Month: October 2017

Faux Antlers

Faux Antlers

I am going to put it out there… Oka is my newest crush. I’m loving their Home Accessories, so much interior joy can come from one item. A few weeks ago I mentioned the fabulous Gusto hand hooks and they were a hit with fellow Instagram interior lovers. Also on my wish list are their mounted faux Gazelle antlers and the Ibex antlers. I think antlers are still as cool as ever, not only as they can stand alone as an individual piece, but you can customise them with accessories to give them a real individual look. On Instagram, a couple of accounts really show how great you can make antlers look with a bit of dressing for events like Halloween, Christmas or just to showcase personal items. Oka also have faux animal heads that also are a bit special. I love the versatility as they would look good on a white wall for a scandi/boho look or against a dark backdrop for that cool eclectic vibe. Remember Instagram is great for styling inspiration!

 

 

Add Texture

Add Texture

I don’t know about you guys but I seem to spend my life at B&Q… No I’m not a member of staff! If I’m not working on a project for work, I’m working on a project for my home. B&Q is the go too store that has everything needed for DIY and they are not doing bad at accessories for finishing off your newly decorated space as well.
When we made over our bathroom, we used black and white and exposed a brick wall. Although the brick wall does have a lovely warm colour, I still knew I needed to soften the look to make it feel more luxe. I opted for feathers. I first bought the Melito feather ball lampshade from B&Q and loved its look so I also used a feather wall hanging I bought from Audenza to break up the black wall. I think it all ties in and softens the room. The feathers would look fab in a girls bedroom for that soft feminine vibe or a master bedroom for that dreamy look. The more textures you can add, the more it brings the scheme together.

Halloween favourites

Halloween favourites

Halloween has gripped the nation again! As year on year Halloween gets bigger. Taken from America, we have embraced the whole concept from dressing up, parties and dressing our homes. We are now taking this very seriously, so here is my run down of my coolest finds!!!

Etsy is always one of my favourite places to find bespoke and unusual items. These retailers on Etsy appreciate every order as all small business owners do and the companies are from all around the world, so your choice of little gems just got a whole load bigger!

I love skulls and skull planters are so cool right now. Greenery is massive in homes at the moment and an Instagram photo doesn’t look right without a plant or two. I partially love Mudpuppy’s
skull planters/vase, they look great for Halloween but you can display them all year round. Think of bookshelves, bathrooms, anywhere really. So cute, in a cute skull kind of way!

Now… I love cushions, I know its a bit of a woman thing but men, bare with me. Blossomvioletcrafts have the most amazing pin-up girl zombie cushion covers. So quirky, so cool and this would look fab in a man cave all year round! I love pieces that make a statement and provoke conversion and this definitely would.

Last of my top three has to be KennaSato designs. Prints, wall decals and removable stickers, this designer knows how to make an impact. Skulls are plentiful on this Etsy shop and they all come in Twenty-three colour-ways so can fit into any scheme. From cow skulls, skulls and roses or just skulls, these would get you into the Halloween spirit. Great for a boys bedroom to rock it up or a snug or man cave to give that edgy vibe.

SKULLS are not just for Halloween… be brave all year!!!

Made You Look

Made You Look

Made.com is a massive hit for all interior savvy people. There products are quality, plush and are statement pieces, that not only look super cool now, but they are investment items. There furniture can make a room, especially on Instagram. My favourite accounts on Insta all have key items from Made.com for example @comedowntothewoods @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa (a Made.com sofa) and @artynads, just to name a few.
With there furniture been classic shapes and with a rich palette of materials, it makes for stylish, luxurious yet functional, comfortable and gorgeous objects. But it’s not just furniture on their site, yes the C word is coming… Christmas! They have really concentrated on a perfect additions to your home or as gifts for your stylish friends, family and loved ones. From candles and holders, lights, kitchen-wear to clocks and memo boards… all affordable and a perfect gift for any special person. Don’t just think Made.com is big ticket items, just take a look you will be pleasantly surprised!!!

Made.com have a new code going live today! £15 off when you spend £100. Expires : 31st Oct.

CODE: SQUASHXMADE15

Countdown

Countdown

Recently I have been stocking up on a few bits of Halloween paraphernalia. I have to admit I am not mad keen on Halloween, but any excuse to dress the house a little bit differently, therefore I am well aware that the countdown for Christmas is on, and this is my major highlight. I love monochrome, as you can tell, if you follow me on Instagram, so this year I am thinking black and white decorations for the Christmas tree. I always go classy with my decorations in my living room, and trashy in the dining room, with neons and bright colours… it must be a symptom of being a child of the 1980s 😉 I have been browsing, having a pre look at decorations and I have to give a massive Hooray to Cox and Cox.

I love their Christmas tree decoration collection. As an alternative to standard baubles they stock some great little vintage cars, penguins, donkeys, snow-flakes and other quirky must-haves. One of my personal favourites is the tiny felt mouse!