home: made [ Christmas tree decorations ]

home: made [ Christmas tree decorations ]

It’s that time, to put up the tree and decorate the home for Christmas. Its a perfect opportunity to get crafty and make some decorations from scratch. Cut down on the cost and also a chance to make something personalised to you.

We have found some lovely ideas to share with you, which can be adapted to your style.

Scandi foliage baubles – burkatron.com

Paper geode ornaments – liagriffith.com

Fabric covered ornaments – aliceandlois.com

Donut ornament – studiodiy.com


home: trend [ fringed ]

home: trend [ fringed ]

This season, if it’s not fringed it’s not worth taking about. We are seeing it everywhere and all secretly love it.

This trend crosses over from playful to sophisticated very easily. Fringed cushions and wall hangings bring a statement to any room and can be playful with colour and texture. You also have chandeliers and table lamps oozing style with touches of gold and brass.

A couple of stores embracing the fringe effect is anthropologie.com and rockettstgeorge.co.uk. Full of gorgeous lighting, soft furnishings and baskets.

The key with fringing is to not over do it. Whether Scandi, Mid century or if you love Art Deco choose one stand out piece to anchor the room. If your style is more bohemian, nomadic then go full on fringing and tassels on cushions and throws.


Top row / Chandelier – debenhams.com [ £120 ], Bath mat – anthropologie.com [ £44 ], lamp – trouva.com [ £125 ]

Middle row / cushion – trouva.com [ £28 ], mirror – hm.com [ £29.99 ], basket – anthropologie.com [ from £148 ]

Bottom row / lamp – oliverbonas.com [ £115 ], chandelier – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £165 ], cushion cover – laredoute.co.uk [ £20 ]

home: event [ Japan House ]

home: event [ Japan House ]

Head to Kensington, London to explore this retail, exhibition space focusing on all things Japanese.

Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, it deepens our appreciation of all that Japan has to offer. Part of a global initiative led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are two other Japan Houses in Los Angeles and São Paulo’

The varied offer includes an exhibition gallery, a theatre, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant and a retail floor of thoughtfully curated Japanese products. This is complemented by a diverse line-up of exhibitions, events, workshops, and seminars


home: featured [ Lisa Valentine Home ]

home: featured [ Lisa Valentine Home ]

Based in Cardiff, Wales, Lisa Valentine with her love of interiors design and home renovations has established Lisa Valentine Home. A store full of beautifully functional and useful homeware.

‘As William Morris said, have nothing in your home unless you know it to be useful or beautiful. We believe it can be both and we hope you love our products as much as we do

We love the natural colour pallete throughout, and utilitarian feel of the store. Our favourites include the metal shelving, linen cushions and enamel kitchenware.

Head to lisavalentinehome.co.uk and keep up to date on Instagram.

home: made [ hanging organiser ]

home: made [ hanging organiser ]

We spotted this sleek and simple diy project for a hanging organiser. With the use of some wooden dowels, rope and a drill, you are good to go.

Adapt your hanging ladder to suit your needs and what you intend to use it for. We think it’s great for hanging photos, and art! A lovely idea for adults and kids.

Head to yourdiyfamily.com for all the details

home: event [ Interior Design and Lifestyle workshop ]

home: event [ Interior Design and Lifestyle workshop ]

Fancy learning how to create a new scheme for your home? Want some inspiration and ideas?

This 3 hour workshop hosted by Interior Designer Aarti Popat is the perfect way to make your ideas a reality.

Saturday July 14th

Head to eventbrite.co.uk for tickets [ £45 ]

  • Pull together a design concept and learn how to use it in the creation of your space.

  • Create a mood board for a room of your choice using interior design fundamentals, inspirations, colours, fabrics, patterns, furnishings and great tips and tricks from Aarti.

  • Create a floor plan and assess what the needs and requirements of the room are.

  • Learn how to make the best use of your space.

  • Q&A: ‘Ask the expert’ to solve your decorating dilemmas.

Saturday July 14th
Head to eventbrite.co.uk for tickets [ £45 ]