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  1. Whether reeling in the Highlands, warming up with mulled wine in the Alps or enjoying a roaring fire in the country, the festive Christmas and winter season is a good time to put some special treats on your wish list and look out for some cool and cosy additions to your home.  



     X-Mas 14: Oval Gilt Frame 32d92a42a1402f46b01c7a19df3b4dc3_11870 

    This decorative English Regency Mirror adds a magical touch with its engraved mercury glass plate depicting classical scenes,




    X-Mas 14: Trumpet Chandelir botti_unique_ceiling_lamp_01

     A very original way to sound in the festive season, Botti Suspension,




     X-Mas 14: Gilt monocles-vintage-retro-urban-wood-brass-sideboard-01 

    Fans of James Bond don`t have to wait for the next movie to get the adrenalin going. This golden-eye catching piece will take your breath away in the meantime, Monocles Sideboard,




    X-Mas 14: Velvet Cushion 1 CC821_1  

    This black velvet cushion with a hand embroidered gold border is the icing on the cake for a festive and glamorous final touch, £295,




     X-Mas 2014: Gold Side Table rossy-small

    Among the various designs for side tables, this Ethnic Side Table with Glass Top, is one of my favourites, as it works so well with classic and contemporary interiors, £183,




    X-Mas 14: Stag Bin ST1204_1 

    A bin is not always just a bin, certainly not in this case. The Lammermuir Oval Wastepaper Bin is as much a decorative statement as a beautiful cushion or accessory and, of course, it is not just decorative but very useful too!  £95,




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    You can slip into any outfit and always have the matching accessories at hand with these gorgeous bracelets. Using stones made of Czech crystal beads combined with precious stones and sterling silver, they are of super quality and a perfect gift to treat yourself or others not just for the festive season. All bracelets can be supplied custom made to fit different size arms. Prices start at only EUROS 20 for the above models. There are many more colour and stone combinations and  larger bracelets and stones are available too, which are subject to quotes. Marina von Igel, contact via [email protected] 




    X-Mas 14: Shield Lamps IMG_83271

    I doubt that these shields have seen any action, they are are far more useful and decorative as table lamps,




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    Cast in resin with a very authentic look, these impressive antlers would create a very eye-catching feature under a display dome on a chest or mantelpiece. Both the antlers and the dome are supplied by the same company,




    X-Mas 14: Painted Deer Cup 10687072_859332560743536_465670896473629779_n  

    Whether you can`t get enough of these 4-legged beauties or are equally keen on other animals, you can pick and choose among many gorgeous hand painted designs on these fine bone china cup and saucer sets, Erin Moss Illustration via Facebook




     X-Mas 2014: Sofa tmt7777-lr-ls_2

    You don`t need to travel all the way to Scotland to create your own Highland hideaway with this stylish Graham and Green sofa covered in `Winter Check`,





    X-Mas 14: Wooden Side Table EHD066BRM-0_01  

    A perfect addition for a Highland or mountain retreat, Fontana Coffee Table, £880,





          X-Mas 14: Stag Armchair p_61-s                       X-Mas 14: Stag Stool and Cushions p_56-s

    Perfect for a mountain retreat or a country cottage. The designs have a watercolour effect and can be applied to furniture and soft furnishings,



    X-Mas 14: Heathfield Lamp Bolshoi-Green-270x270 

    For some warm and dramatic ceiling light, this silk pendant light with glass detail would be one of my top picks, Bolshoi Pendant,




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    For those still stuck for gift ideas, these very pretty bags may well come to the rescue,


     X-Mas 14: Green/Wood Chair e0370f3e-f678-465d-9ddc-08e71ba4dc79

    A very unusual designer-take on the traditional Antler designs. This is as Antler `statement` as you can get, but does come at a price, £1,948,



    X-Mas 2015: Tripple Ceiling Lights cda52a21-aa69-4f4e-9835-18fc9cfbb397

    These Glass Funnel Pendant Lamps by Young & Battaglia are industrial and bold in shape, delicate in jewel-like execution.,



    X-Mas 14: Velvet Cushion 2 cc824 

    No family crest needed to own one of these cushions; the shop has done it all for you and it looks great!, £115,




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    Whilst getting busy decorating the house, let`s not forget to spruce up our appearance too. This is just a small taster of a large choice of other decorative pieces for `him` and `her`! Each piece is quite unique, so you can rest assured, that you will not bump into someone at your next party, wearing the same!



