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No need to hibernate during the winter months. Get into the seasonal swing and re-energise at home with a few ideas to help inject some life into your interior.







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Pooky have recently introduced a new ‘kid on the block’ which caught my eye. This very decorative range of marbled paper lampshades come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes,




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As one of the top luxury candle manufacturers, this French company always has some very special decorative treats in store. This Louis XIV a Coeval candle sculpture is one of their very fine collection of busts, EUR 180,





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For a rather spectacular way to separate rooms or hide storage behind a screen, this artistic hand made Room Divider by Sandrine Kespi Creations offers a very creative solution. £445.80

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Give your sofa a luxurious lift with this stunning velvet cushion. Tasselled Velvet House Cushion, £55,





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Be the ‘hostess with the mostes’ or the 'host with the most' and entertain your guests placing drinks and glasses on this very glamorous drinks trolley featuring one marble and one mirrored shelf, Luxe Loop Marble Drinks Trolley, £375,





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Sit back, relax and feel on top of the world after a busy festive season with this rather magic giant cloud wall mural. The website offers a wonderful selection of cloud and sky images….to suit every mood,





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If you a looking for a statement table lamp, this is not one to miss. Although sold in the US, it can be shipped to Europe and will need to be adapted to European standards. Leigh Table Lamp by Suzanne Kasler, $ 839,





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Add a little magic to your living space with this stylish chair, reminiscent of a starry night’s sky, Klismos Chair. Chair covered in Dongha, Drops in Blue by Dominique Kieffer, both at





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‘The eyes have it’ with this unusual and decorative candle jar, Lite Candle, £135,





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If your table lamp needs sprucing up, this silk sari ikat lampshade is a super choice, 35cm Silk Sari Lampshade,






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You will be in 7th heaven if you treat yourself to this very glamorous console table, Celeste Console, £13.998,






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This quirky and fun candle is one of many wonderfully creative designs by Fornasetti, Scimmie Scented Candle, £140,





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Never short of wonderful new designs, these cushions bring that relaxed and cozy feel to your interior,





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Snuggle up in style on those cold winter nights with this wonderful faux fur throw with its contrasting lining, which is also available in other colour ways, Faux Fur Throw, £225, 

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Inspired by love of the opera, Fornasetti created this lovely china collection, Don Giovanni Collection,






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Add a warm element to your living space with this super stylish stool, Whitaker Stool, £1.200,





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This gold glass finial is the perfect choice for a glamorous window treatment solution, GF2 - Gold Kyoto Glass Finial,





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Bring some warmth to your dinner table with this ‘hot’ decorative platter, Vintage Moroccan Platter, £43,





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For a classy and stylish look, the colours and designs of the bedhead, lamp and cushion are beautifully coordinated,


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Amongst so many pretty crackers, this set particularly caught my eye, Red & Gold Festive Icons Crackers, £25 (pack of 8),





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For that warm country or alpine look, this (upholstery) fabric is one of my seasonal top picks and perfect for chairs or cushions, Jane Churchill Cari Stripe,

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Contemporary design need not be ‘cold’ as this beautiful desk is best proof, VG New Trend New Secret 4 Console, £9.220,





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I love this still life with its wonderfully lively colours. Local Bath artist Mary Liddell has a wonderful collection of still life, landscape pictures as well as etchings,




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Wether one prefers contemporary or classic interiors, this stunning table lamp is really easy to place and combine with any style,





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When it comes to ceiling lights, this collection of handblown glass lights is of my absolute favourites, offering a quite unique display,  from £640 per pendant lamp, Mineral Pendants,





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As we are heading for the festive season, I enjoy indulging in my love for candles of all designs, shapes and sizes. This very decorative pot is another wonderful find which I wanted to share, Henna Candle Pot, £145,





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When thinking of Christmas, it is alway rather fun, adding the odd bit of decoration or festive accessory to your existing collection. Put a tea light behind this house and you add atmospheric lighting to your christmas decorations, Brass House, £78,





