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I’ve been on the hunt for hallway lights for a while.

I wanted something understated yet elegant, and of course with that pop of colour.

I’ve always been a fan of Curiousa & Curiousa’s hand blown glass lights, so I was beyond excited to get some made for my hallway.

I’ve chosen Curiousa & Curiousa’s Oshka lights for their pretty silhouettes inspired by Russian Matryoshka dolls.

There were 23 glass colours and 8 different flex colours to select from. hallway light ideas I’ve picked a large Oshka in teal and ruby. and a medium one in citron and Turkish blue. hand blown glass hallway light This citron and Turkish blue Oshka light looks great against the pale pink of my wall.

The colours harmonise so well together don’t you think? The colours were selected to match my new hallway wallpaper. I love how the ruby of my large Oshka light adds drama to the hallway.

Even better, at night when turned on, it gives off a warm red glow, like sitting by a fireplace on a cold Winter’s night. hallway lights from Curiousa and Curiousa If you stand at my door entryway, you can see both lights greeting you as you come in, adding pops of colourful happiness to the space. Incidentally, Curiousa & Curiousa have released a new light collection recently that comprise of sculptural layers of hand blown glass with walnut wood, and are inspired by American totem poles.

You can see them above, aren’t they so pretty? Anyway, hope this post has given you some inspiration on how to add more pops of colours in the hallway.

I’m so pleased with my Curiousa & Curiousa lights. They have really added that finishing touch to my hallway revamp. I’d love to know what you think.

Finally, wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.

( Home photography  by Little Big Bell. The lights were a gift )

Autumn may be here, but I like to keep my indoors sunny and bright. Karen Walker Runaway Azure Eau de Parfum perfectly epitomises this.

It’s Paradise in an Azure blue bottle. The scent evokes adventures in warmer lands, like running away to your clifftop treehouse. I’ve been wearing Karen Walker Runaway Azure all day and it’s so lovely.

It has that spicy, smoky scent of Autumn against the sweeter notes of citrus and rose, like an interplay between masculinity and femininity.

As you can see, I’m intending on sharing this wonderful scent with friends and family for Christmas as gifts.

It may seem early to be talking about Christmas, but it always catches up on me unprepared every year. Karen Walker is a renowned designer from New Zealand. She also designs clothes and the most amazing sunglasses ever.

When asked, Karen describes Runaway Azure as ” a mystical bonfire with smoky amber and warm spices, cardammon, black pepper, and Guaiac wood, sparkling against the lushness of oriental mandarin and rose.” I normally only go for Spring summery scents, usually something light floral or with citrus tones.

However,  Runaway Azure has been able to balance both seasons so well that I’ve been able to transition into a warmer spicier scent, and I’m loving it. That clear blue bottle is transporting me to the clear waters of the Seychelles or Maldives.

It’s hypnotic looking at the bottle and though it’s cold in London, I feel a glow of optimism and tranquility. Karen Walker fragrances are stocked in Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge. It is a gorgeous scent, you have to try it.

There will be a giveaway of three 30ml bottles, each retailing at £50 on my instagram tomorrow (Sunday October 13th till Wednesday 16th October 2019).

I hope you’ll enter.

( Paid partnership post)

decorate a christmas table This post is about how to decorate a Christmas table with pastel colours.

Yes you read it rightly.

It may only be October, and whilst everyone is preparing for Halloween, I’ve decided to work on my Christmas table.

Better be prepared than never right?

I’ve gone for a fun Glamour look, filled with pastel colours.

I found some amazing pieces from Littlewoods online to help me create this look. decorate a christmas table Firstly, I wanted a dinner set that looked elegant and festive, but could later reuse for other occasions.

This 18 piece gold band dinner set by Waterside from Littlewoods online fitted the bill.  The white of the plates were a perfect blank canvas to style against.

White is good, because it’s an easy backdrop if you are using a variety of colours or different themes.

The gold rims give the table a festive glamour feel.

I’ve enhanced the place settings with patterned pink napkins, baubles, crackers and gold cutlery. These pastel coloured Polka wine glasses by LSA International, also from Littlewoods online, really add that pop of pastel and fun to the table.

The glasses come in a set of 4 with pink, yellow, blue and mint. Here’s my other favourite find, iridescent baubles from Littlewoods online.

I’ve suspended them from the chandelier to create a festive snowdrops effect. Finally, here’s my fireplace painted in Graham and Brown’s Penelope eggshell paint.

I just adore that shade of pink. Do you like it?

I’ve adorned my fireplace with a pretty Silver grey and white berry garland, also from Littlewoods online.

That silvery grey is absolutely gorgeous, and really makes it look like a frosty Wintery day, but thank goodness without the cold.

I’ve suspended some baubles from the garland to add colour. decorate a christmas table So here it is, my Christmas dining table with the suspended baubles and garland.

Incidentally, if you are wondering about the other decor, the 3 colour circle wall mirror and Pink tassel floor lamp are also from Littlewoods online.

I think you now know where I like to shop. Hope you’ve enjoyed the simple tips on how to decorate a Christmas table. It really was so easy to do.

If you want to create the same, without the stress of thinking up a scheme this Christmas, then do shop my finds from Littlewoods online.

I will be back soon with more festive posts. Now that I’ve started, there’s no stopping.

Have a lovely day all. x

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The products from Littlewoods are gifted but this is not a sponsored blog post, I merely wanted to write this myself to show you how to decorate a Christmas table in pastel hues.)

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