularly well on a Chinese ginger jar lamp, Asian Carved Stone Lamp Finial - Cobalt Blue, £50.71, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/590452558/asian-carved-stone-lamp-finial-cobalt

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 28 200PN_1024x1024 

    Sold in the US, this two tiered chandelier with hand painted metal coronas offers a lovely alternative to traditional glass chandeliers, Parsi in Navy Chandelier, $785, www.danagibson.com

     

     

    Summer 18: 29 the-raj-tent-club-shop-product_image-1461417157109157139 

    These urns look fantastic with flowers and go well with any interior scheme, Rajasthani Marble Urns, www.rajtentclub.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 30A 15.Blithfield+-+The+Winthrop+Collection+-+Compton+-+Gre 

    This company produces a wonderful collection of fabric for cushions, curtains and upholstery, www.blithfield.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 35 SOTOMI-03120161019-8641-1ccj1 

    It will be difficult to sit down on this chair, when all one wants to do is look at it and admire its pretty design, Luigina Red Escapes Chair, £500, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 35 tall-decorative-dresser-in-original-pale-blue-9-1 

    This dresser is a lovely example of a European premier class glazed piece of antique furniture from around 1880, Tall Decorative Dresser in Original Pale Blue, £850, www.johncornallantiques.com

    Summer 18: 36 Suzani Bukhara Linenasdf Cushion Beige 

    Hand embroided and beautifully designed in India is this eye-catching Suzani cushion, giving your living room a lovely exotic touch, Bukhara Linen Cushion-Beige, £105, www.goodearth.in

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 38 buffet-3-portes-en-metal-blanc-et-manguier-sculpte-1000-

    For a fresh summer look, this decorative sideboard would work really well in a summer room or conservatory, White metal and sculpted Manto Wood 3-Door Sideboard, £599, www.maisondumonde.com/uk or EUR 599, www.maisondumonde.com/FR

     Summer 18: 39 large_lobmeyr-multi-persian-no-1-handpainted-floral-moti

    Mouth-blown and hand painted glass, this tumbler which could also double up as a tea light holder, is produced by a family-owned business which has been around for 200 years, Lobbyer Persian No. 1 Handprinted Floral Motif Tumbler, £198, www.modaoperandi.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 40 white-webb-clearly-classic™-double-alexander-console-tabl 

    The Double Alexander Table is based on historic designs from India adding an exotic 1001 nights touch. The otherwise clean lines allowing this table to mix well with classic as well as contemporary interiors, Clearly Classic TM Double Alexander Table, www.deringhall.com

     

     

     

      Summer 18: 41 i40-25-a

    Featuring vibrant colours and a classic ottoman design, this cushion adds a very chic finishing touch to your interior, Ikat pillow Flowerbud, EUR 65, www.decochezmoi.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 42 bwh_brush_stroke_lamp_blue 

    Artistic brush strokes don’t just have to be limited to canvas as this very decorative table lamp is best proof, Brush Stroke Lamp Blue, Bunny Williams Home via  www.leejofa.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 43 DSC_00121-247x300 

    This large Turkish serving plate adds a lovely touch of colour when entertaining your guests, Dandelion ceramic decorative dish, $24, www.alesouk.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 44 CampWeathered13 

    For those with a spirit of adventure, this rather original ‘campervan’ has a very cozy and compact design using excellent quality material, It can be hired for trips through the Canadian wilderness or can be ordered via the Californian based company, Camp Weathered, www.campweathered@gmail.com and www.dwell.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 45 Blithfiel-Indigo-Lampshade

    Blithfield is amongst my favourite UK fabric companies offering lovely collections for cushions, curtains and furniture as well supplying lampshades in some of their designs. Blithfield Rossmore Indigo Lampshade, £250, finecellwork.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 46 console-orientale-bois-de-mangue-marron-antique-indal-19

    Give your interior a touch of the Orient with this very ornate console table, Console orientale bois de mange marron antique Indal, EUR 982.75, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 47 Screen+Shot+2017-10-23+at+13.48.45 

