Create a relaxed winter scheme with Highland hues

Bring a real cosy feel to your home this winter with Scottish inspired textiles such as tartans & checks in rich aubergines, greens and reds, team with textures like chunky knits, leather, faux fur and wool. Also inspiration comes from the highland landscape, use stag motifs and images of heather and green foliage. Here are some of the beautiful ranges of textiles and wallpapers available…

Textiles from Prestigious Textiles Isle of Skye range

Wallpaper from left: Cole & Son Tartan by Vivienne Westwood, right: Mulberry Home

Textiles from the  Zoffany collection of Tinto wools

Get the look for less with these pieces of furniture and accessories… left to right: John Lewis Gibson armchair £999, Dunelm Mill stag cushion, £12.99, Not on the High Street lampshade £26, Bouf stag mirror £100, Not on the High Street alpaca check blanket £59, Rugspot sheepskin rug £85, Easy Art print from £32, Not on the High Street wool footstool £99, Throws for Sofas check throw £75, Easy Art fern print from £30, Next Southwold armchair £399

Get 20% off fashion, accessories and homewares Selfridges

This amazing offer from Selfridges is only available from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November 2011. To receive your discount enter the following codes at checkout:

SELF20 – 20%* off fashion, accessories and homewares
SELF10 – 10%* beauty, fragrance and wines
Click here to see the ranges.

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What to get the kids for Christmas – this year’s top toys & games

This Christmas there are some great toys to choose from for the kids – these are some of the new toys and games that are going to be really popular this year, there’s something here to make the perfect gift for kids of all ages…

Air Swimmers – these look amazing fun, remote controlled inflatable shark or clown fish, these will entertain kids and grown-ups. Click here to find out more and watch the video.,0.5,0,0&rgn=0,0,2000,2000&scl=5.208333333333333&id=hcUqI2,0.5,0,0&rgn=0,0,2000,2000&scl=5.208333333333333&id=y95rx1

AppBlaster iPhone Gun – this it tipped to be the hottest gadget this year. The gun houses your iPod or iPhone and uses the camera on your device to change your environment into a battleground. Come with a free App, works with iPhone 3GS or 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation. Click here to find out more.

Doggie Doo Game – this one will really make you laugh, yes it’s a dog that poos! Okay so maybe not hours of fun, but the kids will find it hilarious, and it’s only cheap. Feed the dog, throw the dice and take turns pumping the lead, if it poos on your turn you get to collect it (nice). Watch the advert and find out more.;jsessionid=9FD9A6493038D0D956DBDA1A781E1824.app25

LeapFrog LeapPad – this is a learning tablet with built-in camera, video recorder and microphone, 100′s of games and apps for fun learning, reading and art. Comes with a stylus for writing skills. Suitable for ages 4 and over, comes in green or pink. There are so many great features, click here to read all about them.

Moshi Monsters – the latest craze in collectables for kids, there is a huge range of toys, video games, clothing and other merchandise to choose from, whatever your budget there is something here the kids will love. See the full range here.

Nerf Vortex Nitron Gun – this is the first fully automatic blaster gun from Nerf with electronic scope, plusing light-up tracking scope and 20 disc ammo clip. For ages 8+. Click here to see this and the full Nerf range.

Wonderful wall art ideas for your home

Have you got lots of empty wall space, looking for a stylish way to create an accent in your room? Buying framed prints or paintings can be extremely expensive and can appear bland if the images aren’t personal to you. Display a collection of plates, family photos or vintage postcards. Why not collect some cheap frames from junk or charity shops in different sizes and styles and paint them all the same colour. Use stencils or stickers to create an interesting backdrop to existing images.

Here are some more ideas for your home..

Here are some stylish ready-made wall art options to create the look…$fash_product$$fash_product$$fash_product$

This weeks top offers from Blacks & Clarks, plus Laura Ashley voucher codes

Blacks are having a Flash sale – get £100 off selected winter jackets until Monday 21st November.

Clarks have 20% of all women’s boots, both full price and those already reduced in the sale, until Monday 21st November. To get your discount enter the code ‘BOOTSNOV‘ at the checkout.

Laura Ashley have 2 voucher codes this week, valid until Sunday 20th November:
25% off all full priced home furnishings and furniture – use code ‘N513′
Extra 10% off fashion offers – use code ‘N510′

The White Company have 20% of all sleepwear, robes and slippers until Wednesday 23rd November.


My favourite flowers this year – camellias, eremurus and crambe cordifolia

This time of year when my garden is sad and fading, I love looking back over my photos taken throughout the year, and over the summer, in my own garden and elsewhere. As well as being therapeutic, it also helps me think about what I want to achieve in my garden next year. Here are my 3 favourite plants from this year, they all looked absolutely stunning while in bloom, really creating an impact in the borders.

This Camellia Jury’s Yellow is divine in March and April, with the large flower heads of white outer petals and ruffled pale yellow inner petals.

Eremurus come in yellow, orange and apricot but these white ones looked stunning towering over the borders in the rose garden at Mottisfont.

The plant on the right of this image – Crambe Cordifolia creates a massive floating cloud of tiny white flowers that look amazing at the back of a border, really dreamy.

25% off Laura Ashley furniture – order now in time for Christmas

If you want to order any furniture for Christmas this year then Laura Ashley are offering 25% off all of their express range, but you need to place you order by the 27th November deadline. The express furniture range offers a great selection from the Laura Ashley range with best-selling sofas and armchairs in a range of fabric and leathers as well as cabinet furniture. Click here to find out more.