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Rachel Branson PUBLISHER / EDITOR It’s Halloween, a full moon and I’m feeling a little scared… No not by the ghosts, it’s because there are less than eight weeks until Christmas! This month’s edition is the biggest yet and although our December issue will feature Christmas gift ideas, for those of you who like to start their shopping a little earlier we hope you find some inspiring products to buy your friends, family and may be yourself. Enjoy and be inspired.

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Victoria Branson FEATURES EDITOR We hope you enjoy our biggest issue yet. If you’re a lover of Vintage and Retro items you’re bound to love the great finds we’ve featured in our article. If you’ve turned up the heating over the last few days then you’ll perhaps benefit from top design tips to make your rooms warmer using the right colours. We’ve got some how to’s on making your own Christmas decorations. Don’t forget to enter the competitions too, you never know!

Zoe Branson-Chant YOUNG STYLISTA FEATURES Bonfire night this month, I can’t wait and oh then it’s Christmas, I love this time of year, check out the night lights and floor cushions I found!

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32 safari inspired

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58 compeittions

winter warmth

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mr & ms food face Try giving Ms Food face a broccoli bouffant or Mr Food face a gravy beard with these fun plates that can be used any time for some creative fun by little ones or even grown-ups who wish they had been around when they were kids. The plates measure 9” in diameter and are crafted from hotel quality, food safe and high-fire ceramics and come individually gift boxed along with lots of inspirational food art ideas. Food Face, available as Mr or Ms £9.95 each follyhome.co.uk

The Little Ark This table and chair set is part of The Little Ark’s exclusive furniture providing an original solution for children’s seating whilst introducing a stylish addition to any room. Like all of the products designed and manufactured by The Little Ark, this

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table and chair set is made from sustainably sourced timber and hand painted using a hard wearing acrylic paint. Little Ark says “We have done extensive testing on our furniture to ensure that it lives up to the daily wear and tear of enthusiastic children! Our chairs

require some very basic assembly which takes a matter of minutes and we also supply the necessary tool. Our carefully designed and discreet joining system ensures that our chairs last for years.” £79 thelittleark.co.uk


Stylista Loves

Object Medley Chandelier Look no further for a unique lighting arrangement! This wonderfully designed chandelier combines an array of delicate objects, all in a stunning white, that will make a statement in any modern interior. Suprise your home and wow your guests with this supurb piece! ÂŁ625 beautifulmodernthing.com

Green Baroque Chair Mixing classic Baroque style with trendy ultramodern contemporary design, these designer acrylic products play subtly with shapes, images, transparency and light, creating unique and original interiors. Furniture can be adapted to suit your tastes and colour preferences. With Sweetpea & Willows technology and expertise, they can customise your furniture to meet your requirements. Please contact them with any special requests. ÂŁ445 sweetpeaandwillow.com

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CHAIRS CHAIR CITY - BLACK AND WHITE Mixing classic Baroque style with trendy ultra-modern contemporary design, these designer acrylic products play subtly with shapes, images, transparency and light, creating unique and original interiors. Furniture can be adapted to suit your tastes and colour preferences. With our technology and expertise, we can customise your furniture to meet your requirements. Please contact us with any special requests ÂŁ475 sweetpeaandwillow.com


JACOBSEN-INDUSTRIAL-SYLEDEGG-CHAIR New! Feast your eyes on a real design masterpiece! This Jacobsen style Egg chair has been given an ultra-modern twist with a splash of industrial styling. The brown leather upholstery has been paired with a bolted metal finish giving this chair a totally revamped look. Exciting and slick, this is a sure winner in every home! £1095 beautifulmodernthing.com

ORGANIC BAROQUE CHAIR (NO.1648)

MAGIS VOIDO Ron Arad designed this contemporary rocking chair moulded in a figure of 8 with smooth curves. Made from rotational moulded polyethylene. Available In 2 glossy colours:black or white. Also available in a matt finish (suitable for outdoor use). Dimensions: 78cm high x 58cm wide x 114cm long. Seat height 50cm £1190 foundhomestore.co.uk

Tony Duquette first conceived the Organic Baroque Chair while serving in the Army during World War II. Duquette finally realized the design in the 1960s, creating the entire piece from wrought iron. Baker recreates the steel frame by first heating the steel strands and forming it into its sensuous, organic form. The seat is constructed in a sunburst pattern – forming a natural seat – and is supported by curved legs joined by steel cross members. The chair is appointed with a single seat cushion and is offered in Verdigris Paint or Pearl Paint. Circa 1965. bakerfurniture.com / baker. kohlerinteriors.com/baker/1_0_0_ baker_home.jsp


WALTZ CHAIR (right) Waltz Chair From £1,600 Swivel loveseat Soft light grey/silver velvet H90 x W135 x D135cm Sofa Design is an exclusive luxury sofa and chair company at the cutting edge of sofa creation, with truly unique and exquisite designs, bespoke fitting and outstanding service and advice. Based in Essex, Sofa Design has two showrooms filled with their huge collection of exclusive products; all handmade by their expert upholsterers onsite. £1600 sofadesign.co.uk

DENIM CHAIR (left) A luxurious heavy low armchair upholstered in pure denim fabric with deep zipped pockets on either side. The perfect chill out chair. Height: 700mm Width: 760mm Depth: 830mm £645 £645 littlelucywillow.co.uk

SUPERSTAR PINK SWIVEL CHAIR (right)The gorgeous Superstar Pink Swivel Chair (from £1500) is guaranteed to turn that mundane home office into a hub of inspiration and creativity. Introducing a dash of colour, this unique dusty pink swivel chair delivers ultimate comfort and style £1500 sofadesign.co.uk

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THUNDERBIRD ARMCHAIR The Thunderbird is designed for rume by Richard.P.Baker. As with all rume chairs and sofas it is handmade to order by our skilled staff in our Sussex workshops, drawing on classic English furniture making traditions and techniques and combining long established practices with proven modern materials. A complementary stool is also available. Chair (shown): 85cm high x 86cm wide x 100cm deep. ÂŁ1386 + 7 metres of fabric. Prices are exclusive of fabric and leather but include VAT. rume.co.uk

LED TUB CHAIR The LED Tub Chair is fully weatherproof and makes outstanding and practical feature lighting. A large, contemporary slouch style chair, the LED Tub Chair is made up of a white polyethylene outer with a multi coloured LED heart that phases through seven key colours in two modes, slow fade or strobing or can be held on your favourite colour. IP65 rated, this stylish chair can be used either indoors or outdoors; simply charge from the mains for up to five hours for a fantastic eight hours use. Size: 92cm width x 69cm This product is also available using a white E27 low energy bulb and in coloured plastics ÂŁ299 glow.co.uk


