Every month we have a good look through all of the gorgeous interiors magazines (its a tough job but someone has to do it!) and love to see if we can spot our products in print. Recently we spotted some of our Fulbourn Pendants in an advert for Hill Farm in the Aga Living magazine. Hill Farm are a lovely company who make bespoke kitchens and furniture – unique items that are as individual as the people whose homes they are created for.
We were delighted to spot our Fulbourn Pendants in this lovely kitchen. We think they really compliment the room, adding a contemporary clean finish whilst also remaining rustically elegant. The pendants are pictured here in our matt black finish and are made from forged iron with a glass shade. The fluted glass of this pendant produces beautiful patterned lighting when switched on, adding a silky ambience to the room. They are a perfect addition to any kitchen island or table. However they are not just suited to a kitchen, they can be used anywhere in your home.
Finding a home for the ever growing additions to my household is a constant struggle. I have trawled the internet for ideas that help in arranging, organising and tidying. I have put together a list of some of the most interesting, pretty and practical ideas I have found to make your life a little easier.
These stylish fabric notice boards are a great organisational tool for tidying away all those important pieces of paper we all have lying around. They are a relatively inexpensive way to add instant structure to a room and can be made to match the décor with any fabric.
This Summer sees the launch of a rather exciting new desk lamp, joining our range of table and desk lamps for your home.
The Newark Desk Lamp combines timeless classic design with state of the art technology. Available in a range of 8 hand painted finishes all your have to do is pick your favourite colour …
Let’s get the hard work out-of-the-way first! Nothing is going to make more impact in your kitchen than a really good scrub and clean. It’s amazing what a bucket of hot soapy water and a bit of elbow grease can achieve. It’s a really good time to overhaul often forgotten parts of your kitchen; lightly washing down your paint work and kitchen cupboard doors, for example, instantly freshen up your kitchen.
Over time polished brass knobs and handles in your kitchen can become tarnished with grease and finger prints.
There are many dedicated brass cleaning products on the market, but a great natural way to restore their shine is to firstly wash them with warm soapy water, and then create your own gentle cleaning solution. Mix two tablespoons of salt and white wine vinegar with a pint of hot water and allow to cool slightly . Apply this mixture to your brass wear with a clean damp cloth. This should remove more stubborn stains and marks and reveal the sparking beauty of this stunning metal once more…
Beetles and butterflies run riot on this wonderful cylinder shade in our quirky Entomology fabric. The shade has been created using our Lampshade Builder, where you can use our simple step by step guide choosing from a multitude of shapes, sizes and fabrics to create your perfect shade.
Imagine yourself in a summer meadow as you dry the dishes with this tea towel in Charcoal Octavia. The interwoven leaves and butterflies in this charming 30’s inspired print will bring the outdoors right into your kitchen. Any of our full range of fabrics can be made into a beautiful tea towel, please see our fabrics to choose which one will fit in with your kitchen designs.
Here’s a few of our spring favourites from our range to inspire you this Easter.
The lovely duck egg blue Barbican pendant is a wonderful spring colour. The soft tone of blue could really lighten the mood of a room and would look delicious hanging over the breakfast table or highlighting your favourite picture frame in the living room.
Top of the list has to be our new Samworth Oil Lamp. Released just this week, this beautiful little glass oil lamp is just the perfect Mother’s Day gift . The antiqued brass topper gives this oil lamp an old fashioned charm and the delicate hand-blown glass base is reminiscent of a vintage perfume bottle. It will certainly bring style and sparkle to your table this Sunday.
With our new lampshade builder you have the ability to create a lampshade from over 20,000 shapes, sizes and colours, so I thought it might be helpful to re-iterate the 5 golden rules to help you choose your perfect lampshade.Before the ‘rules’ it’s important to bear in mind there is no such thing as the wrong shade. If you love it – it’s the right shade. Experimenting with lamp shades in new fabrics, shapes and colours is great way to instantly update your home’s style.
It is beginning to get colder and the darker evenings are setting in. It is the time of year when i look around my home and want to redecorate everything in sight. I never have the funds or the time to take on such a mammoth project so I found a way in which you can cheat and give your room a new look in a simple but effective way…just add a bold splash of colur!
It is a great way to brighten your room and bring out any subtle accents of colour that already exist in your design. You could accomplish this by painting one of the walls of your room, however i prefer to choose a few carefully selected items to give the same feel.
Changing the colour of the light in the room could be one of those items. The Barbican pendants are a great example of bright and bold lights that inject colour into a room.