    X-Mas 14: Stag Tray Bl il_340x270.304603921 

    A perfect gift for someone who is very `deer` to you, Lap Desk with hand painted Deer Head or Antler, Ejbutik,



     X-Mas 14: Hide Lamp Shade s366419143856091046_p288_i2_w160

    This nickel lamp with a stunning cowhide covered lamp shade will look stunning in a mountain hut as well as a Highland cottage or contemporary town house. It comes in two different sizes, from £115,



     X-Mas 14: Velvet Deer Cushion 3 c120143-m 

    Give your sofas a festive and seasonal look with these pretty cushions, Aviemore Damson,




    X-Mas 14: Black Wood Cube 1b4c4986-c198-47e0-afaa-18edc3c1881c

    For a cool look the Kisimi Hekla Side Table is one of my top choices; they do come at a `Pr....Ice` though, £2,467,





     X-Mas 14: Shaggy Chair 8ea20bc3-3958-49a2-aed0-91b87e16aed9

    Sit back and relax in this fun shaggy Cortina Armchair, £1,138,




    X-Mas 14: Bedhead 2 moorland-stag-main1     X-Mas 14: Bedhead stags-martha

    Theese stags will watch over you, whilst you are asleep,



    X-Mas 2014: Globe Chandelier s366419143856091046_p242_i1_w160 

    This chandelier is a perfect choice for a simple yet stylish look, 




     X-Mas 14: Multiple Wooden Stools 59001

    For a bit of Nordic charm, these Tree Tables are a very trendy addition to a cool look, Small Tree Table, £59.95,



    X-Mas 14: Bottle Cork 2 101_Rehbock_nah-250x250         X-Mas 14: Bottle Cork 1 100_Korken_Fuchs-250x250

    For those who are still having to tackle their Christmas shopping list, these very decorative bottle stoppers are a great gift idea. They can either be supplied in silver plate or sterling silver, catering for different budgets,



     X-Mas 14: Tray with Initials il_570xN.468430781_g9yv

    A useful and stylish present with a very personal touch. This Laptop Lap Desk/Tray sits on a linen pillow and can be supplied with a choice of initials, £48.68, Ejbutik,





    X-Mas 14: Toile white Chest M729C 

     Add a bit of glamour with this hand finished Mother of Pearl Chest of Draws, £290,





    X-Mas 14: Set of Metal Lamps 33639972_040_b10

    These stylish Moorish lanterns inject a very festive feel and are an eye-catching element to a room scheme all year round, £6 - £88,





     X-Mas 14: Mineheart Rugs a160f995-2bc6-4e08-9d1e-4ca924004c14

    A very creative fusion of old and new. These rugs shaped as cowhides feature traditional portraits and are just as eye-catching as the masterpieces without the price tag. The rugs are washable and hypo-allergenic. £688,





     X-Mas 14: Wine Cooler 4147

    The perfect solution for the `hostess with the mostest`! No special party should be without these stunning ice buckets. Each one of these and other pieces are hand-crafted by a group of artisans in Mexico,





     X-Mas 2014: Seat Dacschunds-Telephone-table-700x400

    Love this hallway telephone seat. This is a really fun example of up cycling an old and unloved piece of furniture, injecting a completely new lease of life into it,



     X-Mas 2014: house-history-2

    A perfect gift for someone who has absolutely everything. This personalised House History includes a historical record of the recipients area, £49.99,



     X-Mas 14: Labrador Radio 41BnNrMR5cL

    The Roberts Special Edition Rover RD60 Revival Digital Radio will always be appreciated by those who`s life is not without `men`s best friend`! £183.77,






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    Having recently moved from Switzerland to Bath (UK), my new blog is not just written with the new autumnal pumpkin season in mind, but is also inspired by my new surroundings and its wealth of design and colours.






