Posts Tagged ‘Shopping Guide’

5 Things To Buy This Season at West Elm

Regular readers will know that I love all things West Elm – the US furniture brand that landed on our shores in the winter of 2013 (I think its fair to say I was more excited about the store’s opening day as I was about my baby’s due date not long after…). Resplendent online and […] Read more…

An Ode to Faux Florals

Four years ago if I had walked into someone’s home and seen a vase of fake flowers my eyes would have widened and I would have directed an exaggerated ‘lets get out of here, these people are cray-cray’ expression at my husband who would have had no idea what that side-eye was about and carried on socialising happily […] Read more…

Mini Margate + Ramsgate Guide

A few weekends ago – Easter weekend actually – the three of us visited Margate and Ramsgate for the first time and fell in love with it’s vintage seaside allure. Amongst the exodus of Londoners moving to the rapidly gentrifying ‘Kent Riviera’ as it’s fast becoming known – many of our friends have moved down from […] Read more…

Rattan Roundup & 21 Cane Cuties

I think it’s time I wrapped up this rattan obsession once and for all (pun sort of intended). Cane, rattan and wicker are absolutely everywhere and I have yet to meet any interiors fan that does not go into meltdown when they see an image of a cane object on Instagram. I saw smatterings of it years […] Read more…

Ooooh New Baggu!

I don’t tend to write about fashion accessories on the blog but if you don’t know about this brand already – they are a game changer for your lifestyle. I discovered BAGGU about 8 years ago – a New York based brand they started off small with a single nylon shopping bag – which was inspired […] Read more…

Bridget Bodenham Australian Ceramics

I don’t tend to use phrases like ‘crushing on’ but if I ever let my preconceptions about this phrase slide – this is an instance that I would be using it. I haven’t talked about Australian ceramics a lot on this blog – i don’t know why – they are great – and being a […] Read more…

10 Organic & Monochrome Pieces from Zara Home

Fringed Floral Placemat (set of 2) £11.99 Sometime’s Zara Home slips off my radar for a while – they’re not that big on advertising – although they have some amazing lookbook campaigns and the home business seems to take a backseat to their main ( 68 Zara stores vs 13 Zara Home’s in the UK). However once […] Read more…

Sainsbury’s New Restoration Collection

You could be forgiven for thinking this image is from a ‘Mid-century California’ Pinterest board. The trailing plant and minimal kitchen with retro vibes particularly alludes to this but for me it was those smooth and weighty ceramic storage jars with the lovely oak lids that said “those look just like those elusive and expensive Heath Ceramics […] Read more…

New Shop To Watch : Handpicked By Kate

I get a lot of emails from new homeware shops introducing themselves. I like to support small businesses as I have one myself and it’s exciting to get access to businesses in their early days without all the bells and whistles of commercial thinking which can lead to things feeling a little homogeneous. At this […] Read more…

I Love Conran’s 2017 Collection for M&S

I remember when the first Terence Conran for Marks and Spencers collection came out in 2011, the limited range of products felt a little conceptual in comparison to the rest of M&S’s Homeware in store at the time (take a look at the slideshow here). There was a glass dome with a thick black base that was […] Read more…

Soulful Interior Design: No 8 Project

Lately I’ve become besotted with the elegant and soulful Facebook and Instagram feed of Swansea based interior design service the No 8 Project which has been like stepping into the cosiest of Toast catalogues. Thrillingly it is in-fact the creation of Toast’s ex-senior designer Tamsin Leech-Griffiths (she has also designed for Loxley England and Paul Smith). Tamsin has […] Read more…

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