KIDNEY DESK CHAIR This Walnut finished office chair swivels on a beautifully hand carved base and the intricate detail does not just stop there. The legs, arms and even back rest is so stunningly designed giving your office that extra vava-voom. Seat up on this chair with our unbelievable Walnut Kidney Desk and really feel the business £1100 sweetpeaandwillow.com

RETRO MALONE SOFA CHAIR A retro style sofa chair. Our malone armchair features a wooden frame and will team up perfectly with the matching Malone furniture we offer. Dimensions: H: 77 W: 73 D: 78cm £475 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

VERNER PANTON GREEN S CHAIR Verner Panton was one of the most influential designers of the 1960s and ’70s. His iconic Panton Chair was made in 1960’s, serial production of this chair began in 1967. The one-piece plastic chair was regarded as a sensation and received numerous awards. The Panton Chair is recognised as a classic of modern furniture design. Our reproduction Panton Chair is made to the highest quality and is true to the original design. Available in 7 beautiful colours this space age look chair will fit perfectly into any environment whether it is an ultra modern office space, dining room, living room or even a garden. The Panton Chair works perfectly as a dining set or can be a great statement chair on its own adding a stylish twist to your space. The name Verner Panton are only used to describe the characteristics of the goods made to the original design, and not as a trademark. £49 cultfurniture.com

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The latest Neato XV-25 automatic vacuum cleaner has been developed with the improved ability to pick up pet hair and dirt and reduce allergens on all floor types for cleaner, healthier homes. Having tested their Neato XV-15 earlier this year I was keen to see how the improvements compared. We set the Neato XV-25 to start cleaning at 6pm every evening and put him to work in the bedroom. Yes we do call it a him! He has become part of the family and our little girl can be heard saying, “Neato’s cleaning the carpet again”. We have two cats who have free reign of the house and the bedroom tends to get very dusty not only from the cats but also from the adjoining ensuite. Being a busy family we only get time to vacuum at weekends (if were lucky!) so the idea of a little robotic cleaner whirling around the bedroom each night is certainly worth the £429 price tag. It may have a small dust compartment but it picks up hair and dust daily and is then easy to empty every couple of days.

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FREE The Neato XV-25, which works on all floor types, includes a new bristled brush to improve the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibres and allows the vacuum cleaner to run more quietly than previous models, especially on hardwood floors. A new filter, which is cleanable and designed for long-term use, provides increased airflow and suction power that allows the Neato XV-25 to pick up and retain more than three times the fine dust particles of the company’s standard filter.

It easily went from bedroom carpet to the tiled floor of the ensuite, it managed to work it’s way out into the hall and always avoided falling down the stairs and each night when it was finished it quietly went back to it’s docking station to charge up again for the following days duties. With Asthma UK reporting that 5.4 million people in the UK are currently

receiving treatment for asthma and common triggers for the condition include colds or flu, tobacco smoke, exercise and allergies to things like pollen, furry or feathery animals or house-dust mites, we think its the perfect gadget for allergy sufferers. Na because the Neato XV-25 has the ability to automatically clean homes on its own with no human assistance, allergy sufferers can avoid allergens in the air caused by cleaning that can sometimes trigger reactions. It vacuums close to walls and corners, avoids bumping into furniture and returns automatically to its base to re-charge itself. The Neato XV-25 is available in Misty White with purple highlights for a RRP of £429 including VAT through Amazon.co.uk.


Winter warmth

We can all feel it turning very cold at the moment so it’s likely we’re all turning up the heating. But, before you do, perhaps listen to this valuable advice from Oliver Heath, and it maybe just a change of decor that can warm up your house. According to a survey carried out by E.ON which revealed that three quarters of UK adults (75%) think that colour and furnishings can have an impact on the perceived temperature of a room1. So E.ON has teamed up with interiors expert Oliver Heath to

show how maximising colour and light in your home can have a significant impact on its perceived warmth. Reds and browns (76%), and yellows and ambers (53%) ranked as the colours that made people feel the warmest. But Oliver points out that homeowners can do a lot more than reaching for a tin of earthy-coloured paint to help make a room feel warmer:

Windows

Use natural light to your advantage. Light bounces into your room through windows and glass/patio doors. • Paint window sills in light reflective colours - white works very well • Keep window sills clear of clutter and decorative items • Place reflective items such as mirrors or glass-framed pictures near windows to help light reflect back into the room • The floor near windows and patio doors can also be a reflector - lighter coloured surfaces will bounce light deeper into the room • Keep windows clean and clear from obstructions. On the exterior, keep windows clear of debris and dirt by cleaning

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them every six weeks. Inside the home, consider overextending the curtain poles beyond the window frame, so that curtains do not obstruct the windows and restrict light coming in. Clever curtains. Thick curtains will not only insulate your windows against heat loss in the cold winter months but can also help reduce solar heat gain in the summer by preventing the sun’s heat from infiltrating the room and soaking into the floors walls and furniture to a room. Research carried out amongst 4,797 UK

adults by OnePoll in March 2012


Jacobean Wrought Iron Log Ring & Scroll Poker This large wrought iron jacobean log ring (ÂŁ269) is perfectly crafted to hold plenty of small logs for your fire. Elegant and visually impressive, this log ring will add that touch of grandeur to any fireplace. Alongside the log ring for the perfect touch, add a spiral fire poker (ÂŁ39) iapetus.co.uk

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Paul Costelloe Fur Cushion £35 dunnesstores.com

Which direction is your room facing?

North facing rooms have cooler natural light and a lack of direct sunlight. Use lighter, warmer shades such as warm whites, light yellow, pinks, or neutral stone and woody colours to compensate, but avoid grey shades which can feel cold and heavy.

Hydrangea Embroidery Cushion £48 lauraashley.com

Conran Yel

£19.50

White Wash Linen Lamp £81 dunnesstores.com

Ruben Sofa

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Ruben is an exquisitely proportioned English scroll arm sofa designed for rume by Richard P. Baker. Skillfully made in Sussex workshops, drawing on classic English furniture making traditions and techniques and combining long established practices with proven modern materials. You can specify dimension, fabric, cushion type and layout, even leg timber and stain and of course your choice of fabric or leather. Matching stool is also available. 2.5 Seater (shown): 84cm H x 190cm W x 97cm D - £2,727.00 (including fabric) rume.co.uk


Luxurious Rose Cushion £43 dunnesstores.com

llow Tonal Cushion

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Danish Candleholder Large decorative painted metal candleholder £49 plumo.com

Handmade Amber Glass Diamond Decanter Our new Portuguese handmade collection - an elegant diamond patterned decanter in amber. Grey Glass 31 x 14 cm £68 jasmineway.co.uk

elliot footstool Elliot Footstool in Marquee Stripe £350 lauraashley.com

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South

Azure Mosaic Brighten up your home with this intricate Azure Mosaic £20 puji.com

South facing rooms have warmer direct sunlight. Make use of a greater range of colours, from rich warm reds, oranges and yellows to cooler fresher greens, blues and turquoises. Be aware that all white or bright colours may be too dazzling once hit by full sunlight.