     Autum 14: Mary Liddell red-queen-cup-lemon_797

    Since arriving in our new home in Bath, I have met the artist Mary Liddell and fallen in love with her artwork in oil and watercolour.  Mary is the great great grandniece of Alice Liddell - the original Alice in Wonderland. She now lives and works in Bath but trained at the Chelsea School of Art and Central School of Art in London in the 1980s under the tutelage of renowned visionary and surrealist painter Cecil Collins.

    Autum 14: Mary Liddell landscape-mountains-reflect_1200 

    Mary likes to work `alla prima`in landscape, and from live subjects, fruit and flowers and everyday objects.

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    For those who like to develop hidden talents, Mary offers courses for groups and individuals.

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    For details of her artwork, information on courses and forthcoming exhibitions, take a look at her website







    Being a `new kid on the Bath Blog`, my latest finds and decorative inspirations, are very much based on all the different aspects of this autumnal time of year and sharing my top picks on Bath delights:



     Autum 14: Rain_Thumb-425x260 

    If you can`t beat them, join them!  This rain inspired chandelier might be quite an enlightening experience! Its super stylish and unusual design, can be produced to clients' specifications.



    Autum 14: Orange lamp shade lampshade-bargain-british-designo

    Who would imagine, that bare trees can look so dramatic and colourful...definitely a good choice for a spot of colour!





     Autum 14: Back Geo Votive 1 dy120231-1Autum 14: Black Geo Votive 2 dy140211-1

    Geometric patterns have finally found their way to these stylish Eros printed and Ester Votives, £4.50 each,



     Autum 14: Curtain IMG_0778

    One of my new finds in Bath, Savannah Home, has become one of my favourite local haunts for decorative and unusual furniture and accessories. Savannah Home brings together unique elements of interior design, cutting edge products and beautiful antiques. Door Curtain £445

     Autum 14: Velvet Cushions IMG_0768

    With so much choice available these days, I am always passionate to find something with a difference. This velvet door curtain and the decorative cushions could most certainly be your `pièce de résistance`! Created by the former textile designer for Galliano and McQueen,  this beautifully antiqued and unique design is as eye catching as any piece of art. The cushions complement the curtains beautifully and are available in a range of colours, none of which feature exactly the same colouring, Orange Cushion £148, black cushion £98,




    Autum 14: Orange chair upcycled-1950s-bartolomew-cocktail-chair-citrus-oran   Autum 14: Black chair upcycled-vintage-1950s-bartolomew-cocktail-chair-char 

    For a stylish Halloweeny colour combination get one in each colour and jazz up your living space, £625 each,



     Autum 14: Twig Side Board 223964963317

    The `deluxe` version of a twig, which fell off during a strong autumn storm. The Nickel Branch Wood Cabinet is a very good find for those who are still looking for a seasonal (and beyond) statement piece,



     Autum 14: Black round table EHD068BLK-0_L2

    Very decorative and easy on the eye in a spooky sort of way, Montagne Entrance Table, £885,



     Autum 14: Portrait Furniture 6a00d8341c2f0953ef01b7c6d654b4970b-800wi

    No need to get spooked by these unusual designs, they are quite real! This `Pixel Furniture` range was designed by Studio Badini Createam for Italian Design House Seletti with the aim of putting some fun into furniture,




     Autum 14: Fireball Pendant def-01

    This is an illuminated fire to inspire! The `Corolla` pendant lamp reminds of a pumpkin cutout version in a deluxe sort of way!


