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quintessential English home look Liberty floral prints are perfect for that quintessential English home look.

I have a hunch this beautiful English country lifestyle look will be making a huge comeback this Summer.

Perhaps the Pandemic has made us long for more rural living.

I decided to bring a bit of that English charm into my home, my bedroom to be precise. As you can see, I have some pretty Liberty fabric bedding on my bed.

They are all handmade in Somerset by the luxury bedding company Coco and Wolf.

I have always loved browsing the fabrics at Liberty London. How to get that quintessential English home look with Coco and Wolf. My Liberty fabric duvet cover is called the Betsy fuchsia. quintessential English home look Liberty London print Here it is up close. The pillow case with a frill edge is the Betsy grey, and the pink and yellow pillow case in front is called the Wiltshire bud. The fabrics are super soft and moreover so luxurious to sleep in. I’ve decorated the bed with some pretty quintessential English silk cushions by another super talented brand, Catherine Rowe designs. In fact, I was interested to learn that Catherine won the Liberty Open Call for a new iconic Liberty fabric design in 2018 which was then launched in 2019. The pink silk cushion you see on my bed is called China rabbits and peonies and the other one is Chinoiserie Menagerie. Both of them have a beautiful ivory bead piping.

Aren’t they so pretty? I absolutely love the design and somehow reminds me of a stately English home in the country side.

The colours are in my favourite pastel palette. They look great on my sofa too.

anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to get that quintessential English home look.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography are copyright of Little Big Bell. The bedding and cushions were gifts.)

Willow ottoman bed As I write this post, my daughter is travelling back from university for a week’s break. She has not yet seen her bedroom revamp, and the new Ottoman bed.

I can’t wait for her to experience her new Button and Sprung Willow Double Ottoman bed in a Pale Rose Linwood Juno fabric.

My daughter, like I, absolutely love pink, hence it was the chosen palette for the room. ottoman bed with storage I’m sure I’m not the only mother who struggles with minimising clutter.

With my daughter being away at university, this was the perfect opportunity to revamp and refresh. Willow ottoman bed from Button and Sprung When I saw this double Willow bed at Button and Sprung’s showroom, I knew it was the one.

Prior to this, my daughter had a white wrought iron bed.

Since she spends a lot of time in bed watching You Tube, Netflix and even writing her essays on the laptop, that wrought iron headboard couldn’t have been that comfortable for her. under bed storage with the Willow ottoman bed That plush pillow headboard on The Willow bed was one of the winning features influencing my choice. Believe me, it’s super comfortable, just like a sofa. Back to the the decluttering.There were books and note folders in the room forming an unsightly pile, which I proceeded to place into storage boxes. These gorgeous heart prints above the fireplace are by Hannah Carvell. The piece de resistance of this Willow Ottoman bed is its storage space under the mattress.

The bed easily opens up with a tug and lift using the pink strap at end of the bed.

The gas strut mechanisms help propel the bed up and holds it in place. Finally, I could hide those storage boxes away, without having to take up more space. So cool right? That plush pillow headboard is so tempting. Now the bedroom is looking spick and span. I can’t wait to see her reaction when she comes home. I’ve also placed some fresh new linen bedding, with a spritz of Lavender to calm the senses. A huge thank you to Button and Sprung for the wonderful ottoman bed that has made my daughter’s room.

(bed was a gift from Button and Sprung)

AD. Now that it’s Winter, my attention is turning towards making the bedrooms as cosy and warm as possible. I’ve been on the hunt for a super light and warm duvet for my son’s bedroom for a while.

His bedroom seems to be the coldest part of the house. I’ve bought him different duvets in the past, but for some reason, they have not kept him warm. I’m having to tuck him in bed nightly with warm fleecy blankets.

When I read about Penelope Bedroom’s Innovia range, I was keen to give it a try for him.

I got one for my double bed too. Together, we tested out the new duvet over the festive period.

I must say, I think this light and warm Innovia duvet has revolutionised his sleep. I’m not even having to go tuck him in with fleecy blankets now. light and warm duvet What can I say? It’s super luxurious and warm. It’s like a soft fluffy cloud floating on top of you as you sleep. Being light, it allows for you to move around in bed more easily.

I used to wake up at 4 am automatically, but I haven’t during this holiday period. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m more tired from late nights during the holiday or it’s the effect of this new light and warm duvet.

I certainly feel more comfortable when I go to sleep. I shall be reporting back on this in the next few months in an instagram post.

My son reports that he no longer wakes up feeling cold and loves it. That certainly counts for something. light and warm duvet So what is so special about the Innovia range from Penelope Bedroom?

The two outer layers are made of 90% Hungarian Goose Down and 10% Hungarian Goose Feather to provide a light and fluffy cloud like feel. The centre of Innovia is filled with a heavier percentage of Hungarian Goose Feathers to add thickness and warmth. As you can see, it is encased in an elegantly quilted 100% organic cotton cover.

We have the 13.5 tog duvet which is the warmest and thickest duvet, perfect for Autumn and Winter.

Importantly, as our family have a tendency to eczema, the duvet is hypoallergenic and washable at 30 degrees.

Having tried the duvet, over this holiday period, I can vouch for Penelope Bedroom as a trusted quality brand.

They also supply some of the world’s leading 5 star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah and Kempinski hotels. Imagine having a luxury hotel standard duvet at home.

My son is certainly enjoying his new light and warm duvet.

I really would like to extend a big thank you to Penelope Bedroom for making our sleep so much more comfortable.

As I love it so much, I will be reporting back on the duvet in a few more month’s time again on Instagram.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2020.

(Penelope Bedroom kindly gifted us the duvet for review. I sought after the brand after reading good things about them and not vice versa. All opinions given are unbiased.)

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