Home Essentials.

Key pieces to add and invest in for your home to turn your pad from drab to fab!

Decorating your home whether you're buying or renting can be a daunting task. Abi takes us through some her top tips of the key pieces we should be investing in to ensure we are making the right choices for stylish pieces that will stand the test of time.

Longevity.

I have pieces in my home that I’ve had for 20 years and hopefully will have for the next 20 years and beyond that. Pieces that have longevity, that stand the test of time no matter the trend and no matter which side of the world I might be living on.  My key piece of advice when decorating any aspect of your home is NOT to follow trends or take any notice of what's to and what's not! Your home should be unique to you, somewhere that supports all of your physical and emotional needs, enabling you to switch off from the world outside as soon as you step inside the door. 

Lighting.

Lighting is the single most important investment you can make, and its got nothing to do with spending zillions on a statement worthy chandelier, as lovely as that might be. I’m talking table lamps, pendants, sconces and it matters not if you live in a rental, if it's your first home or your forever home – accent lighting makes the hugest difference and you can take it anywhere. 

Anything super textural rocks my world!

Plop them everywhere and anywhere, the localised light from table lamps creates the most beautiful glow.

The Milano Table Lamp, adds a soft ruby glow to consoles and coffee table vignettes.

The cute proportions and raffia texture of the Saigon Lamp adds a versatile handmade vibe.

The super textural and super tall Laflin. A statement piece that commands attention.

Lovely Linens

We spend a large proportion of our time in bed so why not make it a sumptuous experience. High quality cotton and linen will stand the test of time compared to cheaper alternatives. My collaboration with the Secret Linen Store showcases beautiful quality bedding in the inkiest hues that will envelop you and make your bed feel like a dreamy escape. 

Lovely Linens.

We spend a large proportion of our time in bed so why not make it a sumptuous experience. High quality cotton and linen will stand the test of time compared to cheaper alternatives. My collaboration with the Secret Linen Store showcases beautiful quality bedding in the inkiest hues that will envelop you and make your bed feel like a dreamy escape.

Rugs you can Rely On.

Invest in not only the right size, pattern and texture but also take your time to find the right rug. A rug can make the hugest difference to your room and will add a sumptuousness that you just can get from any other textile. Pure wool, handmade varieties will give a feeling underfoot that a synthetic material just cannot rival and will last for years and years.

I've also written another blog post which dives a little deeper into choosing the right rug for your space which you can read here.

Our hand knotted, deep pile collection has been hand crafted by artisan weavers and I have them dotted all over my pad, so worth the investment as they add a real luxurious depth to your space.

Beautiful Botanicals.

Faux botanicals have come such a long way from the crisp plastic versions from the 70s and 80s in gaudy colours. Our collections are inspired by garden flowers and rustic hedgerows and trace the arc of the season. Blousy blooms sit beautifully with seed pods and foliage in an abundant arrangement or look just as beautiful as a single stem in a bottle vase. Change them up for each season, they'll last for years, easily outweighing the cost of fresh blooms, and if you're not green fingered, add in some faux plants too. Love them and leave them, they'll still add a perfect pop of greenery without any of the fuss.

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Beautiful Botanicals

Faux botanicals have come such a long way from the crisp plastic versions from the 70s and 80s in gaudy colours. Our collections are inspired by garden flowers and rustic hedgerows and trace the arc of the season. Blousy blooms sit beautifully with seed pods and foliage in an abundant arrangement or look just as beautiful as a single stem in a bottle vase. Change them up for each season, they'll last for years, easily outweighing the cost of fresh blooms, and if you're not green fingered, add in some faux plants too. Love them and leave them, they'll still add a perfect pop of greenery without any of the fuss.

In Summary.

Whether you're moving home, updating your existing, buying or renting, spending time investing in some key pieces that can live with you for years to come makes sense for your pocket and the planet. Your home is a full on sensory experience, so enjoy the feel of your bare feet in the deep rug and bask in the soft glow of your beautiful lamp.

Always buy from the heart and ignore the latest trends and you will create a space that excites, inspires, relaxes and harmonises. Perfect!

In Summary.

Whether you're moving home, updating your existing, buying or renting, spending time investing in some key pieces that can live with you for years to come makes sense for your pocket and the planet. Your home is a full on sensory experience, so enjoy the feel of your bare feet in the deep rug and bask in the soft glow of your beautiful lamp.

Always buy from the heart and ignore the latest trends and you will create a space that excites, inspires, relaxes and harmonises. Perfect!