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Our Stationery Addiction

The other day, when I was in & Other Stories, queuing to buy the dress which may or may not make me look like a milkmaid, but I love it either way, I noticed their gorgeous new-ish stationery range. How has this passed me by? How has my desk survived without it?…

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Is 2017’s Colour of the Year the one for you?

I have no idea how trend-forecasters know these things, but know them they do, and thanks to the clever folk at Dulux, we now know that Denim Drift has been announced as 2017’s Colour of the Year. And it’s rather lovely, I must say. I know: I would say that as it has more than a hint of grey. But hark at that lovely smoky blue edge. Here are some blue hues you can get it into your home right now this minute, making you look so very previous. (Which is what some of the fashion team on the first magazine I ever worked on used to say when they meant ‘ahead of the curve’. At least, this is what I took it to mean…)…

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Heads Up: The interiors trend you’re going to love

From children's bedrooms to the most stylish of hallways, living rooms and kitchens, animal heads are the hottest new accessory to be hanging on your wall. Of course, we're not talking actual animal heads. Anyone who'd contemplate hanging up a real giraffe or elephant's head is a serious four-letter-word in my book. Oh no, we mean the faux, kitsch kind of animal head. We're talking zebras with rainbow manes, tigers and unicorns. And who wouldn't want a unicorn to greet you in the morning?…

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Instant home update: cool cushions chosen by Interior Designer Laura Stephens

"Show me a woman who doesn't love cushions and I'll show a cat who won't drink milk," the wise man so didn't say. But you get the picture. Cushions are just THE business when it comes to injecting a little pizazz into your room."I can’t get enough of scatter cushions," agrees Laura Stephens, our go-to girl for all things interiors-related. "So easy to change up your look, soften a room and inject colour. And the best thing is you can buy gorgeous cushions to freshen up a tired room, or neutral sofa without spending a fortune…." Here are some of the best she's come across recently....…