• Posts Tagged ‘bright’

    Welcome Christmas…

    by  • 01/11/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    December Country Homes and Interiors on Country DaysDecember Country Homes and Interiors on Country Days blogHave you picked up our stunning December issue yet? Brimming with country-style ideas to fill your home with seasonal joy, from the best Advent calendars to fabulous new Jolly & Bright decorations…it’s the perfect treat to leave you feeling suitably festive and ready to welcome Christmas!

    If you love our shortlisted yuletime buys in this month’s issue, be sure to pop over to our Pinterest page for more things we can’t live without for December

    p.s The gorgeous stoneware mug above is from Folklore!

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    Country look: bright kitchen textiles

    by  • 13/06/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Sophie Conran has teamed up with Norfolk Kitchen for a second time to create this bright and beautiful new range of kitchen textiles. The Norfolk-made range of soft linen and cotton accessories now comes in the new shades of sunny yellow, classic navy and sophisticated grey – to join the exisiting pink, white and blue!

    Which colour would you choose?

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    Linen aprons, £32.95 each, Sophie Conran for Norfolk Kitchen.

    The new colour-ways mix seamlessly with those in the previous collection; the chic grey looks particularly pretty teamed with pink, the blues perfectly compliment one another and the yellow becomes it’s most vibrant when paired with classic white. All are sure to make you smile and add a little ray of sunshine to your kitchen.

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    Linen double oven gloves, £19.95 each, Sophie Conran for Norfolk Kitchen.

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    Cotton placemats, £12.95 each; Napkins, from £14.95, all Sophie Conran for Norfolk Kitchen.

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    Country look: A touch of colour

    by  • 17/01/2014 • Country style • 2 Comments

    In this month’s issue of Country Homes & Interiors our main decorating feature explores using rich, warm colours to give your home the feel-good factor. I’ve been busy making moodboards to banish the January blues and share some further ideas on how to use colour – whether it’s adding small touches with cushions and throws or being brave with bold paints on furniture and walls.

    Feeling inspired? Why not get creative with our Moodboard tool for yourself and share your ideas with us on Housetohome.

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    Country Buy: Rolfe & Wills

    by  • 19/07/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Looking for something bright and cheery for your home? My latest discovery is Rolfe & Wills who create vibrant, bold designs with a fabulous collection of cushions, home textiles and bespoke upholstered furniture that’s sure to make a happy colourful home .

    1. Geometric Chevron design cushion, £25 2. Jelly fish armchair, by commission 3.Goldfish dining chair, by commission 4. Park Street cushion, £25, all Rolfe & Wills.

    1. Geometric Chevron design cushion, £25 2. Jellyfish armchair, by commission 3.Goldfish dining chair, by commission 4. Park Street cushion, £25, all Rolfe & Wills.

    The story behind the brand is a charming one of two school friends, Alice Rolfe and Chloe Wills, who decided to combine their talents to create a unique homeware collection. The harmonious partnership of Chloe specialising in upholstery and Alice specialising in drawing and print allows them to produce original and creative pieces.

    The friends working in the studio; Alice Rolfe & Chloe Wills.

    The friends working in the studio; Alice Rolfe & Chloe Wills

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    Country buy: cheery ceramics

    by  • 10/05/2013 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Vibrant, beautiful, happy…these few words evoke the spirit of Su Rogers’ contemporary ceramics. Su’s fabulous designs will not only brighten up your country kitchen, they are sure to make you smile.

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    Egg Cup, £14; Large bowl, £46, both Su Rogers.

    Traditionally thrown on a wheel with porcelain clay each piece is lovingly hand-decorated, making each and everyone unique.

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    Oil pourer, £21; Medium jug, £36; Large vase, £43, all Su Rogers.

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    Party Decorations

    by  • 01/06/2012 • Country style • 1 Comment

    The excitement here at Country Homes & Interiors has been bubbling up all week ­— caused by a mixture of the lovely weather, the approaching Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the promise of half-term fun. For all of these reasons we are in party mode, and on that note on my wish list for this week are all the decorative trimmings you will need to see you through any summer celebrations.