Block Colour Cube

Rume Blue Velvet

The substantial votive creates beautiful optical effects when lit. Made from acrylic & metal. Delivered in a colourful gift box. Size: 7cmx7cmx5cm £20 foundhomestore.co.uk

All lovingly hand made 100% cotton velvet. Available in a vibrant range of colours in limited numbers. 57cm square. £50 rume.co.uk

Chofa Sofa The Chofa is a saucy fully upholstered boudoir couch designed for rume by Richard. Paul Baker with a sprung seat and a high swooping curve in the back. £2,016 rume.co.uk

The Velvet Lab (left) Turquoise Rolle Cushion - Available in sizes: 20cmDx65cmL & 25cmDx75cm £92 (right) The Plaza Low Lounger - Floor Space: 80cm x 80cm x 15cm tall £257 Choose from an array of delicious colours thevelvetlab.com

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Dunelm Mill - Living In Colour Living DUNELM MILL - LIVING IN COLOUR LIVING Jakarta Teal Fully Lined Eyelet Curtains from £19.99 Jakarta Teal Cushion £7.99 Flower Pom Pom Teal Green Cushion £9.99 Mutl Row Leaf Teal Green Cushion £9.99 Chenille Navy Cushion £7.99 Key Lime Glass Hurricane Vase £9.99 Key Lime Glass Swirl Cylinder Vase £19.99 Newbury Large 2 seater sofa in teal legend £449 Epsom 2 Seater sofe in Nelson Mink £549 Tripod Floor Lamp £49.99 Richmond Coffe Table £279.99 Green Henley Rug From £34.99 Toulouse Pearlised Teal Table Lamp £12.99 £7.99 .dunelm-mill.com STYLISTA

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East

East facing rooms have plenty of energetic morning light reducing to cooler light by the evening. Use colour to create a feeling of warmth and energy in the space, such as vibrant greens, yellows and blues. However, if you feel this may be too much to wake up to in the mornings, opt for a neutral palette of natural muted colours, which will be warmed by the morning sun.

Acanthus Mirror This distressed French mirror is a sizable piece with beautiful acanthus leaves in each of the corners. The soft charcoal grey and light distressing bring a warm tone that will look fantastic in a room with neutral tones, or pure whites. ÂŁ220 frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk

Twilight Butterflies Metallic Canvas Encourage a settled home, and a settled mind will ensue The constant search for inner peace; the serenity of nature; and an overall balance of calm in life. arthouse .com

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Saturday 3 Seater Armchairs Saturday 3 seater in Taupe and Saturday armchairs in Thistle ÂŁ1,010 sofa.com


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West

West facing rooms have evening light and sunset tones, meaning this room will go from cool light in the morning to warm in the evening. Neutral, cool or grey colours such as natural tan, stone, mauve, blue and green can be used, benefitting from the additional warmth of evening light. If you want to opt for a calmer space in the evenings, go for a tonal range of colour.

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Philadelphia Round Grey Chair A funky yet minimalistic round grey felt upholstered chair. This accent chair would look great in a retro styled interior and will make a nice addition to any room. Dimensions: H: 82 W: 87 D: 84cm £395 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Stitched Vintage Tan Leather Armchair A deep comfy vintage tan leather stitched armchair. This trendy sofa style armchair will look the part in any urban styled room. Featuring raw stitched seams, almost looking inside out. A great lounge chair. Dimensions: H: 70 W: 80 D: 105cm £1,395 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Iittala Mari Bowl Elegant and shapely, the Iittala Mari Bowl is a versatile, practical and beautiful addition to any modern glassware collection. £74 mydeco.com

Kandinskey Throw This stylish throw is designed and made in the UK by Wallace Sewell. Made from wool and cotton chenille it is a heavy weight throw providing a stylish addition to the home. 290cm x300cm £595 miratis.com

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The California Company Classic Poplar Wood Shutters FSC certified Classic Poplar wood shutters in a custom colour paint From ÂŁ169 per square metre. thecaliforniacompany.co.uk

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Sofa.com Leon Modular In Shell ÂŁ2,040 sofa.com

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A bathroom doesn’t have to be blue. Many homes have ‘water coloured’ bathrooms, but in reality blues, turqoises and greens will not reflect well on skin tones and can you make you look pale. Choosing warmer tones, tans and stone colours for example, will not only make you feel warmer but look more radiant too. Bedrooms or dedicated dining rooms, on the other hand, can be painted darker, richer colours such as mauves, violets, reds and midnight blues. This will allow you to control the natural light that reflects around the walls of the room, creating a more impactful or more romantic space. Speaking about how interiors and planning can help with the perceived room warmth, Oliver Heath said: “Britain has long been guilty of forgetting how to use colour, for years we have been using dark colours to paint our walls and

Sunway Paisley Roller Blind Sunway Florence Yellow Roller Blind . A beautifully patterned roller blind ideal for a girls bedroom or a young, modern woman. Starting price for a made to emasure 600mm x 600mm roller blind is £47 at retail. £47 sunwayblinds.co.uk

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ceilings, but this leaves a heavy, cold, and intense feeling. “Just by using a few simple tricks you can change how a room feels, and also have a positive benefit on your energy bills. Something like making sure your curtains are correctly fitted can give you five minutes more natural light a day, add that up over a year and it will make a difference to how much energy you use and have a really positive impact on how your room feels.”.