    Add some understated colour to your sofa or bed with this cool looking throw which can also be used as a curtain, Blue Woven Curtainthrow, www.pennymorrison.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       Summer 2018: Oka Filing Boxes SBO040BLM-0_L

    No need to hide your trinkets and documents in ugly containers, when you can store them in this very decorative set of boxes, Indium Box Files (Set of 3), £46, www.oka.com

    Summer 18: 50 il_570xN.1374080428_b9bj 

    Looking at the lovely hand embroiled finish of this gorgeous Uzbek cushion and the vibrant colours, it is hard to resist owning one of these myself, Suzani Embroided Pillow Cover, £74.39,    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/578150989/19-x-30-pillow-cover-suzani-pillow?ref=shop_home_active_20

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 51 NENCFI-01220150617-32460-1d189ej 

    This tree will offer a dramatic backdrop each day when retiring to bed, Daniele Nencioni Majestic Carved Wood Headboard, £5210, www.artemist.com

     

     

     

     

          Summer 2018: Emma Rose DSC_0405

    Absolutely stunning is this painting by one of my favourite Bath Artist, Emma Rose. Emma’s paintings are sold as prints as well  as originals. She also takes commissions Turner’s Sea, www.emmaroseartwork.com

     

     Summer 2018: porcelain-constantinopoli-plate-cost7

    Add some spice to entertaining and serve your canape on this very eye-catching moorish design plate, Vito Nesta Porcelein Constantinopoli Plate COST7, EUR 75, www.les-ottomans.com

     

      

     

     

     Summer 18: 53 1022-1000x1000

    Give your floor a seasonal makeover with this very cool looking rug, Blue & White Tile Dhurrie Rug (D1022), www.guinevere.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 120 clovelly-2-door-cabinet-1.394 

    This lovely cabinet has a real French vintage feel about it and is a perfect piece of furniture for all your linen and clothes, Closely 2 Door Cabinet, £749, www.allisiasattic.co.uk Summer 18: 54 3-4-seater-wicker-and-canvas-garden-sofa-in-charcoal-grey-

    This stylish retro outdoor sofa would feel just as home indoors, Feroe 3/4 Seater Wicker and Canvas Garden Sofa, £787.50, www.maisondumonde.com/UK

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 55 Quartz_Blue_Gathered_Empire_Lampshade_058If your old lampshades are looking rather tired, why not replace it for this very timeless gathered linen shade, Gathered Berwyn Blue Quarz Light Linen Shade, different sizes from £80, www.fermoie.com

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 55A il_570xN.1303451871_59hp

    This beautiful woven sari border ribbon would double up as a very decorative finishing touch on cushions or lampshades, Red, Gold and Green Peacock Sari Border Ribbon, £4.31 per Meter, taramar via www.etsy.com/uk

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 57 fauteuil-cabriolet-en-tissu-toucher-doux-bleu-dossier-moti

    For additional seating on a budget, this little chair would be a super choice, Fauteuil Cabriolet, EUR 249, www.pierimport.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 57A Blithfield&Co_Osborne+_Red+and+Osborne+_Green+chairs_201

    Wether classic, contemporary or retro, this very versatile fabric looks stunning on a variety of furniture, Osbourne in Red and Green, www.blithfield.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 58 BH-4011-front 

    Involving a huge amount of work and very skilled craftsmanship, these stunning hand crafted vases don’t come cheap but will add a very luxurious and decorative splash of colour to your living space, Wounan Woven Perched Basket / Macaws, $2600, www.rainforestbaskets.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 59 chaise-classique-bois-de-mindi-naturel-shimla-lot-de-2-1

    As far as dining chairs go, this is a very nice choice. I love the carved back which is a new take on the traditional Biedermeier ‘ancester’, Chaise Classic Bois de Mindi Naturel Sabri, EUR 655.60 (for a set of 2 chairs), www.leastendances.fr

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 59A il_570xN.1453102394_63qx

    Add a seasonal vintage touch to your interior with this unusual 1960’s ceramic Jar, Vintage Rosenthal Netter Lidded Jar Italy 1960’s, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/600669713/vintage-rosenthal-netter-lidded-jar

