home: favourite thing [ print ]

home: favourite thing [ print ]

Needing some joy in the home… bringing a smile to our face, this ‘it’s my party’ print from Violet + Percy. Make your home a happy party place and have this print on your walls.

£25 exclusive to Violet + Percy

home: featured [ Audenza ]

home: featured [ Audenza ]

This week as with last week, we will be bringing you lots of our favourite small brands, favourite products and more.

Today’s featured store is Audenza. A great independent shop with lots of gorgeous items, including lighting,furniture and home accessories. If you like your metallics and show stopping homeware, then you need to head to audenza.com.

Founders Jacqui, Hollie & Amelia Brooks have created a lovely online store, and during this unprecedented time they are doing a great job to keep the shop running.

home: found this [ insidestore ]

home: found this [ insidestore ]

Continuing a week of supporting small businesses, we need to talk about insidestore. As fans of monochrome and in particular black accents in the home we have selected some of our favourite monochrome pieces.

Still functioning online, insidestoreldn.com continues to showcase modern design for the home.

Treat yourself to some new tableware, art or a gorgeous printed throw like the one pictured. With lots of small home accessories, stationery and soft furnishings on offer, you will be sure to find a little something to brighten your day.

home: follow Friday [ Joyful Home Company ]

home: follow Friday [ Joyful Home Company ]

Behind every wonderful small brand, there is a wonderful person or people. With the current climate we’d love to support and share with you, great small brands that are still trading and we’d love to tell you all about them.

Joyful Home Company is home to excellent vibrant upholstery plus beautiful vintage furniture. Explore and find unique statement pieces for your home.

Plus explore their sister store Joyful Wallpaper Company and find equally incredible statement wallpapers!

home: made [ things to do at home ]

home: made [ things to do at home ]

Our lives have changed rather dramaticaly over the last few weeks, and this means we are indoors the majority of our day.

Once we have our daily work and chores out the way, it’s important for all if us to have some down time. Self isolation is not a fun position to be in on the surfce, but we can take some positives from being at home. Use this opportunity to slow down and become more productive in the home, and you will start to feel fullfiled.

Below are some fun and relaxing ideas of things to do to escape the crazy life we are all currently living.

Start painting

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Maybe you haven’t painted since school, maybe you had great plans of picking up a brush last year, but never did. Now is your chance to get your creating juices flowing. Head to Amazon or Hobbycraft for basic art supplies

Paint anything and everything. Just letting you mind wonder and find one escapism will do wonders for your mental health right now. A great starter book for daily exercises is 365 days of Art

Plant some seeds

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Spring has sprung and with the clocks going forward this weekend we can start to feel rejuvinated and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Of course we are not having a ‘normal’ Spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we normally would.

Get yourself some plant pots, some seeds and soil, and get messy. Watch your seedlings grow over the coming weeks. This will give you purpose and an element of responsibility to help your seeds to grow. This is a great activity of you have kids. You can try growing anything from flowers to vegetables. Check out Amazon.co.uk for all you needs, including starter kits.

Odd jobs

We all have odd jobs in our homes that we never got round the finishing. Whether it’s a loose cupboard door, an unpainted wall or a putting up some pictures. Use this time to get these jobs done. You will feel positive from completing this tasks. All good for the mind.

Needlepoint and knitting

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Try something new like knitting or embroidery. It’s proven that these type of hobbies are stress releaving. Craft something for someone, or knit a blanket for your home. Whatever it is, you will get satisfaction in what you can achieve. And with time on our hands, you can dip into it for a little bit each day.

Make sure you all take time out for yourselves, and do a little something you love each day. We will get through this!

home: nice price [ print ]

home: nice price [ print ]

We absolutely love this SOOUK print from Southwood Living.

It seems such a strong message right now, to stand together (socially distanced) and not be selfish. Think of your neighbours and loved ones and let’s make this work.

Have this powerful emotive print on your wall, for a positive lift whilst confined to your house.

Now (and always) and more than ever, support businesses. So many beautiful products that can still be delivered to your door.

home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]

home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]

This week we are focusing on our favourite independant brands and sharing what they do.

Right now we all need to support each other and this includes the small businesses that will no doubt be struggling. Any order, any size will go a long way.

Gayle Mansfield produces gorgeous graphic prints focusing on typography. They are bright and fun, and we love them. Each design has a choice of colours and sizes, and there is also a collection of personalised prints.

A Gayle Mansfield print is exactly what we all need right now. Whether it’s a positive uplifting message or a funny one, it will put a smile on our faces. It’s also a great excuse to refresh your walls for Spring.

Head to gaylemansfield.co.uk to see the full collection