Delphinia Fabric Collection At Harlequin A bold vintage floral print, inspired by the English cottage garden flower ‘Delphinium’, Delphinia is an inspiring array of colours, now available at home department store, Leekes, www.leekes.co.uk, shown here in grey, coral, lime and neutral. leekes.co.uk

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Hot House interiors

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As the cold nights begin to draw in, warm your home up for winter with the expert eye of home interiors specialists, Hot House Interiors. With an extensive range of beautifully luxurious fabrics and wallpapers, including the Kallianthi range by Harlequin (pictured), Hot House Interiors has everything you need to turn your home into an opulent winter retreat to escape the cold. As a premier retailer of Harlequin fabrics and wallpapers, Hot House has the latest products and most up-to-date collections, with the sole purpose of transforming the home. The Kallianthi range is a breathtaking collection of fabrics and wallpapers in a variety of rich jewel tones and sumptuous textures. Following a botanical theme, the Kallianthi range is not only suited to the winter season, with the floral and leaf prints lifting the rich tones to create a look that is feminine and delicate whilst remaining warm and luxurious. Louise Rocco, Interiors Stylist and Managing Director at Hot House says, “When restyling the home for the winter, opt for rich mulberry tones, deep blues, greens and purples for a look that oozes glamour, whilst creating a warm and inviting interior. Metallic finishes are also great as they offer a rustic edge that allows natural light to bounce off them ensuring that the deep shades do not overpower the overall effect. Accessorising is also essential to creating a look that is welcoming. Scatter cushions of different fabrics, such as silks and velvets create a variety of textures to achieve a perfect balance between comfort and luxury. While heavy window dressings ensure that the cold wintry weather remains firmly outside, transforming your home into a cosy hideaway.’ Offering free no-obligation consultations across the breadth of South East England, Hot House Interiors caters for prompt and flexible appointments at the convenience of the client. hothouseblinds.co.uk

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animal

HIDES

STRETCHED COWHIDE RUG

The ‘Super Long Stretched Cowhide’ has to be seen to be believed .Made to measure up to 380cm long, this rug is designed for long rooms and corridors where a standard cowhide fails. Instead of breeding special extra long cows, Young & Battaglia’s design is digitally printed onto a special rubber backed fabric. The high quality photographic image is modified from a real cowhide, and you can even see the individual hairs of the fur. Hard-wearing, washable and easy to keep clean, these rugs lie perfectly flat, never curl up at the edges, and won’t give you pet allergies like a real one! Dimensions: Large - 380cm x 130cm; Medium - 310cm x 106cm; Small - 240cm x 82.5cm £450 foundhomestore. co.uk


RENAISSANCE COWHIDE RUG The Renaissance cowhide is unlike any cowhide you have ever seen, it’s from a very exotic breed of beast that lives in the fantasy world of designers Young & Battaglia. The piece features a background image created by artist Himitsuhana, overlayed with tufts of fur and hand cut out in a special rubber backed fabric. A fusion between art and utility, this rug will add a beautifully surreal touch to any interior, and unlike real cowhides this one is hypo-allergenic, washable, and will always lay flat. Designed by Young & Battaglia with artwork by Himitsuhana, these rugs area made in England. Sizes: (L x W) 1653mm x 1500mm Theme: Exotic cowhide, surreal feature, artistic rug, lavander mira £689 shoponyourdoorstep.com

SILVER METALLIC COWHIDE These amazing metallic cowhides are spectacular to look at, they are high quality natural cowhides which have been specially treated to give them their unique style and look £460 stylistaboutique.co.uk

RUDOLPH RUG (above) Rudolph and his friends spent a long time during the cold Lapland winters growing their fur really long and thick. These reindeer rugs are so stupendously soft and deep you can lose your toes in the fur! They make a great platform on which to undress, and provide a soft welcome to the new day £135 frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk


RIBBED RUG (left) This is a stand-out rug that oozes vibrancy and beauty. It’s deep purple stripes create a rich, exciting rug what would bring colour and sophistication to your home.

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RUGS WASHED DENIM RUG (right) The contemporary collection has been created by the Bazaar Velvet design team. Our rugs are more than just something to cosy up your floor! They are works of art, created in time honoured fashion by skilled Tibetan weavers, using the finest quality dyed handspun Himalayan wools, and luxurious Chinese silks to achieve the highest possible standard. The result is a modern masterpiece, created by a traditional method. All of our collection can be tailored to your own specifications by adjusting texture, colours and weaves .

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ROLLING STONES (left) The contemporary collection has been created by the Bazaar Velvet design team. Our rugs are more than just something to cosy up your floor! They are works of art, created in time honoured fashion by skilled Tibetan weavers, using the finest quality dyed handspun Himalayan wools, and luxurious Chinese silks to achieve the highest possible standard. The result is a modern masterpiece, created by a traditional method. All of our collection can be tailored to your own specifications by adjusting texture, colours and weaves .

SILK WEB RUG (right) A hint of pebbles underscores this rug. It’s interesting shapes create intrigue and its luxurious colours instill richness. The perfect rug for bringing warmth to a room.

All pictured rugs from ÂŁ350 per sq m2 bazaarvelvet.co.uk

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safari INSPIRED

Selinda Explorers Camp is on the banks of the Selinda Spillway.

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n a country known for its diamonds, Great Plains Conservation opened another gem in August – Selinda Explorers Camp – located in the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana.

Spillway dining and relaxation in the mess tent. The Selinda Explorers Camp has just four tents and is a new concept camp for Botswana; located on the banks of the Selinda Spillway to accommodate a maximum of eight people. A separate guide’s tent is available. The canvas camp is designed in the style of the early explorers, with Campaign–style furniture, glass decanters, Persian rugs, flush toilets, copper sinks and bucket showers.

Private showers under the starts are attached to each tent.

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In balance with the wild location, the camp is ecologically sensitive with 100% solar power, grey water treatment and fresh bore–hole water for drinking.

Activities concentrate on getting closer to nature: guided walking and canoeing, and both day and night game drives that explore the eastern reaches of the 320,000– acre Selinda Reserve. This is a wildlife hot–spot, with huge herds of elephants and buffalo, lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope. The Selinda Explorers Camp is perfect for individuals, small groups or families. Rates start at $368 (USD) per person low season, rising to $594 (USD) peak season 2013, all–inclusive. Peak season is June 15 to Oct 31. greatplainsconservation.com or email reservations@ greatplainsconservation.com.


(right) Each walk-in tent, with private verandah, pay homage to the roots of safari.

D (left) Soft furnishings in East African safari style. (below) Recycled hardwood furniture and colorful Persian rugs decorate the tented camp. (below) A campfire setting at sundown.

Hammocks are hung in the shade of the jackelberry and mangosteen trees.