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 61 buffet-oriental-2-portes-pin-massif-blanc-et-naturel-viei

    For lovers of all things oriental, this cupboard is a super choice for additional storage, buffet oriental 2 Portes Zaidith, EUR 792, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 62 3872548

    Minimalist from the outside and quite the opposite once the shade is lit, allowing you to enjoy the sites of New York which becomes visible, New York City Toile Lampshade, www.timorousbeasties.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 63 Cheskie_0281_500x

    This company is quite small but sells absolutely gorgeous products which are well researched and of super quality, such as this gorgeous throw, Zohra Medium Blue, £150, www.cheskie.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 64 mbel3760-a40 

    I love the simple yet classic shape if this French console table. If this colour isn’t right, it can be supplied in 9 different colour ways. Mis en Demeure, for quotes and orders please contact www.browellinteriors.com

     Summer 18: 65 sherrill-canet-kelly-coffee-table-furniture-coffee-and-co

    The colour pattern on this stool / coffee table is absolutely super for a summer room or conservatory, Kelly Coffee Table, $1995, www.deringhall.com

     

     

     

     

     

        Summer 2018: Oka Napkins LTA156BLM-0_L1

    This is the first napkin holder I would consider buying. Lovely pattern, gorgeous colours and napkins to match, Isatis Paper Napkin Holder Set of 40 & Box, £25, www.oka.com

     

     

     

     

       Summer 2018: Basin DC3846-044

    If you are in need of a little bit of colour therapy, which not start with bathroom or cloakroom and treat yourself to this rather splendid Basin, Adriana Porcelain Basin, £850 (Tap not included), www.londonbasincompany.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 68 zulu-telephone-wire-zulu-telephone-wire-46-1_spo_1024x102 

    Made from telephone wire wrapped in the traditional coil method around a rigid hardwire, these baskets can only be made by the most experienced weavers, Ananse Village,  Zulu Telephone Wire No 46, $295, www.anansevillage.com

     

     

     

        Summer 2018: 2nd fantasy-green-lampshade-angle

    This deliciously heavy and lush velvet fabric displays an unusual and quirky design reminding me of the days when I was admiring the pattern shown on my toy kaleidoscope. As lampshade, it will make a very visible statement but looks equally fetching as a cushion on your sofa, Green Fantasy Kaleidoscope Marbled Velvet Lampshade (available in multiple colours), £155,  www.susi-bellamy.com

     

    Summer 2018: Ortaggi Sugar Bowl 068dc2e1a8a02a5fd94836ed6d5351b6

    This limited edition handprinted earthward sugar bowl by Cabana is part of a complete set and would add a refreshing touch to summer entertaining, Ortaggi Sugar Bowl, £108, www.modaoperandi.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 71 Green-Cotton-Rug-1024px-sq_1024x1024

    Treat your floor to a fresh look with this cool rug, Printed Cotton Rug Green, £150 (other colours available)  www.birdiefortescue.co.uk.

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 72 Lampbase and Shade - OakLeaf GreenGold - Webshop

    No need to agonise over the right shade for the right lamp with this very colourful stripe and leaf lamp plus matching shade, Green Gold Oak Leaf Vase Lamp, £110, www.cressidabell.co.uk

     

     

     

     

       Summer 2018: bout-de-lit-en-velours-de-coton-tosca-en-fil-d-indienne-vert-a

    Give your bed a refreshing makeover with this bright green throw, Tosca Velvet Throw Green, £127, https://www.houzz.co.uk/product/97617279-tosca-velvet-throw-green-country-throws

     

     

     

     

     

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    Add a little luxury touch to your living room with this beautifully hand gathered vintage silk lampshade, Large Green Golden Shade, £320, www.ecom.wix.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 75 Green+tablescape+small 

    Who can resist this bright and pretty pottery dinner service when entertaining this summer, www.wattleandpot.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    Swedish brand Svenskt Tenn is bursting with colourful and unusual designs, and is praised for mixing modern and classic together in a way that isn’t too ‘hard or unfeeling’, Cabinet 522, EUR 8200,  www.svenskttenn.se/en/

     

     

     

     

