Home Sale Items We Need

Here are the sale items we don’t just want – we need!

First up we’re raiding the Urban Outfitters sale. The home section of UO is full of some amazing pieces, but the price is too high for us, so the sale items are right where we’re at.

1) Danish Rocking Chair in Stone – £180

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Link: www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5520443560180&category=SALE-HOMEWARE-EU

2) Factory Coffee Table in Zinc – £50

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Link: www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5520439590086&category=SALE-HOMEWARE-EU

3) Magazine Rack and Basket in Turquoise – £35

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Link: www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5520439590095&category=SALE-HOMEWARE-EU

4) Urban Grow Mini Pill in Mint – £15

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Link: www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5552339380002&category=SALE-HOMEWARE-EU

Now over to Made.com

1) Darcey Desk, Walnut and Oak – £299

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Link: www.made.com/sale/all-sale/darcey-desk-walnut-oak-1

2) Marcos Side Table, Natural and White – £29

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Link: www.made.com/sale/all-sale/marcos-side-table-natural-and-white

3) Cotton Dipped Waffle Throw, Mineral –  £27

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Link: www.made.com/sale/all-sale/daze-140-x-190cm-100-cotton-dipped-waffle-throw-mineral

Now to the little more pricey Laura Ashley

1) World Map Wooden Wall Clock – £27

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Link: www.lauraashley.com/uk/invt/3602293

2) Bramley Blue Dresser – £700

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Link: mto.lauraashley.com/uk/furniture/p/bramley-blue-dresser?shape=display-cabinets

3) Bramley Blue Armoire – £665

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Link: mto.lauraashley.com/uk/furniture/p/bramley-blue-armoire?shape=display-cabinets

4) Bramley Blue Round Dining Table – £700

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Link: mto.lauraashley.com/uk/furniture/p/bramley-blue-round-dining-table?shape=dining-tables

Think thats all the window shopping we can afford at the moment!

Happy Shopping!

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Neat, Creative and fun accessories

We’re looking at doing some home improvements to our own rooms, so we’ve been scouring the internet for neat little ideas. Here are a few we found this week.

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String and bull dog clips are always a great way to hang images. This thicker string tied taut with the bull dog clips is even better. An easy way to keep changing up the artwork and look to a room.

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This DIY hanging note pad is both useful and looks great too. Here’s a link to the how-to on this item www.designsponge.com/2012/05/diy-project-hanging-notepad.html pretty simple to do with not to many materials.

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These thin shelves are great for not only displaying photographs and artwork, but also for little bits and ornaments.

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These blackboard walls are great in any room. It doesn’t have to have mathematics on it like this, use it to draw frames around artwork or to draw a bed frame. There are lots of possibilities for this and when you get bored of it rub it off and start again.

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Everyone loves old style suitcases and this makes for a great wall display. You don’t have to actually cut up the suitcases, you can make them. Cut up boxes and paint them or make them from scratch.

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This is a simple and effective way to get an industrial style bedside table. It works with the Scandinavian style too.

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5 Interiors we love

Here are a few interiors we love and are inspiration for your own home.

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This eclectic style lends itself to a room filled with plants. Add some fresh greenery to your room to bring the summer indoors and add colourful character. The style of mid-century modern furniture works so well with the mix match of colour too.

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The grey pallet of this room lends itself to having a hint of colour, The duck egg used here looks great with the neutral greys. Wouldn’t our wallpaper do well in this room? This is also a great way to be able to change the room regularly, just replace the colourful items with a different colour and you’ve easily and cheaply changed the whole room.

We are also loving the shallow photo shelf easily makes a collection of different images and frames look neat and tidy.

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The exposed brick is what makes this such a nice featured room. Plain, simple and smart. We like the mix match of furniture and the neutral tones. Like the room above a shallow white shelf would also work above the sofa with a mix of images.

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The colour of the lampshade and the artwork creates a link to the dinning area seen in the background. It also brings a fun and colourful extra to an otherwise plain area.

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Following the neutral tones of the above rooms this dinning room makes a perfect example of mix and match chairs. We love the big industrial style lights and think that they work so well with the otherwise country feel of the room.

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9 Kitchenwares for summer

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1 – www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5530442130001&category=KITCHEN-BAR-EU

2 – www.next.co.uk/x5d1374s4#661159×55

3 – www.anthropologie.eu/anthro/product/home-kitchendining/7543601050022c.jsp#/

4 – www.johnlewis.com/new-le-creuset-signature-round-casserole-mint/p1917367

5 – www.anthropologie.eu/anthro/product/home-kitchendining/A7544601813131.jsp?color=040#/

6 – www.anthropologie.eu/anthro/product/home-kitchendining/7542463530001.jsp?color=072#/

7 – www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5530424150202&category=DINNERWARE-EU

8 – www.johnlewis.com/le-creuset-grand-teapot-1-3l/p310226?colour=Teal

9 – www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_AT+heirloomB_-1

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The summer party

With this gorgeous weather we’re getting in the mood for summer BBQs and parties.

