• Posts Tagged ‘cosy’

    Mak a festive moodboard

    by  • 20/12/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    With the big day just around the corner, it’s still not too late to add those special finishing touches to your home. Here at Country Days, we’ve been busy putting together this moodboard to inspire you to create your own unique look this Christmas.

    Team traditional reds and greens with crisp whites by mixing a selection of cosy knits and quirky pieces for a modern country look. Finish by styling up your mantle piece with woodland-inspired stockings and lavish winter greenery.

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    Create a cosy home

    by  • 08/11/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Ugg homewares on Country Days blogThere’s no denying the comfort of UGG’s sheepskin lined footwear and fashion accessories. Now you can introduce the same snuggly feeling into your home thanks to their expanded range of cosy homewares.

    The new collection features sumptuous sheepskin rugs, for warmth underfoot when boots come off; gorgeously soft mohair throws in timeless muted colours and tactile cushions inspired by the beloved Bailey Button boot – tailored in rich suede with a luxurious wool trim and the signature button detail. Prices start from £70.

    All in all it’s a collection sure to leave your country home feeling as warm as toast this winter!

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    Celebrate Wool Week

    by  • 03/10/2014 • Country moment • 0 Comments

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    Autumn has officially arrived and we’re feeling the chill – just in time for the start of Wool Week (6–12 October), a fun-filled festival celebrating all things warm and cosy. Show your support to the British wool industry by heading to the capital and taking part in a host of exciting activities, all dedicated to highlighting the beauty, versatility and sustainability of our favourite natural fibre. We’ve shortlisted our top three events on the agenda for this year.

    The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection 
    Taking p ace in the iconic Southwark Cathedral, this exhibition consists of around 50 interior pieces specifically chosen to show the story of wool interiors, including high-street pieces from the likes of John Lewis, Toast and The Conran Shop to commissioned designer items. It runs from 5–12 October and admission is free.

    Wool Week at Heal’s 
    Pop by Heal’s Tottenham Court Road shop windows (on show until 13 October) to see their unique window installation, ‘An Uncommon Thread’; a cat’s cradle made from 500 metres of hand-dyed woollen rope. Beautiful products made from British wool will also be on sale, as well as the new Orwell Wingback chair, an exclusive in-house Heal’s design released in celebration of Wool Week.

    The Wool Ride 
    Make your way to Potters Fields in London on 5 October for a one-of-a-kind bike ride, journeying through some of the streets made famous by London’s most prominent wool merchants. Give your bike a temporary makeover in the ‘Woollen Cycle Workshop’ and be sure to wear your best woollen knits for the chance to win the best-dressed award! Sign up for your tickets here.

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    Country look: things we love

    by  • 14/02/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    We’re feeling the love today here at Country Homes & Interiors. We asked you over on our Facebook page what you like most about February, your fantastic response inspired us to create this cosy moodboard to celebrate all the things we love this month…

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    Home is where the heart is.

    We love…snuggly blankets, warm fires, cups of cocoa, home cooking and curling up with our favourite mag.

    Where to buy; Zig Zag throw, £35 Marks & Spencer; Heart soup bowl, £17.95 Emma Bridgewater at Blubell Homes & Gifts; Cambrifge slipper bath, from £1,870, C P Hart; Cast Iron Casserole dish, £160, Le Creuset; Giant magazine rack, £32, The Cotswold Company; Worcester fireplace, from £589, Fireplaces Are Us; Paisley Rose tea cup, £9.95, Dot com gift shop.

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    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.

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    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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    Country look: Knitted accessories

    by  • 10/01/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Curling up on the sofa with woolly layers is the best way to spend dark January evenings. We’ve found the perfect luxurious blankets and cushions from Seven Gauge Studios to add texture, warmth and a touch of colour to your home.

    The collection of knitted accessories, with bold graphic patterns, are the creation of talented designer Joy Bates who loves to work with rich primary colours. Her designs are just the thing to lift the spirits; we could all do with a splash of feel-good brights at this time of the year.

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    Lambswool knitted cushions, £65 each, Seven Gauge Studios.

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    Lambswool knitted blankets, £225, Seven Gauge Studios.

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    Country style: Cosy Christmas fireside

    by  • 04/12/2013 • Country style, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Get the look in 3 steps

    *Team warm wooden furniture with up market wooden accessories such as a backgammon board.

    *Accent with white: Paper tree decorations and wooden trays with an eye-catching white edge work well.

    *Add a touch of luxury: Alpaca fire bellows are both practical and are a luxurious indulgence.

    Backgammon set, Jaques. Alpacca wool fire bellows, Devlin Jones Fire Bellows. Cartouche board, Cox & Cox. Ceramic tea light holders, Swanky Maison. White paper balls, bells, trees and stars, The White Company.

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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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    Country buy: Decorator’s Notebook

    by  • 04/10/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Country Homes & Interiors is excited to share news this week of a fabulous new online store, Decorator’s Notebook – a refined selection of handmade treats for the home.

    The collection of beautiful home accessories has a strong emphasis on natural materials, traditionally crafted items and simple designs that all have a story to tell…

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    The perfect snuggly blankets, made in one of the last remaining woollen mills in Wales, £230 each, Decorator’s Notebook.

    I particularly love the rustic feel of these wooden bowls (below), made with a ready supply of foraged wood by Hatchet & Bear in rural Somerset.

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    [1] Dipped Terracotta mug, £12.95 [2] Lakeland landscape cushion, £60 [3] Wooden bowl & spoon set, £65 [4] Leather kindling bucket, £70, all Decorator’s Notebook.

    These wooden light shades are an ingeniously bright idea! They’re made by Christopher Berry, in his Sussex workshop, using salvaged pallet wood.

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    Pallet light shades, from £30, Decorator’s Notebook.

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