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    This Turkish bolster cushion is a perfect size for a larger sofa or space in need of sprucing up, Long Lumbar Kilim Pillow, £40.95, https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/603674545/16x48-pillows-boho-pillows-green-and

     

     

     

     

     

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    Light up your room or change the look of an old lamp with this decorative lampshade which is available in different sizes colour ways, Sunburst (Jungle) Linen Empire Lampshade, from £112, www.copperandsilk.com

     

     

     

     

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    Beautifully crafted by African artisans, his basket is perfect for storing your trinkets in style or using it as container for a plant, Tiny-Drum-Basket by Ida-Adivom-3, $64, www.babatree.comSummer 18: 79 Lamps_0042_Irving+morrison+email+2-6+copy_CUT 

    For al fresco summer dining, these hand painted ceramic glazed dinner plates would be one of my top picks, Trellis Plate, www.pennymorrison.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 81 Quartz_Green_Gathered_Empire_Shade_057 

    Being always on the lookout for stylish and unusual products, I found this lampshade which features my favourite colours and a very eye-catching pattern, Quartz Gathered Berwyn Empire Lampshade, www.fermoie.com

     

     

     

     

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    This ceramic lamp would look stunning with the above Fermoie lampshade adding a wonderfully fresh summer look, Green and White Ribbed Vase, www.pennymorrison.com

     

     

     

     

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    Given the opportunity, I  could easily fill our entire house with African baskets which come in so many wonderful shapes, colours and designs. This large basket is another of my top picks, Woven-Decor-Basket Apokir-Akolgo-1, www.babaree.com

     

     

     

     

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    These goblets are produced in Provence using a rare technique to achieve the quality and unusual appearance achieving this very unusual marbled look, Tasse en Terre Melee, EUR 38, www.casalopez.com/en/

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 85 ss18-g-sqoutmirr 

    Set in a metal square frame with a lightly antiqued finish and intricate cut out details, this circular garden mirror will add a new dimension to your outdoor space, New England Square Outdoor Mirror, £80, www.cosandcox.co.uk

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 85A Tree_of_Life_throw_blue_folded_1600_x_1600_grande 

    Inspired by the classic Guatemalan motif, this throw features the Tree of Life, one of Wicklewoods original designs, Tree of Life Throw, £265, www.wicklewood.com

     

     

     

     

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    If your sitting room is lacking a visual feature or focal point, this bright green leather chair will come to the rescue, Green Leather Tripolitan Chair, £1345, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

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    Add some Bollywood glamour to your cushions or curtains with these very glitzy and decorative Saree trims, Indian Embroided Lace Saree Border, £3.51 (per meter), https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/568535517/indian-embroidered-lace-broad-zari-trimhttps://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/547395305/1-metre-red-gold-green-peacock-sari

     Summer 18: 87 large_cabana-green-m-o-exclusive-oriente-tea-glass

    This limited edition tea glass by Cabana is hand painted and looks equally good as a flower vase or tea light holder, M’O Exclusive Oriente Tea Glass, £84 (Set of 2), www.modaoperandi.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 87A 5ab506827a9c4́ 

    This adorable little bicolour side table is hand crafted in Spain and looks stunning in a bedroom or as side tables in a living room, Cadaques, EUR 2080.90, www.casalopez.com/en/

     

     

     

     

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    For a lovely selection of fresh colours and pretty patterns take a look at this lovely company, www.charlottegaisford.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    Almost the ‘next best thing’ to owning a palace in Venice! If your staircase needs updating, why not go off the ‘beaten track’ and bring a piece of Italy into your home. These removable panels are very easy to install and can be removed without damage to your stairway….should you have seen enough of Venice! Venice Street Scene, $82, www.paintedstairways.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 88A 12.Blithfield+-+The+Winthrop+Collection+-+Anoushka+-+Ch 

    For a very cool look this decorative fabric by Blithfield lend itself really well as chair or cushion cover, The Winthrop Collection, www.blithfield.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    This stylish throw instantly transforms your sofa into a cool seasonal piece of furniture, Geometry, £98, www.calligaris.com/en

     

     

     

     

