• Great escapes: the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Scotland

    by  • August 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Loch-Lomond-Arms-Homes-and-GardensIf you’re looking to get away this bank holiday weekend, we’ve found just the place for a relaxing stay. In the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, just half an hour from Glasgow airport, the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel delivers traditional Scottish hospitality complete with heavenly food, boutique bedrooms and views that are quite simply second to none.

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    Shop talk: head to Unlimited in Brighton for playful prints and unique designs

    by  • August 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Unlimited-shop-brighton-homes-&-gardens-8Walk down Church Street in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine and the bright, clean graphics in the window at no.10 will certainly catch your eye. Having started life as a pop-up in 2010, showcasing work by its sister graphic design company, Unlimited moved to its current premises in 2013 and is run by husband and wife team Patrick and Sara Morrissey.

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    Autumn homewares from the National Trust

    by  • August 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    National-Trust-Homes-and-gardens-11These lovely woodland animals leapt onto our screens earlier today, and after taking one look at the rather adorable deer and rabbit, we simply had to share them with you. Designer Sam Pickard’s whimsical screen printed linen cushions form part of the National Trust’s collection of autumn homewares alongside beautiful, chunky ceramics, knitted throws and tartan check rugs – perfect for creating a cosy idyll as the months turn colder.

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    Heal’s launch the Pinner collection for the London Design Festival

    by  • August 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Heals-Pinner-Homes-&-Gardens-12And so it begins! With London Design Festival just around the corner (19-27 September), it’s the exciting time of year when we begin to see the unveiling of new collections and hot off the press designer ranges. Iconic British retailer Heal’s will launch three new collections at this years festival, after a busy year that has seen the opening of both their new showroom on Westbourne Grove and a social workspace and cafe at their Tottenham court road store. First up, we take a look at the Pinner collection…

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    Ilse Crawford designs a new collection for IKEA

    by  • August 23, 2015 • 0 Comments

    SINNERLIG-Ikea-Homes-&-Gardens-isle-crawford-2If you hadn’t already heard; wood, wicker and woven is the biggest trend of the season (see our recent decorating shoot for proof). And this hasn’t escaped designer Ilse Crawford and her trend-savvy team at Studioilse either, who this month launch their Sinnerlig range for IKEA. Featuring simple forms and ‘honest imperfections’, the Sinnerlig collection explores the beauty and pleasure of natural materials, with pieces made from acacia wood, bamboo, seagrass and cotton.

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    Gardens and gardening in September

    by  • August 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Morgan-Stanley-Healthy-Cities-Garden---Photo-2We certainly don’t want to wish away the summer; in fact, we’re hoping very much that it will stay around for at least another month. However, we do want to draw your attention to the fact that with the arrival of autumn, there are some rather lovely garden-related things happening around the country during September, and we want to have the dates for your diaries.

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