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The deep warm colours of this marbled lampshade are a perfect choice if you need to add some rustic charm to your living space, Italian, £60, More than ever will your furniture need protection from glasses and bottles of the festive season. Why not do this in style with these very sleek leather coasters, Ghurka Chestnut Coaster Set, £108,

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Create a unique focal point with this unusual acrylic coffee table with the floating wood feature, Table Basse Kisimi,

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If you have cash to splash and are in need of that special gift, this very unusual backgammon set will make a fantastic present, Peacock Backgammon Set, £4.200,





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Rather than using fabric, why not opt for a napper leather bedhead for a very cool bedroom look, Ilivia headboard in dyed nappa Lamb skin (coral Howe),





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This chest is a very versatile piece of furniture both functional with plenty of storage space as well as featuring a sleek design which blends in perfectly with classic as well as contemporary interiors, Dejan Dark Wood with Gold Inlay Trunk, £139.97,





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This Deer will not need to live outside and is much happier to make itself useful indoors, Console etagere Cerf free contreplaque clair Doreth 84, EUR 161.77,





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Treat living room to a very special unique feature with this inspiring original artwork by award winning Bath artist Emma Rose, Autumn Voyage, £490,






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Not just a treat for birds overs, this hand painted lamp displays Peasant feathers in a very original way, Peasant Feather Lamp-Blue,





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I love this sofa bed which combines style with practicality in a beautiful and stylish way. The clever frame design allows it to transform into a single or double bed,  Plinio II Giovane Duetto Sofabed, £5.420,







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Add some stylish and atmospheric lighting to your living room with this very decorative marbled lampshade. It comes in different shapes and sizes,





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A perfect piece of furniture for your alpine retreat or those who dream of having one, “Berg-Bar’ by Friederike Delius, EUR 4.800,






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For those who love unusual designs, these stylish coffee tables are a wonderful way to create a focal point in your living space, Gebrueder Thonet Vienna Carillon Coffee Table, EUR 4397.70,





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Sit back and enjoy those cold winter days in comfort on this very stylish sheepskin sofa, Poet Walnut Sofa covered in Skandilock Sheepskin (moonlight) by House of Finn Juhl, £8560,





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For those who feel challenged finding a stylish flush mounted ceiling light, this very decorative model will come to the rescue, Dorette Flushmount Light, £228,





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This very decorative cushion is part of a set which comes in these lovely colours and patterns and are absolutely perfect if you are looking for something which looks good whatever the season of the year, Cahokia Cushion Cover, £55,






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‘From Russia with Love’ comes this very unusual antique window surround originating from the exterior of a Russian country house and converted to a mirror, Antique Window Surround Mirror Ref: 3784, £590,





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Charming water jug with a cheeky cockatoo handle, mosaicked in Abalone Shell. Match with the Copper Lapis Lazuli Toucan Jug or Copper Malachite Parrot Jug for a playful trio. £430 each,






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If you like to achieve a rustic or ethnic look, this decorative lamp would look fantastic, Nelumbo Lamp, £150,





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The perfect choice for nature lovers! Works beautifully with classic and contemporary interiors, Oak Leaf Console,






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These chairs are beautifully made by a Lebanese company. They feature Arabic words which mean ‘blessing’,





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Kelling Design have recently launched a wonderful collection of furniture and home accessories which I have fallen in love with. Wonderful patterns and designs which are so easy to integrate into different types of interiors. This collection is just one of their new designs and worth, taking a closer look at,






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This is the one to give you a lift on a cold and gloomy winter day! The award winning Bath artist is well known for her use of wonderful and vibrant colours, so worth taking a look at to see, what else she has on offer. Emma is taking on commissions for those, who are looking for something very personal,   “Christmas is Coming” (Print), unframed from £40, framed print 68x68cm £265,





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For cozy lighting in your country home or alpine retreat, this is a great lampshade, Green Antique Spot, from £60,






