Archive of ‘Homeware’ category

Spread the Love : Low Prep & Maximum Impact Treats

I love this month, when the internet is awash with crazy, sweet, sugary and silly Valentines ideas. For years now my Valentines weekend has been less about couples stuff and more about spreading the love with baking, decorating my home in hearts and just having a playful cosy time. This year we have an almost two year […] Read more…

Spring 2016 Homeware on The High Street

With my head buried in projects and juggling childcare all of January I just came up for a little air – realised it’s February – already Spring for the retail industry and that I have NO idea what is in the shops! So in an attempt to combine some glorious new season retail therapy with much work […] Read more…

My New Homeware Line! NAPEANSEA

You may have noticed my absence on the blog this month and it’s because I have been working away on a project very close to my heart. My first collection of homeware, launched with my extremely talented mother – a textile designer – Reena Ray Wahi! NAPEANSEA is a small but growing collection of homeware […] Read more…

Scandinavian Style at M&S

As the nights draw in quicker each day and we hurry home to hunker down for the evenings, we might consider taking our cue from the Scandinavians who use clean silhouettes and lighter tones to combat the darkness. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know I have a very soft spot for high street homewares […] Read more…

Murmur by Bedeck : A Cosy Collection for Winter

A work colleague from California once came to visit the London office that I was working in at the time. We spent the week showing her around and getting to know each other, we swapped life stories and chattered away about general topics with the conversation often turning back to TV shows that everyone was currently enjoying. A […] Read more…

The Influence of Danish Design

With London design festival just around round the corner and the whole industry about to dive gloriously into a celebration of excellent design, it’s sometimes nice to brush up on a bit of design history. While housed under one umbrella concept, characteristics of Scandinavian design vary between countries. Reflecting the country’s seafaring heritage Danish Design […] Read more…

Introducing A New Kid’s Section!

Today it is with great excitement that I launch The Beat That My Heart Skipped’s ‘Kids’ category! As I trawled trade show halls, researched emerging brands and explored the best interior stores in every city my job has taken me to over the years, I always hovered tentatively around the edges of the children’s collections. I knew I […] Read more…

A Town Called Cold Spring

During our trip to the East Coast we packed in visits with a lot of friends from Central Park to Bushwick to the East Village and it seemed that the buzzword of the moment was ‘Upstate’. The hipster crown were all either planning long weekends ‘Upstate’, had just come from fabulous restorative getaways ‘Upstate’ or had friends […] Read more…

Sofa King: Darlings of Chelsea

My favourite success stories to read and favourite brands to give my custom to are the ones that are equally honest about their struggles and they are about their triumphs. With five showrooms across the UK housing extensive stock and collections designed by icons of the industry like Terence Conran, you’d be hard pushed to imagine […] Read more…

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