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Shopping: Gift Guide – 50 Scandi Gifts for Interior & Design Lovers

December 9, 2016

Design Lovers Gift Guide 2016, scandi homewares

Dan asked me recently if I’d made a Christmas wishlist, which was his less than subtle way of telling me that he’d made one himself! Well, asides from the thousands of items I’m coveting on secret Pinterest boards, I have compiled a list, and it’s just 2 short of 50 items! I’ve chosen quite a lot of modern & minimalist pieces with a Scandi vibe, which are perfect after all the extravagance of Christmas, January will be all about pared back glamour here. I’ve tried to cover a price range, there are 3 items over a hundred pounds (all in the first list), three under a fiver and the majority hover somewhere around the £50 mark. Actually we don’t take Christmas very seriously around here present wise and quite often play a game of best present from the pound store but a girl can dream!  As I am a generous sort, I’m also throwing it out on the blog today as a veritable gift guide for anyone stuck for present ideas for home-mad-design-lovers (and not least because I know my husband will actually be able to find this list!). So, if you know a suitable recipient (Me! Me! Me!) someone crazy about design or interiors walk this way my friend, I have four lists, one for general home beauties, one for Kitchenalia, one for office based pretties and bathroom indulgences, God I hope Santa thinks I’ve been good this year! Read More


Cornucopia of Cosiness for the home

October 5, 2015

Throws cushions, Custhom, T&shop, Margo Selby, Another Country, Melin Tregwynt, Lapuan Kanruit

If there’s one thing I often feel envious of in other peoples homes it’s their home decor knits, I’m a full sewn knitwear fanatic. There’s a running joke in our household that when fashion packages arrive during winter-time it probably contains yet more cardigans or knits for me(!). I guess it follows that if you love both pattern and texture then knitted pattern will be a big draw within an interior scheme. I know I have done winter post‘s on blankets before, maybe I’ll make this my yearly tradition. So, to celebrate Campaign for Wool’s National Wool Week, here are my current favourite knitted homewares on the market:

Clockwise from top left: A selection from Lapuan Kanruit, I love all of their blankets, particularly this, Taivaanvalkeat blanket, 86.90 EuroRead More