    Autum 14 1: Orange Pumpkin Dish 1112492_1

    What better way to dish out your pumpkin soup this season, La Cocotte Pumpkin Casserole, £160,


    Autum 14 1: cole-son-fornasetti-ii-procuratie-wallpaper-17493-p[ekm]333x501

    A very prominent and perfect solution for a forgotten or unloved wall, Cole & Son Fornasetti II Procuratie Wallpaper, £140,



     Autum 14: Orange Cushion 5th-row-33

    For a stylish autumnal touch on your sofa or armchair, this velvet cushion from De le Cuona  is a perfect addition, via [email protected]




    Autum 14: Owl tables lhw2483-lr-ls

    You can be sure that these wise creatures offer an eye-catching feature for your living room. Set of 3 Owls Tables, £225,




     Autum 14: Black Ball lamp l86408-1   Autum 14: Black/White stripe Shade in159_1

    This lamp is sold by India Jane, who has branched out and opened a number of shops in the UK, one of which is here in Bath. Stepping into her shop is the equivalent of visiting your favourite delicatessen; difficult to resist all those `Turkish Delights`! This stylish `Bilbao Lamp` is bold and contemporary in style and shape, yet works as well with antique as with minimalist interiors, making this lamp hugely versatile, £99. The `Black Ribbon Shade` which comes in different sizes, provides the perfect match,




    Autum 14 3: Ananbo 2 66643f8d6b1660812e30d2eb019bacfa

    A perfect example of combining a classic wallpaper design with contemporary interior. Ananbo is a French company, selling predominantly wallpapers with classic country scenes and chinoiseries,




    Autum 14 1: ceramic-umbrella-stand-renaissance-33087-p[ekm]233x349[ekm] 

    It`s that time of year again, when we need to have our umbrellas handy, so why not do it in style, £49,




     Autum 14: day-birger-et-mikkelsen-ceramics-violetta-25cm-dia-plate-32979-p[   Autum 14: Plates day-birger-et-mikkelsen-ceramics-moth-black-20cm-dia-plate

    Following some of the top fashion designers' trend to branch out, offering not just beautiful pieces to slip into but nowadays also to live with, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen has joined this elaborate club too. One of their products is this very eye-catching set of different plates. Whether you eat off them or hang them on the wall, the creative designs lend themselves to different forms of use around the house, dinner plates £20,



     Autum 14: Black/White armchair images

    A good find for those who are looking for an eye-catching addition to their living space,



     Autum 14 1: Fornasetti style lamp 736cb8115d7dc4c34f5efabc8cfadc71_21469

    This pair of hand-painted table lamps, inspired by Fornasetti, have been commissioned by Ebury Trading and are limited to this pair only,



    Autum 14: Upcycles Side Board Pollock-style-furniture 

    Upcycling à la `Pollock` - use a paintbrush to drip paint randomly on a piece of furniture. Flick your wrist to create a range of unique patterns (tried and tested by the artist). A very creative solution for an old and unloved piece of furniture,



    Autum 14 1: Cushion greydrip25cm74dpi2

    Another creative way to take in the outdoors, Artistic Cushion Grey, £72,



    Autum 14 3: Ananbo 6 c54b4e78f35e2d36a412426a0f591609                   Autum 14 3: Ananbo 5 95ddbddcaf50a0d12f1a479744611d4e                 Autum 14 3: Ananbo 8 2

    For a dramatic feature wall, these French wallpapers offer a unique backdrop,



    Autum 14 2: Brown side chair il_570xN.345650923


    Perfect seating for the occasional visitor, Upholstered Victorian Chair, £395, 



    Autum 14 1: Italian Lamp f761139f311d3305b8d183883b39343f_58051 

    This stunning wood and brass retro lamp looks as stylish with classic as with contemporary interiors,



     Autum 14: Orange/brown throw TAL3T-P_1024.WEB_-240x240

    Talisman captures the look and feel of vibrant yet faded old master paintings. The chocolate silk velvet is backed by the coral throw giving this product its lovely feel and luxury appearance, Talisman Throw, - For orders, please contact me on [email protected]


    Autum 14 1: Italian Chairs 1dc2c7eed8c662003b82c9350e476f95_59085

    This pair of Italian 1950s armchairs in their original leatherette are super stylish, and bang on trend,



    Autum 14 1: avenida-home-snake-coaster-jpg 

    When protecting your table with these coasters, you need not lose out on style,



     Autum 14: Brown lamp L86255L_1

    The Limerston Lamp Base is a really stylish piece to add to an autumnal, leafy kind of room scheme, £99,



