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Hallowe'en Pumpkins

In preparation for Halloween tomorrow, why not create a pumpkin lantern with the kids? Carving pumpkins is a messy and fun way to spend the afternoon, and is a great decoration for any parties you might be throwing for Halloween over the half term. I popped together a few simple instructions and pictures of how we made ours: 1) Cut the top off their pumpkins with a sharp knife (you should probably do this bit to avoid any injuries – fake blood is perfect for Halloween real blood is not!) 2) Be prepared for the smell, we didn’t realise it...

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October 30th 2012

 

The Clocks Go Back

This Sunday, the 28th October the clocks go back an hour giving us a whole extra hour and most of us here plan on spending that time having a deliciously indulgent lie in….it really is the perfect way to spend the extra hour. Before Sunday make sure your bed is perfectly comfortable and cosy...you can do our Feather & Black Sleep Test to be sure you don’t need to change your mattress. We have popped together our essentials for a luxurious lie in: Cosy up under indulgent bed linen, super soft to touch it really is the ultimate indulgence. Layer...

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October 24th 2012

 

Cosy Corners

As autumn is upon us and the nights draw in so begins the annual season of softness - why not indulge in cosy textures and create little nooks around your home to curl up in? Sometimes I wish I could hibernate to escape the colder chill – as an alternative I have put together some ideas to create small reading corners around the home to cosy up under a throw in. The Arundel chair with its soft curves is simple and elegant. We love the chair in this light shade of grey, it works well with accents of white and...

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October 16th 2012

 

Taupe-tastic mood board

Who says beige is boring? I can't think of any other colour that has so much variety in shade or so many different names: taupe, biscuit, buff, fawn, ecru, oatmeal, sand and café au lait, to name just a few. I love all neutrals and natural shades and layering my home with a meld of neutral tones helps it to feel warm and inviting. At home I have a taupe upholstered sofa, a beige rug, and neutral cushions and throws, and I love the way the colours complement the natural tones of my wooden furniture pieces. As a graphic designer,...

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October 5th 2012