• Fashion imitates interiors: Granny chic

    by  • December 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    FashionImitates Granny This season granny chic goes bright for a look that’s both cosy and upbeat. On the catwalk, Sibling’s colourful and avant-garde creations reminded us of an oversized knitted tea cosy – in a good way. Meanwhile in interiors, BHS’s trend ‘Warm as Toast’ channels granny like patchworks in a hotchpotch of florals and checks, teamed with crochet throws. It’ll put your Grandma’s knitted hats in a new light.

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    Palette of the week: A grey Christmas

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments


    Yes, we know this time of year is usually about red, green, silver and gold – but Christmas is an opportunity to experiment, so why not stray from tradition and use grey for your yuletide palette. Team Annie Sloan‘s English yellow chalk paint (£18.95 per 1L) with the timeless Pewter emulsion (£49.50 per 2.5L) at Marston and Langinger, and Lamp Black absolute matt emulsion (£32.50 per 2.5L) by Little Greene to create a look that’ll last way beyond the festivities. Add some warmth and Christmas cheer with Paperchase‘s Felt star wreath (£12), and these mix and match Candleholders from CB2 (from £2.50). Relax on Joined and Jointed‘s Trident bench (£395) with a mug of mulled wine and mince pie, and prepare for the chicest Christmas yet.

    Photography: Sean Myers

    Styling: Harriet Paterson

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    Microtrend: Cracking crackers

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments


    Christmas day wouldn’t be the same without that bang at the dinner table, and whilst trying to swap your mini tape measure /  screw driver set / fortune telling fish is fun, this year you’ll be holding your end of the cracker a lot more eagerly.

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