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Black Friday: Shopping Considered

Is it just me, or is Black Friday more like Black November this year?? I’ve had emails with Black Friday discounts pinging into my inbox for what seems like weeks now.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a bargain as much as anyone but this year’s seemingly exaggerated...

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Design Edit: Advent Calendars

I love Advent, like really love Advent. I can't think of a better way to spend a whole month; anticipation, excitement. A countdown. I love a countdown! What I don't love so much are the mass-produced, chocolate advent calendars which when you need 5 (yes, the cat and...

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Design Edit: Quirky Cushions

Brighten up the increasingly dark Autumnal nights with one of these quirky cushions. Everyone needs a little pick-me-up at this time of year and a new cushion is an easy way to add a pop of something to make you smile. Here are my favourites, all guaranteed to add...

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Behind the Brand with Emma O’Brennan Pizer

Beautiful inkings of nature form the basis of Emma’s beautiful brand. Beetles, moths and fabulous deep sea creatures feature across wallcoverings, fabrics and a selection of homewares. Detailed patterns, vivid colour and texture are found throughout Emma’s work. One...

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Design Edit: Floor Lamps

I know, I know, it's that time of year when we all start talking about lighting, and cosy corners. But as it gets dark and cold outside, getting your lighting right inside makes sure you have that welcoming, relaxing space to come home to. I'm not suggesting you get...

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Behind the Brand: Hazel Fernandes Designs

Hazel Fernandes' passion for pattern and colour translates directly into her designs. Her brand is beautifully bold, bringing together a kaleidoscopic collection of opulent colours, aquatic and botanical patterns and the flowing forms of Art Nouveau. I’ve met Hazel a...

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Design Edit: Bonfire Party

Bonfire Night! The last stop before Christmas. It's cold, it's dark; surely that's excuse enough to light a fire and have a party?! Rustic tones with a touch of metallic shimmer create the perfect backdrop for an autumnal garden gathering with friends. Wrap up warm,...

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Behind the Brand: Poppy Westwell

It is just over a year ago since I first met Poppy at Design Week. I instantly fell in love with her luscious fabrics and wallpapers. Bright, bold and colourful, they possess a true elegance. There’s a real integrity and beauty to Poppy’s work which is influenced by...

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Behind the Brand: Ilkley London

I met Kathryn, founder of Ilkley London, earlier this year in London on a Sophie Robinson and Fiona Humberstone colour workshop. As I’m based in Ilkley, my ears pricked up when I heard Kathryn talking about her business, Ilkley London; a little reminder that we live...

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Design Edit: Velvet Armchairs

I know I'm all about cosy nooks and reading corners at the moment, but it's that time of year where I just want to wrap myself in a blanket and watch the leaves falling outside. Or the torrential rain if you're in Yorkshire. I'm crushing massively on velvet at the...

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Design Edit: Autumnal Throws

Although it seemed like Summer had returned earlier this week, it's well and truly Autumnal here in Yorkshire today. It's that time of year where the nights are drawing in (yes, I know, I sound like my Grandma) and its getting rather chilly. Weekends are now all about...

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Behind the Brand: Adriana from Adriana Homewares

A fellow Yorkshire girl, Adriana designs gorgeous woollen fabrics using 100% British wool. The colours are exquisite and the fabrics wonderfully soft. Adriana Homewares is a brand with honesty and integrity. I particularly love the Tadcaster Range, a collection which...

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