Good Night, Sleep Tight

calming bedroom scheme

An endearing phrase we use often use on tucking our little ones in at night, ‘sleep tight’ is believed to have its origins in bygone days when mattresses were supported by ropes laced across wooden bed frames, those ropes requiring on occasion to be tightened to  ensure a sound night’s sleep. It was those same […]

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Cwtch up your Home for Autumn

We used to spend our family holidays in Wales, in a stone cottage set into the hillside overlooking nearby Llandysul.  Belonging to a friend-of-a-friend, the first time we made the long journey from Norfolk, we had very little idea of what we would find.  Arriving over the narrow humpbacked bridge we were greeted by a […]

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Oversize Florals

Oversize florals are flourishing in interior design right now.  The botanical prints that dominated the Spring/Summer catwalks have slowly made their way into our homes and as summer slowly slips into autumn and we make ready to harvest the final fanfare of heavy headed chrysanthemum and dahlias from the flowerbeds, floral designs against moody, dark […]

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The Story of Yellow

  With a hint of spring in the air, we eagerly embrace the new season’s colours, welcoming them into our homes in the form of flowers, throws and soft furnishings. A palette of bright, fresh hues inspired by the flora about to fill our verges and lanes. Yellow is about to burst into our world. […]

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The Story of Winter White

The sun rises behind naked trees, slowly warming the day with its diffuse light, reaching through the low mist to touch frosty fields. That ethereal moment before the gossamer shroud lifts and we feel cossetted in the warm glow of Winter White. White with the merest hint of yellow, tempered with a touch of gauzy […]

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The Story of Lilac

May is one of the most beautiful months of the year. As the cow parsley froths along lanes dotted with celandine, red campion and mallow the verges begin to swell with new growth. One of the jewels of the British hedgerow is lilac; in flower for only a few weeks, it raises our spirits in […]

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Seeing Green

Looking at something green, can significantly lift our mood.  Be it a view from a hilltop, a walk in the park   or a picture of a beautiful landscape hanging on a wall, seeing green has been proven to stimulate and relax us in equal measure. Nature lowers our blood pressure and heart rate and it […]

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