Christmas gift ideas for the home

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Here is a first collection of gift ideas that can be given this christmas… or kept for yourself!

The cozy chunky throw is perfect for these cold winter nights and why not add some mulled wine in the tea cup to make it extra christmassy. The personalised polar bear tree decorations would be the perfect gift for a family.

Find the items here:
1) 5×7″ Frame  2) 4×6″ Frame 3) 8×10″ Frame 4) Gold Elephant candle 5) N O E L  6) Wine Cooler 7) Lightbulb vase 8) Wall cabinet  9) Book succulents 10) Chunky throw  11) Wine tea cup 12) Polar Bears

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A Urban Outfitters Home Wish List

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We love pretty much everything that the Urban Outfitters home section has to offer. But we’ve narrowed it down to five that we really like. UO is pretty pricey but sometimes the sale gives you a good chance of getting some of their products into your home!

First is this Eyelash Fringe Duvet Cover. 

This soft cotton cozy bed cover is half price at the moment and looks extremely comfortable. (Note it comes slightly cheaper in grey too)

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A Nelson Geometric Console Table.

This metal and wooden side table has various uses and because of its simple sleek design works in any room of the house.

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Letter Light Box

Perfect in any room of the home or as a present. Write any message you want on the box and let it glow.

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Succulent Tea Lights

Cute little tea lights to add colour and light to any room.

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A Peg Board

A fun way to keep notes and lists to hand. This would work great in a kitchen or work space environment.

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London Exhibitions to see

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Here are four current exhibitions in London that we think are worth a visit

Donna Huanca – Scar Cymbals

At Zabludowicz Collection between 29th September to 18 December

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Daily performances by painted models work to create installations within this chapel space.

“Huanca’s work draws attention to the body and in particular the skin, which is simultaneously the surface on which our personhood is inscribed and the surface through which we experience the world around us. Huanca examines conventions of behaviour in our interaction with bodies in space and the invisible histories that are accumulated through those gestures. By exposing the naked body and concealing it under layers of paint, cosmetics and latex, Huanca’s performers confront our instinctive reactions to flesh, which becomes both a familiar, decorative object and an abstract, inaccessible subject.”  – Source

Abstract Expressionism

At the RA between 24th Sept t0 2nd Jan

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American art from 1950s New York featuring art by De Kooning, Rothko and Pollock. Large scale, intense and expressive this style of painting gave the method a new leash of confidence.

“It was a watershed moment in the evolution of 20th-century art, yet, remarkably, there has been no major survey of the movement since 1959.” Taken from RA website

Antony Gormley – Fit

At White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey between 30th Sept to 6th Nov

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“Gormley has configured the gallery space into 15 chambers to create a series of dramatic physiological encounters in the form of a labyrinth. Visitors are faced with a choice of passage through differently sized, uniquely lit spaces where each room challenges or qualifies the experience of the last.” – Source

Not long left on this one go see it soon!

Beyond Caravaggio

At the National Gallery between 12th Oct and 15th Jan.

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Exploring the influence of Caravaggio on painters and artists that followed him.

“After the unveiling of Caravaggio’s first public commission in 1600, artists from across Europe flocked to Rome to see his work. Seduced by the pictorial and narrative power of his paintings, many went on to imitate their naturalism and dramatic lighting effects. Paintings by Caravaggio and his followers were highly sought after in the decades following his untimely death at the age of just 39. By the mid-17th century, however, the Caravaggesque style had fallen out of favour and it would take almost three hundred years for Caravaggio’s reputation to be restored and for his artistic accomplishments to be fully recognised.” – Source

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Nursery Mood board

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With the addition of a nephew to the family this winter the baby and children section of Etsy has caught our eye. Here’s a little mood board we’ve made of a few items that you can find on Etsy that we think are super cute and fun.

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Neutral tones of the furniture with pops of colour and pattern from the soft furnishings is a great way to keep a bright and airy feel to a nursery. We love these bright ottomans to add that splash of colour and of course who wouldn’t want a teepee in their room!

Here are links to all of these items:

Teepee – MyHappyTeepee

Stools – ButtonsBoutiqueCo

Aqua and Coral Ottoman – LoopingHome

House Bed – SweetHOMEfromwood

Wooden Cloud Shelf – CraftedPineCo

House Chalk Board – mrhomeLT

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6 of our favourite things on Etsy!

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As we’ve done before here are six of our favourite items on Etsy right now. From Tables to pencils there’s a real mix of items for your home.