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    Wall lights are always a lovely addition to atmospheric lighting solutions. This wall light is not only very stylish but the mirror reflects the light of the lamp beautifully and comes in different metal finishes, Flemming Wall Light, www.justinvanbreda.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 90A Ottoman-edge-green03web 

    This pretty fabric is a lovely choice for those who embrace colour in their homes. This colour way would look lovely in a bedroom, Ottoman Edge Green, www.charlottegraisford.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    I absolutely love the shape of this sofa and the colour is perfect for a cool summer look interior, Turquoise Velvet Sofa, www.roigolds.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 2018: Chopping Board 201801101852570

    Inject some life into your kitchen accessories and treat yourself to this fun and lively chopping board, Lobster Cutting Board, £27, www.avenidahome.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 93 MONIRN-00220170628-8262-10drysc 

    Create a visible and luxurious focal point in your living room with this exclusive cabinet, Monica Gasperini C3 Cabinet, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 93AA Cheskie_0083_1600x 

    Hand embroiled and sourced in India is this bright and beautiful Kantha cushion, Anaya Kantha Cushion, £90, www.cheskie.co.uk

     

     

     

    Summer 2018: VASE 3c2c358360ed12906275cdd4eedba659

    This limited edition small earthware vase by Cabana is hand painted and using multiple colours to achieve this stunning marbled design, Cabana M’O Exclusive Marbleised Hand Painted Small Vase, EUR 114, www.modaoperandi.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 97 damasco24 

    This collection of mirrors feature a lovely moorish design looking good as a set as well as on their own, Damasco Square Wall Mirror, www.calligaris.com/en

     

     

     

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    For those who prefer the neutral look this hand embroiled blanket is a lovely piece to cover a bed, chair or sofa, Hand Embroided Wool Blanket, £230, www.simplelifeistanbul.com

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 101 The-Grace-Cabinet-semi-open-300x300

    Exclusively designed by Justin Van Breda, this decorative cabinet sits comfortably with classic as well as contemporary interiors, Mineral and Campaign Collection, www.j-v-b.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 102 3_Objet-Luxe-Arcadia-Natural-02 

    Add some coastal inspiration to your living space and accessorise with this very decorative sea shell mounted on a silver stand, Natural Arcadia (CC-ARCNAT-020-SV), from £273, www.furntastic.co.uk

     

     

     

     

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    The warm colours of this throw, are not just a good choice for summer accessorising but work very well all year round, Flag Cotton Blanket, £98, www.calligaris.com/en

     

     

     

     

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    Accessorising can change the look of a room without having to spend a fortune. This decorative lidded urn would be a very stylish and visible addition to a living space, Potiche Sahara, EUR 469, www.sophieseguelainterieurs.fr

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 106 Magazine+rack

    ‘Out of Africa’ is this rather fun rhino magazine rack which also doubles up as a coffee table, Magazine Rack (SKU: HETC7985), £78, www.wayfair.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 107 FRATSA-00120161221-1668-1nwbkeg 

    This cabinet is a masterpiece. Using ebony and whitened ash wood a stunning trompe d’ceil effect is created with artisanal methods. A perfect choice as a piece of art and centrepiece, Lebanon Fratelli Basile Gallery Tall Chest, £10170, www.artemist.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 108 clio-nightstand_002 

    For those with some cash to splash, this stunning side table/nightstand should most definitely be on the furniture must have list, Isabella Costantini Clio Nightstand with Drawer, £1215, www.artemest.com

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 109 Cheskie_0057_1600x

    This bird will not fly the nest but sit patiently on its designated spot giving this candlestick its unique  beautiful appearance. Mexican silver and hand crafted by different artisans, www.cheskie.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 110 tinwith2bowlmosaicb_w_1024x1024 

    Treat yourself or make someone else a happy recipient with this lovely box and set of bowls, Tin with 2 bowls Mosaic Black & White, $46, www.arabesque.boutique.com

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 111 Two+Elephants+Magazine+Rack

    The perfect treat for elephant lovers or just an eye-catching way to store newspapers and magazines, Two Elephants Magazine Rack (Signature Home Collection UK), £147.99, www.wayfair.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 112 Mosaic_Black_WPL_-_492221_1024x1024 

