Working from Home

1 Apr 2020 17:07:00

Stay Home – Stay Safe - Working from home

Working from home sounds idyllic – after all would anyone know if you were working in your pyjamas? But in reality, working from home during lockdown can be harder than we thought as there are lots of distractions around to stop us from working – The kids… home schooling… housework… cooking…TV… Social media and more.

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Lockdown home styling

27 Mar 2020 16:32:07

Stay Home Stay SafeStay At home – Stay Safe – Lockdown home styling

 At this very strange time we are all staying at home and that gives us time to look around the place we call home and see all the things that need doing. Just because the shops are closed, and we need to stay home doesn’t mean that you can’t update your home – and most importantly updating on a shoestring.

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Retro Styling

16 Mar 2020 17:19:47

Retro Fusion

Retro FushionRetro is still in fashion; we may have seen the retro style around for a few years now but it’s still very much influencing high street fashion and interior trends. From the colour palette of the 70s,  to the scalloped shapes of Art Deco through to 50’s signature furniture styles this trends this classic style is definitely influenced from a bygone era.

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Spring Forward

29 Feb 2020 23:59:00

springSpring is just around the corner

Spring is on its way even if it doesn’t feel so at times. Whist we may not all like cleaning, spring does bring on the mood for it. Spring cleaning is more about lightening the atmosphere in the home, lighten the mood and freshen up in every sense:

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Flat Pack Vs Pre-Built

3 Feb 2020 22:48:00

Flat Pack Vs Pre-built

flat pack nightmare

Flat pack furniture is said to have been invented in 1956 by Mr Gillis Lundgren, a Swedish draughtsman, who bought a table, and had to unscrew its legs to be able to fit it into his car, which gave him the idea of manufacturing furniture in kit form.

Today also known as Ready-to-assemble furniture (RTA) or knock-down furniture (KD), the Swedish have taken flat pack furniture to the masses with retail giant Ikea having gone global.

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Bring on the Classic Blue

22 Jan 2020 00:52:00

Classic Blue PantoneWhat’s in a colour?

Pantone's 2020 Colour of the Year Is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

According to Pantone the colour of the year “Classic Blue” is a timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

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Top Tips to Bagging a Bargain

4 Jan 2020 21:34:08

Bagging a Bargain

Now that the Joy of Christmas is becoming a distant memory, we are bombarded with sale adverts on the TV, social media and newspapers. Are you tempted? Do you plan to get a sale bargain? So, if you are tempted, its best to have a plan before you hit the shops or the hit that buy it now button. Without a plan your purchases could go completely wrong.  

 

 

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Hostess with the Most-est

29 Dec 2019 18:35:32

LedburyHostess with the Most-est

With Christmas a recent memory looking forward to the new year you may be reflecting on how your house and furniture coped with playing hostess to family and friends over the Christmas period.

Being a great hostess isn’t easy, but it is made even harder if your hosting space is not up to the job. If you are limited on space, then the furniture placement is crucial.

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Racking it up

18 Dec 2019 19:01:15

Racking it up

If you drink a lot of wine at home, then wine storage is a consideration. Wine consumption in the home has seen an up serge in recent years since the decline of the traditional pub.

Wine was traditionally stored on its side because it was said to prevent the cork from drying out however this theory has been disproven by scientists in recent years. Storing bottles on their side however has the added advantage that you can make better use of the space available to you. Standing bottles vertically in an existing piece of furniture such as a sideboard is limited by the height of the bottle as they do not stack.

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Something on the side

29 Nov 2019 16:50:29

BedsideSide tables are an essential component of our bedrooms, but it is easy for them to become littered with piles of unfinished books, bits and bobs – generally a bit if a dumping ground. Sometimes, the smallest pieces can have the biggest impact, and that’s certainly true for the side table. Its importance in any room can’t be underestimated, but because of its size, it’s usually a decorating afterthought, squeezed in next to a bed, sofa or armchair.

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