Monthly Archives: May 2013

Book ends – Romantic French Homes

Romantic French Homes book review Decor & Dishes

If you are a naturally inquisitive person then you are going to adore this book as it leads you on a journey through the most exquisite homes. Meandering through the French countryside to the St Tropez beach cottage of writer…

Sweet as candy decor

Barker and Stonehouse Vintage Candy Collection furniture

Candy colours and pastels are spot on for summer. This Lila sofa in curry costs £859, and the armchair, £445; the Freya chair in pink is £499 and the earthenware Bilboo vases in green, red, teal, brown, light blue and…

Dining table to die for …

Loaf - Plank kitchen table

The simplicity of this solid oak Plank table makes it suitable for both traditional and not so traditional kitchen schemes. Featuring a handy cutlery drawer – not something you see so often these days – it comes in two sizes…

Book ends – Things I Love

2. Things I Love

This is a book of four parts and includes a practical collection of design tips as well as a section of inspirational pull-out postcards, to whet your home stylist appetite. Megan also introduces a number of people she admires –…

Le Creuset Marseille

13. Le Creuset Marseille

The colour of this collection conjures up images of sunny days, living well and good food near the sea, all under the bluest sky – well, I can but dream…

Vivid Living blanket, Scarlet & Argent

4. P76 middle left. Scarlet & Argent Vivid Living Blanket and matching cushions (HR)

This Vivid Living blanket, from the Scarlet & Argent collection, is made from pure lambswool and is available in five colours including olive, shown. A kingsize version costs £145 and matching cushions are £70 each, by Hainsworth

Dors bien with the White Company

2. The White Company Cavendish

This is what the bedroom of my dreams looks like – calm neutrals, clean white and no clutter! Cavendish studded bed, made to order in a choice of fabrics. Headboard from £695, bed base from £1,595. It is shown dressed…

Soak up the sun

House by John Lewis Deckchair, £39

This bank holiday weekend is set to be a hottie and I intend to spend time relaxing, reading and reaching for a glass of ice cold white wine – just wish I was doing it from the comfort of this…