• Posts Tagged ‘bedroom’

    Country look: Woven layers

    by  • 31/01/2014 • Country style • 3 Comments

    Behind every beautiful product there’s an equally beautiful story, Tori Murphy’s collection of cosy blankets and cushions was inspired by childhood memories of exploring West Cork beaches.

    ‘Blankets were essential, whether shading from the sun or more likely for keeping warm,’ she remembers. ‘I would take the blankets to school still smelling of the sea. They reminded me daily of family and friends back home. The feeling of being enveloped by love left a deep impression and marked the beginning of my passion for textiles.’ As the weather turns colder let’s all be sure to wrap ourselves up in a little love.


    Chevy woven cushions, from £65; Murphy woven throws, from £250, all Tori Murphy.

    Using a muted colour palette, along with a contemporary approach to pattern her collection of homewares is perfect for adding a hint of on-trend monochrome and subtle geometric prints to the modern country home.

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    Cosy weekend moodboard

    by  • 22/11/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Cosy weekend

    Set the scene for a cosy warm weekend with lazy lie-ins and breakfast in bed!

    I don’t know about you but I long for my lie-in on colder winter weekends.   This cosy looking moodboard encourages those well-deserved hours in bed.  Make sure to wrap up warm with extra thick socks and buy a woolly hot water bottle guaranteed to keep you warm ‘til morning.  Neutral colours and soft tones will help create a tranquil, calm ambiance.  Mix in knits and textured throws to add comfort and extra warmth.

    Perhaps even treat a loved one to breakfast in bed too or be treated yourself!…which for me is the perfect way to kick start my wintry weekend!

    Mmmm…maybe the winter months aren’t so bad after all 😉

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    Cosy country bedroom

    by  • 02/04/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    If you’re still trying to catch up on your sleep since the hour went forward at the weekend, perhaps a new décor for your country bedroom is the answer. This calming yet cosy scheme caught my eye.

    The beamed room has a simple, classic elegance that works well in a cottage or a grander country house scheme. The focal point is the beautiful distressed French style bed, layered up with pristine white lace edged bedlinen and a cosy blanket. (If you buy an antique bedstead such as this, make sure you invest in a good mattress such as those by Vispring to ensure a good night’s sleep!).­­

    Mix and match bedside tables give an eclectic feel, while striped and spotted rugs cosy up the wooden floor underfoot.  A flowing curtain in a warm coral coloured print adds a welcome splash of warming colour to an otherwise neutral scheme.

    The Vi-Spring Bedstead Shetland Superb Mattress, from £7,690 for a king size

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    The Art of Wallpaper

    by  • 14/09/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Budgie wallpaper, £70 a roll, The Art of Wallpaper.

    Budgie wallpaper, £70 a roll, The Art of Wallpaper.

    Having recently visited the lovely Burnham Market, situated a stone’s throw away from the glorious North Norfolk coastline, it was lovely to bump into Belinda, the founder of The Art Of Wallpaper. The company creates bespoke wallpaper and fabric designed by a handful of Britain’s talented artists and designers.

    I love the Budgie wallpaper design in particular; it’s beautiful illustrations and soft bright colours would fit perfectly in a country bedroom with soft linens and pastel cushions.

    All wallpapers are available online and from a selection of UK and European retailers.  This uniquely designed, colourful wallpaper, available in an array of patterns and illustrated designs, is perfect for those feature walls or rooms you just to revamp with an original, creative stamp!

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    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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    Country plantation style bedroom

    by  • 17/02/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Plantation, Linen wallpaper, £69.50 a roll, Andrew Martin. Beach House 5ft bed, col Ivory, £1,375 without mattress, Frank Hudson

    Plantation, Linen wallpaper, £69.50 a roll, Andrew Martin. Beach House 5ft bed, col Ivory, £1,375 without mattress, Frank Hudson

    Sometimes a wallpaper can transport you to another time and place and set the scene for the whole room, whether it be cascading florals or a digital print of a favourite landscape. We’ve fallen in love with the Engineer wallpaper collection by Andrew Martin and in particular this Plantation design in Linen (see page 78-79 of our March issue, on sale now). It’s not hard to imagine you are in a shady retreat when the walls are papered in this subtle shutter design, which is both sophisticated and rustic, giving the room 5 Star appeal. What is nice is that the light linen tones feel airy. Lightly painted and slatted furniture are a new twist, rather than the darker tropical woods of traditional plantation style, while bed linen in lime tones add zesty freshness.

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    Candy stripe bedlinen

    by  • 08/07/2011 • Country style • 1 Comment

    One of the things I love most about living by the coast is the sense of tranquility. Feather & Black has captured the essence of shoreline living with its new pure cotton Candy Stripe bedlinen. Combined with its hand-painted Avignon furniture collection, it’s great for transforming your bedroom into a calm sanctuary.

    Candy stripe bedlinen, from £14; Avignon furniture, from £169, all Feather & Black.

    Candy stripe bedlinen, from £14; Avignon furniture, from £169, all Feather & Black.

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    How to cover a lampshade with wallpaper

    by  • 27/04/2011 • Country craft • 2 Comments

    I love this idea from our up-and-coming June issue. Just take a piece of a favourite wallpaper (ours is from Ornamenta), cut it to size and stick to a plain cream or white lampshade using wallpaper paste. Avoid using a paper shade as, depending on the consistency, the paste can be quite wet. It’s an easy way to update and co-ordinate a room for very little expense – especially if you use an old offcut of paper and a shade that you already have. For all the instructions go to our sister site House to Home.

    Cover a lampshade with wallpaper

    Choose a wallpaper design to co-ordinate with the accent shades in your room.

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    Sleep heaven at Harrods

    by  • 26/11/2009 • Country style • 1 Comment

    I have never really associated Harrods with beds but yesterday I was given an exclusive tour of its new Bed Studio on the 3rd floor. This is bed heaven – the best of the bedmakers all in one beautiful space with experts on hand to diagnose why you may not be getting the good night’s sleep you desperately crave. With names such as the glamorous Ciive Christian, all-natural Vi-Spring and Hastens, plus And so to bed and Roche Bobois with their gorgeous country styles, this is the perfect destination if a new bed is on your shopping list. After all that bed testing I was happily exhausted…

    Clive Christian

    Sweet dreams from Clive Christian

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    Welcoming house guests

    by  • 28/07/2009 • Country style • 3 Comments

    The start of the summer holidays signals a stream of friends and family coming to stay – I think it’s the lure of the beach, the laid-back lifestyle and Justin’s constant supply of Budvar that does it.

    I always think its important to make sure that everything looks simple but thoughtful in our small guest bedroom. At the weekend, Will picked flowers from the garden and put them in a glass for our guests Debbie and Mat and their four children.

    But I do love the way Martha Stewart sets out essentials such as towels and an alarm clock, as well as providing little luxuries as well: bottles of water, foil-wrapped chocolates, and a few cut blooms in a vase.

    Martha Stewart's welcome kits for guests

    Martha Stewart's welcome kit for guests

    Inspiration for next weekend…

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