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This clever design shows off a wonderful eye catching mix of design and colour, Grey Stucco Kaleidoscope Square Velvet Cushion, £105,






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Not just perfect for lampshades or cushions, this Ikat design look fantastic on this fibre glass tray, Green Arrow Silk Ikat and Fibre Glass tray, £28,





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Add some colourful fun to your christmas tree with this set of baubles, Honeycomb Bauble Decorations, £39,






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It is so easy to change to look of a room with just a new lampshade or cushion. This shade with its unusual design will make a very eye catching addition to your living space, Orange Feathered Velvet Lampshade, £155,







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Dinosaur Designs resin products are hand made in Australia. As a result, you can expect that each piece featured its own unique pattern, Resin Bowl,






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Produced from pure sheep wool, this fun Kyrgyz rug adds a lovely sparkle to any room, Kyrgyz Area Rug - Shydrak, £682.91,






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For those who like to keep up with the latest design trends, this table lamp with its marble effect finish will bring your living space well up to date, Timna Lamp, £355,








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This stunning bauble will be lovely addition to your christmas tree decoration for years to come, Vintage Christmas Tree Bauble,





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If you are looking for that one statement piece this season, this cabinet will certainly not go unnoticed, Bahut Haut Art Deco 4 Portes Prima, EUR 1067.06,





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One can never have to many little dishes when entertaining….your guests will certainly take a good look at this unusual model, Lit Vide Poche £120,





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Make your curtain poles part of your room decoration with this stunning finial, GF77-Green Black Swirl Pumpkin With Metal Finial,





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Go for this lampshade if you are looking for some colour with a light patter, Silk Sari lampshade, £195,





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Get into the festive spirit with this glamorous chair which your guest will be happily sink into, Maya Armchair (different colour ways),



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Make your tables shine with this very glamourus looking candle pot, L’Objet Malachite Candle, £100,,




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This stunning Suzani cushion is one of many sold by Heritage Geneve, a wonderful shop in the heart of the city which is always on my 'to do' list each time I return for a visit friends. So glad to see, that their products are now also being sold here in the UK, Green long Suzani cushion (85cm x 35cm), £260,





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Treat yourself and make this very luxurious table lamp the focal point of your side tables, Juliette Table Lamp by Suzanne Kasler, $1.369, (international shipping available)





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The deep colours of this unusual coffee table bring a wonderfully warm element to your living room, Andy Tall Coffee Table, £425,





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If you need a top up on your ‘greens’, this pretty silk sari lampshade will do very nicely, Akku, £96,





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Treat yourself or someone else to this stunning tray this Christmas, Green Mixed Pheasant Feather Table Centre, £120,





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This is not just a simple side table but quite a work of art which comes in a “Him” and “Hers”, ideal for either side of your sofa, Badari Him Side Table, £4.485,






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Your guest will be served well with this stylish tray, Mustard Green and Black Silk Ikat Tray, £28,






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Add a very luxurious leafy look to your walls with this very decorative wreath, Oak Wreath Wall Light,





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If you have the ‘cash to splash’ and are looking for something very unique to treat yourself or someone very special, this fantastic Backgammon set is the one to go for! I have no doubt that instead of being glued to the TV all evening, the focus will be far more on this beautifully handcrafted set, Carnival Backgammon Set by Alexandra Llewellyn, £4.200,









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Yet again, textile designer Madeline Weinrib puts her signature spin on furniture and design classics. The result is one-of-a-kind ultra-chic pieces like this vintage designer chair, Midcentury Swan Chair in Black and Hazelnut Bara Ikat Fabric (SKU 1462321), $7.000,




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This signature collection of ceramic tableware has been handcrafted by artisans in Istanbul. Its unique marbled effect is not painted but achieved by a stunning blend of natural clays, Ebru Marble Grey Ceramic Mug, £21,





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If you are in need of a new bin, waste no time to keep looking but treat yourself to this gorgeous piece which will sit very pretty amongst your designer furniture, Feather Trim Waste Paper Bin, £185,





