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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.)

Tips on how to organise a teen boy’s room with with Curver’s concrete looking Beton boxes

I have come to realise that banishing clutter is the way forward to a happy and relaxing vibe at home. That, and of course the addition of some colour.

What does one do on a long bank holiday weekend? Well, for me it was about reorganising the home.

I decided to start in my son’s bedroom. You may recall that, a while back, his bedroom was just blue and black.

However, over a period of time colour crept in.

I’m not sure he is totally happy with a rainbow coloured room, so I’ve decided to balance it with shades of grey, in the form of concrete looking plastic boxes from the Curver Beton range. Curver Beton boxes As you can see, I have 3 large Curver Beton boxes by his bed side. It’s so cool that it also doubles as a bedside table. My son loves playing games with his dad. It is not uncommon to see cards and dice strewn on the bed. I wanted to make his games accessible, yet easily cleared away. These Beton boxes were just perfect for his bedside space. I have unstacked them here for you to see. So now his bed looks so neat. Don’t you think that despite the colours, it feels very calm and relaxing?  The Curver Beton boxes come in different sizes.

As you can see, I have made full use of the boxes in organising my son’s things. I just love that texture and look of concrete. The good news is that it’s super light, unlike the real thing.

They would be great as storage in a men’s Den or perhaps in an industrial type interior space. The grey tone works really well with the blue walls and pops of yellow in my son’s room.

I have stored his socks in that super large Curver Beton box under his shelf.

The box is easy to open and has ample room. There are so many uses for these Beton boxes, for example, I’ve used them to organise his collectible cards.

He loves Pokemon cards, and it’s great that we can now keep them all in one place. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my son’s revamped colourful room.

So, what do you think? Those Curver Beton boxes are great for a tween turning into a teen room.

I’ll be showing you more aspects of his room on instagram soon, so watch this space.

(This is a paid partnership post with Curver, however all opinions are my own. Photography and styling are by myself. The frames on the walls are gifts from e-Frame and rugs by Pappelina.)

Meural Canvas digital art frame that brings true to life art to your home.

There are times when as a parent, I feel I should be exposing my kids more to the world of art.

We are lucky in London because there are a wealth of art galleries to visit for free. 

However, being so busy , this often becomes a neglected perk.

The other day, my son showed me his school art journal. He was learning about the works of artists from Van Gogh to Damien Hirst.

I decided I should be embracing his interest in art more, and that’s why I got so excited when I discovered NETGEAR’s Meural Canvas.

You can see the canvas on the left hand side wall of his room. meural canvas I’ve decided to style a workspace around his Meural Canvas. meural canvas The Meural Canvas is an amazing piece of technology which brings art to life.

It’s a digital canvas that allows you to subscribe to artwork from galleries around the world.

The image quality is so pristine and life like, with its anti glare screen and ambient light sensor. It’s almost like staring at that art in real life.

Navigating the artwork collection is easy too.  You could use the Meural app on your phone or wave your hand in front of the canvas. This weekend marks the birthday of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, renowned author and illustrator of ‘The Little Prince’. To celebrate his birthday, Meural has released a virtual “The Little Prince” storybook, exclusively for the Meural Canvas. 

The storybook includes beautiful custom illustrations formatted to fit the screen, providing a new way to interact with the beloved characters and themes of The Little Prince. If you wave your hand upwards in front of the frame’s gesture sensor, text from the story appears on each virtual page, allowing you to read it out loud like you would a traditional book. It’s so fun to read with my son. For those who have read the book, the images are a great talking point too.

The images can be viewed both in portrait and landscape orientation, by using meural’s swivel mount. So many fantastic features in an art frame don’t you think?  You can even stream your own photos if you so desired. I can’t wait to walk my son through the galleries of the world from the comfort his room. Imagine having a Klimt, Monet or Turner on your wall, at the touch of a button!  I’d like to end my post with a happy birthday to Antoine de Saint-Exupery. His illustrations and writings are simply inspirational.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Meural).

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