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About littlebigbell

Hello! I am Geraldine and welcome to my design and lifestyle blog – Little Big Bell. I am a doctor by day and blogger by night. Here is where I explore and curate a collection of new talents and trends in the world of design and decor. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I'm always happy to hear from my readers. You can contact me on littlebigbell@gmail.com

My pink woven cane chair from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED

When I spot something that I love, I simply can’t get it out of my head, and PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED is one such brand. 

They are a young Danish design company since 2014, and owned by Thomas Ibsen and Peter Mahler-Sørensen.

Their goal is to introduce design that have a potential of becoming future classics.

The AHM chair is one such future classic, and I’m so happy to say that I’m now the proud owner of one.

Can you spot it in my workspace above? woven-cane-chair-rattan At the start of 2019, I noticed from the trade shows that woven cane (rattan) furniture was a big trend, and PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED was definitely a front runner with their cane chair. The AHM chair comes in a range of colours, mine is Indian Red, a gorgeous deep pinky tone.

It was designed by Isabel Ahm. Isn’t it beautiful?

The curves are shaped from three pieces of interconnected wood, combining the sleek lines of 1950s Danish design with a contemporary angle. You may wonder why the name PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED ? 

I was curious to find out more.

They said the name summed up who they were: “polite people with a keen interest in interior, with a sense of humour and both feet firmly on the ground”. 

I think that’s a great way to describe their ethos and it’s definitely unique. I’m currently sitting on my AHM cane chair as I write this, and I can say hand on heart that it is so comfortable.

The rattan webbing is firm but keeps the pressure equally distributed when seated.

The smooth curve back is wonderful as support when leaning back. 

I absolutely love the feel of the arms too. cane chair It’s such an elegant chair viewed from all angles. cane-chair-rattan-chair Do check out PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED ‘s site. They have so many other inspirational designs.

I will be showing you one of their other iconic pieces soon.

See if you can guess what it is? Hint:  It’s not a chair. Can’t wait to reveal it soon.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post, have a lovely day all. 

( The AHM was a gift for review. )

upcycled chest of drawers Upcycled chest of drawers in ombré pastel pink and yellow.

Sustainability and non wastage in design and decor is now more important than ever. I’m slowly taking steps to embrace this for my home.

I’ve been wanting to get a chest of drawers for the corner of this room to store my props. However, I haven’t found anything suitable.

I was really pleased to discover Made By Raphael who restores and upcycle second hand furniture.

I’ve been looking for a narrow chest of drawers in an ombre collection of pastel hues. Raphael showed me his stock of vintage furniture. There were many beautiful mid century modern pieces, but I wanted something simple.

I knew instantly the chest of drawers above was what I wanted.

We then discussed colours, and I told Raphael that I wanted 3 ombre shades of pastel pink and yellow. I left him to pick the shades. Judging by his past work, I knew he would pick the colour palette that I like. upcycled chest of drawers I was so thrilled when I unwrapped the drawers that Raphael himself delivered to me.

The quality of the painting was amazing.

The upcycled chest of drawers looked totally new. This is unsurprising as Raphael has experience in furniture restoration and repair.

It just looks perfect in this corner of my workspace don’t you think? I’m so pleased with how it had turned out. Now, I can tidy away all that mess I previously had on the floor. The colours are soothing and so in line with the aesthetic of my home. If you are looking for something similar, I highly recommend Made by Raphael. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my upcycled chest of drawers. Have a lovely day.

( My photography)

window boxes Window boxes from Bay and Box. How to add kerb appeal to a Victorian house.

Summer is the ideal time to get your outdoor space looking beautiful.

Last year, the trend was for revamping your back garden, but this year I’m focused on achieving some kerb appeal for the front of my home.

You may have seen previously that I added some bespoke Victorian tiles to my external walkway from Original Features. Now I’m turning my attention to my windows.

I’m sure by now you would have spotted my beautiful Bay and Box window boxes with lavender on the sills. Aren’t they so pretty?

Now, I’ll let you in on a secret. They are faux lavender but look really real.

They are just perfect for me, as I’m not great with looking after outdoor plants. window boxes You can select from a collection of window boxes from the Bay and Box website. I’ve picked the Parisian Grey boxes that look like concrete.

All of Bay and Box’s window boxes are made to fit terrace and bay windows. So what do you think? Aren’t the window boxes gorgeous?

I really think they have added some kerb appeal to my Victorian house.

The good news is that Bay and Box are currently on sale, so I’d grab yourself a bargain now if I were you. They are definitely worth it.

Bay and Box don’t just do window boxes, they do sell planters too.

If you need help with stunning artificial plants for your home or commercial premises, but don’t have time to do it yourself, then Bay and Box have also launched their sister site called Unreal Landscapes.

Their new service will be on hand to bring beautiful gardens to everyone.

Finally, hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I will be back soon with more interiors inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful day.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The window boxes were gifts for review. All opinions are my own.)

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