Spotted: Nkuku

A little while back a friend on Facebook shared the link to nkuku, a lovely online home store with lots of tempting home accessories and some salvage chic furniture. Funnily enough, when I was away in Wales 10 days ago I found lots of pretty things to buy in a house shop in Hay-on-Wye, and happened to notice that they were all from nkuku too. It must have been fate…

One of the biggest lessons I learned over the last few years whilst doing up the last house was that as lovely as it is to decorate, it’s the finishing touches that make a room look ‘done’. It’s my resolution to not scrimp on those details this time around so I’ll definitely be taking a look at nkuku.

What do you think readers? Up your street?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Rowen and Wren

I’m still looking for the perfect finishing touches for my lounge and dining room and the search led me to Rowen and Wren. A treasure trove of incredibly understated style, the collection is beautifully presented and just the image sets alone are inspiring, so I thought I would share some of them here.

There are three collections with distinct styling, the most classic of which is the Timeless Living collection.

Discretely elegant but with a modern contemporary edge, everything in it has touch appeal.

Refined rural is different all together with a rustic country vibe, yet kept up to date again with salvaged touches and industrial metal hints.

Full of natural materials, it’s reminiscent of the perfect weekend bolt-hole.

Distant home has a global feel, full of treasures you could have picked up on your travels around the world. If you like an eclectic look there’s plenty here to blend in with your taste.

Have you heard of Rowen and Wren and are you joining me in the Rowen and Wren fan club? I’d love to hear which of their looks here is your favourite?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Monday Must-Have: Fox and Crow Candles.

This morning, I’m delighted to be able to share something I’ve been wanted to shout about for a while now, indeed you may have read some of my tweets about Fox and Crow who make beautiful scented soy-wax candles. They contacted me a little while back to see if I would share their products and kindly sent me a sample which I was very pleased about. I love scented candles, don’t get me wrong, it’s so lovely being surrounded by gorgeous smells. Sometimes they can be over powering, sickly or headache inducing though so I was happy to recommend them having smelt it myself.

I was instantly smitten by the bronze foil embossed packaging and cute Fox and Crow logo, but I could smell my Lavendar Ice Cream candle before it was out of the box. Indeed it made my room at work smell beautiful and then did the same at home before I even lit it.

Just this week Fox and Crow secured their first stockist in London, Home & Kids, who also do mail order, so this is my tip to you readers – if you’re looking for Christmas gifts, stock up on these and your friends and family will not be disappointed! I’ll certainly be purchasing some 🙂

Happy Monday readers!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Magpie Miller

This afternoon, I’m delighted and excited to be introducing a super cool new homes and interiors online shopping destination… Magpie Miller.

My own personal design sensibilities are as diverse as you lovely lot are, and I would certainly say my preference was for the eclectic look that brings together elegant pieces, design classics and sprinkles what I like to call ‘quirk appeal’ around as interesting accents. As soon as I clicked over to the Magpie Miller site I knew this was the kind of place I would find just that kind of thing.


Tree Pillow cases, Amish Metal Star and Hanging Test Tube vases.

The offerings include everything from tea towels to vases, ceramics to prints and even some reclaimed and repurposed objects. If you’re looking for something to finish off a project or a couple of items to bring your home up to date, this is the place for you.


N is for New York print and Constellation print

Our remit is to source bespoke and individual home-ware items drawn from a variety of up-and-coming designers. Rather than seek to ape the approach of existing retailers… Our aim is to provide a clean and simple destination for those seeking products to enhance their living space without falling into the usual clichés associated with shabby chic and design pretensions.

Magpie Miller strives to provide you with gorgeous elements which will allow you to stand apart and imprint your personality on the environment which you live.

Doesn’t that just sum it up really?


Oh Dear! Cushion set and embroidered Antler cushion.

I could make several purchases from this site but what I think they have done really well is produced an edited collection of classic simple pieces that have considerable amounts of quirk and a real element of surprise. I love the neon zebra printed onto the tea towel here, and the ceramic lightbulb candle holders. And even the Antlers, a totally overdone trend now, look fresh embroidered onto a cushion as an outline alone.


Neon Pink Zebra Tea Towel, Porcelain lightbulb candlestick and Pharmacy Bottle vase.

So, is this kind of thing right up your street? Will you be making a purchase from Magpie Miller soon? Do share your favourites from this post or the site 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Introducing… Ebury Home and Garden

This afternoon, it gives me great pleasure to be introducing you to a new online Home and Garden destination… Ebury Home and Garden.

Already well known in the Wedding industry, Hannah Gooch also runs The Ebury Collection, a wedding blog and directory of wedding industry suppliers but is now branching out into her passion for interiors.

With a background in photographic campaigns and art direction for a major high street store, further honed by her recent successes in concept direction and shoot styling for Ebury Collection, Hannah certainly has the credentials for the task.

I’ve loved interior design for as long as I can remember (even studying it at university). I’d always have a project on the go, whether it’s revitalising an old chest of drawers or renovating our own home. I’m much happier hunting round antiques fairs than shopping for fashion and have lost count of the number of design books and magazines I’ve collected over the years. So it made perfect sense to launch a business that I have a real passion for.

The choice of products reflects Hannah’s personal sensibilities and varies from vintage finds to rustic recoiled, handmade and sustainable treasures to perfectly finish your homes look.

I’ve chosen an eclectic mix of products that are inspired by countryside living. I like to call it ‘Rustic chic’. Our products are practical as well as being beautiful to look at. We’ve hunted for one-off unique vintage pieces and products which are Fair Trade, recycled or made from FSC wood

I have already spotted a few ‘finds’ that I’ll be putting on my interiors wish-list but for now I thought I’d leave you with my edit of the Ebury Home and Garden offerings… Florence’s favourites.

Smoke bottle vase – £29
Vintage Compote Dish – £38
Zinc box with drawers – £39
Patterned Tumblers – £4.95

Please do head on over to Ebury Home and Garden and drop us a comment if it’s right up your street… I have a feeling there will be a lot of credit cards burning this afternoon 😉

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

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