Spotted: New Ebury Home and Garden

I’m on a real interiors kick right now and so when Hannah sent me over a selection of new products she has just added to the Ebury Home and Garden collection, I fell in love with the tastefully chic selection of linens and bathroom additions. Remember Hannah – yes, she of the perfect home. It’s hard not to be envious right?

I can’t go any further without drawing your attention to my absolute favourite item, these cute little mustard pots, perfect for single blooms…

Just gorgeous – They make me want to speak in a french accent and spend long afternoons lazing over lunch with bread and cheese.

I think bathrooms get a little neglected when it comes to styling but I love the range Hannah has curated of delicate soaps, (perfect for guests or impromptu gifts,) and cleverly practical items like these bamboo toothbrushes (now that really would make you the prefect host, eco and all!) or the printed laundry bag.

If it’s your kitchen that needs a little rustic style then how about these artichoke candles as a table centrepiece, paired with natural linens and I am in love with the linen cushions too. It’s all beautifully subtle and perfect for that longed-for Indian summer.

Do head on over and check out the Ebury Home and Garden site, particularly if it’s new to you. Hannah has collected some really beautiful things.


Found: How to mix patterns

One of the things that is hardest to do (I find) in interiors, is to get that eclectic mix of items and style them all together without it looking like a jumble sale. When items that you love just work together then that’s great, but when you’re trying to achieve that look from scratch it can be frustrating for you and disastrous for your design project if you’re just not progressing with it.

So, when I stumbled across this video last week, I thought you might all enjoy watching it and learning from Emily, who I later found out started out as a props stylist, then won a TV design competition and now hosts her own design show on HGTV. Maybe you already know her? Either way, I found the advice was fantastic, clearly presented and Emily even goes so far as to show the mistakes you can make when only applying one design theory.

How to mix patterns, Styling 101 by Emily Henderson.

Do let me know if you found this interesting and useful and make sure you check out Emily’s blog, Style by Emily Henderson.


Christmas Inspiration #4 – Modern Style

This morning it’s the last of our Christmas inspiration posts and I thought I’d go full on and fabulous with modern Christmas decor. I love bright colours and even though it’s not traditional, I love seeing bright colours, piles of baubles and a fun take on the festivities. I’ve also included some other modern takes on Christmas styling, metallics and clean shapes and forms with fuss free lines. There’s plenty of inspiration here if that’s your thing, and don’t miss the last of the reader photos below.

Real Christmas Decor – Modern Metallics
So what do you do for Christmas decor when you’re a florist? Work your behind off is the answer to that one and so I was curious as to what Becky from Blossom would come up with, given her super stylish taste.

Image Credit: Becky Hay at Blossom

A flower-free Christmas is the result, with a low key tree, lots of lights and mercuried decor (including my favourite toadstools if you look closely) and it all looks just as magical a a real tree I think.

Equally stylish is the lovely Rachie from A chi Chi Affair who sent in her metallic decor featuring oversized baubles from Next which lend a modern look with their simple shape.

Image Credit: A Chi Chi Affair

I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas inspiration series and maybe if it was too late for you, you can come back to it next year for some ideas 🙂


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