Rabbit-themed hallway, pinned by Smith & Bailey’s How-To Home from
House To Home
A trend that’s slowly but surely trotting its way into our homes is furnishings inspired by Britain’s wildlife. From elegant deer to mischievous squirrels, homes across the country have decided to bring the outdoors indoors – be it on wallpaper, cushions or plates. These are my favourite finds, which I’ll be adding to my lust list this Spring…
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Globe bowl, pinned by Amie Butler from Belle Maison
Is it me, or are there millions more map-inspired decorations for the home than there were three years ago?
Who you are is largely based on where you come from and where you’ve been in life. Which is why I really like this trend as I’m all about making sure you decorate your home in a way that represents you.
I am certainly an ambassador of this trend. A little while ago, I stumbled across a vintage map of Sussex at an Antiques Fair. Bought for a small price, I had it professionally framed and it now hangs in my office/craft room. I don’t usually get pictures professionally framed but as Sussex is where I’m from, this map was close to my heart, so I gave it the VIP treatment. (You can see it in my How-To: Add the Personal Touch post).
Something I’ve spotted recently in shops, are maps cut into a heart shape and framed, like these ones…
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Woodchip wallpaper by Gary Allman (no one wants to photograph woodchip it seems so big thanks to Gary!)
A request came in on Twitter the other day (whilst we were having fun on the #followbus!) from @hanrahb. She’s got woodchip all over her house and wants to know the best way to get it off. Hmm… tricky.
I remember the woodchip wallpaper in the house I grew up in and I remember the days my mum and dad spent scraping the sodding stuff off – so I can sympathise with Hannah. Which is why Bailey and I were compelled to help!
We’ve crowdsourced (ok – asked our Facebook peeps, friends and family and searched t’internet) for tips, tricks and handy advice, and here is what we came up with: ( Read more )