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Vintage style

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Vintage style Station Wall Clock A lovely vintage style wall clock with the metal ‘aged’ to give it character. The clock resembles an old train station clock and says Kensington Station on it. Size: H42(inc Hook) x W30 x D4.5cm Req. 1AA Battery (not inc) £25.99 giftedpenguin.co.uk

Vintage Style Table Lamp This utterly stylish lamp has a beautifully distressed sculpted stem that sits on a wooden base & comes complete with a taupe lampshade. Sourced In Sweden. £139.50 nordichouse.co.uk

Avron Photo Frame Beautiful large photo frame with a silver and distressed metal look. 20 cm x 25.5 cm £28.95 barley-sugar.co.uk

Velvet Linen Vintage Peony Cushion

Marks & Spencer (main image) M&S Clubchair In Fanshaw Plaid Amethyst £745 , Ladbrook Side Table £179, Light Cluster £75, Chunky Knit Cushion £25, Hurricane Vase £19.50, Rocket Vase £19.50 , Large Flared Vase £12 all available from marksandspencer.com

Made with premium quality velvet and 100 per cent linen, these sophisticated and luxurious cushions look fabulously indulgent atop any bed or sofa. Feather filled and made in the UK, they come in seven rich hues, the soft velvet front contrasting beautifully with the natural linen of the reverse. Measure 45 x 45cms. £29.50 alisonathome.com

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Multicoloured Tall Boy Perfect for introducing a splash of colour in the bedroom! This seven drawer tall boy is full of character with its antiqued finish and will inject some vibrancy into your interior. Styled to resemble little suitcases, this piece is very unique and exciting! £595 sweetpeaandwillow.com

Bruno Angle Spot The Bruno angled desk spotlight in antiqued brass has an Art Deco vintage look with its stepped base and curved lamp head. The brass desk lamp features a bendy stem allowing you to illuminate your desk or pivot the lamp head to highlight a room feature. WDH = 38 x 38 x 70cm £154 artisanti.com

Antique Europe Map Clock A vintage style large antiqued pocket watch with Europe map. Our Europe map clock will add vintage charm to any wall and will also make a wonderful gift. Dimensions: H: 98 W: 77 D: 88cm £175 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Vintage Style Zinc Trunks Sourced in Sweden, these vintage-style decorative zinc trunks will add a retro flavour to any room! Set of 3 Sizes: 60x43x30cm 50x35x26cm 40x25x21.5cm £129.95 nordichouse.co.uk

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NEXT (main image) Sherlock chair in pimlico £425, Hoxton stool £50, Tresham lamp £35, Check wallpaper (per roll) £15, Hoxton cabinet £225, Hoxton extending dining table £425, Busboards rug from £30, Accessories from £12 all available at next.co.uk

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Blake Premium Brown Leather Trunks

Wallpaper

Millwood Truffle Camomile Wallpaper £35 lauraashley.com

A range of classy high quality brown leather storage travel trunks & coffee table with brass hardware. Expertly hand crafted and Made in England. Matching items available. Dimensions: H: 51 W: 61 D: 41cm £450 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

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Harrington Chesterfield Sofa Darlings of Chelsea’s latest addition to the tradtional Chesterfield leather sofa range. Upholstered with extra comfy seats with a feather fill option, and the finest aniline leathers. Pictured here in Cracked Wax Vintage Brown Available to View in St Albans Available in sizes 2 seater to 4 seater, starting from £1,270. Also available as an armchair. darlingsofchelsea.co.uk


Old School Vintage Ruler Pendant A brilliant idea for a vintage industrial pendant light. Constructed from vintage wooden rulers, this distressed quirky pendant light will look fabulous in a trendy Shoreditch bar, industrial chic or retro styled room. Dimensions: H: 31 W: 34cm £195 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Floor Search Light This striking floor search light provides dramatic lighting whether placed on the floor or a table. The large spot lamp head pivots on a sturdy base, allowing it to be turned to highlight a room feature. The brass & bronze finish gives an authentic look. WDH = 31 x 31 x 31cm £204 artisanti.com

Beaucoup Chest Of Drawers (above) Feast your eyes on a chest of drawers with a difference! This particular piece has a remarkable 30 drawers, giving you ample storage space for all your most prized possessions. The gorgeous brass detailing brings an antique feel to this very stylish item! £925 sweetpeaandwillow.com

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RE Ex fashion designers Jenny Vaughan and Simon Young opened RE the furniture and home accessories store in a converted garage in 2003 and launched the mail order business 6 months later. Their store is in the village of Corbridge, Northumberland and they also have a concession at Liberty of London in the Homes Department on the 4th floor. You’ll find the REmarkable the REcycled the REscued and REstored both in store and online. They are looking, thinking all the time, hunting, never missing an opportunity or leaving a stone unturned! – finding inspiration in the most unusual and bizarre places. They visit as many fairs and flea markets as possible – Sometimes the most fabulous item turns up in the least predictable place! The name RE is a found object itself – two large metal letters bought in a Paris flea market. We love giving new life to old friends – a re-glazed plate, re-worked textiles - unwanted items transformed into something useable and beautiful. Right on tREnd - eco friendly, nostalgic and great fun!! Bishops Yard, Main Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5LA re-foundobjects.com

NANADOBBIE Voted the UK’s top vintage shop in 2012, Nanadobbie offers a huge range of original vintage and mid century interior designs including furniture, ceramics, glass and lighting as well as an extensive range of original mid century posters and artwork. Currently the desirability of Scandinavian design is well reflected in furniture, glass and ceramics while 40’s utility style pieces are also very much in demand. Industrial lighting and professionally upcycled items are also both hugely popular. Items are either pristine in condition or have been professionally restored without detracting from the original vintage appeal. As well buying and selling direct, Nanadobbie also offers a sourcing service for buyers looking for specific items as well as a prop hire service for TV, film, theatre and photo room sets. 8 Fore Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0BP & 16 Gloucester Road, North Laines, Brighton, BN1 4AD or at nanadobbie.com.

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where to shop

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he Stylista Team love anything vintage, it’s like every item has a story to tell, imagine what an original Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair has witnessed over the years. There are many great online shops where you can pick up some unusual vintage pieces, but shopping for such items is far more pleasurable when perusing around a shop brimming with an eclectic collection of one-offs and rare finds. Here is our pick of fab little vintage shops around the country (with all of them having an online shop too!)

The Vintage Furniture Shop Sells vintage furniture and vintage home accessories that are re-loved and refurbished to bring a style and charm to your home that is so often hard to find on today’s high street. We sell our vintage furniture and vintage home accessories both online and from our shop located in Sheffield. Our enthusiasm shines through all the vintage furniture and supporting vintage accessories we collect and you will see that each original vintage piece is shown with its own supporting vintage accessories to give you an idea of how the pieces may look in your vintage home. 137 Oakbrook rd, Nether Green, Sheffield S11 7EB thevintagefurnitureshop.co.uk

Two Sisters Home Offers a unique selection of modern design perfectly combined with classics and vintage one-off finds sourced from across Britain, Europe and farther afield. From Scandinavian furniture and kitchenware, French and Italian glassware, vintage furniture and lighting, to British textiles and ceramics, their product offering is an eclectic mix of the best on offer from both large and small independent suppliers. Regular visits to antiques and vintage fairs ensure a constant and ever changing supply of vintage pieces to complement and both classic and contemporary homewares. 3, Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DW twosistershome.com

