Unless you’ve been hiding under a bush for the past few weeks you can’t have failed to notice that the festive season is in full swing! And now that you’ve sampled work drinks/ neighbour drinks/ alcohol-fuelled nights in dodgy-bars-a-plenty, perhaps it’s time to think about (gulp) hosting your own merry mingle? And as always Grazia magazine is shining the spotlight on festive entertaining trends. Apparently bar carts are a thing.
With the dark days and the never-ending nights it’s easy to forget about the long-gone days of summer, so this week’s Blog is in tribute to summer… a potential project you get you in the mood and mindset for sunshine… If space saving living is your thing and you get a kick out of transforming small spaces into fully-functioning-living-havens, we have a top tip for you! Shift gears and get.
We’ve all heard of man caves – those mythical spaces where men can gather themselves to do whatever it is that men do when they relax. A sanctuary in the home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room or basement, the term is defined by Wikipedia as a room inside the house where man is able to do as they please, without fear of upsetting female sensibility.
We all know her name, and we’re familiar with her concept of binning objects that fail to ‘spark joy.’ She might not be the hottest guru on the block right now (the media is SO fickle, right!) but we still heart her. For those in the dark we’re talking about Marie Kondo, of course! To re-cap, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying launched in 2014 and has sold over.
Looking out of the window or taking a walk outside might bring you face-to-face with a more muted colour palette right now – think bare brown branches, grey skies and dark green grass – but there are plenty of ways to brighten up your life…Simply bring the sunshine inside. From vivid egg yolk to mellow ochre, yellow is the colour of autumn – a cheery antidote to the winter blues,.
It’s getting cold outside and the days are getting shorter, which means more time spent indoors and plenty of time for nesting and making your space cosy. So as we hunker down and get set for winter we were reminded of an article we read in the May 2019 issue of Elle Decoration. Written by Francesca Gavin The Gallery is an insightful piece which says: What hangs on your walls.
Now that autumn’s here there’s a distinct whiff of planning in the air. Work/ Home/ Uni/ School schedules are well and truly locked down (and hopefully working well); we’ve got a few day trips in the diary; and we’ve even started thinking about where to spend Christmas (eek – surely it’s not almost that time of year again!?). So it’s no surprise that the planners among us are rubbing our.
In interiors and fashion, trends come and go. One season red’s hot, the next it’s blue. As experts in small space living and avid followers of trends, we relish new trends and they often help to shape our seasonal buys and collections. So we were very interested to hear about The Future Laboratory’s briefing on the Uncoupled Society. Written about by Fleur Britten in The Sunday Times Style, the briefing.
With the clocks set to go back later this month it’s time to celebrate that extra hour in bed. In fact, with shorter days and longer nights it’s only natural that our minds focus on one of our favourite pastimes – sleeping! So we were interested to read this fab blog from Popsugar. Says Blog writer Shannon Vestal Robson: You know we spend a third of our lives sleeping, but.
Don’t let a lack of square footage cramp your style. That’s the message according to Katrina Burroughs (@Kat_Burroughs) writing in The Sunday Times Home, September 22 2019. If one thing links the high and low end of interiors right now, she says, it is a rekindled desire to get small-space living right. Here’s our pick of Katrina’s tip tips and tricks that make the most of small spaces: Should finances.
Gone are the days of long, leisurely lunches. Today’s office workers are squeezing their lunch break into just 16 minutes. What’s more, it seems that dining-at-your-desk is the most popular location for squeezing in your sarnie (oh how we yearn for those long 1980s power lunches we read about in the history books!). The survey commissioned by Quorn also found that one in ten of us eats the same lunch.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years you can’t fail to have noticed that Wellness is A Big Thing (huge actually!). Meditation, exercise, getting enough sleep – these are the basic foundations of maintaining a healthy mind and body. So it’s no surprise that by 2020 the market size of the Wellness industry in the UK is estimated to reach £12.4 billion! That’s a lot.