    The Hambledon has a great selection of colourful paper treats, from bright pom poms and feel-good word banners, to playful bunting and balloons! These smaller details are an easy way to instantly spread some cheer throughout your home, not forgetting the garden for any outdoor entertaining. Happy decorating for the Jubilee

    Celebrate word banner, £9.95; Honeycomb paper balls, £3 each, Large pompom pack £18.50 set of 3;  Paper confetti banner, £9.95; Paper animal balloons, £3, all from available at The Hambledon.

    Celebrate word banner, £9.95; Honeycomb paper balls, £3 each, Large pompom pack £18.50 set of 3; Paper confetti banner, £9.95; Paper animal balloons, £3, all from available at The Hambledon.

    P.S Why not make them last, I had some pom poms up for a festive party and thought they looked so pretty that I decided to leave them up all year round!

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    Bright ideas from Anthropologie

    by  • 04/05/2012 • Country style • 4 Comments

    I’ve decided to embrace all things bright and beautiful this week as an antidote to the canvas of gloomy grey skies outside. I love the new spring summer collection of homewares from Anthropologie – it’s perfect for adding a splash of vibrant colour to your country home. Below is a selection of fab accessories that have inspired me to think come rain or shine, this bank holiday weekend I’m determined to enter into the spirit of summer dining…

    Sissinghurst castle salad plate, £12; Symbology coasters, £8 set of 4; Kalama bottle opener, £14; Berino serving bowls, £24 each; Chit & chat napkins, £6 each; Treading water glasses, £10 each, all Anthropologie.

    Sissinghurst castle salad plate, £12; Symbology coasters, £8 set of 4; Kalama bottle opener, £14; Berino serving bowls, £24 each; Chit & chat napkins, £6 each; Treading water glasses, £10 each, all Anthropologie.

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    Pretty paint colours

    by  • 05/04/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    There’s something about a bank holiday that seems to get everyone itching to decorate. If you’re looking for some paint inspiration this weekend, look no further than this stunning new photography from Little Greene.

    The fantastic new colour chart has ‘flying chips’ that allow you to view any chosen colour away from the stark white background of a typical paint chart. What a simple, yet genius idea! It’s handy for holding directly over fabrics, wallpapers and existing paint colours to get the perfect feel for the country look you’re after.

    The newly designed colour cards showcase Little Greene’s 164 shades. I particularly love the four new delicate pastels shown below- Drizzle, Mono, Mirror & Pink Slip, all perfectly on trend for summer.

    Which colour palette is your favourite?

    Spring brights inspiration from Little Greene.

    Spring brights inspiration from Little Greene.

    Sugary pastels from Little Greene.

    Sugary pastels from Little Greene.

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    All things bright and beautiful…

    by  • 28/02/2012 • Country style • 2 Comments

    I don’t know about you, but there is something so heartening about seeing a home filled with vibrant colours and bold patterns. All too often people feel restricted when it comes to decorating and as a consequence, choose something far removed from their personal taste simply because they think it is appropriate.  This beautiful living room features in Homespun Style by interiors stylist Selina Lake (£19.99, Ryland Peters & Small), and shows that you don’t have to choose a muted shade on the walls in order to complement a bold floral design on a sofa. On the contrary, the strong blue colour on the walls only enhances the sofa rather than overpowers it. Would you be tempted to go for something similar in your own home?

    The pretty yet bold floral design on this sofa looks simply perfect against the vivid blue walls. Perfect for a contemporary country living room.

    Homespun Style by Selina Lake (£19.99 hardback, Ryland, Peters & Small). Photographs by Debi Treloar.

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    Country brights from Avoca

    by  • 10/02/2012 • Country style • 4 Comments

    ‘Our mission is mainly to have fun with colour and texture’. This heartwarming quote along with ‘weaving a hug’ is taken from my Avoca mohair throw. Experts in all things bright and beautiful, this family run company began in a 1723 Irish woollen mill in pretty Avoca village, County Wicklow. For Centuries, Avoca handweavers’ throws, blankets and knitted accessories have made homes beautiful and cosy; it’s easy to see why with the vivid colours and gorgeous patterns seen here in the autumn/winter collection… perfect for staying warm in this chilly weather!
    A selection of throws and hotties, all from Avoca.

    A selection of throws and hotties, all from Avoca

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