• Posts Tagged ‘home’

    Video: Floral buys inspired by Mother’s Day

    by  • 14/03/2015 • Country style, The Country Decorator • 0 Comments

    As our thoughts turn to celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend, here at Country Homes & Interiors we’ve started thinking about  gifts that keep on giving…

    We decided flowers and home accessories for serving afternoon tea were a winning combination – after all, catching up over a nice cup of tea is a beloved pastime for Mums. Watch our latest video to see our  favourite new buys which tick all the boxes above….

    We’ve selected the brand new Coronation Meadow teapot design from Burleigh, featuring a botanical illustration inspired by the meadow flowers of Highgrove House. From Liberty, we’ve chosen the perfect cup and saucer for afternoon tea which features a contemporary floral design and vintage-chic rose designed coasters, from Prezzybox.com, to enjoy with your cuppa.

    Thank you to Neptune, Hobbycraft, Garden Trading, Berry Red, Nordic House, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Butlers for all your help.

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    Toasty layers

    by  • 22/11/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Mourne Textiles on Country DaysAs temperatures drop our thoughts turn to spending nights in snuggled under cosy layers! The perfect excuse to indulge our overwhelming fondness for luxurious throws & blankets; our hearts feel a little warmer at the mere sight of this beautiful woven range by Mourne Textiles.

    The collection features premium throws made from the softest Pure Merino wool and Mohair yarns. These are handwoven on a traditional Donegal Loom at the foot of the Mourne mountains, the idyllic location of the family-run workshop.

    To ensure a totally toasty home why not add a selection of the complementary cushions and rugs.

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    Country style: casual chic

    by  • 02/04/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Relax and unwind in a hue of soft neutrals with the brand new Croft Collection by John Lewis, perfect for the modern country home.

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    Water hyacinth basket, £30; Tunstall floor lamp, £180; Berwick medium sofa including-cushions, £1,300; serving bowl, £28, all from the Croft Collection at John Lewis.

    Here’s how to create this look in 3 easy steps…

    Add a scattering of pale blues, pinks and greys for a desirable infusion of gentle colour; which can be achieved by the addition of cushions, throws and rugs.

    Build a subtle contrast of textures by including natural wood, with a floor lamp and a wooden bench or table to complement the soft touches of light fabrics.

    Shaded ceramics with a handmade feel add an artisan touch to the croft inspired style of utilitarian and nostalgic trends.

    by Nikki Bradley

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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 Shop: Barker and Stonehouse

    by  • 16/08/2013 • Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    New Baker and Stonehouse store opens.

    New Barker and Stonehouse store opens.

    Barker and Stonehouse have recently opened a new and exciting store in Battersea.  Take a visit to view all the fantastic modern country style furniture and accessories, exclusive to Barker & Stonehouse and to appreciate the fantastic 25,000 sq ft across two floors in one of the most historic buildings south of the Thames – the old Candle Factory on York Road.

    The Social Fuel café is also a fantastic touch, a great excuse for a cheeky slice of cake!

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    Country buy: happy homewares

    by  • 13/06/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    If you’re looking for fun home accessories with a difference, look no further than the brilliant collection at Catherine Colebrook. Practical and guaranteed to make you smile, Catherine has created a fabulous, somewhat eccentric collection of kitchen textiles, cushions, art prints, mugs and much more.

    Piped edge cushions, £33 each; Pop oilcloth in yellow, £18 a metre; 'You are what you eat' tea towel, £9.99; Alphabet Coasters, £3 each, all Catherine Colebrook.

    Piped edge cushions, £33 each; Pop oilcloth in yellow, £18 a metre; ‘You are what you eat’ tea towel, £9.99; Alphabet Coasters, £3 each, all Catherine Colebrook.

    Passionate about supporting British business, the entire collection is designed and made in the UK ­— the tea towels are printed in Wales, the mugs are produced by a family run business in Scotland and all the textile printing and sewing is done in-house in Cheltenham.

    I love this gorgeous mug that stands proudly on my desk. I can assure you it’s always brimming with tea, not a bubble in sight…

    Fine bone china mug, hand finished in Stoke on Trent, £9.50, Catherine Colebrook.

    Fine bone china mug, hand finished in Stoke on Trent, £9.50, Catherine Colebrook.

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    Rustic animal print cushions

    by  • 18/05/2012 • Country style • 2 Comments

    I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many cushions. Not only do they provide a bit of extra comfort, they’re also a great way of adding pattern, texture and colour to your home.

    My cushion crush this week is the fabulous collection from Helkatdesign at Two Red Trees. Animal motifs are big news in the interiors world and these rustic, hand-printed cushions are a perfect way to embrace the trend.

    These designs are so adorable, which one is your favourite?

    Hand printed rustic cushions from top left; Wading bird pair, £40; Piggy, £38; Beagle, £40; Butterfly & dragonflies, £50; Trotting horse, £39; Mouse, £38, all Helkatdesign at Two Red Trees.

    Hand printed rustic cushions from top left; Wading bird pair, £40; Piggy, £38; Beagle, £40; Butterfly & dragonflies, £50; Trotting horse, £39; Mouse, £38, all Helkatdesign at Two Red Trees.

    Two Red Trees actively supports and promotes talented Artisans, within the UK, producing a wealth of beautiful handmade items for the modern country home.

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    Say it with words

    by  • 18/04/2012 • Country style • 4 Comments

    There’s been a massive boom in the written word as a decorative motif recently. Whether it be sentimental sayings and phrases carved in wood on swing seats, printed on teacups and textiles such as cushions and tea towels as well as on posters and accessories such as rubber stamps and pencil cases. It’s a nice way to create an ambience, or set the scene at home and let your loved ones know how you feel without even being there!

    If you love the written word then you can obviously find it anywhere and everywhere. Old love letters and the backs of vintage postcards translate into fabulous wallpaper designs, such as the one shown here. Old maps and music scores can be equally as decorative and the beauty of these designs is they are subtle and nostalgic. If you don’t fancy wallpapering a whole wall then how about framing a page from an old song sheet or an out of date map?

    Wallpaper, ref 313000, £305 per roll, Brian Yates.

    Wallpaper, ref 313000, £305 per roll, Brian Yates.

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