Saturday, July 12, 2014

French Provencal style dining table...set for how many?

The lovely French style dining table is part of the Provencal range from LAURA ASHLEY. The collection also includes the beautifully shaped dining chairs, carver chairs and chest of drawers. It is great when there are up to eight people for dinner but I also like it as the last photo suggests - set ready for a wine, cake and a catch-up with a couple of friends.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Designer Herb Garden For Balconies, Terraces And Small Spaces

Veg Patch Bag

Veg patch bag with 16 slots

Round Plant Bags

For those who would really like a herb garden but space is at a premium, these veg patch bags from Cachette could be the answerLight, flexible and portable, they let the soil breathe, the water pass through and evaporation be reduced. Resistant to sun and frost they are perfect for terraces, balcony or small spaces near to the kitchen for easy picking. They have been developed by three French landscape specialists and are reputed to be five times more productive than the usual veg patch. Mind you I don't recommend the crazy idea in the first picture!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Catch A Bargain With These Gorgeous Throws...

Reversible Cotton Throw

Ribbed Knit Throw

Linen Ombre Throw

Softie Knitted Throw

Super Soft Fringe Blanket/Throw

There's something very comforting about a throw. Like a cosy blanket on a rainy day (which sometimes it probably is!) but it can also be a very stylish addition to a bed, sofa or piece of furniture as these five lovelies show. The reversible cotton, the ribbed knit, the linen ombre and softie knitted throws are half price in the French Connection sale at the moment so perhaps it's time to throw caution to the wind (sorry!) and grab a bargain. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Are you ready for the Tour De France?

Bicycle Cushion
Bicycle Cushion

Classic Bike Mug
Classic Bike Mug

Bike Wheel Cushion
Bike Wheel Cushion

Classic Bike Espresso Set
Classic Bike Espresso Set

Bicycle Rug

Soon the Tour de France will be delighting the crowds in Britain and whether you are a fan of bikes or not, it is easy to get caught up in the great atmosphere that surrounds it. Here are some great ideas from Graham and Green to add some 'Tour chic' to the home. The bicycle cushion, the bike mug, the wheel cushion and the espresso set are available now. The bicycle rug is just like the Tour - coming soon but you can register your interest now on the Graham and Green website to be informed of its arrival.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The French Bedroom Company - Provencal Wire Demi Armoire

As soon as you look at this photo of the Provencal Wire Fronted Demi Armoire from The French Bedroom Company, it is easy to see why armoires are so popular today.  Fill it with beautiful things that can be seen through the wire door and it can look divine. For me that would be beautiful linen, throws and pillows in the bedroom or fluffy  towels, scented soaps and favourite perfumes in the bathroom.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Luxury For The Home #5 Lalique

Lalique - Champs-Elysees Bowl - Gold Crystal

Lalique Vibration Bowls

Lalique Nemours Bowl

A thing of beauty is...... a luxury bowl from Lalique. The ones shown above are truly very special. Lalique designs are always unique - from clear and frosted creations to these stunning blue and gold coloured crystal bowls found at Amara. Crafted by hand in Alsace, France by very talented artisans, they certainly cannot fail to impress.