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What better way to brighten up a dark corner of your country lodge or mountain retreat!, Stag Wall Light,





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No need to run to multiple outlets to achieve this wonderfully glamours look in your bedroom. Kelling Design’s new collection has it all …. and more, something for just about everyone who loves chic design,




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Add some curb appeal to your exterior with this very stylish lantern, which will come into good use as the days are getting shorter at this time of year. Coach Lantern in matt black (code 352),




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No doubt you will be in ‘7th Heaven’ if you become proud owner of the wonderfully French vintage looking sideboard! Buffet 4 Tiroirs Reilly, EUR 1095.60,





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These fun winter scene kitchen towls make a perfect gift or even better a treat for you, EUR 24,






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As candles tend to be particular prominent over the Christmas period, I had a wonderful time casting my eye over the huge selection on offer and choosing a few which particular caught my eye, such as this marbled black and white candle pot, Vignette Homescent Collection - Bergamot Woods, £24,





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These wonderful kitchen bar stools will be a dog lovers heaven! They are just simply gorgeous and turn any average kitchen bar to a smart dining area, The Dining Chair Company Gabrielle Bar Stools with Dog Appliqué,





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No need to make do with your ancient tin box if you are looking to store your small trinkets in style. These luxurious jars should certainly not be hidden away but rather team up with your nicest pieces on display,






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This is a brilliant chair to add to your laid-back country or alpine interior, Dariam Chair £995 and Dariam Footstool £320,





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Wether you use this lamp with a neutral shade or add something more colourful, this lamp will look stunning with just about every room scheme, Large Silvered Mercury Glass Table Lamp (Code 50006), £175, including shade £225,





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Entertaining for the festive season is the best excuse to treat yourself and your guest to this lovely and timeless chinaware, Vegetables Stoneware Dinner Plates Set 4, £39.50,





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These very decorative Copper and Marble baubles are a super idea, if your are looking for a Christmas gift or stocking filler with a personal touch, Copper and Marble Personalised Bauble, £18,





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Treat yourself this season and indulge in the perfect chair to sit on, on a cold winter’s night, Little Petra Lounge Chair, Skandilock Sheepskin-walnut,  £3.855,

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If you are looking for beautifully designed and good quality Suzani silk cushions, this company has some lovely Suzani as well as Ikat designs and much more on offer, EUR 170.80,





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As far as spectacular ceiling lights go, this is one of my top picks! Created by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, the pendants with sculptural mountains inside are created from a single piece of blown glass. The LED light hits the mountains and breaks up creating different looks depending on the perspective it’s viewed from….just incredible! www.axolight.en





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This is one of those stunning benches which will always look beautiful in a hallway or kitchen, Stupendous Marriage Box Bench “1896” / Ref: 3870, £690,





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Continuing with the current ‘marblemania’ this is another wonderful example which will sit with great ease on your side table lamps, Metallic Marbled Durable Custom Lamp Shade,  from £35,





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Finally, you can offer your umbrellas a very ‘chic’ home and have it on display in your hallway without worrying about its appearance! Nouveau Umbrella Stand, £225,



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As decorative storage boxes go, this is one of my top picks this season. Beautifully designed and created, it is not only useful but makes for a wonderful decorative display on your desk, Sirs Bone Memory Box, £75,




  ENJOY THIS SEASON AND GET SOME INSPIRATION FROM THE BELOW                                          

                                       DECORATIONS AND INTERIORS 






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  1. Stephanie

    I am just utterly in love with all of this! I should have enough inspiration for months! Unfortunately I'm a bit stuck at the moment. Me and my partner bought these chairs a few months ago ( and with Spring finally here, I don't know how to work more color into our living room without clashing with these chairs. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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  2. Amanda

    Nice ideas! I like the ideas provided by you. We are moving to our new home and these ideas are very helpful for us. Thanks for sharing the great article.

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