Living Etc and Made.com – match made in heaven? 

There are certain headlines which I am a total sucker for – six steps to the most organised pantry ever or beautiful laundry room inspiration to take just two.

I get sucked in every. single . time. And then there’s the one above, alerting me to Made.com joining forces with Living Etc. Yep, I can’t not look. 

Predictably, I’m a fan of quite a few products (Not all – I’ll come to that).

Like these shelves, at £349. The marble and copper clock (probably my favourite item from the whole collection) at just £49 and the cushions. Here’s the pink but there are a couple of different shades of grey, a pale olive and a  deep blue too. They’re £28 – bargain.

   
 

I couldn’t find a better picture of the cushion because I am writing this late at night from my bed, half asleep. The toddler is expected to wait any minute now! Grr.

Oh and those products I wasn’t keen on.

This is not my cup of tea at all…

  
How about you? Will you be purchasing? Take a look at  http://www.made.com/livingetc 

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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.)