The coveted list: July

It’s Monday, the sun’s shining and most of us have been in work all day. I figured you were all in need of some cheering up.

So here’s a round up of products that are are jolly, fun and have really caught my eye.

We start with this children’s organic bubble bath from Bimbily. Isn’t the packaging lovely? I’m sorry but it could be ‘worms and snails oil’ and I’d still buy it. I’m a sucker for an illustrated woodland animal and a pretty font. (PS – if you check out Bimbily, take a look at their stunning range of wallpaper).

Fortunately, it contains mandarin and argan oil’ and it’s made in Britain.

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I’ve been a fan of Rosehip Paper and Cards’ Instagram feed for a while now. Designer Silkie Lloyd takes her inspiration from fabrics and wallpapers from years gone by.

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These mini bowls by Wind and Willow Home are all hand dipped. I love the range of colours. You could use them for spices or jewellery. I think I would probably pop them on a desk for paperclips. The lovely colours would be so cheery on a desk.

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Meanwhile, I have finally got around to sending my seat cushion off to get a new lease of life. You might remember my earlier post about the lovely fabric I spotted in Wells. It’s taken a while because I had to ask the shop to send me more fabric. My guesstimation of fabric needed was shockingly poor! I am so useless at sewing. I have no idea of these things.

More on that very soon….I can’t wait to show you!

Quick post this week. Mr PFW is away for three weeks so I’m juggling a particularly busy time in work with toddler tantrums. Though he has started to blow raspberries on my tummy which is hilarious.

If you’ve spotted a product that should feature in next month’s round up, please get in touch!

Happy Monday.

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When shelves become Ugg boots

There are some trends that take off off which, dare I say it – and please don’t take offence – all start feeling a bit samey.

Take children’s rooms. I can’t seem to get away from the house shaped shelf.

And they do look cute don’t they?

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I have been so tempted to indulge. But they are EVERYWHERE. It all starts feeling a little identikit….it’s a bit like few years ago when everyone wore skinny jeans and Ugg boots.

So how does a girl be different? I’ve been trawling through Etsy recently and there are some great alternatives. Now you need a little vision here – imagine them styled with books and toys, maybe painted and against a cute wallpaper.

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Great alternatives that also fulfil the geometric trend.

All links to the Etsy sellers can be found on my pinterest page. Which is your favourite? (Ps promise to never compare shelving with Ugg boots ever again.)

Totally Addicted: Inside Out Magazine

I have a huge crush on styling and design coming out of Australia at the minute.

I practically wail every time I see an amazing new brand popping up on Instagram only to discover, yet again, it’s only available the other side of the world. Just take Incy Interiors or Fenton & Fenton.

And then there’s Inside Out magazine which is a great source of inspiration. The July issue features this family, two storey home in Melbourne.

I love how the wood warms up the concrete:

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And check out this mix of colours in the bedroom:

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The gorgeous doors, the chairs, the terrace…I want this space!

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Word of warning, once you start browsing at Inside Out, you may get lost in an interiors haze! Enjoy…

Tile style

If you’re renting, it can be a tad depressing not to be able to put your own stamp on a place. And bathrooms and kitchens are often pretty tricky to make pretty.

Strict rules about nailing into walls and ensuring the walls stay Magnolia are coupled with the fact you don’t want to go spending on a rental. Which all adds up to dull, dull, dull.

And this is where the tile tattoo comes in! While wall stickers are saturating Instagram and pinterest, it’s stylish tile cousin is still slipping under the radar.

These options from notonthehighstreet are designed to be placed on top of a 15×15 cm white tile. Completely removable and waterproof, they are a renter’s dream.

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Decorating with stripes

I’ve been drooling over some gorgeous black and white interiors on Instagram, mostly from ultra cool Scandinavians. Now I love a spot of colour, but I am seriously obsessing over monochrome at the moment.

So here are a few monochrome decorating ideas:

Decorating with stripes

Kaiser wall lighting
$460 – conranshop.co.uk

Black and white beach towel
$35 – black.co.uk

Ferm LIVING kitchen gadgets tool
$37 – madeindesign.co.uk

Patterned throw pillow
$120 – habitat.co.uk

Black and white throw pillow
$120 – wolfandbadger.com

Ferm LIVING black toss pillow
$74 – connox.com

Eichholtz wood furniture
$1,685 – occa-home.co.uk