5 Etsy Finds


Another look at some of our favourite items that Etsy has to offer.

Floating Dressing Table

£230 From Urbansize


This shop holds a range of sleek minimal designs like this dressing table. I love the simple lines and clean finish along with the functional jewellery rail for keeping necklaces untangled and ready to wear.

Scaffold Board Desk with Hairpin Legs

£160 from Tcindustrialvintage 


The re-use of these scaffolding boards as a desk is a common design that I love. The boards paired with the hairpin legs make for a simple yet statement vintage industrial piece.

Mid Century Modern Plant Stand

£31.33+ From HookAndStemCo


Inspired by the 50’s this stand is the perfect way to introduce plants and pots into the home. The pots aren’t included but there are four different types of wood and four sizes to choose from. Not only do these look amazing but also this Canadian company plant one tree for each purchase. There’s no excuse not to buy one or two!

Eiffel Style Dining Chairs

£117.99 for a set of four. From MOF Home


These padded dining chairs are interesting and perfectly retro. The eiffel tower legs are gorgeous and the lines are matched with the detail in the seat padding. These chairs come in four colours the black and white seen above and a bright yellow and green. You can buy them as individual pieces for just £33.99 and in sets of 2s or 4s. I think I need them.

Tiny Succulents

On sale! From Sedumstore


Sedumstore is a cute little shop that sell a range of different little plants (that would look great in our tiled coffee table.) There is a wait to get these as they have to be grown but they are discounted and available to pre-order now. A few people have asked where to get plants to go in the middle of BethVictoria.com’s coffee table and so just wanted to throw this in the post to show another option than the local garden centre.

Check out the coffee table here.


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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.


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

1- Same C0lour + Different Design


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


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


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


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


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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Scandinavian Design Style

There are many different styles of interior design. But what do these terms really mean?

We will be posting, every so often, explanations of design styles. And here’s the first one!


The Scandinavian Style

There are two classes of the scandinavian style, Modern (1930-) and Country (17th century). Country is  natural, nothing harsh with a lot of whites and wooden details. Add IKEA and you’ve got Modern. Obviously it’s not just that, it’s a natural and modern infusion.

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We can imagine our wallpapers or Murals fitting in well with this style!


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