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Vintage colour

Madeline Multi Photo Frame Marvellous, vintage style multi photo frame with a distressed paint finish Wood 2 hoops for hanging Dimensions: 46cm x 40cm ÂŁ49 oliverbonas.com

Red Vintage Style Cupboard We love this chicken wire cupboard. It has every feature to keep things organised. A drawer, hooks, and a very pretty French style cupboard. It is now in distressed red. Hand finished, and carved by local artisans from sustainable mango wood. 30x20x48cm ÂŁ73 retreat-home.com

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Manhattan Small Iron Bar Stool The Manhattan small iron bar stool has a character distressed look to its pale blue paintwork and its handy size will suit any room from bathroom to bar area. This vintage metal stool with a wooden seat is both useful for casual seating, and perfect as a display object to capture the warehouse look. WDH = 30 x 30 x 75cm ÂŁ79 artisanti.com

Rita Patchwork Wing Chair A fabulous and luxurious patchwork wing chair that will make a beautiful colourful addition to any room. Featuring black painted Birch wood legs. Dimensions: H: 101 W: 72 D: 82cm ÂŁ595 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

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Retro

Vintage

Flock Flying Ducks Scarlet Red Flock of Flying Ducks This Stunning Set Flying Ducks are a brand new take on a retro Classic designed and made in the UK - these gorgeous ducks have a wall paper flock effect finish and come in a delicious numer of colours that will suit any colour scheme. Each duck is a slightly different size ranging from; 15cm for the smallest, 18.5cm and 20cm for the largest duck of the flock. ÂŁ49 per set of 3 verynicethings.co.uk

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English Factory Shades By “thorlux” Very early vintage factory shades by English manufacturer “Thorlux” salvaged from a factory in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1930. Vitreous enamelled spun steel with polished aluminium galleries. Localised surface wear to the enamel emphasise the age and history. £260 skinflintdesign.co.uk

Xin Coffe Table XIN 50’s table is a modern furniture plan of a wonderful retro 50’s style coffee table, perfect for your sunken living room or den! £1,100 gong.co.uk

Anglepoise Giant1227 Pendant Launched in 2006, the Giant 1227 Pendant takes its inspiration from the Giant 1227: it is three times the size of the shade of the Original 1227. It can be supplied to the colour and cable length of your choice. £320 anglepoise.com

Xavier Pauchard Vintage Side Chair

Pretty Birds Handmade Cushion Add some prettiness to any room in the home with this gorgeous cushion handmade by Hunkydory Home. Features pretty birds in red, yellow and blue against a soft blue background. Reverse is plain cream cotton. 40cm square approx. Includes fibre cushion pad. £25 hunkydoryhome.co.uk

These chairs have been distressed to give them a beautiful antique look. The furniture from Cult Furniture is inspired by the designs of Xavier Pauchard and not to be confused with those which are manufactured and sold by Tolix. £79 cultfurniture.com

Orange Morph Cushion Handmade cushion in orange retro style geometric designer cotton fabric. Features black and cream ovals against a rusty orange background. Handmade by Hunkydory Home in Northumberland. 100% cotton. Same fabric all over. 40cm square approximately. Includes fibre cushion pad and zip for easy removal. £25 hunkydoryhome.co.uk

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Tripode G5 Floor Lamp

Tesco Retro Tesco Direct Retro Oak Veneered Sideboard, £229 F&F Cream Barrel Vase, £5 tesco.com

The Tripode floor lamp comprises three legged tubular metal frame elegantly topped off with the classic GT5 shade. The lamp cord is tucked away in one of the legs so as not to detract from the clean lines of the composition. Available with a red-amber, black or natural ribbon shade. Height: 175cm / Width of diffuser: 62cm / Bulb req: 100watt max £432.35 rume.co.uk

Ocean Lime Designers Guild Wing Chair The funky upholstered wing armchair combines traditional 1950’s design with modern bold styling, luxuriously upholstered and covered in Designers Guild Ocean Lime fabric. This armchair has a high winged back, rolled arms, brown wood legs and is upholstered in hexagonal lime & brown chain pattern with contrasting lilac grey outer. As these chairs are made to order, there is a 4-6 week lead time on delivery. WDH = 82 x 90 x 108cm £925 artisanti.com

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Retro

Style

retro style Delphine bed Our fabulous retro style 5ft Delphine bed with part buttoned headboard. Perfect for a retro or modern styled bedroom. Made in England - This bed is made to order, please allow 6 - 8 weeks. NO MATTRESS INCLUDED Dimensions: H: 106 W: 150 D: 220cm £1,395 alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Snug Velvet Chair A cosy, retro blue velvet chair. £595 mydeco.com

Vintage Red Transistor Clock Radio £42.50 cotswoldtrading.com

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Make your own

christmas decorations

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kay, so I think we can all agree that the temperature has definitely dropped, even my puss cats are hesitating at the door wondering whether they should brave the cold. If you like to keep busy then turning your hand to a little crafting is a great way to while

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away the days and in turn can be very rewarding. To get us in the festive spirit we’ve got two step-bystep guides to make your own Christmas decorations courtesy of DremelŽ.


Left to right - Glue gun, Diamond wheel engraving point, Dremel 3000 & Flexshalf plus accessories, Dremel Versatip plus accessories all available at tool-shop.co.uk or dremel-direct.com.

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Dremel tools required

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Step 1

Tools required Dremel® Glue Gun 930 and 7mm clear glue sticks Dremel® Glue Pad GG40 Dremel® Versatip™

Other materials : Sheets of A4 white paper Sheets of A4 white paper with music print Polystyrene balls, 30mm and 50mm diameter Brass curtain rings, 23mm and 34mm Adhesive flat back gems, 3mm and 5mm Transparent nylon thread Long darning needle Self healing cutting mat Bone folder or use the back of a table knife Steel ruler Scrap piece of thick corrugated cardboard box Tweezers Difficulty rating : one/two stars – easy

Step 3 To create the sleeves/wings, repeat the scoring and folding process with a sheet of plain white paper. Find the centre of the pleated paper by folding it in half across the pleats. Take a long length of transparent thread and knot one end securely around the pleats at the centre point. Trim off the short end close to the knot. The remaining long end will form a hanging loop for the finished angel.

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To make one large angel In order to create the body/dress section of the angel, lay a sheet of music print paper down on the cutting mat in landscape format. Use a steel ruler and the bone folder in conjunction with the grid printed on the cutting mat to score vertical lines all the way across the paper, spacing them 2cm apart.

Step 2 Crease along the scored line first one way, then another to pleat the sheet of paper accordion fashion. For crisp creases, use the bone folder on its side to burnish along the pleated up section. Repeat until the entire sheet is pleated, then place to one side.

