Wallpaper in the kitchen?

This is an absolutely surefire way to add individuality to a kitchen. Is your kitchen chosen on a budget? Or one that is already there and you cannot afford to change? Leave it and splurge on some gorgeous wallpaper instead.

Imagine being able to enjoy some of these designs from Cole & Son while you were cooking up the supper?

You will need a splash back though. You can order clear perspex sheet online effortlessly, just type in the dimensions you require, a polished edge can be requested and holes for fixing – gosh is it good value compared to glass: less than half the price… and much easier to wield and handle…
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Curious Egg

We have all dreamt of doing this, setting up an online interiors store, sourcing gorgeous stuff from artisans that no one has ever heard of, to help our fellow stylo-philes make their homes that much more unique. But have we bothered? No we haven’t!

But here is a lady who has, meet Lorraine Aaron, of Curious Egg. Lorraine has worked as a sculptor, a painter and public artist as well as teaching contemporary arts practice and running an art consultancy business. She has settled in Perthshire now and with her husband, Roddy, and set up her online store as way to share ideas about interiors and art as well as her fabulous finds.

Her aim is to bring art and interiors together in a relaxed and imaginative way by offering a small, carefully curated range of beautiful pieces. And I know how hard she has worked to achieve this.

She has also, alongside setting up her business, been renovating her home. A work in progress, but looking interesting. Lorraine made a dramatic start to her home when she completed her dining room, inspired by the Islington based designer Abigail Ahern who led the trend for dark, moody, enveloping spaces.

I asked her a few questions:
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Nikki McWilliams

Famous as the creator of the Custard Cream cushion and more recently, cover star of the current Homestyle magazine, designer, Nikki McWilliams home is the epitome of youthful Scottish style: fun, bright and welcoming.

Full of striking vignettes, Nikki’s witty, kitsch collections are a joy.


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Vision Board Workshop

I did something very powerful recently, I went on a Vision Board Workshop. Led by psychologist, Emma Calvert aka Miss Manifestation

Miss Manifestation

I knew I would enjoy it. I have always visualised and have written things down that I want, in black marker, on a white board above my desk for a while now and I always get them – scary! I can remember Madonna saying ‘be careful what you want because you might get it’…
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Textiles

For a richly textured, colourful home like Emma’s, curtains are a must-have finishing touch. Choosing thickly textured fabrics will keep your home warm and cosy in the winter and fruity, punchy colours like citrus, orange or water-melon red can add a mouthwatering element in summer.

Ordering curtains from Julian Charles could not be simpler. They have a brilliant range to choose from, whether you are looking for easily co-ordinated neutrals or vibrant accent colours and patterns.

Their affordable but luxurious home-interior products include bedding as well as curtains. Read more…