Showing posts with label home accessories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home accessories. Show all posts

Blomma London: Bedroom Reveal

Finally I am ready to share my finished bedroom! It's been about a year since it was stripped, re-plastered, sanded and fitted with new windows, electrics and heating but it's taken until now before I was really happy with the final product.

The room is now probably my favourite in the house as it has the most light and most of the things in it are actually items we are chosen or collected on our travels, rather than things that we have inherited or bought because they were all we could afford. Its become a bit of a mish mash of styles but I absolutely love it and it now finally feels like all the hard work was worth it. Phew.

Would love to know what you think!

H x

Linen bed linen £79.99 at H&M and cushion from West Elm. Similar here

Rug, £150 from Ikea and sheepskin hot water bottle from Cox & Cox

Wooden shutters from Hilary's

Wall light, £18 at Ikea, walls painted in Farrow and Ball Dimpse

Danish wall hanging £129 at Ferm Living 

Pax wardrobes from Ikea

H x

Latest Obsession... Pooky

One of the most important parts of any interior scheme is the lighting. I am quite obsessive about it to the point that I never have the main light on in any room. ever. Some people come round and think its weird (it took Peter some time to understand) but so often it's really harsh and doesn't feel relaxing and cosy. Yes, you can go for dimmer light switches, but again they just don't quite do it for me. I am all about the following...

1. Task lighting

This is great in bathrooms, kitchens and if you are reading in bed or in the living room. For me, each of these things can be covered off by either wall lights (above a mirror or next to the bed) or perfectly positioned drop or pendant lighting (above a worktop in the kitchen).

2. Ambient lighting

This is what will give you that lovely glow in a room which is cosy, warm and soothing. This is covered off by low level table lamps and hidden lighting, in kitchen cabinets for example.

Honestly, if I were brave enough, I would consider ditching the main light in at least my bedroom, lounge and dining room without question but some people think that's kinda crazy.

So essentially lighting, particularly wall and table lamps, is so important to me and yet it is really quite an expensive thing to purchase and the choice out there can be pretty limited. The Tom Dixon floor lamps are gorgeous but not everyone has upwards of £1000 to spend on one. Likewise with many other lighting fixtures available on the high-street right now (H&M Home, you NEED to get into lighting please). And also why are lamp shades always so boring looking? And why do quirky lamp bases always drive such a high price? These are the sorts of questions which of course keep me up at night. Therefore I was thrilled to discover Pooky, an independent lighting specialist which not only offers a huge range of perfect lamp shades, bases and pendants but is also totally affordable.

Here are some of my tops picks which I will be adding to my shopping list...

I LOVE This colour. It's called Antique Rose and is made in beautiful silk dupion. I will be investing in the medium straight empire version for my living room

Finally a lamp shade with a bit of character - this is the Empire in Black

I love this for a desk or a bedside lamp. Its the Goldie

This lamp base is AMAZING. I want it baaad. Christmas is pretty close right?? It's the Palmyra

The Stanley would look great over an industrial mirror in a bathroom - the forest green colour would be beautiful complimented by some patterned tiles

Just perfect.

H x

Wednesday Wishlist

Some things around the high-street which have got my debit card twitching this week...

  1. Brass, black and grey chandelier, £99 from
  2. Silhouette vase, £9.50 from Marks and Spencer
  3. Herman lounge chair, £485 from Ferm living
  4. Cashmere throw, £209 at Urbanara
  5. Marble cheese knife set, just because! It's Christmas soon right!? £25 at House of Fraser
  6. NEOM candle currently being sold half price at TK Maxx for just £14.99
H x

Muji's new Covent Garden store

I am a HUGE fan of Muji - the nifty storage solutions, simple Japanese design and accessories you didn't even realise you needed in your life (ceramic toothbrush stand anyone?!) are so so tempting. Today they re-launched their original London store in Covent Garden. The new layout is gorgeous and they seem to have so many new products to explore.
To celebrate the launch, they are offering 25% off certain ranges for 25 days so if you can head down to Covent Garden, hop to it. I love the white plastic dispensers which I put all my shampoo, shower gel and face wash in so  that the shower isn't cluttered with lots of different packaging and colours (pretty anal right!?). The scented candles are all natural and smell wonderful, not to mention their range of clean, slick kitchen accessories including beautifully tactile wooden bowls, white crockery and muslin dishcloths. Jersey bed linen, classic natural stationery and cotton pyjamas are also high on my wish list.

Here are some snaps from the new store - get down there pronto

H x

Ceramic toothbrush stands and holders - who doesn't need one of these?!
Beautiful home storage solutions and accessories
25% off lots in the range

Pyjamas and cotton vests and pants available in beautiful tonal colours

SO MANY solutions for toiletries and travelling

Lovely acacia wood accessories for your home and cute table fans for the heat wave 

A new range of skin care and home cleaning products which all smell divine

Love these for organising my bathroom cupboards and keeping all of my make-up ship shape
What are you waiting for y'all. add some gems to their collection

The lovely people at have been doing a great job expanding their range to include more and more design-led pieces for the home at a fraction of high-street prices. I have been really interested to see the growth of their accessories and lighting offering, with some killer pieces being introduced to the established range of favourites. Here are some of my picks from their newest arrivals, including a drinks cabinet I need and a standing lamp that has got my palms a little sweaty... #NEED

All products now available on the website, or to have a peak at in person in their Soho, London store.

H x

Loaf Love

One of the hardest things about our house renovation has been living without a sofa. Honestly it has been a real struggle for the last four.whole.months. It is something that you just take for granted when you have one, but when you don't; woah. Living without a sofa means that your bed becomes the place you do everything, from watching TV to eating breakfast (ok so the fact we don't have a dining table plays into this a little too).

So you can see why I was just a tad excited to make the journey down the Victoria Line to's new Battersea showroom, or Loaf Shack, to order the sofa which has been the result of about 2 years in research and planning (a sofa is a big investment - you have to get it just right, right?!).

I decided to plump for the Pompidou in a gorgeous linen fabric and the count down has begun for it's arrival. I have to say, I am glad I went to the new showroom with a clear idea of what I wanted because the range is just fabulous and the new showroom is totally seductive...

 Laid out in a great warehouse style room, most of the range (although not quite all) is laid out in room mock-ups in a vast array of colours and fabrics. Computers are dotted around in case you need to refer to the online site for specifics or to mock up your favourite style in different colours and samples are hanging up nearby so you can get a good look and feel before making a decision. I spent about an hour draping my favourite fabrics over different pieces of furniture, so much so that someone actually thought I worked there. *time to go home*

SO many fabrics so little time 
All of them are also available in little swatches so you can take them home to mull over before making a decision
The range is displayed in various sizes and colours for inspiration
My favourite section of the shack though was their 'Take Away' section which offers accessories to buy there and then, something that you can't do on the website as there is usually a few weeks wait. The range includes gorgeous throws, cushions, candles and bed linen. The linen bedding bundles are so dreamy - it was hard to resist but something I might just add to my Christmas list (wishful thinking!). 

The bed linen in soft hues and natural fabrics
Super cosy throws

Bath salts, candles and crockery mean you can live loaf even if you aren't in the market for a sofa
Finally the beds and mattresses...

Great selection, ranging from the traditional to the minimalist
Definitely worth a trip if you are nearby!

H x