Step 4 Set the pointed soldering tip into your Dremel® Versatip™ and ignite the tool, adjusting it to a hot setting. Lay the folded paper down on the scrap of thick corrugated cardboard. Holding the tool upright, position the hot tip on the folded paper and push gently so that the tip burns through all the layers; you will feel it give slightly as it pierces through the lowest layer and into the thick cardboard. Repeat the process using the tool to pierce the paper and create a lacy pattern. Fan out the ends of the paper to represent the sleeves/wings.


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Step 5 To assemble the body/dress and sleeve/wing sections, fit the Dremel速 Glue Gun 930 with a 7mm clear glue stick and set it to the cool setting. Pinch the pleats together at one end of the body/dress section. Apply a dab of hot glue to the ends of the pleats and working on the Dremel Glue Mat, offer the body/dress section to the sleeve/wing section so that it fits snugly against the transparent thread knotted around the sleeve/wing section and within the folded sleeves/wings. Fan out the lower end of the dress.

To affix the ball to represent the head, thread the darning needle with the loose end of the transparent thread and push the needle right through the centre of a 50mm polystyrene ball. Apply a dab of glue to the top of the sleeve/wing section and working fairly quickly, lower the ball down the thread onto the glue so that the ball sits centrally on top of the sleeves/wings and is glued firmly in place. Knot the loose end of the thread, forming a loop for suspending the angel.

Step 7

note

To add a halo, apply a dab of glue on top of the head towards the back and press a large curtain ring to it, angling the ring as seen. Pass the hanging loop through the halo.

To make a small angel cut a sheet of A4 paper in half to make two pieces that measure 210mm x 148mm. With the pieces laid down in landscape format as for the large angels, score vertical

lines right across each piece, spacing the lines 1cm apart. Pleat the sections accordion-style as before and use one of the pieces for the body/ dress section and the other for the sleeve/

Step 8 Finally, use tweezers to lift and apply two adhesive gems to the front of the head to represent eyes.

wing section, preparing them as described for the large angel. To keep the finished piece in scale, use a 30mm polystyrene ball for the head and a 23mm curtain ring for the halo.

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Snowball

tree decoration No snowball fights on Christmas Day, just a beautiful glittering centrepiece for your mid-Winter feast and family celebration! This is one original centerpiece which no one will forget. Simply take your Dremel® 3000 and Dremel Glue Gun and follow our step-by-step guide below!

Tools: Dremel® Glue Gun 930 and 7mm clear glue and silver glitter glue sticks Dremel® 3000, Flexshaft, Diamond Wheel Engraving Point 7105 Dremel® Glue Pad GG40 Dremel® Safety Goggles

Other materials: 8cm diameter clear glass Christmas baubles White and crystal fine glitter Hand towel/soft cloth Bowls/plates and spoons Difficulty rating : one/two stars – easy

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Step 2

Fold your soft cloth or towel to create a cushioned surface and place the clear glass bauble down on top of it. Take your Dremel速 3000 with the Flexshaft attached and insert the Diamond Wheel Engraving Point 7105 and engrave a series of larger and smaller snowflake motifs randomly around the bauble, leaving gaps in-between the designs. You need to be very delicate indeed and under no circumstances should you press on the surface or you will shatter the fragile glass bauble. Be sure to wear your Dremel eye safety goggles.

Fit a 7 mm clear glue stick into the dual temperature Glue Gun 930 and place it in position on your Dremel Glue Mat. Switch the gun to the cool heat setting before leaving the gun to warm up. Then use your Dremel Glue Gun 930 to draw a delicate snowflake motif in-between the engraved snowflakes.

Step 3

Step 4

Working quickly so that the glue remains sticky, lay your Dremel Glue Gun 930 safely on the Dremel Glue Mat and, holding the bauble over the glass bowl with the white glitter, use the spoon to sprinkle glitter onto the tacky glue. Ensure the entire motif is covered in glitter before very gently tapping the excess off back onto the plate. Repeat the process, using the Dremel Glue Gun 930 to apply more snowflake designs in-between the engraved ones to build up the effect. Use the white and the crystal glitter on separate motifs to create a subtle effect.

Allow the Dremel Glue Gun 930 time to cool down then fit it with a silver glitter glue stick. With your Glue Gun set to the cool temperature, apply silver glitter glue to further enhance and embellish the engraved and glittered motifs using the finished picture as a guide. Hang up the finished bauble.

tip

Step 1

If you wish to create a number of these baubles to decorate a tree or table centrepiece, set up a mini production line and engrave all the baubles before moving

on to decorating them with snowflakes of glue and finally finishing them with glitter glue. This way you will avoid having to wait while the Dremel Glue

Gun 930 warms up and cools down, or having to swap between glue sticks for the different steps.

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Merowings Giant Rainbow Caterpillar MeroWings Rainbow Kid’s Collection – Small Furniture with a Huge Fun Factor The MeroWings Rainbow collection is a wonderful symbiosis of unencumbered fun and functionality. The playful nature and cute personification of the caterpillar series, with their vibrant colours and soft fabrics, inspire children in a variety of ways. One minute they’re enjoying gambolling and romping around and the next snuggling up with them. On the practical side, the Giant Rainbow Caterpillar functions as either a sofa or giant bolster to sit or lie on. EUR129,95 merowings.com

Smooff Lounge Cushion In Lime The Smooff lounge cushion is a delicious, foldable lounge mattress for chilling out in complete comfort. The Smooff has a durable, detachable and water resistant outer cover with firm internal cushions that provide optimal lying comfort. There’s an integrated cushion at one end for resting your head. Made from water resistant polyester with a UV protection and fire retardant layer the Smooff is easy to clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. £129.95 alltidiedandlitup.co.uk

Large Floor Cushion Large Rectangular Floor Cushion in floral fabric - Casablanca Print - available in Pink or Green. Length: 80 cm Width: 60 cm Height: 16 cm £76 sistersguild.com

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Young

stylista If you’re going to have a houseful this Christmas then it’s likely that the olds and the greats will take prime position on the sofa and the children will be relegated to the floor. It’s a good job children can easily sit on the floor without then having stiff joints when they get up, having said this why not give the little ones something very comfy to sit, roll and play on, check out these fab floor cushions!

