New beginnings quotes such as those for moving house

Why New Beginnings Quotes provide what we need

If you search for new beginnings, you are likely to be bombarded with new beginnings quotes; Instagram-friendly images with pseudo-philosophical quotes in playful or display lettering. In therapy, there is a concept around new beginnings being a challenging transitional period in our lives because any new beginning also has to be preceded by an ending – and for most people, it is this part that … Continue reading Why New Beginnings Quotes provide what we need

linen tea-towels from Charvet Editions

Linen Tea-towels escape from the chateau to our kitchen

Linen tea-towels conjure up an image of high tea in the gardens of a French chateau, or the wedding guests waving their linen napkins in celebration as the newlyweds enter the wedding reception as a married couple for the first time. Since 1866, TRP Charvet has been producing linen tea-towels and other product to the highest standards and exporting the French linen all over the … Continue reading Linen Tea-towels escape from the chateau to our kitchen

Handwoven Rugs from la Maison de Lilo

Handwoven Rugs in Eco-friendly Cotton and Jute

Handwoven rugs caught our eye but la Maison de Lilo brings us much more in the way of decor to suit your boho house or apartment. Since 2003, la Maison de Lilo have been working hard to bring together a wide range of products for both person use and home decor – objects and furnishings that appeal to both our classic timeless tastes and modern … Continue reading Handwoven Rugs in Eco-friendly Cotton and Jute

Colour of the Year 2021

Colour of the Year 2021: Grey & Yellow team up

Every year we excitedly lookout for the Pantone Colour of the Year – and although it’s not normally a surprise, it still helps us focus on what colour or colours are trending worldwide in terms of design and home interiors popularity. Previously we’ve had Living Coral giving us a pink outlook for the year, but as we usher in 2021 – regardless of lockdown and … Continue reading Colour of the Year 2021: Grey & Yellow team up

Top Tip for New Cyclists

Six top tips for new cyclists: Get on your bike

We’ve gathered some top tips for new cyclists whether you are contemplating taking up cycling for exercise, to avoid trains and busses on your commute, or as a new family activity, you are not alone! The increase in take-up of cycling over recent months has been phenomenal!  But, if you haven’t ridden a bike since your own childhood, where on earth would you start in … Continue reading Six top tips for new cyclists: Get on your bike

Transform your outside space

How to transform your balcony into a relaxing retreat

Even the tiniest sliver of balcony space can become a welcoming garden oasis — all it takes is a bit of creativity. Here, Nick Acaster, Managing Director of Rugs Direct, shares his tips for transforming your balcony and designing an inviting summer balcony.  Now that the summer is here, many of us will be hoping to spend as much time as possible out soaking up the … Continue reading How to transform your balcony into a relaxing retreat

Heng Balance Lamp

Heng Balance Lamp brings zen to your living room

The Heng Balance Lamp is a simple but new and impressive take on the desk lamp. Offering ambient light to your living room, bedroom, or office, the Heng Balance Lamp works through the magnetic balls being placed in close enough proximity to switch on the light. Li Zanwen won the Red Dot Award 2016 with the Lamp and since then he has managed a successful … Continue reading Heng Balance Lamp brings zen to your living room