    Autum 14: New - Leather Chair ceg8943b-lr-ls-1 

    This cool leather armchair beams out that cosy, staying at home on a rainy day, autum feel!  Carrying my husbands name, it has the same lovable, reliable and rounded look about it! It is bang on trend,using different textures and fabrics to complete the overall look of the chair, Quentin Leather Arm Chair, £995,


     Autum 14: Landscape bench panorama-benchff-230x230   Autum 14: Landscape Cushion Lacus1-230x230

    It is that time of year, when we appreciate bringing a bit of outdoors into our home. With the Panorama Bench and Lacus Cushion, you can spend hours admiring the countryside without getting cold and wet!, £1.950 and £98,



    Autum 14 2: Tree cabinet il_570xN.673607379_78g4 

    A very creative way to upcycle an old piece of furniture,



    Autum 14: Knots Rug 1 9c02cf670f276f3c78de32eba910980c  Autum 14: Knots Rugs 2 374715ae7747252d432377fed7f8fe46  Autum 14: Knots Rugs 3 ff46e39329952ce3251b4fd5044b764e   Autum 14: Knots Rugs World of Interiors 7cf18c3906df848668cd390267e7f073Photo: World of Interiors

    Art need not just have to be displayed on walls. The `Trilogy Cobalt` is part of Knots Rugs 2015 collection. This trio is a set of rugs based on original artwork by Sharon Steingold. In close cooperation with craftsmen and artist, the company has managed to translate extraordinary paintings into a truly creative collection of rugs,



     Autum 14 1: orla-kiely-multi-acorn-cup-lampshade

    For the autumnal look, Orla Kiely has yet again come up trumps,




    Autum 14 2: Desk il_570xN.405063243_gr6p

    These colours can bring a whole new look to a desk,



    Autum 14 1: stormy_shade

    Create a bit of drama on your ceiling with this `Stormy Sky Shade`, £204,



     Autum 14: Plate indigo-storm-collection-by-faye-toogood-for-1882ltd-serving       Autum 14: Bowl indigo-storm-collection-by-faye-toogood-for-1882ltd-handless


    To help you weather the autumn storms, relax and get cosy with Fay Toogood`s new range of ceramic designs. The `Indigo Storm` range was designed for 1882 Ltd, these unusual pieces celebrate the beauty of natural imperfections, £15.95, for other pieces and orders go to





     Autum 14: Tray 201408311847360

    For refreshingly new and interesting home accessories, it is well worth paying the Avenida shop in Bath a visit or taking a look at their online products. Avenida Home is the brainchild of Isabel Saiz. Previously the Head of Marketing at Farrow & Ball, the force behind the Home Collection at National Trust, Delicious Art at the National Gallery London and the revival of Ary Trays, Isabel is also a proud winner of the prestigious International Design Effectiveness Award, bringing a world of talent and experience to the creation of her own brand. Windmill Birch Wood Tray, £30,



     Autum 14: New henrylounge-lr-ls-1

    These mini lounge chairs add a different but interesting hue and are a stylish addition to autum interiors, Henry Lounge Chairs, £495 each,





     Autum 14: hand-painted-landscape-chest-of-drawers-27912-p[ekm]233x349[ekm]

    Beautifully designed by Young & Battaglia, this hand-painted chest of drawers brings the beauty of the outdoors indoors and looks equally stylish in a living or bedroom, £395




    Autum 14: Velvet/linene Cushion BD10C_10241-240x240

    One cannot fail to fall in love with this beautiful linen and velvet striped cushion which will make its mark on any sofa or armchair,, for orders please contact me on [email protected]



    Autum 14: New - Oka Tree Cabinet

    For a very original statement piece, this Mandrake Cabinet is a perfect choice, £1.850,


     Autum 14: Black Chandelier IMG_0771

    For a dramatic focal point on your ceiling, go for this stunning chandelier from Savannah Home, Lampfoot Side Light £185,, 



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    This very stylish bed comes in different colours, sizes and finishes,










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