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This industrial desk and chair set

By carbonmakesastar2014

This mid century modern/industrial mix is a great set for any small office area of the house. Our favourite bit of this is the steel hairpin legs. A great touch to match the detailing on the chair.

Find it here: Etsy

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Pottery Heart Bowls

By JDWolfePottery

These little nesting heart bowls are cute and come with a range of different uses. They can be used in the kitchen for dips and crisps or in the bedroom to hold jewellery and little bits.

Find it here: Etsy

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Agate Coasters

By GeodeInTheRough

These stone slices work so well as a natural boost of colour to your room. Great little coasters that work as a great little gift too.

Find it here: Etsy

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Concrete Pendant Lamp

By LJLamps

This concrete lamp, made in Berlin, is delivered as a whole pendant perfectly in tact. It is then down to you break away sections to expose the wire and the light. (It does come with instructions) We love this idea! To think that everyone that orders it ends with a unique piece that they’ve had an input in making it!

Find it here: Etsy

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Polyhedron Geometric Table Lamp

By LightingAlchemy

“The metal geometric lampshade is inspired by Platonic icosahedron and it is made of metal nerves welded together.” These funky table lamps are the perfect accessory to a industrial style room.

Find it here: Etsy

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Grammer Pencil Set

By: NewtonAndTheApple

These pencils are slightly different to the above home accessories but we still love them… because we love all stationary. There are a load of variations of text on pencils from famous movie quotes to motivational words.

Find it here: Etsy

Hope you like them too!

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Engagement party decor

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We were asked to help decorate a fun and beautiful, but not too expensive, engagement party recently. After trawling through thousands of Pinterest images we came up with this selection of ideas, giving a rustic country theme to the event.

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With a typically dull rainy British day we had to tweak a few of these ideas, and ditch some last minute, but overall we thought we did a good job. The guests certainly seemed to have fun!

Decorations

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Flowers – For this event we wanted white, bright and fun flowers so small arrangements of baby’s breath and big daisy like flowers in lace detailed jars was the way to go. We made around 12 of these and scattered them around the main rooms of the party.

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Photo Wall – With the simple use of string and tiny pegs we created this photo and engagement card wall. Bringing a ton of memories to the event and adding a splash of colour.

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Desert Table – Again adding a splash of colour our deserts table was a popular part of the event. The cute ‘Tying the Knot’ napkins were an especially cute touch.

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Vodka Station! – We had a range of different flavoured vodka (Still in the freezer when this was taken) which needed to be included in the party. So instead of a ‘Pimp your prosecco’ we made a vodka shot station. It went down a little too well for some people!

Games

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With not only a wedding but baby on the way too we had to include the little man in the party some how. So we had a “Date of birth betting” (Written in Polish and English) and a baby name suggestions pot. At the end of the night the names were read out with the favourites picked out from the many suggestions.

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And of course we included a hung Photo Booth with props for a little record making fun.

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The happy family!

 We enjoyed making the decorations and putting it all together with the bride to be and overall the event was a success!

Congratulations Ben and Kasia! x

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Autumn colour combinations

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Here are some warm colour combinations that match the crunchy leaves and other goodness of autumn. From a range of shades of orange to greens and purples. Autumn colours can be bright and welcoming as well as warm and cosy and we feel as if we’ve found some examples that really prove this point. Take a look for yourselves!

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Thanks for looking!

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New Etsy Product!

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After having multiple compliments and enquiries of where to get a piece of art that we’ve made for our home- we decided to make a few to sell. This is something that we saw on Pinterest and decided to make for ourselves! Obviously it turned out well and so now we’ve got an initial batch to sell on Etsy and at christmas and craft fairs!

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There are currently two options for this design -the above normal selection of crayon colours and a slightly brighter set (Below). This brighter set we think is perfect for the teen or childs room or play area!

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Find it on Etsy Here

There’s also three sizes on offer: 18×24″, 18×22″ and 18×14″

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We have a new look!

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With a new degree under our belt (MA Interior and Spatial Design) we thought a new look for our website was a good idea. With the help of Web Management Plus we decided a clean and more mobile friendly layout was better. Plus we’ve added some new features.

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As before we have all the details and examples of the wall coverings services that are available from Bethvictoria.com.

 

 

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We also have a range of photographs that are available as prints (framed and unframed). Some of these featured on the old website but we’ve added some more of our favourites too.

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The main new feature of this website is the new “Spatial design” tab. Currently this contains the camera obscura project that was the outcome of the MA ISD course at Chelsea college of art.

We hope you like our new look!

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