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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

H&M and Jonathan Adler (AD) I’m so excited to announce the H&M Home and Jonathan Adler collaboration is about to hit the stores. H&M and Jonathan Adler I’ve been a fan of Jonathan Adler’s designs for as long as I can remember. His use of colours and patterns are bold, fun and beautiful.

I remembered coveting all the design and furniture he used to style the Parker Palm Springs hotel when I visited. It’s such great news to find out that his collection will now be available on the high street via his H&M collaboration. H&M and Jonathan Adler I was excited to be offered the opportunity to pick a few of my favourite pieces from the new H&M Home and Jonathan Adler collaboration, to style at home. Here it is. H&M and Jonathan Adler Absolutely adore this vase. I’ve followed Jonathan Adler’s lead, and placed some beautiful Hydrangeas in to give the faces a floral head. I couldn’t resist those super cute cushions. The face cushions match the vase. and that Naughty and Nice cushion is just so fun. I love how the black, white and gold all go so well together and especially against my pink and grey backdrop. This H&M Home and Jonathan Adler candlebra is going to fly off the shelves in store, judging by all the comments I have received on it.

It has a male version on the other side. The pieces are all so well made, and true to his signature style.

Finally, if you fancy that Jonathan Adler glamorous, maximalist and modern aesthetic in your home, then head to H&M.

I’m pleased to let you know that the launch date of the H&M Home and Jonathan Adler collection is 14th November 2019, so set those alarm clocks.

The collection will be available in H&M HOME Concept Stores in Regent Street, Westfield, London, Bullring Birmingham, Westfield in Stratford and online.

In order to help you get what you want, I’ve given you a preview of all the prices.

I have my eye on that hand and sun sculpture. How about you?

( The Jonathan Adler pieces I picked were gifts. All photos my own except for the press photography of Jonathan’s home and product listing, are from H&M. )

I have been searching high and low for the perfect extending dining table for a while. Here is a first close up peek.

I previously owned a long contemporary white glass table.

Whilst it was a beautiful piece of design, there were several issues for me.

It was too heavy to move. In addition to that, it was too large, so occupied my whole dining room space.

However, despite it being large, it wasn’t large enough for Christmas, when the whole family descended at our house.

You see, Christmas has always been a major event at ours, but as years have gone by, the extended family unsurprisingly expanded.

Armed with a long list of wants for my new table, the search was on. Here’s my list, the extending dining table had to be:

1. Small enough to create a sense of space in the room.

2. Able to accommodate up to 12 people for the Christmas family meal.

3. A beautiful piece of design with natural wood and a white surface, against which colours can pop.

4. Easy to move around.

5. A classic piece of design that will last the test of time.

6. Sustainable in its design. After much searching, I’m pleased to say that I came across Adventures In Furniture at the Grand Designs fair in London.

I couldn’t believe that they had the dining table that ticked all the boxes of my requirements.

Adventures in Furniture is a London based, family owned business that makes sustainably designed furniture, with 2 stores in Islington and Chiswick. extending dining table Here it is, my extending dining table of dreams. Introducing you to the Zurich Fenix oak extending dining table.

It’s 160cm x 90cm. It has two 50cm leaves below which can extend the table to 210cm and 260cm. extending dining table There are small castors on the legs of the table, which allows for the table to be extended out or moved easily.

With one hand you can just lift the butterfly leaf up in one swift and easy motion. extending dining table Here’s how the table looks fully extended. It can now fit 12 people for Christmas. Yay! extending dining table It’s such an elegant dining table don’t you think? I absolutely love it. Love its slender, rounded and tapered legs that fit flush to the corners too. You can have a solid wood top or select from a variety of colourful Fenix for the surface. I went for the white Fenix as it would be a great backdrop for food photography.

In case, you’re wondering what Fenix is, it’s an acrylic resin that is fixed with nano particles which makes it super tactile but also easy to clean.

You get a special cleaning sponge that can remove the toughest of stains such as Sharpie permanent ink marks. That’s great for me, as we sometimes work at the dining table. Hope you have enjoyed seeing my new table. I can’t wait to take more photos of it soon as we celebrate various events at home.

Do take a look at Adventures In Furniture for their variety of furniture. Their choice of extending dining tables is huge, and you can custom make a few features to your liking too.

( All photography are by Little Big Bell. I sought out the brand for this collaboration. The table was a gift).

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 )

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