Laura Ashley’s new Autumn Winter 2012 ranges

It’s that time of year again, while you are enjoying the peak of summer, to start thinking about the Autumn/Winter season. There’s something about interior styles for autumn and winter that are so inviting, giving a real glow, and Laura Ashley never disappoint with their super-stylish interiors. The new catalogue is out now, here are some of my favourites…

Moody Hues

Imperial Threads

Spring Summer fabrics, wallpapers and accessories from Designers Guild

The new Spring Summer collection 2012 from Designers Guild is now available for preview online. Featuring beautiful and bold floral patterns from the Kimono Blossom range, vibrant blues and lilac checks and stripes in the Saraille range and a softer Country range offering pale blues, greens and turquoise in pretty floral and check patterns.

Here are some beautiful images from the new ranges.

Designers Guild Kimono Blossom

Designers Guild Country

Designers Guild Saraille

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

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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…

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Natural wood coffee tables

A beautifully crafted coffee table will make a great centre piece for your living room and natural wood will blend perfectly with any interior scheme giving a sleek polished finish or rough-hewn rustic feel. When choosing a coffee table think about how much floor space you have available, the height of your sofa so that the table isn’t too high or too low, whether you need storage for remotes or magazines.


Photos from Robert Sanderson & Country Homes magazine

Here are some of the latest styles available from Coffee Table Selection

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Stylish Parisian chic interiors

OKA’s inspirational roomset for autumn ‘Parisian Apartment’ is really on trend with elegant French style painted furniture in greys and creams teamed with beautiful classical accessories and the occasional splash of rich colour, it’s a really smart look that would suit any home. There are some amazing new beds that will create a real wow-factor in your bedroom, and beautiful crewelwork fabric, faux fur and velvets to add texture and luxury. Here are some top picks from the range…

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Island life – create an exotic colonial style room

Take inspiration from hot, steamy tropical holidays and create a colonial inspired room in your home, perfect for the summer and in winter a wonderful reminder of warmer days. It’s such an easy look to create with the contrast of bright white walls as a backdrop and dark wooden furniture, accessories with an Asian twist and some black an white photos in dark frames, don’t forget to include lots of tropical plants with big leaves.

Colonial style interiors

Here are some ideas to create the look in your home…

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Bathe in luxury – the latest freestanding baths are a real statement

Make a real statement with your bath by making it the focal point of the room, there are some stunning modern designs around now so there’s plenty to choose from.  Have a look at these inspiration images to give you some ideas.

The new range from Bathrooms.com has some great designs at reduced prices, as well as looking beautiful they are also a really comfortable shape for your back…

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