Trends: Home Decor Inspired by Nature

I’m rather smitten by the Origin range which is part of A by Amara’s newly launched Autumn and Winter 2017 collection.
It’s a lovely interpretation of a growing trend to furnish and decorate our homes with all things natural. And all things ‘inspired’ by nature. The range features a mix of textures…

Let’s Get Tropical With a Cushion or Two

The trend for anything tropical shows no sign of abating. And it’s still one of my favourites. You can’t bypass it in the shops. It’s big, and loud, and quite frankly unmissable. Sometimes it’s in shades of jungle green, and sometimes it’s in all the colours of the birds…

Watching My Garden Slowly But Surely Grow

Whenever I’ve written about the garden at home, so far I’ve concentrated on the hard landscaping and the styling. I’ve really enjoyed starting a garden from scratch. And although it was daunting at first when faced with a brown fence, red brick, and a patch of not very good…

8 Steps to the Ultimate, Stylish Summer Picnic

Nothing beats eating alfresco during the summer months. There’s something about enjoying food and good company outside, that makes the experience more memorable and fun. Of course, eating in the garden is something we can do on most days (weather permitting), but it’s the summer picnic that elevates the…