So here are some little ideas to create a great summer party.

Lighting

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Pierce painted tins and pop a tea light in them to make a starry pattern. Cut glow-sticks and shake them into a jar or bottle, in the dark they’ll glow. In the garden it would look like colourful fireflies. Hang jars with tea lights in them from trees to create a fun garden atmosphere!

Drink and ice ideas

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Make your drinks cool by using these little tricks to make your ice even more interesting. Fill with herbs such as mint or with fruit pieces. When they melt you’ve got an added extra to your drink. And why not use your wheelbarrow as a ice bucket for the beers.

Seating 

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The simple blanket and pillows is a quick and easy way to make seating in your garden. Or add a small table to make a picnic even easier.

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Hay-bails are a great easy way to add seating to your garden, they can be used as tables too! Use drawers and wooden pallets to add little tables to a picnic area.

Some other little things

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Stuck with how to get the cutlery around? Make one of these nifty little cutlery trays! A fun and easy way to add a little fun to the party, paint twister circles onto the grass and let the games begin.

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Make some adult capri suns using sealable sandwich bags. Attach jars to sticks to make a different type of flower boarder. Finally, photo booths! Everyone loves them they’re easy to make and the photos will be great little reminders of the event.

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5 Etsy shops we love

Five Etsy shops we love and hope you do!

1 – Jeremiah Collection – mid century style furniture.

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The pieces in the Jeremiah Collection are crafted with over 21 years of furniture manufacturing experience. Our pieces are hand made with timeless quality and design. In our shop we keep a fine balance of traditional and modern joinery that insures the best of both worlds. We use only solid wood with a hand applied finish to let the natural beauty of the wood shine. No stains or paint!! We want the natural quality of the wood to speak for itself. Most of our designs have gone through many changes to ensure that all components used are the best of the best. We are constantly striving to make our pieces reach the highest standard. “

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www.etsy.com/uk/shop/jeremiahcollection?ref=l2-shopheader-name

2 – Panselinos –  Handmade Home Decor Artefacts and Jewellery.

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https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/panselinos?ref=l2-shopheader-name#

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3 – Yvonne Ellen – Unique  up-cycled vintage homewares.

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“Yvonne Ellen homeware is a truly unique range of hand crafted, ‘up cycled’ pieces designed to add charm and intrigue to your home. A strong passion for beautiful vintage crockery alongside a love of quirky, decorative illustration combines to create the unique ranges within Yvonne Ellen homeware. All items are carefully and lovingly handmade in Britain. Each piece is entirely original and no two designs are alike……”

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www.etsy.com/uk/shop/yvonneellen?ref=l2-shopheader-name#

4 – Flock Studio – textiles.

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Take a look around and we hope you love what you see. We are a design studio intrigued and enthralled by beautiful fabrics. 
Flock works with an eclectic mix of recent graduate designers to create beautiful textiles for interiors. Each designer is provided with a rare platform to showcase their talent, they keep their name to their work and receive a royalty for every metre sold. All products are lovingly hand made and printed in the United Kingdom.”

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www.etsy.com/uk/listing/218517165/cocktail-chair-aldgate-east-ink?ref=shop_home_active_21

5 – Jechory Glass Designs – terrariums and ornaments.

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“Thank you for stopping by! Visit my other shop at jechorydesigns.etsy.comfor real butterfly and glass jewellery.”

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www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JechoryGlassDesigns?ref=fp_item&aref=29793141849#

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Dining Room Chair Tips

Everybody loves a good mix and match dining room chair set. But, getting the right combinations is very important.

We’ve found this neat little guide that tells you what goes with what.

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Taking inspiration from this, here are some pairs we’ve found online!

1- Same C0lour + Different Design

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These two chairs are totally different in material, texture and shape. Having them the same colour makes them work together so well. We can imagine these neutral coloured chairs at a chunky wooden table with a bright colourful bunch of flowers on top.

Available here: www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/living-room/Dining-Chairs/Kartell-Comeback-Armchair-GREY-BLUE/2-3421-72475/ + www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Bleecker-Dining-Chair-(Gun-Metal)/2-3006-70587/

2- Same Design + Different Colour

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These two colours work so well together! Would look great in a rustic or modern home. A great design with soft colours. Who doesn’t like an Eames chair!

Available here: www.johnlewis.com/vitra-eames-dsw-side-chair/p325424?colour=Ocean

3- Same Style + Different Design

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These two designs are only subtly different. Mix up the colours to make them seem even more different, or keep them  matching. Plus they look nice and comfy.