Purple Mellow Velvet Beanbag Sit back, dig in and enjoy! These hip and comfy velvet beanbags are the perfect accessory for loft dwellers and living spaces with a modern aesthetic, as well as TV rooms, kids rooms, and dorms. The design and use of either a single velvet throughout or combination of two colours, gives these unique bean bags tons of versatility. Floor Space: 90cm x 90cm x 60cm tall. Diameter: 90cm. Filling: Flexible but solid Polystyrene grains. £339 thevelvetlab.com

Rice Mini Patchwork Pouf These cute mini patchwork poufs from Rice Denmark will bring colour and happiness to your child’s room. Rice brings you a world of colourful and fun accessories and gifts. 20 x 33 cm £36.95 cloudberryliving.co.uk

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Globee Nightlights Globee Nightlights are just perfect for a child’s room or playroom. Each Globee comes with a 16 page booklet packed with interesting facts about the historic city and tourist sites depicted on the globe. Nightlights available in the following cities: Bath, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, New York and Oxford. £24.99 stylistaboutique.co.uk

Baby Bunny Night Light White rabbit shaped LED night light with on/off switch. Batteries included (requires 3 button batteries LR44). Warning! Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years. Made from plastic. Dimensions: Length: 10 cm, Width: 7 cm, Height: 9 cm Makes a lovely stocking filler. £4.99 hunkydoryhome.co.uk

Rabbit Cottage Nightlight This beautiful cottage nightlight has been hand painted in gorgeous pastel shades so is perfect for any childs room. At night the light glows from numerous windows and the little White Rabbits who live there can be seen hiding inside the doorway! Height 19cm width 20cm £49 whiterabbitengland.com

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Young

stylista Bramble Toadstool Nightlight The original Bramble nightlight, available with either a red or blue top, features Bramble the Elf with his friends, lizard hedgehog and mole. Look out for our white rabbit hiding somewhere amongst the foliage! Height 22cm ÂŁ55 whiterabbitengland.com

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Competitions

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tylista Homes has some fantastic competitions this month! If you are a DIY enthusiast (or the partner of one) then perhaps the Hitachi DS10DFL 10.8v Cordless Drill Driver will entice you. Do you love listening to radio? The stylish R1 Radio from Ruark would be perfect for you to while away the days listening to your favourite sounds. We all love our beds and our friends at Dreams, Britain’s leading Bed specialist are offering one lucky winner the chance to bed down with their new “Loves to be Washed” pillow which is designed to fit perfectly into your washing machine, saving you time and money visiting the laundrette. And last but by no means least the ultra trendy Wine cooler from Husky Retail, with a digitally controlled touch screen this is a perfect accompaniment for any wine lover.

With Christmas just around the corner, winning any one of these prizes would save £’s on your pocket and are bound to make an ideal gift for a loved one, that’s if you weren’t going to keep it for yourself! The Stylista Homes team wishes you all the best of luck

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Britain’s leading bed specialist, www.dreams.co.uk, has launched the NEW ‘Loves To Be Washed’ collection. Super soft and extremely light-weight, the range has been designed using a highly compressible filling that enables each item to fit easily into a domestic washing machine. No more tedious trips to the laundrette as this range of practical, family friendly products can be washed as often as you like in the convenience of your own home. Drying isn’t a problem either as each product is ultra-quick dry, springing back into shape in the tumble drier. ‘Loves To Be Washed’ is also great for those who suffer from allergies such as hayfever as the bedding removes pollen so you can snuggle down under a lightweight duvet without having to worry about itchy eyes and sneezing fits.

The ‘Loves To Be Washed’ range includes a 10.5 tog and a 13.5 tog duvet as well as a superbly supportive pillow and mattress protector. The range starts from only £24.99 and will suit even the most sensitive of sleepers.

To enter log onto www.stylistahomes.co.uk/competitions

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Hitachi Power Tools (www.hitachi-powertools.co.uk) have teamed up with Stylista Homes to give away one of their high performance cordless drills – the Hitachi DS10DFL 10.8volt cordless drill driver. A reliable drill is essential for anyone who likes a bit of DIY and Hitachi are well known for their extensive range of high quality indoor and outdoor power tools. Robust, light weight, compact and easy to use, the Hitachi DS10DFL is perfect for those hard to reach places and quick or lengthy jobs. This high spec drill comes complete with two of their new 1.5Ah Lithium-Ion batteries, a 40-minute charge time and a 3 year warranty if you register it online at www.hitachi-powertools.co.uk within 4 weeks of purchase. The drill also comes with; a variable two-speed motor, a compact and light weight body of only 1kg, a standard battery fitting that is compatible with existing Hitachi 10.8 Volt cordless tools, a maximum torque of 22Nm and 21 stage adjustable torque settings amoungst other great features. Hitachi are leaders in power tool technology and this is just one of the many high quality power tools that are taking the DIY market by storm.

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To enter log onto www.stylistahomes.co.uk/competitions

Husky Retail Ltd is giving Stylista Homes’ readers the chance to win one of its HN6 Reflections Slimline Wine Coolers worth around £150, just in time for you to entertain your family and friends with a refreshing glass of wine during the Christmas holiday. Digitally controlled by a touch screen, the wine cooler holds up to 12 bottles of wine. Being thermo-electrically powered, you can set the temperature between 8-18ºC, making it the optimum condition for storing red, white or rose wines. Its quiet operation, slimline cabinet and chrome-plated wine shelving makes it ideal for use in any entertainment area, whilst the subtle interior lighting and blue lit digital display adds ambience to any occasion.

To enter log onto www.stylistahomes.co.uk/ competitions

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Ruark Audio is giving one lucky winner the chance to win a gorgeous R1 MkII DAB/FM radio. The world’s most beautiful radio performs and looks better than ever and is fully portable. Despite only having launched in 2006, the original R1 is already recognised as a design classic. The Sunday Telegraph called it: “The Aston Martin of DAB radios”. The R1 MkII has the option to be made completely portable thanks to an optional hand-stitched leather carry case and battery pack. The luxurious ‘CarryPack’, available in tan or black full-grain leather, offers protection and oozes style; while the stylish ‘BackPack’ NiMH battery system gives users the freedom to carry the new R1 around, indoors and out without compromising sound quality. Perfect for 21st century country living, the elegant Ruark Audio R1 MkII in its carry-case will

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complement any occasion, from Glyndbourne to Henley to languorous summer picnics. Carefully crafted inside as well as out, the R1 MkII uses Ruark Audio’s hi-fi pedigree to produce stunning room-filling sound from a surprisingly small box. Along with the benefits of crystal clear DAB digital radio, the Ruark Audio R1 gives greater control of its exceptional sound, with adjustable bass and treble controls. It also features an input to play audio from an iPod, or other audio device, plus a line-out socket to connect to an existing hi-fi. Available in Rich Walnut, Midnight Black or Dream White the Ruark R1 is this year’s must-have item.

To enter log onto www.stylistahomes. co.uk/competitions


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Outdoor Moroccan Lamps Array of decorative Moroccan outdoor lamps. Prices start from ÂŁ14.99 homesense.com

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