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Design, Interiors & Lifestyle Blog

I love exploring designs from all over the world. I particularly love Groen en Akker because they curate and stock some really gorgeous brands. This beautiful blue Muuto kink vase is from Groen en Akker. Despite them being based in the Netherlands, the vase arrived so quickly in the post. All so well packed too. muuto vase from Groen en Akker Next to my Muuto vase, are vases from Raawi, another favourite brand of mine. The great news is that they stock Raawi vases too. Groen en Akker homewares store Those white Hydrangeas are from my garden. They look so good in that blue vase don’t you think? Let’s now move my vase to the living room.

My Muuto Kink vase fits perfectly on my narrow mantelpiece. Spot that neon pink candle?

It’s the twist candle by Lex Pot, and one of the best selling items at Groen en Akker. Flanking the other side of the kink vase are 3 pretty coloured glass vessels by Studio About, a new brand to me. About studio vases from Groen en Akker Here’s a close view. Aren’t they so pretty and dainty? These vases are all specially handmade, perfect for small sprigs of flowers.

I’ve placed some of the leftover blooms from a previous bouquet into them. I think some wild flowers would look great in them too, don’t you think?

If you love them, the great news is that I may be running a giveaway of them in the very near future.

So do keep your eyes peeled on Instagram. You won’t want to miss it.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and here’s hoping for some more sunshine. I will be back next week with a room reveal unseen in my home before. Can’t wait to show you soon.

( All styling and  photography are by and the Copyright of Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The vases were kindly gifted.)

pastel home decor and design As the clocks go forward, I thought it befitting to write about how we could bring the latest Summer pastel home decor and design into your home.

I think soft pastel sorbet hues bring calm and relaxation into a space.

Also, there is no harm in indulging in some retail “therapy” now is there?

This could be a welcome diversion, and at the same time , an opportunity to support small businesses too.

I’ve decided to go for soft pinks, minty greens and little pops of yellow in my pastel home decor selections. Here they are :

1. Hay Storage Tin by Sowden in an an assorted range of pastel hues, for storing your kitchen essentials.

2. Muuto Mhy Pendant lamp in a minty hue. Love the curves on this lamp.

3. Muuto ceramic dots coat hooks. These are designed by Lars Tornøe and available in a variety of hues. Don’t you think they look like fun smarties on the wall?

4. Wesco Single Grandy bread bin in mint. I’m all for bringing some pastel cheer into the kitchen. This is perfect for storing our weekly sea salt and rosemary sourdough bread from the bakery.

5. Muuto Doze Lounge chair and ottoman in pink. The perfect lounging chair to sit back, read and forget the troubles of the world.

6. Hay Splash Large vase with gorgeous hand blown splashes of colours. Reminds me of Murano in Venice.

7. Normann Copenhagen Window tray set. Inspired by the shape of one of the windows inside Tivoli Gardens, the set includes 5 trays of varying sizes, perfect for desk top storage.

8. Vitra toolbox in mint. I’m so pleased that Vitra has decided to add colour to their classic toolbox designs. I have the original one in white, but I’m now coveting the pink or mint ones.

9.Anglepoise Margaret Howell desk lamp in seagrass. A design classic in a pretty pastel hue.

10. Brabantia pink bin.  The only place to find beautiful, functional pink bins. Do check out their collections.

11. Ferm Living Plant box in Rose. This wonderful plant box is the stylish solution to bring some greenery indoors, but even better, it can be used as different storage solutions too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post on my curated selection of pastel home decor, perfect for Summer. I shall be sending the link to my husband as a hint.

Stay safe and Stay Home all.

Decorating with colour is a way to defy the gloom and bring happiness into your interior home space.

The U.K at the moment is under a grey cloud, with the Brexit conflict and torrential rains.

I have decided to give my ever evolving workspace a makeover (above). Decorating with colour I was really thrilled to discover the Nidi brand via Nubie.

Nubie is an online web shop selling the most beautiful baby and children home interior furniture and decor.

As you know, I love decorating with colours. In fact, I think children brands do the latter really well.

I’ve been in need of a new desk for this space for a while.

This is Nidi’s Luce desk and pill chair which I got via Nubie. What I love about this desk, is that you can custom design it to the size and colour you desire from their options.

I opted for this yellow camomilia and kept the frame white, but couldn’t resist pale pink for the drawer. Decorating with colour The shelf on the desk is not from Nubie, but one that I got custom made.

To complete the look of the space, I’ve decorated the wall with some new artwork.

The beautiful large pastel coloured abstract art prints are by Inaluxe, all from King and Mc Gaw. The art prints from left to right, are Garden Party, Odyssey and Shindig. Decorating with colour The smaller art prints are by Hello Pea and me. All the colours here go so well together. Here, I’ve added more art prints. I think I shall fill this whole wall soon. Looking forward to showing it to you at a later date.

Have a wonderful week all and hope this decorating with colour post has sparked some sunshine and happiness where you are.

( I styled and photograph this post, and the desk with art prints were all gifted).

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