Available here: www.made.com/chairs/dining-chairs/2-x-flynn-dining-chairs-merlot-red-1  +  www.made.com/chairs/dining-chairs/flynn-scoop-back-chair-graphite-grey

4- Same Material + Different Design

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These two leather chairs with their different colours and styles would look great in an industrial, rustic or modern home. The armchair looks super comfortable and supportive.

Available here: www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Ripley-Armchair/2-1029-60067/ + www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Gaia-Chair/2-2734-69391/

5- Vintage + Modern

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One is plastic the other is wood with padding, so different yet the same style. A great mix of vintage and modern design.

Available here: www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-cameo-dining-chair/p557404  +   www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Kartell-Victoria-Ghost-Chair/3-1792-64920/#

6- Play With Height

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A tall heavy leather chair with a regular light upholstered chair. Have the taller ones at the end of the tables to make a symmetrical mix of heights.

Available here: www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Ellice-Chair/2-1726-64613/ + www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Evaldo-Dining-Chair/2-1783-64869/

7- Play With Texture

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Plastic and upholstered. Hard and soft. The colour from the soft chair with the clear of the hard are perfect contrasts for a alternating arrangement.

Available here: www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Mimi-Chair-(Vintage-Moleskin-Duck)/2-2814-69768/ +  www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Kartell-Louis-Ghost-Armchair-CRYSTAL/2-265-60190/

8- Play With Weight

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A heavy wooden chair and a light plastic chair in the same colour. Again a great mix match.

Available here: www.johnlewis.com/philippe-starck-for-kartell-masters-chair/p326288?colour=Grey +  www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-lydia-leather-effect-dining-chair/p485368?colour=Taupe

9- Play With The Details

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A perfect example of playing with detail. The negative and positive combinations of black and white keep the chairs similar but at the same time strikingly different.

Available here: www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Kartell-Super-Impossible-Chair/3-1570-63979/

10- The Odd One Out

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We would use the metal chair as the odd one out. We like the different weights, colours and materials in these chairs and think they work the well together.

Available here: www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Gustave-Dining-Chair-(Old-White)/2-2996-70493/  +   www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk/furniture/dining-room/Dining-Chairs/Nevada-Dining-Chair/2-3658-73438/

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5 Super Storage Spaces

Here are some fun, useful and decorative ways to add storage to a room. If you need that extra bit of storage and want it to look great then these will hopefully give you a little inspiration.

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1 – This is a neat idea for an alternative bedside table! A dash of colour and a useful shelf.

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2 – This perfectly patterned chest of drawers. This can be done with scrap wallpaper, photographs or painting.

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3 – These old drawers up-cycled into bright and brilliant shelves. Again use old scraps of wallpaper, photographs or paint to give them that extra touch.

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4 – We love the mix of colours with the collection of vases, trinkets and books. An organised and simple way to keep lots of colourful objects together.

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5 – This is a great way to add more storage options with no extra cost and we love the colour combo.

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10 Typography Prints We Enjoy

Here is our pick of 10 Typography prints to hang in your home:

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1 –  ‘Creativity Takes Courage – Henri Matisse’  –  www.etsy.com/uk/listing/201484058/creativity-takes-courage-….

2 – ‘What if the hockey cokey really is what its all about?’ – www.notonthehighstreet.com/handmadebyif/…

3 – ‘A meal without wine is called breakfast’ – www.notonthehighstreet.com/oflifeandlemons/….

4 – ‘The earth without art is just eh’ – www.notonthehighstreet.com/overandover/product/personalised-quote-print

5 – ‘My kitchen is for dancing’ – www.etsy.com/uk/listing/222892144/my-kitchen-is-for-dancing…

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6 – ‘Oh the places you’ll go – Dr Seuss’ – www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170948798/inspirational…

7 – ‘Be yourself everyone else is already taken – Oscar Wilde’ – www.etsy.com/uk/listing/222722079/typography…

8 – ‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr Seuss – www.notonthehighstreet.com/chattynora/product/be-who-you-are-dr-seuss-print

9 – ‘I’m not here to be average I’m here to be awesome’ – www.etsy.com/uk/listing/180673242/fitness-motivation…

10 – ‘Get shit done’ – www.etsy.com/uk/listing/211123412/typography-art-get-shit-done-wall-art…

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A Few Spring Porch Ideas

Here are some neat little ideas for getting the exterior of your house spring ready!

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These fun little ideas for stacking colour-full flowers or colour-full plant pots on top of each other are different and pretty simple. Perfect for beside front doors or in the garden.

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Some cute and different ways for creating a spring wreath for your front door. We love the umbrella idea!

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If you have some battered and worn wellington boots from winter, turn them into a vase! Use them as they are or paint them a nice bright spring colour.

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