• Archive for March, 2012

    Neptune

    by  • 05/03/2012 • Country moment, Country style • 1 Comment

    Just outside Winchester, in a newly converted listed building, Neptune has just opened an amazing new home and lifestyle proposition. Already known for its ‘great quality, great style, reasonably priced’ kitchens, this home brand run by John Sims Hilditch and his interior designer wife, Emma, is definitely worth a visit. I stepped through the doors of this former pub last week and discovered a beautiful world of classic design perfectly suited for today’s country home. As well as the three existing kitchen ranges, you’ll find living, bathroom, garden and accessories with a pared-back elegance and exacting attention to design. Lovely cafe too!

    Neptune Winchester

    Step into the world of Neptune - a beautiful and calm place where you'll feel right at home

    Neptune, Winchester

    At the new Neptune store, you'll find interiors ideas for every room in the home

    Chichester kitchen, Neptune

    The classic Chichester kitchen

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    Scion launches country inspired collection

    by  • 02/03/2012 • Country style • 3 Comments

    This week I attended the launch of exciting new fabric and wallpaper brand Scion, with its fabulous debut collection Melinki. Scion is the trend savvy sister brand to Harlequin and aims to create a fresher, more fashionable modern feel to interiors.

    Drawing inspiration from the countryside the core designs are a fun interpretation of all things woodland ­– from furry creatures to abstract leaf prints.  Overall this debut collection is an eclectic mix of feel-good graphics with a nod to Scandinavian style. Team with jazzy stripes and block colours to bring an element of fun to any room in your home.

    I think the fantastic Mr Fox is my personal favourite, which is yours?

    Lampshades (left to right)  Mr Fox, £25 a metre; Sorbus, £25 a metre; Woodland, £25 a metre; Blocks, £25 a metre; Lunaria, £25 a metre; Strata, £29 a metre; Rosehip, £25 a metre, all from the Melinki collection by Scion.

    Lampshades (left to right) Mr Fox, £25 a metre; Sorbus, £25 a metre; Woodland, £25 a metre; Blocks, £25 a metre; Lunaria, £25 a metre; Strata, £29 a metre; Rosehip, £25 a metre, all from the Melinki collection by Scion.

    Fabrics, all from the Melinki collection by Scion.

    Fabrics, all from the Melinki collection by Scion.

    p.s Feel-good factor- all its fabrics and wallpapers are manufactured here in the UK!

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