home: found this [ wrapping ]

home: found this [ wrapping ]

The lovely Map Stores are offering gift wrapping both at their pop up store in Montpellier, Cheltenham or when requested online.

Ensure your Christmas gifts are gorgeous, from their lovely range of homewares and gifts – and also wrapped beautifully!

Have a peak at their Instagram feed at @map_stores to explore their gorgeous products and find out more.


home: trend [ sky high ]

home: trend [ sky high ]

This trend has been building up momentum over the last year and is set to continue into 2019. Constellations, stars and the Zodiac are not just for astronomists, especially when it comes to the home.

We are seeing prints and motifs on tableware, art and soft furnishings and it’s the type of trend you can have a little nod too with out going overboard.

Invest in a statement wallpaper like Mini Moderns ‘Star-ling’ design or accessorise a sofa with constellation design cushions.


Top row: constellation mirror / trouva.com [ £619 ], star plate / hm.com [ £18.99 ], vinyl floor / atrafloor.com [ £59 ]

Middle row: fabric / from a range at spoonflower.com, print / trouva.com [ £39.95 ], candle / oliverbonas.com [ £20 ]

Bottom row: wallpaper / minimoderns.com [ £60 ], plate / westelm.com [ £12 ], trinket tray / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £10.99 ]

home: made [ plate design ]

home: made [ plate design ]

Continuing our love of use of a Sharpie marker pen – we found an array of ideas from Ideas.com to get creative with patterns and wording on plates.

This would be great for Christmas place settings to use festive imagery as inspiration, words like ‘Noel’, ‘twinkle twinkle’ or other Christmassy wording or even personalise each plate for each place setting with a name or phrase…

home: nice price [ glassware ]

home: nice price [ glassware ]

With some stores offering sale items this week you are just in time to grab some bargains for Christmas. Not only gifts but pieces for the day itself.

Zara Home have some lovely glassware, including our favourites all at £1.99 each. Great size tumblers for water at the Christmas table…or so thing a little stronger!

Head to zarahome.com for these and more.

home: favourite thing [ flooring ]

home: favourite thing [ flooring ]

Zazous is home to a lot of great interiors products (including Acapulco chairs!!) but their flooring is where we most favour their collection.

Authentic heritage patterns, retro designs, traditional looks with modern twist, so many great patterns to choose from – their encaustic tiles and ceramic tiles are incredible but the vinyl tiles are really an absolute gem. Incredibly well priced for large scale flooring, superb pattern choices and the finish is perfect for safety, warmth and durability.

home: featured [ Labour and Wait ]

home: featured [ Labour and Wait ]

One of our favourite stores is London based Labour and Wait, a place where you can step back in time with functional timeless homeware.

With utilitarian tableware, tools and clothing Labour and Wait use traditional makers from around the world creating modern originals.

Head to Shoreditch, Bethnal Green or Dover St Market to explore the range or check out labourandwait.co.uk and start shopping.

home: event [ the basics store ]

home: event [ the basics store ]

In London this December? – a definite stop-off for shopping is the beautifully curated Christmas concept store at 40 Earlham Street, London.

‘Give + Receive’ has been curated by Marina London and Appear Here, and brings together some beautiful homeware and lifestyle retail brands under one roof for almost a month long pop up shop.

Runs from the 8th – 23rd December