    This moorish side table is absolutely adorable and will look stunning in the right surrounding, Images d’Orient Bahrain Round Tray + Foldable Stand Mosaic Black & White, $180, www.arabesqueboutique.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 113 0005822_tusk-conservation-bowl_600 

    With this stunning custom etched bowl, you can not treat yourself, knowing that at the same time, you are supporting Tusk, a very worthy organisation which works tirelessly to keep African animals from extinction, Tusk Conservation Bowl, £100, www.inkerman.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    Summer 2018: Inflatable Chairs 61wdXQdw4PL._SX355_     Summer 18: 114 418G2wJp2qL._AC_US218_ 

    These inflatable armchair units are absolutely brilliant and so versatile. Create a stylish seating area or use it as lounging swimming pool floats, Felice 1-9211-985-MWhite Modul’Air Inflatable Armchair Set, £449, www.amazon.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 114A buffet-ethnique-4-portes-bois-de-mindi-naturel-bihar-19

    The ornate feature of this sideboard caters well to many different interior styles, Buffet Ethnique Fablo, EUR 1276, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 116 Elephant-Vase-VSEJHN14_large 

    John Derian teamed up with Astier de Violate to add his iconic imagery to their classic white tableware. All products are handmade in Paris of glazed terracotta, Elephant Vase Astier de Violate, $160, www.johnderian.com

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 18: 117 rare-georgian-corner-cupboard-in-original-paint-30-1

    This tall Georgian cupboard with shaped and fielded panels is a rare piece of 18th century painted pine country house furniture, Rare Georgian Corner Cupboard in Original Paint (Ref: 1828), £3850, www.johncornellantiques.com

     

     

     

     

     Summer 2018: Double Tray 201801111150540

     Take a look on the wild side and let these animals run loose in your home, Giraffe Double Tray Table, £175, www.avenidahome.com

     

     

     

     

     

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    This lovely seaside painting is the creation of one of Baths very talented artists who is also know for her still life paintings, www.maryliddellartist.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 119 Indian_Print_Upholstered_Dining_Chairs_DSC00889_Edit 

    Upholstered in rug-texture fabrics, these Indian-print dining chairs are quite unusual, Indian Print Upholstered Dining Chair (9000125852OPT), £495, www.burford.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

     Summer 2018: African Big 5 coaster S6000-red-wine-bottle-coaster-big-5-mi

    No need to agonize over a wedding present or a gift for a special anniversary or someone who has just about everything. This silver bottle coaster looks lovely and fun and will certainly stand out as quite a unique present, Bottle Coaster - African Big 5, £160, www.scottishsilver.com

     

     

     

     

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    Add some cool relaxed charm to your living room with cushions plus chair, Fauteuil Dilma plus wool cushion set (sold separately), www.laredoute.fr

     

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    These African animals will not run wild but contrary, keep all your paper under control, Haoshi Gold Hippo Paperweight (multiple animals available), on sale now at £35, www.libertylondon.com

     

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 123 amal-cubic-armchair1 copy 

    I am a great fan of some of the top Lebanese furniture designers which create a wonderful fusion between traditional patterns, calligraphy and contemporary design. These chairs are a perfect example of how old and new work well together, Amal Cubic Armchair, www.kashidadesign.com

     

     

     

     

       Summer 2018: console-provencal-bois-de-sapin-blanc-vieilli-mika-192900

    This stunning console table has a very authentic aged look and would work fantastically well in a large dining room or hallway, Console Provencal Mia, EUR 998.75, www.lestendances.fr

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    via: www.google.com / anindiansummer-design.blogspot.jp

     

     

     

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    Via: Homes and Gardens

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 125AA 603cc3a343fea290f9c48b8407a0aa13--dark-blue-bedroo

    Via: www.google.com / Madeleine Weinrib

     

     

     

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    Via: www.pinterest.com / Roshandra Simone

     

     

     

    Summer 18: 126A WOI_March_2018_Oakleaves_Blue

    Via: The World of Interiors / www.blithfield.co.uk