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In part one of this blog, we gave you some coffee table suggestions and ideas that would be not only practical and work for you but also enhance your home décor.  Part two is all out styling!  We believe that with three simple ideas, we will address style and functionality all in one.  Its very easy to fall into the trap of over complicating style, to go way over the top and things end up looking messy rather than classy!  So, sit back, put your feet up (not on the coffee table!!) and relax, here’s our simple guide to coffee table styling;

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Posted by Phil Craske

A coffee table is the centrepiece to every living room.  Their whole purpose, after all, is to sit right in the middle of the room!  More often than not, they are simply forgotten when it comes to decorating.  You sit it in your living room and somehow it becomes a dumping ground for clutter.  Or a handy foot rest!  Styling your coffee table in the right way, can do so much for the overall look of your living room.  It can bring together pictures, colours, fabrics, the list is endless.  It can have a huge impact on your home décor.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Bright Ideas - 5 Step Guide to Lighting Your Home

Sunday, 29 April 2018 10:33:41 Europe/London

Whether you want to improve the lighting for a specific room or plan a whole house makeover, keep these tips in mind…

First Impressions

Creating a welcoming atmosphere when guests first enter your home can be easily achieved.  Picking a statement piece, like a chandelier or contemporary pendant is the way to go. 

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Posted by Phil Craske

Contemporary Dining Room Living with Ethnicraft

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:39:50 Europe/London

A modern dining table is key to a contemporary dining room.  Ethnicraft has long provided us with a wonderful selection of modern furniture for every room of the home, all of their items are designed and manufactured with the best material, whilst keeping sustainability in mind.  Their range of dining tables follows suit with their authentic, simple approach to creating furniture.  The end result; a high quality of craftsmanship that ensures the finished product is both long lasting and suitable for the family home.

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Posted by Phil Craske

Easter – The Under Celebrated Holiday!

Saturday, 31 March 2018 13:30:25 Europe/London

Easter does seem to creep up on us, then pass us by just as quickly.  It’s a real shame as Easter can be so much fun for the kids and it does bring a bit of life and colour into your home.  From decorating eggs, to rolling them, to eating them!  No one can say that they don’t enjoy that!  Then getting the whole family together for Easter Sunday lunch.  I know, I know, the thought of cooking a big Sunday lunch can make you want to rush out and make reservations at your local restaurant.  Hold on!  The upside to doing this at home, you ask??  Why the wonderful products to enhance such an event of course!

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Posted by Phil Craske

Stylish Spring Cleaning

Friday, 2 March 2018 13:08:51 Europe/London

After what feels like an age of cold, dark weather, the promise of spring is just around the corner (maybe).  With lighter and brighter days on the way, March can be so much more than the signal that spring is starting; it can and should be the time to begin a spring clean!  So, roll up your sleeves, get the rubber gloves out and turn that playlist right up, it’s time to get to work.  Don’t worry though, we’re here to help!  With Strings storage solutions not only will your home be clean and tidy, it will be stylish too!

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Posted by Phil Craske

Northern-Q&A with Designer and CEO Ove Rogne

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 06:35:19 Europe/London

Guided by Scandinavian simplicity and the ever-changing character of the Nordic light. Northern Lightings products illuminate interiors throughout the world, and their commitment to quality, sustainability and design excellence travels with them.  Having just introduced a new line of furniture and re branding to Northern, we were lucky enough to speak with Ove about this, their name change and the current exhibition which is being held in Stockholm (5-9th February). 

Here’s what he had to say;

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Posted by Laura Varley

Move over Hugge

Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:32:00 Europe/London

Move over Hugge, 2018 is all about ‘Lagom’ derived from the Swedish meaning for ‘Just the right amount’, unlike Hugge, Lagom is not about ‘fitting a little bit into your day’ instead it is a way of changing your days, to improve your relationship with the environment, helping you to focus on the essentials and create balance within your life.

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Posted by Phil Craske

A Christmas Candle

Saturday, 9 December 2017 13:34:13 Europe/London

Twinkling lights, presents under the tree, a candle flickering on the mantle place, yes Christmas is just around the corner.  This time of year, we’re all running around trying to get ready for the big day, so we thought we’d give you a little helping hand.  Whether you are looking for a gift or a great way to decorate your table this festive season.  Here are a few ways a Christmas candle can save the day and bring a little bit of sparkle into your house this holiday!  We love the Kahler Nobili Tea Light Holder, it can be used in a variety of ways;

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Posted by Phil Craske

Scandinavian Designers Mini Collection – Storytime

Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:22:11 Europe/London

One of the best ways to encourage creativity and imagination is for kids to be exposed to colours, patterns and pictures.  Art and books are the perfect outlet for your child’s creative needs.   Which is why Storytime is so important to children’s development and makes a great bonding activity you can share.  Your child’s bedroom could be transformed into a permanent Storytime, with the Scandinavian Designers Mini Collection Wallpapers.  Why be limited to just books when you can create a wonderful world for your child in their own room!

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Posted by Phil Craske
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